The Virtue of Silence in a Modern World

May 21, 2016

In today's mad rush for instant materialistic nirvana, silence has practically ceased to exist. We all know much about noise, because noise has become part of our being. Not silence—as our consciousness, or philosophy, would want us to know, observe and, also, if possible, practice. In today's...

Sanskrit: Reviving a Sacred Language

March 13, 2014

Sanskrit remains a beautiful and useful language in contemporary society. When we speak of language, the first question that comes to mind is, what is meant by "language"? Language is a complex system based on sounds, symbols, gestures and grammar that humans use to communicate...

Linguistic Diversity in Nepal’s Music Industry

March 02, 2014

Nepal's music industry is leading the way in promoting the country's many languages. A visit to Kantipur FM, located in Nepal’s Lalitpur district, brings you face-to-face with many of the country's musical legends. As one of Nepal's pioneer private radio stations, its music library offers a...

South Asian Languages: Evolving Roles in a Globalized World

March 02, 2014

South Asia’s native languages are essential for understanding the contemporary region. Background Although various studies quantifying South Asian languages differ quite drastically in their findings, it is undeniable that a plethora of languages exist within the region. For example, the...

The Language of Legitimacy

July 26, 2013

Western media must avoid the trap of self-serving propaganda.  We are all aware of the power of reputation. How we are described by others, matters. It influences people’s perception of us. We can fast develop a bad — or a good — name. The same applies on the macro-level....