While discussing language this afternoon I happened to notice that linguistic diversity across the world maps quite well over the development status of countries worldwide. What I see is that the most linguistically diverse countries (or regions) of the world are also the countries which are less developed or developing according to their economic status. … Continue reading Is linguistic diversity related to development?
I have been learning persian or farsi for over 3 weeks now. Today's class is one of the high moments as I get to observe and appreciate the nastaliq style of writing persian. This aesthetically rich and elegant style has fascinated me since the time I saw it on the walls of old Indian monuments. … Continue reading Learning Farsi (1) – Nastaliq Style