my culture, your culture

I came across this quote today by the Bengali poet, Rabindranath Tagore. Such powerful words and yet such a simple message about culture. 
“Whatever we understand and enjoy in human products instantly becomes ours, wherever they might have their origin.
I am proud of my humanity when I acknowledge the poets and artists of other countries as my own. Let me feel with unalloyed gladness that all the great glories of man are mine.”  
And here is an interesting picture I found today:
BBC, March 6 2008.
An 80-year-old man prays in the middle of the street where Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was killed. 


Filed under belonging, culture

3 responses to “my culture, your culture

  1. 1dumblonde

    Benazir Bhutto died for what so many in the West do not even care to do: exercise their democratic rights. Her life is a tribute to the highest aspirations of humanity, freedom. Sometimes, politics is poetry.

  2. Manata


    Thanks so much for your insightful comment. I too believe that at times politics is another form of poetry. It is amazing what great an impact Benazir Bhutto’s actions had (and still have) on individuals from all parts of the globe.

    Take good care,

  3. Dear Manata,

    why your forgot about Benazir Bhutto culture she was belongs around world very secular and civilized world soil so-called SINDH and where Martyar of democracy is breed in Larkana where is Mohin joo Daroo you know about laready that Daroo is 10,000 years old civilized/developed city in world and

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