Monthly Archives: August 2021

How the Instagram star helped save dozens of Afghanistan

Dozens of desperate Afghans who tried to flee the Taliban before Tuesday’s deadline for the US withdrawal from Kabul managed to reach safety with the help of an unexpected location: Instagram influencer Quentin Quarantino. Quarantino is the alter ego of Tommy Marcus, 25, of New York City, previously best known for his liberal memes and jokes about opponents of Covid-19 …

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Seven books (none of them by Khaled Hosseini)

As the Taliban stormed into major cities in Afghanistan to regain political control after the US withdrawal, citizens and residents feared the return of hard-line Islamic rule. Although the Taliban have promised more moderate rule – and respect for women’s rights – most are skeptical and wonder what the future holds for them, especially women who fear losing the basic …

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Where wealthy Chinese travelers are going during the pandemic

(CNN) – The sandy shores of Sanya. The mountains of Yunnan. Giant pandas sanctuaries in Sichuan. Wealthy Chinese travelers may not be able to travel overseas easily these days, but there is no shortage of attractive travel destinations in their own backyards. And it looks like the country is gearing up for another domestic travel boom ahead of Golden Week …

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How Jairam Ramesh Describes the Meaning of “The Light of Asia”

Jairam Ramesh is a well-known author of books on Indian politics, politicians and international affairs. Although The Light of Asia departs considerably from his previous writings thematically, it preserves Ramesh’s signature embrace for archival research and his zeal for storytelling. The story he tells this time is not about a person or an event, but about the world life of …

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Kulbir Kaur | The Undoubted Benefits of Being a Sneaky Basenji

Those who dare to question powers were previously labeled “anti-social”, now they are “anti-national” Sigmund Freud called America a “giant mistake” when he and Carl Jung went to Clark University to lecture. (America in 1909 had appeared to him as merchant and devoid of intellectual essence.) My “giant mistakes”, on the other hand, concern my inability to continue transforming into …

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Smithfield launches casual dress code

08/25/2021 SMITHFIELD – Smithfield school administrators have said they have higher priorities than making sure students adhere to a strict dress code as they announced relaxed dress code rules at the school committee meeting in last Monday evening. Smithfield High School principal Dan Kelley said students are now allowed to wear shirts with spaghetti straps under the new rules. They …

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Elon University / Today at Elon / Pamela Winfield publishes a chapter on Buddhist “art”, museums

Winfield, professor of Buddhist studies at Elon, offers an examination of the “tensions and tactics” of displaying Buddhist visual culture. Buddhist Studies professor Pamela Winfield has contributed to “Secularizing Buddhism: New Perspectives on a Dynamic Tradition,” edited by Richard Payne and published by Shambhala Press. His chapter on “Curating Culture: The Secularization of Buddhism Through Museum Display” examines the tensions …

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AMU students condemn VC for condolences on death of Kalyan Singh

An unsavory controversy has erupted at Aligarh Muslim University with university students criticizing Vice-Chancellor Professor Tariq Mansoor for mourning the death of the former UP chief minister Kalyan Singh and posted a message of condolence. Hateful posters were put up on the university campus by the students condemning the rector for an “act” which they described as “shameful and hurtful …

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Posters criticize AMU VC for expressing condolences on death of former CM | Latest India News

Agra: Posters against the Vice-Chancellor (VC) of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Professor Tariq Mansoor, for expressing their condolences on the death of the former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, Kalyan Singh, appeared on the university campus, urging the state government to warn against strict measures against those who “” think Talibani “after examining the case. The posters, which appeared Monday …

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PLA Military Command in Tibet Holds Large-Scale Joint Exercises in Plateau Region

A main battle tank attached to a combined arms regiment of the PLA Military Command in Nanjiang spits fire at a military firing range in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region on July 26, 2021 (eng.chinamil.com. cn / Photo by Tang Yayun) The Tibet Military Command of the China People’s Liberation Army (PLA) recently held large-scale joint exercises in a snow-covered …

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