Writer Anita Nair shares ‘Thengakola’ video ridiculing Hindi imposition
Kozhikode: Soon after Home Minister Amit Shah stated that Hindi should be accepted as the official language of India, a controversy erupted over the move alleging it will destroy the linguistic diversity of the country. Many political leaders and celebrities opposed the attempt to replace local languages with Hindi.
The latest among them is noted Indian English writer Anita Nair. Hailing from Kerala, Anita Nair shared a funny video in her Twitter handle that trolls the pro-Hindi campaign. The video is created with a hilarious voice over in a weird mix of Malayalam and Hindi languages regarding the use of coconut in Kerala.
The writer shared the video along with the caption ‘More on the Hindi Imposition from Kerala via WhatsApp. Thengakola indeed! Start the day with a laugh’. In Malayalam, ‘Thengakola’ means a bunch of coconuts and the word is also used to mean nonsense.
Earlier, she had also shared a WhatsApp troll that gives absurd Malayalam meanings to Hindi phrases. She mentioned in the post that she could not stop laughing reading the post.
Amit Shah’s statement received harsh criticism from the non-Hindi speaking regions. Top leaders including Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, BJP leader and Karnataka chief minister B. S. Yeddyurappa, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan and actor Kamal Haasan also criticised the statement of Amit Shah.