Sometime around 2012 or 2013, my daughters stopped speaking in Konkani, our mother tongue. It isn’t entirely clear what provoked it. Perhaps it was a teacher at their Mumbai school encouraging students to speak more English at home. Or perhaps it was something else. It didn’t matter. What did matter was that our home became an almost exclusively English-speaking household, with the occasional Konkani conversation.We were not alone. Clustered throughout the affluent sections of urban India are many families such as ours, predominantly speaking English and not the tongues they grew up with.Read it at Scroll Related Items
Wenatchee Police are investigating the shooting of a dog near Squilchuck State Park after the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office cited a conflict of interest in the case. Captain Edgar Reinfeld says it is done all the time and the reason will be clear when the result of the investigation is released which he says could be by Wednesday. The dog, known as Cane or Louie is recovering at Cascade Veterinary Clinic and was expected to get some accupuncture this week to help with injuries to his right rear leg. His health is still recovering enough for him to undergo surgery to remove the three bullets that remain in his body. You can donate to a fund for his medical care at WenatcheeHumane.org.