Asia

What sort of world I live in?

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 6:29 am UTC + 05:30

shared Japan Culture Agency Inc. (JCA)’s photo.

from here (the missing-picture) I can read about 10 kanjis without consulting anywhere .. and recognize the meaning of each one here because I knew them previously (about 20 and includes the radicals)? This leaves only 4/5 maximum of kanjis I see, that I did not recognize.

年、皿、訁、 百、心、(志 ?) 大、小、示、家、宀、广、皿月、二十、 禾、七、艹、神

year, (?), voice/word, 100, heart, journal, big, small, house, ceiling, wall/cliff, ?+flesh/month, 20, tree, 7, grass/plant, Deity.

Citizen Scientist. (a misleading title)

(Agility, dynamism and masculinity etc, see how I found therefore, 力 in 男 which means man or male. The latter 男, come by merging: strength 力 and sun 日, the power of the sun are what male are usually, woman’s kanji 女, called onna, jou-sei, dan-sei or jo=jiyo=jou=jiyou, they all mean ladies or feminine, comes from other reasoning, it comes from how people 人 who bond together are women, 人 + 人 = 女 )
So, while asleep, it occurred to me, 月, is 力 + 日 (the reason where, see or look/view/vision 見  is different is both 九 and 目, which are both different from 力 and 日, also note, male 男 and moon/month 月 would have looked same, with slight maladjustment, but the central part is they come from same elements, thats unification, plus when elements change slightly; eg 九 and 目, the 2ndary and tertiary meaning changes, and what we have is, 見)

Some views on Indian culture.

Some views on Indian culture.

Manmohan Dash

I have wanted to talk about 3 snippets of my views on what I think of 3 popular aspects of Indian culture, which any Indian who is a globe trotter is bound to be found in discussion with an international diaspora, because of their sheer popularity. I will mention 4 but leave out that one.

1. Indian women when married, wear a red mark, called “mang ki sindur” or vermilion on forehead. (No I am not going to talk about lipstick, its a modernized version)

2. Indian temple walls, popularly called now as Hindu temples walls, are replete with sexual imagery, but as far as we know, it only immediately precedes the Mughal and British influx. Were the Hindus always conservative, ancient antiques say otherwise.

3. Indian or Hindu temple walls have been defaced to a large extent. Mostly an act of dishonor on the artifacts, with their noses being disfigured. What causes this shameful act.

4. Brahmanism, (and caste system) Basically Brahmanism is a religion separated from Hinduism, but now mixed, a “fact” you will not see so well mentioned, as would be well mentioned, Brahmanism vs caste system, we discuss things based on our agenda about them.

I have had my thoughts spared on most of these, on and off, and have had slight differences of opinion with majorly held views, except point-1. But lately when I relaxed myself, I realize that these thoughts are still prevalent in my mindscape and they have slightly matured, as to how I am seeing them now, a slight difference of opinion with even myself. I am not anyone’s agent, trying to give the value of scholarship to otherwise disqualified people. I will talk about that a little as well.

So lets go point-by-point.

When India failed English.

“Pakistan is advanced than India, in how it accepts English, as a non-primary language. ~50% of people in Pakistan ( — total ~ 90 million) are speakers of English, compared to 12% of India (125 million out of > ~ 1.20 billion). In percentage terms, all non-native English speaking countries, like Nigeria, Pakistan or Philippines are higher, than India’s population, speaking English. The norm is 50% or more (for all others) while for India its 12%. In absolute numbers only, India surpasses them. The acceptance in India, for English, is really low. On an average, major regional language do not cause such a response, because; we are anyway counting English as a 2nd or 3rd language. “