Language is a way of communication, a way to connect, express and share. A way to understand and to live. Some say the origin of language is from emotions. It is estimated that the number of languages in the world vary between 5,000 and 7,000.
You might wonder why I am talking about language. It’s because it is the basic need for survival, especially when we are going to new places and dealing with new and different communities. When I found out that I was going to travel to north India for the first time, I was excited but at the same time hesitated. My interaction in Hindi was poor so I started to watch a lot of Bollywood films to strengthen it.
Could I live among the people without knowing their language? How would ask for an address? How would I ask for money? How about food? The questions were endless. I remember when I was travelling from Mumbai to Udaipur in the train, two grandpa’s who sat in front of me talked for 6 to 7 hours with me in Hindi, I was replying with ‘ji’ to everything. I think they figured it out that I don’t know the language properly as they began laughing when I said ‘ji’ for something.
In the social sector, where people are the core of every process, language plays an important role in connecting to a community and to each other and building and strengthening the trust and the relationship. As I am working in Samastipur in Bihar, where Hindi, Maithili, Bhojpuri languages are in use, I was wondering will I be able to interact with the community? Will I be able to build trust? And interestingly I came across a VSO (global volunteering organization) volunteer Jake Smith from England who lived among the Bihari community there for three months and was able to build trust among the community which peeked my interest. We had a long interesting conversation about the community, child education, and so on, and since I was curious about how he survived in those three months with a language barrier, I interviewed him to know more about his experience. Here are some of the insights gained with his answers
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by shashidhar sa
“Save the Girl Child” is a social initiative in India to fight against the practice of female foeticide. The initiative also aims are protecting, safeguarding, supporting, and educating the girl child
more info at http://www.importantindia.com/19754/save-the-girl-child/
design by SHASHIDHAR SA
share to spread the green life in the coming future of machines
after watching a lot animations,cartoons,toon videos. i started to think ,how did they create all these?did the creators write in hand ? or so on..because unlike real videos these are create from scratch that holds soul of real life, and it looks more lively than real ones.
I started to design simple images from a month ago.it’s very interesting and after all the hard work it took ,when i saw the things that are created which was very beautiful, it just took all my stress into blackhole and made a smile bigbang.
here is a simple 3d image i created.it took me an hour and experts will do this in 5 min max, at-least that’s what i heard! hope some Day i will do it in 5 too.
sketch by SHASHIDHAR SA
“Black and White Together Reveals The Heart of ART’
Design by shashidhar sa
International Women’s Day
International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
International Women’s Day (IWD) has been observed since in the early 1900’s – a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies. International Women’s Day is a collective day of global celebration and a call for gender parity. No one government, NGO, charity, corporation, academic institution, women’s network or media hub is solely responsible for International Women’s Day. Many organizations declare an annual IWD theme that supports their specific agenda or cause, and some of these are adopted more widely with relevance than others.