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Why do we need to speak Hindi while traveling/moving in India?

There must be a general consensus among travelers/Indophiles arriving in Delhi or Mumbai or any other place of interest that in India one does not need to speak Hindi (the officially proclaimed national official language) as one can easily perform general tasks by speaking English (another official link language) alone. But if you are traveling or visiting India to witness what it offers differently (from the western societies), then learning a little bit of Hindi certainly helps. Hindi is the living language of the masses in India. This real India shares a completely different world view and if you want to witness a slice of this worldview, then knowing Hindi certainly comes handy. Apart from this, knowing Hindi will enable you to shop, move around and enjoy your stay smartly and efficiently in any corner of India.

“Hindi Speaking Tree” is a public space where we learn to speak and read colloquial Hindi language in easy and quick fix steps. The focus is on basic day to day conversation used in general contexts. Hindi being the lingua franca of a very large part of India, learning to speak basic Hindi can be a great asset for travelers and Indophiles alike.The lessons on this site originally emanate from my classes at Vrindavan (Uttar Pradesh, India) for Krishna Devotees from Europe, Americas, Australia and Asia.

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The Logo:

The logo of "'Hindi Speaking Tree" is of Banyan tree (Ficus bengalensis). This Indian Fig tree is the national symbol of Indian Republic. In Indian mythology due to its massive size and a very long life, it is considered an immortal tree. Many Indian legends and stories are accorded to this Fig tree known as 'bargad' (बरगद) or 'akshayavaT' (अक्षयवट) in Hindi. It is also known as 'kalpvriksha' in Hindu mythology.