Fun Fact #2- Did you know that Hindi is an Indo-European language spoken also in Bangladesh and Nepal? Hindi is known as a link language with over one thousand dialects and links Indians in Fiji, Trinidad, Singapore and many more placed besides. It descends from Sanskrit otherwise known as the mother of all languages. The language’s uniqueness is reflected in many aspects, one being that each religion keeps their own greetings, English words are on loan due to the British Empire’sinfluence and though it is an old language with a large population, Hindi is the sixth widely spoken language on Earth!
Speaking of old, we also learnt aboutJainism at the training day; an ancient religion involving trying to gain bliss and live without harm. This includes no harming animals or plants as well as human beings. It teaches respect and consideration of others.
This week I also went to get my travel injections which I’d definitely not been looking forward to. Walking to the GP I mentally prepared myself for the jabs. The atmosphere was grim as I scanned the nurse’s map of India on the screen which had a key, describing the danger zones in bright red. I tried to glance swiftly, searching for Bihar which I couldn’t spot it. Thankfully, I did not need a trolley full of vaccinations and Bihar is not in the red zone. The nurse was very welcoming and the jabs weren’t painful, however the gnawing pain in my right arm a few hours later did not subside for two days! The nurse also gave me numerous warnings on keeping safe, staying away from anything suspicious especially animal.