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Caste discrimination in Britain Universities

I would like to share this news published in Telugu language daily newspaper titled Andhra Jyothi (Navya Page II) 17 November 2009, Tuesday, with the global audience to change in the attitude of caste discrimination after 60 years of Independence.

It is shame of the upper caste Indians who take caste discrimination even to Britain Universities such as Manchester, Hertfordshire revealed in a survey that out of 300, 58 of them expressed that they were discriminated based on caste. The 78% of the complainants express that the Police are not able to understand what a caste is! On one hand 9% of them express that they got promotions due to their privileged castes (upper castes), on the other hand 10% of them expressed that they were paid less salaries due to caste discrimination. Among the participants of the survey, 71% of them belonging to Dalits. Due to caste, 5% of them were threatened. The caste discrimination has been brought by majority of the Indian medical professionals according …

National Seminar on Phonetics and Spoken English

Department of English
University of Hyderabad

A Two-Day
National Seminar on
Phonetics and Spoken English
30-31 October 2009

There has been a debate whether one has to respect Received Pronunciation (RP) or not and there has been great demand for Spoken English across the country. Both of them are interconnected. They are not mutually exclusive. Among these two, Phonetics has been questioned and invoked patriotism with regard to accent. One argument that has been always there is that as long as one is able to communicate in any accent what is the necessity to learn phonetics?

The questions that the seminar raises and deliberations are expected on the following:

*Phonetics of English, and in any other language
*Validity and Utility of English Phonetics
*Spoken English versus Written English
*English Accent of various countries
*New T rends in Phonetics
*Spoken English Institutions and their relevance
*Demand in BPO, Corporate, and Software companies

Call for Papers

Papers are invited from ELT …