Category: Feature

Modern Day Slavery

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There are three different Dubais, all swirling around each other. There are the expats, there are the Emiratis, headed by Sheikh Mohammed; and then there is the foreign underclass who built the city, and are trapped here. They are hidden…

I decided to die just for fun

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We do not talk of death lightly — it is regarded as tasteless, ill-mannered and depressing. This is the wrong way to look upon an essential fact of life which makes no exceptions: It comes to kings as well as beggars, to the rich and the poor, to saints as well as sinners, the aged and the young. You simply cannot turn a blind eye to it and fool yourself into believing that death comes to other people but will spare you. I am now over 90 years old and am aware that the hour of my tryst with destiny is drawing near. I have given a lot of thought…

Khushwant Singh, My Mentor

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Khushwant Singh, my mentor of literary translations, lived life of honor and dignity. He had started his career as a lawyer, but left is as to him it is a profession of making money by cheating clients saying that “a…

Until Dacca Became Dhaka…

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There was a sleepy little town named Dacca (that was how it used to be spelt) once upon a time. The roads were narrow, with rows of date palms and mango trees on either side of them. Homes had exquisite…

Into Thin Air

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Never Malaysia Airlines? Never a Boeing 777? Are these things going through your mind while you read or watch TV news on flight MH370 going missing somewhere around Malaysia last Saturday? And, could you be blamed for thinking like that?…

The Net Worth of the American Presidents: Washington to Obama

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George Washington,the nation’s first President, was also one of the wealthiest men to hold the office. His Virginia plantation, “Mount Vernon,” consisted of five separate farms on 8,000 acres of prime farmland. Washington made significantly more than subsequent presidents: his…

Presidential Quotes on Islam & Muslims

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Barack Obama “Islam has always been a part of America’s story…and since our founding, American Muslims have enriched the United States.” “Islam has demonstrated through words and deeds the possibilities of religious tolerance and racial equality.” “Islamic culture has given…

10 Most Expensive Dog Breeds

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Curious about the breeds of dog that can cost the most buck? While the value and expenses associated with a certain breed of dog will vary drastically depending upon your location, the dog’s familial history and the type of reputable breeder you use, there are certain breeds that continuously come out on top-with one recent purchase costing over a million dollars! We know the unconditional love a dog gives us is priceless; however; here’s a look at the most expensive dog breeds.

Sheikh Mujib — The New Mughal

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Wiki Leaks has revealed some confidential documents from US Diplomatic sources on Sheikh Mujib’s rule of Bangladesh after independant in 1971. This cable was sent from the US Embassy in Dhaka in February 1975, six and a half months before the assassination of Skeikh Mujibur Rahman on August 15, 1975. Bellow is the unedited text of the US Embassy message sent to Washington.