A Hindi Digit Mag !! What's your say

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Do you think Digit should start a magazine in Hindi?

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  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. Prabal Pratap

    Prabal Pratap Team Digit

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    Hi,

    I am Prabal Pratap from Patna,a student ,an avid technology
    enthusiast and a regular Digit reader.I know some friends of mine who
    like to know more about technology & gadgets but English language is a
    constraint for them.There are couple of Hindi computer mags in cities
    like Patna,Kanpur & Indore but quality content is an issue with them.We
    always wished to have a Digit quality magazine in Hindi to cater this
    belt.

    I think its high time to nurture this idea and suggest the Digit Team to
    go for a quality magazine in Hindi language too.This should not be the
    Hindi translated Digit (English) mag but a customised information source for
    technology enthusiast from developing North Indian cities .



    Do you think Digit should start it ?



    Prabal
     
  2. rhitwick

    rhitwick Democracy is a myth

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    I don't think a Hindi tech mag is a good move.
    How many of the terms can be translated into hindi?
     
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    Prabal Pratap

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    All the terms can't be translated into HIndi,but it makes sense to bring a product in the medium they are comfortable reading in.The tough technical terms could be illustrated in the 'Index' pages.
     
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    rhitwick Democracy is a myth

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    but, again, I was thinking. "Hindi Tech Mag"...this would be a whole new business opportunity for them. But will only be limited in hindi belt.

    Reaching Pan India has two options, English (which they are doing excellent) and going regional.

    Going regional would require more maintainability. And quality control would not be possible from one particular location.
    Regional content would require regional staffs too.
     
  5. desiibond

    desiibond Bond, Desi Bond!

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    no way!!! Technology is global phenomenon and Global language should be used.
     
  6. Psychosocial

    Psychosocial Violent serenity.

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    And many technological terms will be confusing and a Hindi tech mag sounds funny :D
     
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    Not possible.
    English is recognized internationally so the magazine should be offcoursed published only in English.
     
  8. desiibond

    desiibond Bond, Desi Bond!

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    yeh CM690 ka nirmaan (build quality) badhiya hai. hawa itna aata hain ki kisi bhi yantr ko thanda rakhta hai :)

    ^^ that sucks, right?
     
  9. krishnandu.sarkar

    krishnandu.sarkar Simply a DIGITian

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    Moving to hindi is not a good option. Across the India, peoples of many states can speak and understand hindi(bcoz of bollywood). But can't read hindi.

    While ny 10+2 people can read and understand english very well. Even in states where literacy is very low.
     
  10. utsav

    utsav damn busy...

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    देख यार हिंदी में टेक मैगजीन बनाने का इतना use नही है , पहली बात तोह यह है की इंग्लिश क टर्म्स को हिंदी में अनुवाद करना होगा जो की इतना फायदे मंद नही है , कंप्यूटर शिक्षा पे अगर कोई किताब बनायीं जाए तोह वोह कुछ हद्द तक ठीक है क्युकी उससे कंप्यूटर साक्षरता बढेगी परन्तु हाई लेवल की टेक मैगजीन बिलकुल ही दूसरी बात है,

    , in other words i meant its not feasible , learning english is not a big issue , learning computers is a big issue, if a guy cant manage to learn english then what he will do by learning computers?? , a only hindi knowing guy cant even write a single programming language nor cant he understand them coz he doesnt knws english ,



    यह सीएम् ६९० का निर्माण सामग्री बहुत ही अच्छा है , हवा इतना आता है की किसी भी यन्त्र को ठंडा रखता है


    that sucks more ehh ?? :grin:



    thanks to orkut for hindi typing translation :D , see orkut is not that bad always :lol: :p
     
  11. NucleusKore

    NucleusKore TheSaint

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    Most people, even those from lower economic strata, send their children to english medium schools. Vernacular language computer magazine will not work out in the long term.
     
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    Prabal Pratap

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    See,I accept English is global language and all the terms can't be translated into Hindi, but there is a pool of individuals who wants to know about technology but fluency in English is a constraint.In cities like Jabalpur or even Moradabad you will find mobile phones with every alternate individual on road and they discuss tech stuff too.But,they don't have the correct information on these gadgets.
    43% of Indian population has Hindi as mother tongue and this covers all the North Indian states.So,its not going to cost them much,there is a huge potential in these states as next development cycle will start in tier II & tier III cities only.
    We need to slip in their shoes and suggest.
     
  13. desiibond

    desiibond Bond, Desi Bond!

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    yeah. if you want me to slip to their shoes and see, first, let them learn English. If the devel is going to start in T2 and T3 cities, they better be prepared!!!
     
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    Coool I'm Back!:D

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    What is the name of "Computer" in hindi??:D
     
  15. desiibond

    desiibond Bond, Desi Bond!

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    that would be : kampooter
     
  16. Krazzy Warrior

    Krazzy Warrior "Aal Izz Well"

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    ^^nah that would be "karamphutiya"

    Thumbs down!!
     
  17. max_demon

    max_demon IM AS MAD AS HELL!!

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    ^^it would be "sangadakyantra" technically . i myself used to read smart computing published by jasubhai digital media , and it didnt sucked . i can read/hear hindi or english seemlessly but still for larger population hindi is good
     
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    cant we have a hinglish type of magazine.....

    यह सीएम् ६९० का निर्माण सामग्री बहुत ही अच्छा है , हवा इतना आता है की किसी भी यन्त्र को ठंडा रखता है

    or we can write

    यह CM690 का build quality बहुत ही अच्छा है , हवा इतना आता है की किसी भी equipment को ठंडा रखता है
     
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    here comes the hindi version of microsoft windows xp :)

    [​IMG]

    :D :D
     
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    Prabal Pratap

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    Truly said,It could be a Hinglish magazine.We can't translate every word in Hindi so its a valid point to write the technical terms in English and explain the same in Index pages.
    This will surely add a pool of tech enthusiasts from vernacular medium to a common platform.

    Cheers
     
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