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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 »