Mind Your Language

Sandeep Nulkar

Sex

About the time I was in college, there was this joke that used to do the rounds. It seems there was this one student, who when filling out some academic form, had in the column called ‘Sex’, written ‘Occasionally.’ As much as we found it funny back then, today, I wonder if that person would have even mistakenly answered with an ‘Occasionally’, had the column been called something more grammatically correct. In a country, where the word ‘Sex’ is already taboo, it is all the more imperative that we get this right. Time and again, we are required to fill…

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Getting Candid

Sonali Kulkarni

In the parting issue of BITS and Pieces, we get together with Sarika Gulyani, Director, and Head-ICT,Digital Economy & FICCI-ILIA Division at Federation of Indian Chambers of Com at FICCI. FICCI is the voice of India’s business and industry and influences policy making in the country. Join us with Sarika Gulyani as she talks about Indian languages and their importance in the Indian economy. The present government seems to give a lot of importance to Indian languages. What is the browser agenda? The government has always had its focus on the Indian language technologies. We should remember that it is because of the…

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Be Lingual

Alifya Thingna

To commemorate our final issue of BeLingual, we will be celebrating a south-Indian language from the very heart of the flourishing Dravidian civilisation dating back to over 2000 years. The state of Tamil Nadu has been ruled by the Cholas, Pandyas and the Pallavas, and boasts of some stunning art and architecture, in addition to its culture-laden temples and the iconic Marina beach. Popular for their Idli-vada-sambhar with coconut chutney, Dosa, Sambhar-rice, Vada and more specifically, its Chettinad cuisine from Karaikudi, the white lungis for men and Kanchipuram Sarees with golden zari borders for women are also well sought after.…

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In The News

The International Terminology Summer School is a leading qualification for terminology, language and information professionals. This summer school is intended for language professionals, information experts and technical writers that endeavor to implement professional terminology management in their organisations. Terminology management continues to become an ever-important aspect of your organisation’s content creation and management systems, particularly to keep up with the changing trends in content creation, translation and consumption. The 2019 edition of the International Terminology Summer School will be conducted in Vienna from July 8 to July 12. So, head to Vienna this summer to receive comprehensive training to take your organisation’s terminology…

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