Ancient tradition

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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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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Quads: the heart of the campus

Quads are the heart of the campus, a central gathering space usually anchored in the main buildings of an institution. They also contribute a great deal to the character and identity of a campus and a university. Usually shaped like rectangles, anything can happen in well-maintained areas, usually located in the center of campus. Students, staff and faculty can meet …

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Opinions of our readers 23 August 2021

Taliban make clear their intentions While reports of 150 Indians intercepted on their way to the airport by the Taliban triggered fear and anxiety are indisputable, it has revealed the truth that not only the moderate Taliban are a ‘smokescreen’, but also far. In fact, interrogation of the abducted Indians made it clear that Indians are no longer wanted there …

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Cork legend Ben O’Connor believes rebels can dethrone Limerick

Conversation with Ben O’Connor who sometimes looks like Cork. Yes, the three-time winner All-Ireland believes Cork has more than a chance to defeat the All-Ireland champions and put a dent in their aura of invincibility, recalling another team in another code. He draws that parallel with a smile, but in a week in which Cork appears in three All-Ireland finals …

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David Bouchier: a gift from the past

Few things are so deeply rooted in human nature as the idea of ​​property. One of the first words a child learns is “mine”. Our whole civilization is based on the right to own and own property. 18th century philosopher Jean Jacques Rousseau argued that property is the source of all our inequalities, conflicts and wars. A garden fence or …

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Fasting May Have Become a Health Fad, But Religious Communities Have Been Doing It For Millennia | Religion

The practice of fasting has entered popular culture in recent years as a way to shed extra pounds. Featured in the bestselling book “The Fast Diet”, he advocates eating normally on certain days of the week while drastically reducing calories on the remaining days. Fasting has been shown to improve metabolism, prevent or slow disease, and possibly increase lifespan. But …

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Tokyo 2020 Olympic venues combine tradition and future

Tradition and modernity are never far away in Tokyo, the Japanese capital, where ryokas, teahouses and ancient shrines rub shoulders with glass skyscrapers, capsule hotels and robot cafes. Northampton, MA –News Direct– International Olympic Committee Tradition and modernity are never far away in Tokyo, the Japanese capital, where ryokas, teahouses and ancient shrines rub shoulders with glass skyscrapers, capsule hotels …

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