The Tragedy Of Sanskrit: What Can Be Done To Democratise It Among People


Sanskrit is a beautiful language, but it needs to be rejuvenated.

As a country producing a large number of computer graduates, combining the growth of natural language processing automation with the computational linguistics of Sanskrit would be a great way to contemporise the essence of this language. Although it must be pointed out that there are institutions like Jawaharlal Nehru University investing in areas like computational Sanskrit, yet there is still a huge space to mainstream it for a larger section of students. The only silver lining through this, is the growing tribe of self-taught and passionate enquirers of Sanskrit who are discovering and researching despite the horrendous way in which Sanskrit was/is being taught in schools.

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Dr Nagendra Sethumadhavrao — Swarajya

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Don’t Talk Of Abolishing The IAS, Silly


IAS (Indian Administrative Service) is one of the most coveted jobs in India. The competitive exam is one of the toughest in the world to crack. But, has it outlived its usefulness? An IAS officer presents arguments against.

It is safer to work as a facilitator than to work as an independent official. The vested interests have worked the system so very well. In my experience, it is impossible for an officer, especially in the lower rungs, to work honestly. As soon as one refuses to be part of the ‘system’, he will face enquiries. Nobody better than me to tell you that, because I am doing precisely that, enquiries against officials.

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Sanjay Dixit — Swarajya

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