The Government recently asked people to cultivate good habits such as waking up early, sticking to a new diet and meditating during the 21-day coronavirus lockdown period. A Press Information Bureau (PIB) tweet quoted research by Dr Maxwell Maltz which claims that it takes 21 days to cultivate a new habit.With COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdown changing the way we work and function in our daily lives, we are faced with a rather paradoxical situation. With travel cut down to zero, except for going out to buy essentials, offices and schools shut and no entertainment options open outside, we are faced with both a lot of time in our hands and with having to ensure that we prioritise this time to become productive with work and family.So, rather than fret over what might be in store for us in the future, let us use the time we get beyond work to cultivate some good habits:
India, with a unique mix of cultures, religions and beliefs, is home to many languages. Languages spoken in India belong to several language families, the major ones being the Indo-Aryan languages spoken by 75% of Indians and the Dravidian languages spoken by 20% of Indians. According to Census of India of 2001, India has 122 major languages and 1599 other languages. For the convenience of people, and to make our lives easier (relatively), the Constitution of India has recognised 22 languages as the official languages of India.