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Month: May 2009

The sparrow in Austria

The sparrow in Austria

The sparrow in Austria: In Museum Quarter in Vienna, a little sparrow came and sat next to me. And then I remembered,¬† around¬† 25 years back there used to be lots and lots of of sparrows in Kundapur and the surrounding areas. One could see great flocks of 50 to 100 sparrows flying down like a huge cloud and perch on shop floors, shop roofs and in rice fields. But now, you cannot see any!! It really started got me…

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What is UBUNTU ?

What is UBUNTU ?

Ubuntu is a South African ethical ideology focusing on people’s allegiances and relations with each other. The word comes from the Zulu and Xhosa languages. Ubuntu (pronounced “oo-boon-too”) is seen as a traditional African concept, is regarded as one of the founding principles of the new republic of South Africa and is connected to the idea of an African Renaissance. A rough translation of the principle of Ubuntu is “humanity towards others”. Another translation could be: “the belief in a…

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