This month, the organization that governs Internet domain names began allowing addresses without any Latin characters. Countries that use Cyrillic and Arabic characters were the first to change, with others on the way. Has the World Wide Web just become a little wider? Three writers offer their answers.
Goddess English of Uttar Pradesh.
By Manu Joseph, the deputy editor of the Indian newsweekly OPEN and the author of the forthcoming novel Serious Men.
A fortnight ago, in a poor village in Uttar Pradesh, in northern India, work began on a temple dedicated to Goddess English. Standing on a wooden desk was the idol of English — a bronze figure in robes, wearing a wide-brimmed hat and holding aloft a pen.… Seguir leyendo »