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Salil Tripathi

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Prioritizing a language in a multilingual India

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Salil Tripathi We are born without a language that others can understand. However, we learn and adapt, and within a year, we understand, and sometimes speak, one language. Often, it is our mother’s language—hence mother tongue—and if we are lucky enough to hav... More »

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Brexit: The Oxford Union debate that has come to life

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Salil Tripathi It has often been believed that the Duke of Wellington, who defeated Napoleon’s army in the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, supposedly remarked: “The Battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton.” There is no known record of that stateme... More »

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The wisdom we have gained over the past five years

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Salil Tripathi War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. He who controls the past controls the future. These outwardly paradoxical aphorisms have been popular since George Orwell’s dystopic novel 1984 was published in 1949, and they carry consid... More »

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The wisdom we have gained from the past five years

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Salil Tripathi War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. He who controls the past controls the future. These outwardly paradoxical aphorisms have been popular since George Orwell’s dystopic novel 1984 was published in 1949, and they carry consid... More »