Source: CC0/Pixabay One of the most amusing aspects of learning foreign languages is the discovery of hard-to-translate words. These extraordinary words that succinctly pack in them entire universes of cultural nuance reside inconspicuously next-door to their more ordinary, translatable neighbors. And just like all the other words that have found their exact equivalents in other tongues, these words are taken for granted by native speakers. Until they are forced to translate them. That is when native speakers (and language learners) come face-to-face with their uniqueness — often for the first time — as they attempt their long-winding explanations, only to finish with, “Well, not quite… But something along those lines.” Source: CC0/Unsplash With over 7,000 living languages in the world, there is a wealth of such words that offer intriguing glimpses into other cultures. Psychologist Tim Lomas decided to gather these … [Read more...] about Lessons From ‘Untranslatable’ Words About Well-Being
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Home Insync Life Life oi-Prerna Aditi By Prerna Aditi on December 16, 2019 In 1971, India fought a war against Pakistan to ensure the well-being and prestige of Bengali people living in Bangladesh, then East Pakistan. The war went on for 13 days in which 1500 Indian soldiers led their life to safeguard the people of East Pakistan. It was on 16 December 1971, when the Indian armed forces with their superb and unique warfare skills, compelled the 93,000 Pakistani armed forces to kneel down and surrender. This resulted in the formation of Bangladesh. Also read: #ThisHappened2019: Biggest Moments On Twitter In India Since then 16 December is observed as the Vijay Diwas in the honour of those who fought with indomitable courage and also for those who were martyred. Due to the growing injustice and genocide of the innocent Bengali people in East Pakistan, people started protesting and fighting for freedom. Pakistan attacked 11 Indian airbases through a series of Air Strikes. … [Read more...] about Vijay Diwas 2019: Know About The Historic Indo-Pak War Of 1971
Home Beauty Women fashion Women Fashion oi-Monika Khajuria By Monika Khajuria on December 16, 2019 Have you ever been tempted to try a glitter eye look? If you have, this is the best time to sate that temptation. Bhumi Pednekar latest photoshoot for Vogue is inspiration enough for the look you might want to go for. Image Credits- Errikos Andreou A neutral, nude or bright make-up look is what seems like Bhumi's go-to look. But, in this photoshoot, she opted for an entirely intense and sparkling avatar. Her base is bronzed well to create a rich deeper tone that looks flattering with the shades used to create the look. The intensely filled eyebrows add definition to the face. Her eyes and lips, however, were the star of the look. Her eyes are splashed with a matte Prussian blue eyeshadow, which is accentuated with same hued glitter that forms an extensive winged liner at the outer corner of the eyes. On the lips, we have a metallic brown lip shade with some gloss placed at … [Read more...] about Bhumi Pednekar’s Make-up Look Will Tempt You To Play With Some Glitter!
Home News News oi-Deepannita Das By Deepannita Das on August 7, 2019 Former Indian External Affairs Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sushma Swaraj passed away on August 6, 2019. She was 67. She suffered from a massive cardiac arrest in the evening and was rushed to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, where she breathed her last. Swaraj had undergone a kidney transplant in 2016. This morning, 7th August, PM Modi became emotional while paying his tribute to Sushma Swaraj. Her body is kept at the BJP headquarters from 12pm-3pm so that leaders and party workers can pay last respects. After that, she will be cremated with state honors. As a mark of respect, the Delhi and Haryana governments have declared a two-day state mourning. In her last Twitter post, Sushma Swaraj had thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Centre's move on revoking Article 370. She had also mentioned that she was waiting to see this day in her lifetime. PM … [Read more...] about Sushma Swaraj Passes Away Due To Cardiac Arrest: India Mourns Loss
Home Women Women oi-Neha Ghosh By Neha Ghosh on August 7, 2019 Sushma Swaraj, former External Affairs Minister of India and senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), passed away on the night of 6th August 2019 at the age of 67 after suffering from cardiac arrest at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). Her astounding work involved devoting one's life to the cause of women upliftment. She was one of the most-loved BJP leaders. Many party leaders described her as the mentor who helped them through politics, government, and parliament. PM Modi tweeted saying, "Sushma ji was a prolific orator and outstanding Parliamentarian. She was admired and revered across party lines. She was uncompromising when it came to matters of ideology and interests of the BJP, whose growth she immensely contributed to". Ms Swaraj, who had been unwell for quite some time decided not to contest the national elections this year. She was lauded for her work that she had done for … [Read more...] about 10 Best Hard-Hitting Quotes Of Sushma Swaraj