Using your phone's internet browser
go to:  qna.rediff.com
Click and drag this link to
the Home icon in your browser.
Q.

When we are free to use words or phrases from other languages like latin, french, spanish, etc. then why questions or answers asked/given in hindi or urdu (asked or answered or supported by hindi or urdu couplets) are abused and accepted? Thousands unreported float around,while the ones reported are quickly accepted?when even Prince Charles,the heir apparent of the British throne, has accepted hindi words' usage
and importance in english language's development and enrichment....are we Indians so ashamed of hindi???

Asked by shintsie, 27 Apr '09 09:50 am
  Invite a friend  |  
  Save  |  
 Earn 10 points for answering
Answer this question  Earn 10 points for answering    
4000 characters remaining  
  
    
Keep me signed inNew User? Sign up

Answers (61)

1.

I dont think they oppose use of Hindi language. Coz I remember when we had the last discussion with the QnA management in the Rediff office they had agreed that Hindi would be allowed in content and form. They had even reiterated that they were exploring options to extend QnA to other regional languages in India. Maybe they have rolled back what they stated without informing the forum users.
Answered by Saj Sierra, 27 Apr '09 02:46 pm

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (23)
Not Useful
 (16)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
2.

Dear Shintsie, it is incorrect that the matters written in Hindi only are abused on the Q&A.
Let me explain the exact things going on the forum. Some cunning members who know well which all questions may be accepted by the moderators if abused and they are taking the advantage of the poor mechanism of rediff. Some members are chasing after us due to their personal feeling of resentment. Here all we are suffering because of jealousy.

Please note that the rediff team does have no special body to examine our questions and answers, it attracts the attention of the moderator only when it is abused by some one.
It is also true that Q&A receives a lot of questions asked in Hindi but typed in the English script. Rediff judges these questions on the basis of the merit of the question. However the system does not support typing different scripts and sometimes these get converted into gibberish (such as kkk2432234@#$@$, etc.) Such gibberish answers cannot be understood and are hence block ...more
Answered by joyesh chakraborty, 28 Apr '09 10:23 am

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (24)
Not Useful
 (9)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
3.

I don't think anyone has anything agaisnt asking qs in Hindi.. although personally I feel it is an English Forum where the medium is Englsih. Just like you cannot write your answers in Hindi if you are studying in an English medium school , in the same way one should not ask qs or answer them in Hindi in this Forum.
Thank you..
Answered by joyoti sen, 27 Apr '09 08:08 pm

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (23)
Not Useful
 (6)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
4.

All members should be allowed to use of their own language in this forum according to their choice and wishes provided along with its exact translation or interpretation in English in order to understand by all people including the moderator.
Answered by Joseph Chacko, 27 Apr '09 07:32 pm

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (23)
Not Useful
 (6)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
5.

I remember during our last meeting with rediff management in which Amin Paniwalla, C.S. Dinesh, Cocktail Raj and I had participated this issue was brought up and it is recorded in the minutes of the meeting that questions and answers in Hindi will not be abu**sed. For some time they tolerated Hindi but did not remove the instructions from QnA guidelines that none should ask questions other than Hindi. I feel while they have framed a guidelines for the users they must frame a guidelines for the moderators and for themselves too.
Answered by Jack Johnson, 27 Apr '09 07:44 pm

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (18)
Not Useful
 (11)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
6.

Hi Shintz, we Indians, should not at all be ashamed of Hinid, our national language. But the thing is so many people still don't know Hindi. It is not made as a compulsory language in schools and colleges. In some places there is even an aversion to the language. So all the members may not be able to follow questions in Hindi. But that is not at all an excuse for abusing the question, then it will be an insult to our national language. You know in one of the places we got shifted, one government office rejected our ration card transfer application just because it was in Hindi! It is a fact that we Indians depend on a foreign language to communicate with each other as there is no other common language, though Hindi is offcialy our langauge. The solution to the very issue to be sorted from the government level to make Hindi compulsory in schools/colleges. I'm not at all against english, because of which we are able to communicate, expose and express our knowledge in various fields to the ...more
Answered by Muktha Radhakrishnan, 27 Apr '09 10:14 am

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (33)
Not Useful
 (22)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
7.

All should be free to use the language of their interest. We should look for the contents of the question and answer. If somebody doesn't understand or like Hindi, they should, better, ignore it.
Answered by Srijith KP, 27 Apr '09 10:11 am

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (26)
Not Useful
 (14)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
8.

If some Indians are ashamed of their Rashtrabhasha Hindi, then one day they may say that they are ashamed of being Indians. This is a hypocritical attitude. So much importance is given on study of foreign languages and usage of foreign words and phrases but when someone speaks or writes in Hindi it becomes a matter of shame . One cannot reach for the moon and stars without experiencing the basics of life.We should all be proud of our rich language Hindi .Indians felt so proud when Sri Atal Behari Vajpayee(then our External Affairs Minister) made that speech in Hindi when he addresed the UN General Assembly in 1977. One can go through any English language dictionary and find so many Hindi words listed there. These words have become a part of the English vocabulry now.

As for Urdu it is one of the swetest and most romantic languages in this world. Nothing can beat the appeal of a lovely shayari.

As for abuse reports against Hindi and Urdu being accepted in this forum, this has beco ...more
Answered by Mitali Choudhury, 27 Apr '09 01:34 pm

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (23)
Not Useful
 (20)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
9.

ASHAMED !!! yes......coz being indian soooooooo many are there who don't know HINDI at all.if HINDI is our 'maatrubhasha' then it shud be a compulsory language in schools so that atleast every indian mus know the language HINDI .
Answered by chitrasahgal, 27 Apr '09 02:15 pm

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (20)
Not Useful
 (26)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
10.

No v r not ashamed of hindi , but yupe the english langauge is fashion statement , people feel proud 2 communicate in english as they think it impresse the listener !!!
Answered by viral gada, 27 Apr '09 09:55 am

 
  
Report abuse
Useful
 (26)
Not Useful
 (12)
Your vote on this answer has already been received
Previous

Ask a Question

Get answers from the community

600 characters remaining