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Asia

Urdu

Bernard Asper
Muslims who landed in India as soldiers, merchants, mystics, and camp followers enriched the native dialects. Especially the one that was spoken around Delhi called Khari Boli. A language known as Hindi, Hindvi or Dehlavi came into being. It spread towards the south and by the 18th century it was called Rekhta and Hindustani, among other names. The elites of Delhi Persianised it and renamed it as Zuban-e-Urdu-e-Mualla (the language of an exalted city).
Far from being a separate identity marker, Urdu represented the complex Hindu-Muslim exchange during the 13th-18th centuries. Urdu is a common heritage of Hindus and Muslims for at least 500 years if not more.
Modern Urdu is a deliberate Muslim cultural product, which came into being through the linguistic reform movement during late 18th century. This was the same time when Hindu reformers started to clean up and remove Persian and Arabic words in favor of Sanskrit.
The above excerpts were edited from http://tribune.com.pk/story/331873/myths-about-the-urdu-language/
Urdu is the official language of Muslim Pakistan but it is used across India by Hindus as well as Muslims as a lingua franca, a common language, to communicate with others in a land that despite the government promotion of Hindi as the official language of India has no language mutually understood by a majority of Indians. Urdu and Hindi can be called dialects of one another or dialects of a common language, Hindustani. Muslims in India and Pakistan may identify with it and Hindus by contrast may not be specifically insistent on it or likely to learn its Persian-Arabic originated script, but the notion that there is a strict Muslim-Hindu divide with Urdu being used by Muslims and Hindi by Hindus, is an oversimplification that is political and divisive in nature. If Urdu and Hindi can be seen to be a common heritage of both Hindus and Muslims in the Indian subcontinent, there would be more harmony between these two communities that historically have been in conflict and were therefore separated into India and Pakistan in the 1947 Partition of India.

Votes1 DateJun 15, 2015

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Asia

THE ARCHERS OF BHUTAN

Naphtali Ziff JP
THE ARCHERS OF BHUTAN

Votes1 DateMay 6, 2015

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Asia

Votes1 DateJul 7, 2016

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Asia

Tempa lama introduction to the nature of mind

Olmo Ling
Tempa Lama Introduction to the Nature of Mind
My dear friends, i would like to share this video with you all. you all have a beautiful week. Tempa Dukte Lama
Tempa dukte lama short talk on the nature of mind and threefold path of liberation in Bon Tradittion of Tibet.

Votes1 DateJan 8, 2016

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Asia

Fengshui

Samuel Posin

Feng Shui and how its helpful?
By Pandit Rahul Kaushal
INTRODUCTION to Fengshui
It may be a new for those who have never heard about it and very symbolic for those who knew about it. Feng Shui is an important Chinese science that has gained importance due to its popularity in recent years and rather due to its positive results to people.
Actually every object or picture is related with some meaning or with some symbols. The Chinese people believe in looking at objects with their hidden meanings. According to them these objects and pictures are the conveyors of good luck or bad luck. The Chinese people traditionally use a large number of symbols in their house. These symbols and objects are good for providing good luck for Health, Success, Marriage, Good relationships, Good business, and Wealth too.
Various Feng Shui symbols for Good Luck
In symbolic Feng Shui, there are certain dimensions which are considered to be good for bringing healthy luck whereas, certain dimensions are believed to bring Bad luck to you also. If we see in case of furniture, it also bring good luck chi to you with its lucky and unlucky dimensions. The table, chair, cupboard, etc, can be measured with Feng Shui ruler specially made for these. The Feng Shui ruler has eight cycles of dimensions out of which four are auspicious and four are inauspicious. The measure of each cycle is equal to 17 inches or 43cms and further each cycle is divided into eight portions. The cycles of auspicious and inauspicious dimensions repeats itself over and over to infinity. These dimensions proved very beneficial in every case.
The four auspicious Dimensions
Chai- This is the first portion of the cycle and is divided into four categories of good luck. The dimension is between 0 inches to 2 1/8 inches or 5.4 cms. The first half inch brings money, the second brings jewels, and the third brings six types of good luck, and fourth brings abundance.
Yi- this is the fourth portion of the cycle and it brings good luck by bringing helpful people in life. This is also divided into four categories. The dimension is between 6 3/8 inches and 8 ½ inches or in cms it's between 16.2 cms to 21.5 cms. The first ½ inch brings good children luck, the second brings unexpected income, the third predicts successful son, and the fourth brings excellent good fortune.
Kwan- this is the fifth section of cycle and brings power luck. The dimension is between 8 ½ inches and 10 5/8 inches or in cms between 21.5 cms to 27 cms. The first ½ inches brings good luck in exams, the second brings special luck, the third improves income and the fourth brings laurels for the family.
Pun- this dimension is between 14 7/8 to 17 inches or 37.5 cms to 43.2 cms. The first section increases money flow, the second brings examination luck, third brings jewels and fourth brings prosperity.
About the Author
Pandit Rahul Kaushal
Pandit Rahul Kaushal is Celebrity Astrologer and vastu consultant from india and he serves via his site Pandit.com

Votes2 DateJul 1, 2015

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Asia

Tea Ceremony: Urasenke Style

Baila Pirchesky
Tea Ceremony: Urasenke Style

Votes1 DateMay 6, 2015

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Asia

COBRA GYPSIES - full documentary

One World Blue, LLC
COBRA GYPSIES - full documentary

Votes1 DateMay 6, 2015

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Asia

Hallucinogen Honey Hunters - Hunting mad honey

Naphtali Ziff JP
Hallucinogen Honey Hunters - Hunting mad honey

Votes1 DateMay 6, 2015

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Asia

Votes1 DateJul 8, 2016

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