August 28th, 2018

InterCultural Word of the Week!



Dom Tidey, EuRA C.O.O.

The Indian poet Jayadeva, in the 12th century, wrote the epic Gita Govinda intending for it to be learnt and sung at night while dancers evoked the passion of the story as a performance.  The poem tells the tale of love between the goatherd Govinda (an incarnation of the god Krishna and the cowherdess Radha.  It is a story of love and loss and is an excellent example of a feeling in Sanskrit, viraha.  Viraha is an interpretation of a feeling of loss, abandonment, especially in the romantic sense of love lost, the incompleteness one feels when a loved one leaves.  It recalls the erotic feelings of love and the sense of desolation of heartbreak.

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Dominic Tidey is the C.O.O. of EuRA, the European Relocation Association.  EuRA is the professional industry body for relocation providers and affiliated services. As a non-profit organisation EuRA aims to promote the benefits of a professionally managed relocation to companies with globally mobile employees.

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