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Salt and salary

During the recent world economic crisis we were facing also an increase in prices of basic necessities, especially rice, wheat and oil. For some reason prices of salt were not mentioned. A young friend of mine, Sa’ar, gave me a copy of the Israeli monthly magazine ‘The Nature of Things’ for which he works. I [...]

Linguistic facts from India

On one of my flights I came across an interesting article in the flight magazine “Atmosphere”. It includes some interesting linguistic facts about words that we use in our daily life, without knowing that they originated in India.   Since the Sanskrit language will be mentioned several times, I’ll just remind that the Sanskrit is the [...]