A last letter to my mother..


Dear Mother, Hope you like the new place you went to. Hope father and brother greeted you there and made you comfortable. We all miss you dearly but most of all I do. I miss you so much that I see you every night in my dreams. A few days...

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Stunning Photos Show Eid al-Fitr Celebrations Around The World


From India to Thailand to Jerusalem, Muslims around the world marked the end of the holy month of Ramadan with food, family and festivities. Muslims all over the world gathered this week to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. The holiday...

Arts & Culture

Israel mosque find: Archaeologists unearth 1,200-year-old ruins in desert


Image copyright GETTY IMAGES. The mosque was found in the Israeli Bedouin town of Rahat in the Negev desert   One of the world's earliest known mosques, built around 1,200 years ago, has been discovered by archaeologists in Israel's Negev Desert. The remains, dating from the 7th or 8th century, were found...

First Draft

Forbidden Love


A coming of age story from Afghanistan, the book takes you on a journey of two teens and their star-crossed paths.  Author Nemat Sadat has dabbled with complicated topics in his debut book, garnering a lot of praise.   Set in Afghanistan amidst the Soviet-Afghan War of 1979, The Carpet...

Women & Wellness

A woman's greatest enemy? A lack of time to herself


 ‘Women’s time has been interrupted and fragmented throughout history.’ Illustration: Mikyung Lee/THE GUARDIAN     A few months ago, as I struggled to carve out time in my crowded days for writing, a colleague suggested I read a book about the daily rituals of great artists. But instead of offering...

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