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How our Indian country flattened the cur...

The eastern band of the Cherokee Indians has practiced the booze dance to ward off disease and other evil forces. As night falls, men selected as “boogers,” or evil entities, appear in ragged clothes and absurd masks made from calabashes, antlers, or hornets’ nests. They mimic foreigners (usually Euro-Americans) and exaggerate lewd behavior while dancing. […]

‘Not an Indian language’ – VHP tells Tra

An archive photo of the Travancore Devaswom board headquarters. | Photo: Facebook Text size: A- A + New Delhi: Stressing that Arabic is not an Indian language, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) called on the Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) to withdraw its order of appointing Arabic teachers to the board-run schools in Kerala. In a […]

NW Indian Language Institute grant will ...

When the Northwest Indian Language Institute at the OU had to cancel its 22nd annual training for native language teachers due to COVID-19, organizers knew that couldn’t happen. But the institute had to find a way to continue revitalizing the language safely – and to fund its work. A recent grant from the National Endowment […]

The exchange rate system: should Nepal r...

Recently, few questions have emerged about the peg of Nepalese currency to Indian currency. Questions such as: is it correct policy to peg to Indian currency? Should Nepalese currency adopt a floating exchange rate? Or should the Nepalese currency be pegged to another currency and other related matters? These are important and serious questions that […]