@Gargron Just FYI, there are hundreds of languages in India. Over 700 at-least. You should be looking for someone who understands not just Hindi but also Indian politics and culture. Because most Indians use English as a bridge language at-least on social media. Definitely good to know Hindi but that shouldn’t be the only criteria. India has no national language. There are two official languages of business and 22 scheduled languages. Gonna be hard policing all Indian languages at this stage.
I'm glad you made that point. I'm not indian, but I thought that was common knowledge.
In my small (16,000) town in northern bc canada I guessed the most common indian language was punjabi (statscan agrees) and I know some who speak gujarati. I don't actually know anyone who speaks hindi (I think).
Hello from Singapore. 🙂
Here, the official Indian language is Tamil, probably because most migrants to Singapore from the Indian subcontinent are from that ethic group.
@sohkamyung @gemlog Yes I heard the Tamil songs in pubs there are awesome. I studied in Chennai most of my life. Picked up some Tamil there. Fun fact: Here in Toronto, Scarborough has a lot of Tamilians. Mostly from SriLanka. Fun fact 2: Apparently Canada has the second largest Tamil expat population after the UK.
That's it! Thanks :-)
This new priest is a fiend for mushroom picking and fishing. Anyhow, one day we were out fishing for salmon and I'd seen a story on the BBC about a woman in Coimbatore and I asked him how to pronounce it, not knowing it was his home town. Plus - he knew the woman even!
@gemlog @sohkamyung Yes it’s a smaller city. Chennai is big. Coimbatore is also very lush green. Tamil Nadu, the state, falls on the Leeward side of the Western Ghats. So it’s a dry semi-arid place in general. Coimbatore however was saved from this fate by the Palghat pass which allows for the monsoon rains to reach it. The Nilgiri Reserve Park is beautiful. The city was also known as Kovai in the past.
Here she is:
Indian granny's one rupee breakfast wins hearts
Kamalaathaal has been serving up delicious meals in the southern Indian city of Coimbatore for the past 30 years - and she has not increased her prices since the day she launched her business.
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