Samer Saab & Unbranded Designs


  I met Samer by chance while I was having coffee with a friend at 1871, a Chicago based entrepreneurial hub for digital start ups. My friend had just bought a house and we were talking about furnishing ideas. Samer came up in conversation so we managed to do an intro...

Photo Galleries

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

Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet the Sun Again


  Originated by The Broad, Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet the Sun Again is the largest exhibition to date of internationally acclaimed artist Shirin Neshat’s approximately 30-year career. Taking its title from a poem by Iranian poet Forugh Farrokhzad, the exhibition (which presents over 230 photographs and eight immersive video installations works) offers a...

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

Maldives overcomes Islamic opposition and appoints two women as Supreme Court judges


  Male, September 5 (Maldives Independent): In a historic vote on Tuesday, parliament confirmed the president’s nominations of former judges Dr Azmiralda Zahir and Aisha Shujune Mohamed as the first female justices of the Supreme Court. Both nominees were approved with 62 votes in favour. Independent MP Mohamed Nasheed Abdulla cast the...

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