View Full Version : Indian Portals turning language savvy!

22nd March 2006, 11:21 PM

Here are some highlights

There are over 300 million Hindi newspaper readers compared to only 60-70 million in English, not to talk about the large readership in other Indian languages.

A study by Delhi-based Juxtconultant - a research company-shows that over 44 per cent of the existing Internet users preferred Hindi as an alternative to English on the Internet, while a substantial 25 per cent wanted it in southern languages.

Just a few months ago, HCL Infosystems decided to preload its entire range of PCs with software developed by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing in three languages - Tamil, Hindi and Telugu.

Here is the list of Indian Portals turning language savy.

MSN.co.in - will be launched in both Hindi as well as Tamil by end April.
http://Webdunia.com - 200 million page hits a month (which also includes its other language portals like Tamil, and Malaylam)
http://Jeevansathi.com launches Hindi Matrimonial portal.

24th March 2006, 01:14 PM
Very comprehensive atricle indeed!