Thursday, January 22, 2004

Red Hat To Roll Out Linux OS Hindi Version

"NEW DELHI: In a couple of months, Red Hat is rolling out a Hindi version of the Linux operating system in India. Red Hat Inc chief executive officer and president Matthew Szulik told eFE that the revenue from India is likely to double this calendar over the last year."

Friday, January 09, 2004

AXN now in Hindi :

"Maybe it was inevitable. Almost every major English channel in the country is now telecast in national language Hindi.

Channels like Discovery and Cartoon Network have greatly benefited after starting their Hindi broadcasts.

And from Monday, AXN too has introduced a dual feed in Hindi and English from 8 p.m.-9 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Premiering with the hugely popular 'Ripley's Believe It or Not', this initiative will gradually be expanded to include some of the channel's highest rated shows. "

Friday, January 02, 2004

I&B Minister condemns use of 'administrative Hindi' :
Information and Broadcasting Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday deprecated the use of "administrative Hindi" saying it was a stumbling block in the popularity of the language.

"Administrative Hindi makes the language difficult by using less understood words and thereby affects communication in Hindi which is otherwise smooth and easy," Prasad said while releasing the reference manual India 2004 in English and its Hindi edition Bharat 2004 brought out by the research, reference and training division and published by the Publications Division.

Prasad made these comments as he was irked over the Hindi nomenclature of the research, reference and training division.
[In this connection, he said the Hindi word for research ('gaveshna') in 'Research, Reference and Training Division' was too complex for the common man to understand and a simpler word like 'shodh' could be used.]

Business Standard .. Newspaper sales up 24% in 2002-03
The present report contains an analysis for 15 months from January 1, 2002 to March 31, 2003. Among the multi-edition dailies, Dainik Bhaskar, publishing in Hindi, has the largest circulation of 1.71 million copies, followed by Times of India with 1.39 million copies.

For single-edition dailies, Hindustan Times has a circulation of 1.11 million copies, while The Hindu is second with 922,407 copies.