(हिन्दुस्तान में अंग्रेजी जानने वालों की कमी नहीं है, लेकिन इसके बावजूद गैरहिन्दुस्तानियों को हिन्दी सीखने का श्रम जरूर करना चाहिये).
Hindi is gradually becoming the most important language for education, commerce, and international relations. Indians ignore it at their peril. Non Indians ignore it at a greater peril because if they really want to have any kind of serious transaction with Indians (economic, cultural, social), they should speak the language dear to the heart of the majority of Indians.
Imagine trying to use Hindi in USA, China, or Japan. It would be foolish. In the same way, trying to use English alone to relate with Indians would be foolish for any non Indian nation.
One of the best ways to get the pulse of the Hindi world is the Hindi blogsphere. At present it is represented by slightly more than 1000 blogs, but by 2010 it would surely surpass 50,000 Hindi blogs on all subjects conceivable -- and inconceivable. Hindi Blogsphere aims to introduce and initiate non Hindi people to the world of Hindi Blogsphere. Do not forget to bookmark this blog, lest you miss an important tool in your hand -- Shastri JC Philip