When an average office working middle-class citizen thinks of doing something new with his life, he struggles to actually DO something new.
Unity in Diversity is based on the allegorical painting Galaxy of Musicians by the late 19th century Indian painter Raja Ravi Varma. It shows eleven musicians, all women dressed in the different costumes of India signifying unity in diversity. This painting was shown at the World Congress of Religions in Chicago, in 1893, where the philosopher Swami Vivekananda addressed the danger of orthodoxy in religion. A nascent concept of nationalism was emerging at this time with strong reformist movements. The video contrasts this with later histories of the rise of fascism in India and the genocide in Gujarat in 2002 that shook the roots of this democratic country leaving mayhem and despair in its wake. What starts off as a visual fairy tale, where all parts of the nation play in harmony together, ends in a bloodbath.
When His Holiness sees people from different backgrounds, whether culture, religion or belief, he doesn't see a difference. We are all one. As a species, our mental and emotional levels all are the same. In his experience everyone wants happiness and not suffering. Everyone has the right to overcome suffering. His Holiness believes our very being has the right to exist happily, and believes our very goal or purpose is happiness or satisfaction.With a good brain and a good heart His Holiness believes together we can overcome all human problems.
Three comics creators challenge stereotypes through their work.
Linguists investigate why some languages become global and others disappear and how language and identity are connected. They also discuss the state and fate of Livonian, Dogon, Mlabri, Changsha Hua, Naqxi, Pitjantjatjara, Pintupi, and Tutunaku