Not only diction, pronunciation and vocabulary grammar is also very essential because grammar is an essential and integral part of language, be it any language. Why we Indians fail in English is because first we think in our mother language [naturally] and get confused to say the same in English. In our speech the words are English but the grammar is Indian. The grammar of Indian languages and English are quite opposite.
I tried it but failed. I like Hindi as its close to my heart. But for today's life having a good knowledge of English helps. I found that training for BPO and learning english for that helps more than Rapidex.
the fact he did not read novels is good because by reading novels you concentrate on the story not the language.By not reading novels you concentrate on your text books and learn the subject well.Learning any thing is basically inteligence & interest. Intelligent person can learn quickly.I read that D.h.Ambani could speak fluent Arabic.
Prasanna D Zore - assuming he was in haste to publish this article - bites English at many places! It is sad to note that this should happen, where Manish Gupta wants to assure better English comes with effort!