Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal ताज महल ("Crown of the Palaces") - An ivory-white marble mausoleum in Agra, commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan for the tomb of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.


Le Taj Mahal ताज महल ("la couronne des palais") - Un mausolée de marbre blanc ivoire à Agra, commandé en 1632 par l'empereur moghol Shah Jahan pour le tombeau de sa femme préférée, Mumtaz Mahal.

Sarla Thakral

Sarla Thakral

Sarla Thakral सरला ठकराल (1914 –2008) also known as Mati - The first Indian woman to fly an aircraft – Then became a businesswoman, painter and even clothes designer.


Sarla Thakral सरला ठकराल (1914–2008), également connue sous le nom de Mati - La première femme indienne à piloter un avion – Devint plus tard une femme d'affaires, peintre et créatrice de vêtements.

Bollywood

Bollywood बॉलीवुड is a portmanteau (Bombay + Hollywood) for designating the major industry in Indian cinema, located in Mumbai. It is one of the largest centres of film production in the world. It is welknown for its action, comedy, romance, drama along with musical performance.

namaste

namaste

Namaste नमस्ते - Indian greeting, also used for leave-taking - While spoken it comes generally with a slight bow and hands pressed together.


namaste

Namaste नमस्ते – Salutations en Inde, également utilisé pour prendre congé – En le prononçant, on se penche généralement légèrement les mains serrées.

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naan

Naan नान- A leavened, oven-baked (tandoor) flatbread in India as well as many other parts of the world (Western Asia, South Asia...).

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Jugaad

Jugaad

Jugaad or Juggaar जुगाड़ - The art of designing ingenious solutions from scarce financial and energy resources, or "doing more with less" in difficult conditions. Became a management technique recognized all over the world.


jugaad

Jugaad ou Juggaar जुगाड़ – Art de concevoir des solutions ingénieuses à partir de peu de ressources financières et énergétiques, ou encore de « faire plus avec moins » dans des conditions difficiles. Devenu une technique de management reconnue dans le monde entier.

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Kal – yesterday or tomorrow

Hindi language has no separate words for yesterday and tomorrow, both are said कल kal which means “one day away from today”, and could designate “yesterday” or “tomorrow” upon the context. For precising, you may say for today: bītā huå kala बीता हुआ कल , which means “the day from today that is over”, or for tomorrow: ånevālā kala आनेवाला कल, specifying “the day from today that is going to arrive”.

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Namaste नमस्ते is an Indian greeting performed with a slight bow and hands pressed together. (Hindi lg, Devanagari wr)


Namaste नमस्ते est une salutation indienne réalisée avec un léger arc et les mains pressées l'une contre l'autre.

What is contact? How to define it? How is bringing separate entities or elements together a decisive moment? How have cultures & societies valued - or not - these more or less insignificant or, on the contrary, fundamental junctions? (to be completed)

Qu’est-ce que joindre ? Comment le définir ? En quoi le fait de rapprocher des entités ou des éléments séparés constitue-t-il un moment décisif ? Comment cultures & sociétés ont-elles valorisé – ou non – ces jonctions plus ou moins anodines, ou au contraire fondamentales ?... (à compléter)

communication

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For communicating in the United Arab Emirates, different languages are required depending on the context and people: Arabic or Gulf dialect, English, but also Hindi, Urdu or Persian… (Arabic lg, Gulf Arabic lg, English lg, Hindi lg, Urdu lg, Persian lg)


Pour communiquer aux Emirats Arabes Unis, différentes langues sont possibles selon le contexte et les personnes: arabe ou dialecte du Golfe, anglais, mais aussi hindi, ourdou ou persan…

What is communication? How to define it? How long have we been communicating? What have been the codes and rules of communication - exchange - expression? Carrier pigeons or Kogi's poporo, Chappe's semaphore or animal sound waves, what place does communication take in the world's current fabric, human or non-human? On what do we communicate mainly? individually? collectively? In what way? Are (new) communication tools changing the object of communication? What forms of communication does the digital world favour?... (to be completed)

Qu’est-ce que la communication ? Comment la définir ? Depuis quand communique–t–on ? Quels ont été les codes et règles de communication – d’échange –d’expression ? Pigeons voyageurs ou poporo des Kogis, sémaphore de Chappe ou ondes sonores animales, quelle place prend la communication dans la fabrique actuelle du monde, humaine ou non humaine ? Sur quoi communique–t–on principalement ? individuellement ? collectivement ? De quelle manière ? Les (nouveaux) outils de communication en font–ils évoluer l'objet ? Quelles formes de communication le numérique privilégie–t–il ?... (à compléter)

Devanagari wr

Devanagari wr

Name: देवनागरी - "divine" "urban"

Systeme: alphasyllabary

Code: Deva

Direction: left to right

Creation: Comes from the Brahmi, via the script Gupta, then Nagari.

Complements: It is a perfectly phonetic writing, indeed a well pronounced word can always be written, just as a read word can always be pronounced.

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