Monday, January 09, 2006

Balle Balle from L.A.

Re-posting with another related link

The world is truly becoming a global village as Indian and all things Indian continue to rule. Awed by India’s growing prowess, the US administration has identified Hindi as one of the "critical need" foreign languages that Americans should learn to further strengthen national security and prosperity in the 21st century

Complete story here


Blogger Nirek said...

hi machan...
wish you a great new year da!
did u seen this...

romba interesting to read!

Fri Jan 06, 10:45:00 PM 2006  
Blogger Arun said...

i couldn't get a clear idea of how this initiative would help US national security. i could make some guesses though. do you have any thoughts?

Sat Jan 07, 06:05:00 PM 2006  
Blogger Jayan said...

@Sateesh : Very funny post da. Loved it !

@Arun : I just feel that this one of those shallow-marketing ploys by the US.

Mon Jan 09, 08:39:00 PM 2006  
Blogger death said...

Jay! Jay! Jay! How have you been? And btw, have to tell this in public > You're a very caring, sensitive and beautiful person. I just hope you're surrounded by people who respect that.

amen :)

Tue Jan 10, 11:25:00 AM 2006  
Blogger death said...

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Tue Jan 10, 11:25:00 AM 2006  
Blogger Raju said...

my first time here..

Interesting news.. I dont think this would ever happen.. Americans are so proud of themselves, they wont learn any language unless a region of US is dominated by that language-speaking people (like Spanish in South)

Thu Jan 12, 04:48:00 AM 2006  
Blogger Nirek said...

Jayan, I am also looking for CIT bloggers da. Yet to get any info.... blogging bug is yet to bite a lot of people in CIT da!
will keep you posted if i found any!

Thu Jan 12, 10:28:00 PM 2006  
Blogger ashok said...

cool blog uve got...cheers

Fri Jan 13, 12:38:00 AM 2006  
Blogger Srihari Yamanoor said...

That's codswallop. They think we will communicate in Hindi with a war on them? I have been asked repeatedly if knowing Hindi is helpful in business communication with Indians. I have asserted that we speak English primarily and that seems unbelievable to some of them. The level of stereotyping that the Orient undergoes is ghastly sometimes...

Anyway, its good for the community colleges trying to teach Hindi. And hey, no harm to our national lingo.

PS: The blog is strictly for books. Thanks for visiting.

Fri Jan 13, 12:39:00 AM 2006  
Blogger Jayan said...

@Death : Well, I couldn't agree more with you :)

@Raju : Welcome. I agree. For most Yankees, the World ends at Mexico. But, having said that, I have seen many an American being open to anything Indian !

@Satheesh : Ok da. Jojo must have already started blogging ! Dont u think so ?

@Ashok : Thank you. Keep visiting !

@Srihari : I once had an apartment-supervisor in US ask me if I was a 'Patel' from North West India. She remarked that she had learnt 'sabji', 'dal' et al from The Patels !!

Fri Jan 13, 08:25:00 PM 2006  
Blogger ashok said...

jayan..very glad to hear this news...Hoope Tamil gets there too very soon :-)

btw, thanks for ur comments on my blog.., cheers

Tue Jan 17, 01:01:00 PM 2006  

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