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The Underground Cathedral Protecting Tokyo from Floods

The Underground Cathedral Protecting Tokyo from Floods

Cecilia Tortajada recalls making her way down a long staircase and into of one of Japan’s engineering marvels, an enormous water tank that crowns Tokyo’s defences against flooding. When she finally reached the tank’s ground, she stood among the dozens of 500-tonne pillars supporting the ceiling. In the cavernous, shrine-like...

Improve Work Performance with These Productivity Software

Improve Work Performance with These Productivity Software

Productivity is the ability to perform tasks efficiently and in a timely manner. In today’s busy and competitive business world, productivity is paramount for any business, organization or corporation. Productivity is more than just performing tasks successfully. It is about investing and allocating resources, so the company or business can...

50 Years of Cassette Tapes - Fahmida Mehreen

50 Years of Cassette Tapes – Fahmida Mehreen

Life today is engulfed in boundless forms of technology. Amidst all the fascinating creations, cassette tape is one of the most notable ones that had brought a revolution in the history of recording. Today, we perceive it as a rectangular device with a black magnetic strip encircled around two hollows,...

Patience is a must, my son!

Patience is a must, my son!

In his advice, Shaykh Adabali – the famous scholar and teacher of Osman Bey, the founder of the Ottoman Empire – says “Patience is a must, my son. You cannot arrive at your destination without patience. You cannot reach Mount Qaf without patience.” Yes, you cannot get anywhere without patience....

Indulgence in eSports and an exit - Sohrab Hussain

Indulgence in eSports and an exit – Sohrab Hussain

Over the years, the ploy of getting out of mother’s sight has changed in various ways. The youngsters nowadays look for an odd chance to play with the eSports. As if, it was yesterday, the local boys used to excuse themselves naughtily to play on the field or to play...

Ibn Araby - The hand of trial

Ibn Araby – The hand of trial

I wonder at the house He has built and shaped, placing therein a noble spirit, putting it to the trial. He destroyed it utterly, as if He had not built it. Who can put it together for me, who can make it last? He knew full well what He had...

Editorial

Editorial

Dear readers Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah. Hope this issue of your favourite magazine will find you in good health and mind. As all works and no play makes Jack a dull boy so everyone has to go to playground for fun, fitness and for a fair mind too. But as...

Essential Chrome Apps and Features

Essential Chrome Apps and Features: Get More Done

In today’s fast-paced and never-ending busy world, we are overwhelmed by tasks that need to be completed by tight deadlines. With so much technology it is difficult to find the right tools to help boost our efficiency. And, many tools get obsolete so its essential to stay up-to-date to know when you...

Manifesting the Unseen

Manifesting the Unseen

Bringing together an international group of emerging Muslim women artists ‘Manifesting the Unseen’ invites the viewer to see the unseen, challenging their perceptions of Islam and Muslim women. The exhibition which is based at Broadway Market in Hackney showcases the talents of 11 Muslim women artists whose works include Islamic...

Mosquitoes can hear up to 10 meters away

Mosquitoes can hear up to 10 meters away

Mosquitoes can hear over distances much greater than anyone suspected, according to researchers at Cornell and Binghamton University. Their findings were published in the journal Current Biology. Until now, scientists believed that organisms required eardrums for long-range hearing, and that the feathery antennae with fine hairs that mosquitoes and some insects...

How to Take Action

How to Take Action

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” – Napoleon Hill What makes dreams into reality? I believe that perhaps the most important – and an often ignored – thing...

The secrets of endurance athletes

The secrets of endurance athletes

Running a distance race – like a 246km ultramarathon – takes extraordinary physical fitness.But however hard they have trained, an athlete’s success hinges on their mental endurance. By Sarah Keating   This story is an adaptation of What are the limits of human endurance?, an episode of CrowdScience presented by Marnie Chesterton...

Beautiful Advice in the Quran

Trusting God: Beautiful Advice in the Quran

There is so little that we know as human beings about our own selves. We think we know everything, when in reality, we do not. Few of us can say we knew exactly where we would end up in adulthood when we were kids, who our best friends would be,...

A Pair of Shoes

A Pair of Shoes  – Khadiza Binte Mostafiz

“Hey Jashim, Look what I found.” “You are so lucky, Zaid. This shoe almost looks brand new. I wonder why they threw it into the dustbin. Must be nice being rich. You can dump your good shoe and buy a new one. You are really lucky, you know. You can sell...

Many of the bunkers are now overgrown and left alone in the Albanian countryside

The Cold War bunkers that cover a country

Fearing invasion during the Cold War, Albania’s leader Enver Hoxha forced his country to build tens of thousands of bunkers. Long after the regime’s collapse, many still remain. By Stephen Dowling in Albania It is a spring morning and the sun is already high and hot. I am scrambling across...

One-time life

One-time life – Muhammad Saifuddin

They say you get your life for once only So, enjoy it, Seize the moment. But it’s not true. You, with every passing second, get a new breath meet new people, greet new environments, breed new plants, gain new creeds. Even your old possessions become newer by becoming older with...

Mr. Season

Mr. Season – Kazi Falguni Eshita

He’s about ten years younger to me. That’s what attracts me to him, you see. I call him Season, that’s what his name means, A sibling from a different set of parents he seems. He’s almost a skeleton, with the face of a child. I have to be loving, or...

Martial art for self-defence

Martial art for self-defence । Ifrith Islam

‘A 16-year-old Garo girl is allegedly raped by her employer in Gulshan area of Dhaka.’ It’s a news that should have shaken whole Bangladesh rather only hurting the victim and her family for long. That’s only because it is not a stray or one-off incident but these sorts of thing...