It is more balanced one. 
I hope the organisers of WSCs take more care to involve indian scholars  so that they can see what is happening in other parts. Most western colleagues will be able to attend wscs held anywhere in the globe. But It is difficult for Indian collegues to attend them if are held outside India due to various reasons. Moreover "important" new western papers will escape the strict scrutiny because there are very less experts outside in many areas. 

Most important thing is we have to collaborate with each other for the sake of Samskrit rather than being carried away  by screeming. 

we have to work in a manner that helps it grow. We need to concentrate on serious understanding, serious teaching, help it's spread. 

I request to all my western collegues to help  who are really working hard for Samskrit, if you really want to help Samskrit. 

Help the desirous students to study Samskrit properly, rather than to make superficial studies without any substance. There are somany most urgent things to in Samskrit studies like preservation of manuscripts, study and publishing than screeming. Every day we are loosing manuscripts.

Help meritorious students irrespective of caste and creed. Don't discriminate. But don't support  non-scholars who act like Samskrit scholars. These are the enemies of Samskrit. They will produce only non-scholars, chain will continue.

Please do not support the persons who do not/can not teach Samskrit properly who can't do serious research in Samskrit. 

Samskrit studies are shrinking globally as you know very well. It is the same situation here too. While the field is seeing many new scholars from other fields, and it is good, we are also seeing long list of incapable teachers being daily appointed in Samskrit universities/ Samskrit departments allover India due to various nonsense reasons and political policies. These teachers will certainly kill Samskrit, if it is not dead already. 
Support these teachers if you too want to see Samskrit dead. 
Please come to Indian universities to witness the new age scholars teaching, you can work with them too. Read Tarkatandava, Vakyapaeeya and Mahabhashya with them. You will understand it. And I believe many people crying all these days on this list would like to do it too.

Or else, wake up, do something for Samskrit. Establish libraries, send your books and articles, come and tell what you reseached, interact, push Indian government to adopt good policies for Samskrit, because many in India think that there should be something in Samskrit if Americans are studying it.

My message is too belated. Sorry for that.

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