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The Village Where The Land Became ‘Swiss Cheese’

It happened suddenly and without warning. Where there should have been the emerging first shoots of potato seedlings behind the orchard in Nikola Borojevic’s spacious garden, there was now huge hole. Measuring 30m (98ft) wide and 15m (49ft) deep, it quickly filled with water. And it wasn’t the only one....

The Scandinavian Zero-Carbon Construction

Quiet, clean and green are not words you would typically use to describe a construction site. But the site at Olav Vs gate, one of the busiest streets in the heart of Norway’s capital city, Oslo, was special. In a first of its kind in the world, all the machinery...

Exhibition Signs of Bosnia

The recent exhibition “Signs of Bosnia” by famous Bosnian artists Sead Emric and Halida Emric was on view in the historical building Hanikah in Sarajevo. Sead Emric and Halida Emric have already had the opportunity to exhibit in the Bosnian capital several times. Each time, they would attract a lot...

Light From Space Has Record-Breaking Energy

The cosmos keeps outdoing itself. Extremely energetic light from space is an unexplained wonder. Scientists don’t know where that light comes from, exactly. And now astronomers have spotted this light, called gamma rays, at higher energies than ever before. You can’t see gamma rays with your eyes. They are much...

How the Space Race Influenced the Soviet Art

It stands outside the gates of the Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy, the giant trade-show-meets-amusement-park intended to show off the might of Soviet industry and science. It was built at a time when the USSR was leading the space race. A time when, to quote the submarine captain in...

A Look Ahead To The Next Era Of Manufacturing

The manufacturing industry is in an almost constant state of evolution. The way we make things — from cars to shoes to dental floss — has changed dramatically over the past 100 years, and the next 100 will surely be just as dramatic. So what big changes are on the...

The Story of Indian Partition -Fahmida Mehreen

The story of the partition of India is an epic saga itself which is scarred with ambition, religious violence, intolerance, hatred, starvation and haste. Before the partition phase, the British had ruled India for more than 200 years. Before the British arrived, India being a multicultural nation with many religions...

Has The Pandemic Harmed Our Memories?

In November 2020 I wrote a feature about us becoming more forgetful during the Covid-19 pandemic. My starting point was anecdotal reports from people telling me that their memories seemed to be letting them down more often during the lockdowns. In the feature I spoke to a memory researcher, Catherine...

Walt Whitman -To Think of Time

To think of time—of all that retrospection! To think of to-day, and the ages continued henceforward! Have you guess’d you yourself would not continue? Have you dreaded these earth-beetles? Have you fear’d the future would be nothing to you? Is to-day nothing? Is the beginningless past nothing? If the future...

Lead Poem

Hafiz Ghazal 22 When you hear the lovers’ words, think them not a mistake You don’t recognize these words, the error must be your take. The here and hereafter cannot tame my spirit and soul Praise God for all the intrigue in my mind that is at stake. I know...

Editorial

Dear Friends and Subscribers Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah. Hope the issue will find you well at a time when coronavirus onslaught rages on. Doctors prescribe particularly the conventional wisdom suggests to drink lots of fluid to ward off Covid-19. In 1945 the US Food and Nutrition Board of the National...

In the light of the Holy Hadith

Youth: Our Greatest Asset and Richness Prophet Muhammad (saw) said, “Take advantage of five before five: your youth before your old age, your health before your sickness, your wealth before your poverty, your free time before your busyness, and your life before your death.” (Hakim, Mustadrak, IV, 341.) Dear Young Brothers...

The Essence of the Holy Qur’an

How Mind Worships: Tafakkur (Contemplation) “They always remember Allah while standing or sitting or [lying] on their sides. They give thought to the creation of the heavens and the earth, saying, ‘Our Lord! You did not create this aimlessly; exalted are You above such a thing! Protect us from the...