Love Rasa and Kālidāsa

Love Rasa and Kālidāsa

Life is nought without emotions. The famous French philosopher Descartes famously said, “I think therefore I am”.  But after reading the lyric poem, Meghadūt, I feel that author Kālidāsa—albeit a predecessor of Descartes by several centuries—would have countered him...
The Origins of Hindi

The Origins of Hindi

A major modern South Asian language, Hindi is spoken and understood by more than half a billion people in India and in other parts of the world where the Indian diaspora has settled. The language is written in Devanagari, a script derived from the ancient Brahmi...
Hindi Urdu Flagship

Hindi Urdu Flagship

    In the age of the internet and global electronic communication mania it is very easy to find material on pretty much anything in a matter of two or three clicks or swipes. But everyone will probably agree that the quantity of the material and the ease...
Vowel gradation 101

Vowel gradation 101

  Just as colours exist in many-stepped gradations produced by the different capacities for light absorption possessed by different types of matter, so are the wavelengths of vowels shaped into tiers of light and shade by the high or low and front or back...