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Why you should write in हिन्दी when you are writing in Hindi

Hindi – the mother tongue of India is trying real hard to not loose grip of its roots. Thanks to all the writers who still prefer Hindi as their medium of expression but with the rising advent of technology, every gadget by default in English and the ease with our QWERTY keyboards sometimes does major damage to our Hindi manifestation . Roman Hindi is the new “Cool” way of writing things in a jiffy and call it an artwork! If we were to write Hindi also using English words, why were all these dedicated fonts created in MS word or Google translate was conceived?

 

Let’s understand why we should use only appropriate fonts for any language that we use to write it:

1. You know its hindi in the first look Using the appropriate font (for e.g Mangal for Hindi) is the best way to write in a dedicated language. At least you don’t go all the near to the write up piece and then feel ditched, realizing its Hindi written using English- let’s not do that!

2. Correct Pronunciation You might have wanted to write something else when in the lieu of spelling it in English and adding the tadka of sms lingo, the original meaning of the word absolutely flips. Better if you want people to read it the way you have written it, use Hindi font. This way those who are reading hindi will understand hindi only and not Hebrew.

3. Devnagri Script Hindi as we widely know originates form Devnagri Script. And Hindi is an amalgam of many languages which includes Sanskrit, urdu and even a couple of English words. Using appropriate font will also reflect your overall commitment to that language you chose to write your feelings in. Being a writer, let’s have some personal ethical standards

4. Easy to read

Anyone choosing to read in Hindi will also definitely be able to understand it in Hindi font. Don’t think that if you write in Roman Hindi, intelligibility will be better, No it doesn’t work like that. If you want to attract the right people to your write- up , use the right font

Note: You can either download Mangal font on your MS word or just go online to Google Transliteration and type out in your favorite Roman Hindi and it will give you the Hindi Font.

Let’s give each language their due respect by using the font they are married to!!

25 Tips for Poetry Writing

Poetry writing is your passion, it’s in your blood and you KNOW when, how and about what you want to write a poem. Here is a little help from Tumbhi to help you become a better poet.

Have a look at these 25 tips to see if any of these add value to your knowledge and skill 🙂

Read poetry – from famous as well as non-famous poets

Write a lot – the more you write, the more you will refine your poetry

Improve your vocabulary – subscribe to services which will teach you one new word everyday

Be cautious about the rhyme

Stick to a topic on what to write? Try poetry prompts

Attend a poetry workshop – you can learn a lot from the experts

Submit your poetry to online websites and invite feedback

Be attentive – you can get lot of clues from the objects around you

Avoid clichés in words and sentences (Busy as bee…ah!!)

Pick up a theme and write based on that

Avoid abstract – be concrete wherever you can

Make every line of poetry important – don’t just keep adding lines for the sake of it.

Maintain a separate poetry book and carry it all the time with you – you never know when the inspiration strikes you!

Listen to poetry – there are tons of podcasts available

Subscribe to different poetry apps on your smartphone

Attend poetry events

Subscribe to poetry blogs and read them regularly

Create your own blog and publish your poetry. Blog is a very powerful medium to take the work out.

Be active on social media like Facebook/ Twitter. Share poetry with your fans/ followers and ask for feedback

Don’t hesitate or be afraid of conveying your point of view – no matter how radically different it is. After all, you have to believe in your thoughts and writing

Don’t try to explain everything – let the readers have their own interpretations of your poem

Pay attention to detail – chose EVERY word in your poetry carefully – refine it till you think it’s perfect.
Try wit, puns in your poetry – they work like charm

Choose only those topics about which you are passionate – don’t follow the herd

Don’t just live the life, one day at a time. Feel every moment, every object and every situation – this will enhance your poetry

25 Tips for Poetry Writing

Poetry writing is your passion, it’s in your blood and you KNOW when, how and about what you want to write a poem. Here is a little help from Tumbhi to help you become a better poet.

Have a look at these 25 tips to see if any of these add value to your knowledge and skill 🙂

Read poetry – from famous as well as non-famous poets

Write a lot – the more you write, the more you will refine your poetry

Improve your vocabulary – subscribe to services which will teach you one new word everyday

Be cautious about the rhyme

Stick to a topic on what to write? Try poetry prompts

Attend a poetry workshop – you can learn a lot from the experts

Submit your poetry to online websites and invite feedback

Be attentive – you can get lot of clues from the objects around you

Avoid clichés in words and sentences (Busy as bee…ah!!)

Pick up a theme and write based on that

Avoid abstract – be concrete wherever you can

Make every line of poetry important – don’t just keep adding lines for the sake of it.

Maintain a separate poetry book and carry it all the time with you – you never know when the inspiration strikes you!

Listen to poetry – there are tons of podcasts available

Subscribe to different poetry apps on your smartphone

Attend poetry events

Subscribe to poetry blogs and read them regularly

Create your own blog and publish your poetry. Blog is a very powerful medium to take the work out.

Be active on social media like Facebook/ Twitter. Share poetry with your fans/ followers and ask for feedback

Don’t hesitate or be afraid of conveying your point of view – no matter how radically different it is. After all, you have to believe in your thoughts and writing

Don’t try to explain everything – let the readers have their own interpretations of your poem

Pay attention to detail – chose EVERY word in your poetry carefully – refine it till you think it’s perfect.

Try wit, puns in your poetry – they work like charm

Choose only those topics about which you are passionate – don’t follow the herd

Don’t just live the life, one day at a time. Feel every moment, every object and every situation – this will enhance your poetry