Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Language of India

A little conversation today made me wonder what is really the language of India.
I was approaching Raghuleela Mall (Vashi, Navi Mumbai) when I was stopped by a lady in an auto.
Lady: "Excuse me, is this the Inorbit Mall?"
Me: "No, Inorbit is on the other side." (while pointing towards the general direction)
Lady: "Thanks"
Now, there is nothing much said here. But the entire conversation was carried out in English, not Hindi nor Marathi. Two Indians in India holding a random conversation asking for directions in a foreign language. Just made me wonder "Is English now becoming the preferred language for general communication in India.?"

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