English has indisputably become the world’s "lingua franca". When many people around the world meet and do not speak each others native language, they choose, or are forced, to speak English – or some form of it.
This fascinating article in The New York Times describes a whole new generation of youngsters in India, who communicate in English and English only.
"India’s New ‘English Only’ Generation"
By Saritha Rai
"In Bangalore and elsewhere in Big City India, factors like great mobility, a demanding school system and mixed marriages are churning up a startling consequence: a generation of urban children is growing up largely monolingual — speaking, thinking and dreaming only in English.This is a country with 20 official languages including English,..." continue reading the article
Sprachen bedeuten mehr Freiheit und Unabhängigkeit. ° Languages mean more freedom and independence.