Hi ALL, my desire is for an officially recognised ( and in daily use too ) romanised version of hindi ( and punjabi ) with daily usage alongside the original script version (devanagiri or gurmukhi ). the objection from most folks would be that by using a romanised version , the ancient and rich culture would be either lost or at best diluted and so an erosion in values etc. However i am propsing that both exist so that the person who can handle the original still has access to all the trasure of culture of the ages and can also communicate with a foreigner or another fellow citizen whose mother tongue may not be hindi, more easily. It might actually be a UNITING FACTOR for the various indians speaking different regional languages and even on this point alone should be a good reason for the said romanization. Well i didnt just dream about it but actually contacted a few universities but it seems they didint take to it . they thought it was a good idea but replied that the few attempts in the past did not succeed . i didnt really get a proper response . i suppose an authoritive directive from "on high" (GOI ) might be called for. It would be really great to hear your esteemed opinions .