This is one of the problems of Globalisation, or should I say, Westernisation, and the prevalent Euro/Ameico-centric worldview. We ought to be able, in 2012(!) to relate to more than this worldview. Gobalisation should result in a sharing and celebration of knowledge, diversity of culture and all possible frames of references and defies the current linierity of influence.
Identities Preferences and Behaviour
Where does the self come from? Identity and our definitions of our ‘self’ are a result of what we’ve been taught from the beginning of our lives.
It starts with ones name. When a baby is repeatedly called a certain name and it learns to respond, it is because it understands that it is being called, as a separate being from others. When it is shown its reflection in the mirror, which moves the same way it does, it begins to understand its body as different and separate from other things. Every concept it is taught builds the network from which other thoughts and concepts can be understood. When a child builds this network and is given opportunities to apply it for him/herself, that is the birth of an individual’s mind.
Arranged marriage is an old concept. It existed long before people accepted love (that occurred before marriage) as a valid reason to marry. The process through which this changed is reflected very well in the movie ‘Fiddler on the Roof’. It has taken several generations for different families to accept love over tradition. And a … [Read more…]
It is perhaps important to differentiate the various meaning that we refer to when we say the word love. Often ‘love’ is used in the place of a more suitable word. I do love Roger Federer, but it would be more appropriate to say I greatly admire his tennis, respect him for his attitude towards family, … [Read more…]
Tamil Songs Translated is an archive where all Tamil songs I have translated can be found. Why don’t you take a look now? http://janinthesky.wordpress.com/category/poetry/lyrics-translations/