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The City That Obsessed with Breakfast

It was almost midnight in the southern Thai city of Trang, and I was staring into an oven the size of a tuk-tuk. Flames and smoke were shooting out of the top, and men were carefully lowering two full-grown, slaughtered pigs into the fiery abyss. An hour later, they would...

Bolivia’s Unique Tribal Kingdom

Bolivia’s La Paz is the highest capital in the world. At 3,690m in elevation, its air is cold and thin, leaving many visitors gasping for oxygen and experiencing altitude sickness, known locally as soroche. But if you push past the chaotic traffic and drive 100km north-east, descending into the sub-tropical...

The Woman Who Walked Around The World

“Why?” It’s a simple question, and one that people ask Angela Maxwell frequently. Yet until recently, the American struggled to answer why, exactly, she upended a perfectly fine life in pursuit of a big dream. But for Maxwell, “why” is a question worth answering. After all, she embarked on a...

Bangladesh A Legacy of Blood -Nasir Hossain

In the first ten years of independence, Bangladesh experienced some incidents that played a vital role in the economic and political development of the country. A famine broke out in the country that killed thousands of people. Two of the very popular presidents were brutally murdered, and some key figures...

Exhibition: The Four Elements

Artist Nagihan Seymour returns to The Lightbox with a new show, ‘The Four Elements’, following her successful solo exhibition in 2017. UK-based artist Nagihan Seymour is specialised in Tezhip, the art of illumination and sacred geometry. ‘The Four Elements’ includes her latest paintings and ceramics incorporating natural pigments and precious metals. Drawing...

Discipline in Islam

The Discipline Policy is based on the principles of Islam derived from the Quran and the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad ?. As Muslims, we are expected to behave with self-discipline and noble conduct in every situation. Discipline differentiates humans from beasts. It is a sign of Allah’s care when...

Tidy Up! Fahmida Mehreen

In the busy schedule of our lives, it is difficult to find time to tidy up or de-clutter our bedrooms or office rooms. However, a quick impromptu cleaning session can be not only fun but also mind-refreshing. Having the wooden and marble surfaces properly dusted, mopping the floors, getting rid...

The Wonder of the Lighthouse of Alexandria -Ahmad Ullah

One cannot but wonder, looking back at the ancient architecture. Thousands of years ago, ancient people created some structures that still amaze people. Egypt, the land of the Nile and the Pyramids, is at the centre of interest for all its wonders. Many ancient architectures, including the Egyptian pyramids and...

Ralph Waldo Emerson -The Snow Storm

Announced by all the trumpets of the sky Arrives the snow, and, driving o’er the fields, Seems nowhere to alight: the whited air Hides hills and woods, the river and the heaven, And veils the farm-house at the garden’s end. The steed and traveller stopped, the courier’s feet Delayed, all...

Jalaluddin Rumi Stay Close, My Heart

Stay close, my heart, to the one who knows your ways; Come into the shade of the tree that allays has fresh flowers. Don’t stroll idly through the bazaar of the perfume-markers: Stay in the shop of the sugar-seller. If you don’t find true balance, anyone can deceive you; Anyone...

Editorial

Dear Readers, Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah walaihi. Hope you are all fine by the grace of Allah. During Ramadan, people try their best to do charity. Muslims lavishly offer ifter to fasting people, donate money, entertain people, give away jakat and fitra. Then comes Eid-ul-Fitr at the start of Shawwal....

In the light of the Holy Hadith

MERCY FOR ANIMALS Prophet Muhammad said, “There is a reward for helping any living creature.”( Bukhari, Musaqat, 9)Dear Brothers and Sisters! One day, the Prophet Muhammad (saw) talked about a man who filled his shoe with water from a well and offered it to a thirsty dog, and thus earned...