We've all been evidence to this. All of us might have stumbled upon this at some point of time.
India is a union of linguistically formed states, and hence governance in India is a matter of managing people of different languages/identities. Even though these remain written truths, there're subtle ways in which our identities have been forcibly compromised with, and attempts to mask various identities under one off identity have been made almost everywhere in the past 61 years of India's existence.
Be it the central government's declaration of Hindi as the official language of the central govt. and also of all the official communication between the center and states, and among states as well.
Or be it in the various investments the central govt. is making (and forcing states to make) in promoting and developing only one of the many regional languages of India - Hindi i.e. Language being the key atomic identity of every single Indian, giving unfair attention to one as opposed to another is like creating an inequitable atmosphere where contributions of one people is fetching them no returns, while fetching more returns to the people of another identity. This biased atmosphere hinders growth and can therefore decelerate any attempts at real growth of the country.
For instance, look at the investment the center is making to celebrate Hindi Day (on Sept 14th) - by celebrating the entire week leading to it as Hindi week.. soon it'll be a Hindi month. But the point here is do we need this differential treatment to only one language, and thereby its identity? Do people of all other languages need to bear its burden (tax)? What return will people of Karnataka, say, get by this celebration of Hindi day/week by the center? What benefit will the employees of state as well as central govt. offices in Bengaluru get by this celebration? Of course there's a benefit there if one learned Hindi - but why is there no similar benefit if one learnt the local language well, did an arts course in Kannada and so on? Why Hindi?
As responsible citizens, we at Praja need to take note of this biased spending of money and efforts by the governing bodies and urge for a equitable spending on all states. Only then could there be meaningful and pratical governance possible in this setup. India needs to mature to the fact that there cant be a SINGLE language which it can appease and feel it has treated the entire of India, at once. It cannot be made simple, sorry! Governance in India will have to be a complex equation of managing a good balance between all its constituent (at least 24) languages.
Would love to hear from everyone here on this matter..
In the meanwhile do take a glimpse of these pages for examples:
Central websites (ENG/HIN only):
System making kannada pages in Karnataka tough too:
http://www.yhmysore.com/ --> Why no Kannada version?
http://www.uohyd.ernet.in/pdf/ConvoForm.pdf --> Write name in Hindi also!
http://www.rrcbbs.org.in/dwd/Application%20Form%20&%20PDS.pdf -> Signature in ENG/HIN only!
http://www.dacnet.nic.in/farmmechanisation/FormNo1.pdf --> Form fill in ENG/HIN only!