English in India
June 3, 2007 1:39am CST
English is the primary language of communication atleast in the corporate world in INDIA. But it seems that english has taken to roads as we speak to people , they respond in english .English will replace Hindi in the next 10-15 years. Should this happen . Please put down your thoughts here. THank You
4 Jun 07
I am English. I think with the world is developing, there is a need for a single language for everyone to understand so no one is left out. I think English has taken this place, with the internet and other communication developments. But I also think it is very important for everyone to keep their mother tongue as this is an important part of culture. I'm not fluent in any other language, I speak a little bit of german but that's it, so I respect very much people who can speak two languages, as I know how difficult I found it.
• United Kingdom
3 Jun 07
I live in the UK. English is the offical language here. However in Wales the people are proud of their heritage and keep the Welsh language alive. I thinkthis is a valuable thing to do and that the people that keep this language alive should feel proud. I think that people should keep the Hindi language alive in India alongside English. How do Indian people feel working in centres in India that a have telephone help for companies in the UK? Being able to communicate well in two languages must be a wonderful thing to do.
4 Jun 07
i agree that english is starting to be more popular in india.but i don't think that there is anything to worry about here.i am from kerala .i think all of this concern should begin at home.if we use and encourage our family members to use a certain language that makes a difference.you can't blame that completely on english.for now we a communicating in english.so we need this commom language to communicate with people from all over the world.