This website is devoted to the Hindi language. It is intended to be a comprehensive reference for the Hindi language. For an overview of the features on this site, please visit the overview page. This site was created (i.e., the domain was registered) on April 3rd, 2011.
About the Author
My name is David Templin. I am married to Richa Tiwari, the inspiration for this site, and we have two sons, Shlok, and Ezra, and a daughter, Zoë. I live in Birmingham, Alabama, where I work as a software engineer.
I have many interests, including piano, ancient Greek, computer science, mathematics, and, of course, Hindi!
I am an American, and thus, of course, I am not a native speaker of Hindi. I have a general interest in languages and linguistics but a special interest in the Hindi language, since my wife is a native Hindi speaker (from Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh).
I am a Hindi learner. I do not profess to be an expert on the Hindi language by any means. I only profess to have a keen enthusiasm for learning about the language and sharing it with others. I have gleaned the knowledge that I have from listening to Hindi conversations of my wife and friends, studying books, reading online Hindi news, and watching Hindi television. I hope the information contained herein is useful to others also.
I do not earn any money from this site. I pay for the domain registration, web hosting, and other miscellaneous expenses with my own money.
A Few Photos
My wife, Richa, is the inspiration for this site. Here’s our engagement photo, taken here in Alabama:
Here’s a picture of our wedding in Delhi, India:
And here’s a picture of my son, Shlok, who will learn Hindi too!
The following people have made major contributions to this site:
Andrei has made an outstanding contribution to this site. Andrei is responsible for the design and implementation of this website. He has submitted corrections and offered many helpful suggestions. In addition, he’s been an enthusiastic and encouraging supporter of the site. You can visit the website of Andrei’s company, Aeterna Studio, at http://aeternastudio.com.
My wife, Richa, as I have mentioned, is a native Hindi speaker and my motivation for this site. She has proofread much of the material on this site. Richa tolerates my endless questions about Hindi and lets me practice speaking Hindi with her. She has made audio recordings for the site too.
About the Design
This website was designed by Aeterna Studio (aeternastudio.com). If you are interested in a professional website design, I highly recommend Aeterna Studio.
About Aeterna Studio
I am very impressed by Aeterna Studio. I especially appreciate the courtesy and professionalism consistently displayed by the members of Aeterna. Throughout the development process, Aeterna was always exceptionally efficient, and always kept me apprised of their status. The designers far exceeded my expectations. I was interested in a unique theme for my website, but they provided comprehensive consultation. I received expert advice about how to administer and use WordPress, assistance with the installation and configuration of WordPress plugins, and much more. Not only did Aeterna implement the website according to my specific specifications, but they also provided excellent suggestions for my site. I am very pleased with the aesthetics of my new website theme. Aeterna thoughtfully evaluated the user interface of my site, and implemented solutions which drastically improved the usability of my site. Aeterna ensured that my site is able to function with every major web browser, and implemented a robust, flexible layout that adapts to mobile devices and various screen resolutions. Aeterna’s developers exhibit a breadth and depth of skills which enable them to design even the most challenging of sites. I am a professional software engineer, so I am able to evaluate Aeterna’s technical abilities, and I am very impressed. I consulted with Aeterna remotely, and the process was very smooth.