Rocket Biryani

You will do better in Toledo


In 2013, I was selected as a cultural ambassador to the University of Toledo through a Global Undergraduate student exchange program with Pakistan. I had the opportunity to travel abroad for the first time in my life. I was one of the 80 students from around Pakistan who were attending...


Muslim Comics Gather Over Zoom To Celebrate Eid With Jokes And Joy


From left: Comedians Natasha Chandel, Abdullah Afzal and Mariam Sobh. They each performed a set during the Socially Distant Eid Comedy Night Special, a virtual event hosted by the Concordia Forum. May 26, 20205:37 PM ET Performing on a Facebook livestream, Salma Hindy began her stand-up routine by giving a...

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A Sunny Day In Seattle by Maryum Saifee


    In advance of February 6th, International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, "A Sunny Day in Seattle", part of Voices to End FGM/C project is the first of 27 videos to be released over the next coming months. Maryum underwent Female Genital Mutilation at age seven....

Arts & Culture

The Erasure of Islam from the Poetry of Rumi


A couple of years ago, when Coldplay’s Chris Martin was going through a divorce from the actress Gwyneth Paltrow and feeling down, a friend gave him a book to lift his spirits. It was a collection of poetry by Jalaluddin Rumi, the thirteenth-century Persian poet, translated by Coleman Barks. “It...

First Draft

The March genocide of 1918 in Baku


Note: This publication is a part of series of articles submitted by the members of Azerbaijan School of Diplomacy and students of Western Caspian University. The views expressed in these articles are the author's and do not reflect the views of this publication. Abstract - This article deals with the...

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