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Nigerian mother and daughter

Born and raised in Birmingham, Lola is both British and Nigerian. As the oldest daughter, she started the first generation of British-Nigerian in her family. But to what extent can she lay claim to being Nigerian when she cannot speak her mother tongue? Published on BBC on October 20, 2018.

There are no others

Language is a great tool that offers many fascinating possibilities beyond simple daily communication. Here, Kaiyum’s playful way with words.

Music begind where the possibilities of language end. Sibelius
Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) is the composer who established a strong national tradition for musical creativity in Finland, which flourishes to the present day. He grew up at a time when Finland was fighting for independence from Russia, and the nationalist flavour of his early works invoked adoration from the public and consternation from the authorities.

Q: Osho, why is it that one becomes so attached to the physical peculiarities of a master: his beauty, his gentleness, his language, his mispronunciation – so that alongside the awe and respect he inspires there grows such a feeling of tenderness and familiarity? If this is a device I want to be caught by it forever.

Richard, you say, "I have been very interested to listen to your lectures during the past few days. Far from being unintellectual, they could be described as an intellectual tour de force." When I am talking to you, even if I am talking about something supra-intellectual, I talk in intellectual ways because otherwise you will

A sannyasin says: With people I am not very close to, it’s easy to make conversation. But with people I am closer to, there is nothing to say. And I don’t feel very comfortable with it. It is as though something is missing.

Speak with Conviction

Listening to people speak, I have often wondered why so many make random, commonplace statements and query them at the same time. Their voice ups and the sentence becomes a question rather than a statement.