‘The Enigma of Hindi’
There is a vigorous opposition to Hindi in South India. It goes under the name, ‘Imposition of Hindi’. On the other hand, it is an undoubted fact that more people in India have access to Hindi than to any other language. North Indians are puzzled to see that so many people in Hyderabad, Bangalore, Bidar and Gulbarga speak among themselves in some kind of Hindi and still Hindi is opposed in the South! The enigma of the widespread prevalence of Hindi in South India and the opposition to its imposition deserves serious attention against the backdrop of anti-Hindi agitation in the South. For a detailed report see the article by the the author in the latest issue of
T Vijayendra

Chennai Pen Show
Pen is mightier than sword. The recent Chennai Pen Show was not just an event for pen enthusiasts, but a celebration of creativity, craftsmanship, and the art of writing. As pens of all shapes, sizes, and designs filled the venue, it was a reminder of the power of words to inspire, connect, and express. From vintage fountain pens to modern gel pens, each writing instrument tells a unique story. It’s nice to continue to embrace the elegance and beauty of writing. The Chennai Pen Show was a reminder that every stroke of a pen has the potential to make a lasting impact.
T S Karthik, Chennai

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Vol 56, No. 40, Mar 31 - Apr 6, 2024