Indian English (IndE) is a cover term for a number of varieties of English as a second language in India. These varieties exhibit significant phonological variations, stemming from regional linguistic differences. However many of these features converge into what can be considered a ʼgeneralʼ phonology of IndE. English is widely used in India - it is the ʼassociate officialʼ language of the country and it also serves as a link language between the educated. It is the most potent medium of higher education, perhaps the sole medium of science and technology. Most books, newspapers, reports, seminars and so forth directed to a nationwide audience are brought out in this language.