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Transforming cultures and connecting the world

Transforming cultures and connecting the world

David Crystal in his book English as a Global Language says language reflects the speaker’s ideas and view of the world and it gives information about the person who is speaking. Identity, origin, age, heritage, gender, and culture are just some of the details which can be transferred via language.

‘Language of love’ a major draw

‘Language of love’ a major draw

It was in 2010 that Unesco decided to mark April 23 every year as the UN Spanish Language Day. It was initiated to celebrate the multilingualism and cultural diversity as well as to promote equal use of all six of UN’s official working languages

English or bust?

English or bust?

Many historians and linguists see 17th century British colonialism as the global point of the departure of English language. The Industrial Revolution and the rise of America as economic and political superpower in the subsequent two centuries consolidated the expansion of English language.

People with ‘this ability’ stand out at BigB meet-up

People with ‘this ability’ stand out at BigB meet-up

The resilience of people with ‘this ability’ was witnessed by a good number of people on Saturday evening at the open terrace of Al Aziziyah Boutique Hotel, Aspire Zone where BigB MeetUp community organised its third get together.

Fading into scarlet colours

Fading into scarlet colours

Poets, writers and philosophers alike have historically used different elements of nature for symbolic purposes as much as they have used it for visual description or imagery that adds depth to a piece literature when effectively used with vivid and descriptive language.

Flight of imagination

Flight of imagination

Have you ever been stuck in traffic and wished you could zoom above the gridlock in a flying car? A new study, published in the journal Nature Communications, could help guide the development of flying cars so they’ll have more in common with a plug-in electric vehicle than a gas-guzzling SUV.

World renowned Indian artist to paint live in Doha next Friday

World renowned Indian artist to paint live in Doha next Friday

Finalist of India’s Got Talent season 3 and winner of ‘EC live quotient Most Innovative Act Award’ 2012, Vilas Nayak is currently one of the most sought after speed painting artist in the world

“I like to take  on challenges” - Ashud Ahmed, Ambassador of Bangladesh

“I like to take on challenges” - Ashud Ahmed, Ambassador of Bangladesh

Young diplomats should equip themselves with first-hand knowledge of important things. They should be avid readers. They need to interact a lot with people

Keep away from enmity

Keep away from enmity

The Muslim has a mission in his life, and is required to be effective, active, tolerant and social, mixing with other people and dealing with them with tolerance and in accordance with the worthy Islamic attitudes and behaviour.

Those busy with remembrance

Those busy with remembrance

Allah The Most High says which translates as: “So when you have finished the rites of Haj then remember Allah as you remember your forefathers yet even more in remembrance.

A pictorial ode to the innate beauty of Qatar

A pictorial ode to the innate beauty of Qatar

Beauty lies in the eyes of beholder. The beauty of Qatar has regularly been captured and described by visitors, expatriate residents and locals through different art forms. With modern gadgets and camera, the natural, traditional, and modern scenes of the country have constantly been preserved

Mirror of life

Mirror of life

One of the myriad mysteries about the Golden Age of Islamic history ­­– the 8th to 14th century burgeoning period of arts, culture, economics and sciences in lands ruled by Muslims, was the evolution of Islamic architecture that saw geometric patterns became central in all Islamic buildings and deco

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