Sunday, December 6, 2015

Maths and Science Education soon in Local Languages on Khan Academy

Tata Trusts has entered into a five year partnership with Khan Academy with the aim to provide free, world- class education in Maths and Science for anyone who seeks it in India in local languages. The effort is also to focus on designing and improving the Academy's content creation capacities primarily for the middle and low income students in urban areas in the first two years. In the following three years, the plan is to reach out to the rural hinterland.

This will hopefully see online education penetration at a much higher level in India - especially in rural India. Read more about the partnership here.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

The Newest Indian Language

We have a new Indian language! OK fine, it is not a real language. I am talking about Kilikili - the constructed language created for the movie Baahubali. As of now, it boasts of 750 words and 40 grammar rules. [1]  It will be interesting to see where this goes - if it will enjoy the success of other constructed languages from film/television like Klingon.

If you want a sample of it, here you go, some soundbites from the movie's audio launch:

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

How the language you speak changes your view of the world

A new study has found that language we are using at a specific point of time impacts the way we view the world at that moment. Read the article here - .