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Letter from America: Being Mindful – an Islamic Perspective

Today we live in a hyper-connected world where we are continuously distracted by our thoughts and technological comforts. It is rare for one to have their mind in the present 100% of the time – in fact, on average we spend 41% of our time with our mind lost in our thoughts – thinking about the future and the past, but rarely the current moment.

Letter from America: Being Mindful – an Islamic Perspective
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Flip-side of Nepal’s ban on high value Indian currency

Nepal government’s decision not to allow high denomination Indian rupee notes has shocked the India bound patients and disappointed Kathmandu casino bound Indian tourist alike. Expectedly, the move has created ripples all the way from Kathmandu to Terai and beyond in Kolkata, Patna and Varanasi which are frequented by Nepalis in large numbers every day. Also amongst Indians visiting Pasupatinath temple and those on their way to Kailash. It has brought back into focus the dark memories of India’s tryst with demonetization two years ago.

Nepal bans high value Indian currency notes
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Corruption is a cancer they say

‘Say no to corruption’ is one of many songs against corruption in India. They have a vigorous campaign against this cancerous disease there.

Joe Biden  -  former vice president of US,
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Letter From America: 'Isa (AS) in the Qur'an

Jesus or ‘Isa in Arabic (alayhis salam, meaning: peace be upon him) is of great significance in both Islam and Christianity. However, there are differences in terms of beliefs about the nature and life occurrences of ‘Isa (AS). Every year millions of Christians celebrate December 25 as the Christmas, the day Jesus, the son of Mary (Ar. Maryam), was born. Christian children are also lied that Santa Claus would bring gifts for them when they go to sleep at night on the eve of Christmas.

 Letter From America: 'Isa (AS) in the Qur'an
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Photographer Shahidul Alam, Arundhoti Roy and their Jihadist darlings

Some people are enthusiastic in portraying photographer Shahidul Alam as a journalist. They are encouraging each of the foreign media in giving coverage to this Al-Jazeera poster child. At this state, we need to know something about those people who are behaving like Gladiators in turning this seasoned photographer into a “globally acclaimed” journalist. " class="caption" align="right" />

 photographer Shahidul Alam  &Arundhoti Roy.
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Can we stop xenophobia that led to genocide of the Rohingya?

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines Xenophobia as – fear and hatred of strangers or foreigners or of anything that is strange or foreign. Thus, one need not necessarily be a foreigner or newcomer to a territory to be a target or an object of this crime. Even an indigenous people who are a minority that look or behave differently than the majority can be victims of xenophobia.

Can we stop xenophobia that led to genocide of the Rohingya?
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Now Music Comes with Political Colours

Delhi responded heartily to a concert by the renowned Carnatic singer and ‘social activist’ T.M. Krishnan at the Garden of Five Senses--a very apt name for the occasion-- after a programme featuring him and a few other artists was cancelled by the sponsors, SPIC-MACAY and Govt owned - Airports Authority of India (AAI), following protests by alleged right wingers.

Carnatic music vocalist TM Krishna during the concert," Awam ki Awaz" at the Garden of Five Senses, Saket in New Delhi.
Now Music Comes with Political Colours
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British MP hired by jihadist group Jamaat e Islami

As the general election in Bangladesh is scheduled to take place on December 30, Britain’s Labour Party lawmaker Rupa Haq has openly started working for Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) and actively trying to help JI is coming to power in Bangladesh

British MP hired by jihadist group Jamaat e Islami
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BJP’s New Weapon …?

Unsure of the public reaction to the performance of Narendra Modi as prime minister, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party seems to have discovered that ‘gutter language’ goes down as well with the audiences as its Hindutva appeal which has to be renewed by defying the highest court of the land or some other great efforts.

The BJP leadership, led by Narendra  Modi and Amit Shah, speaks of sections of Indians as -  ‘vermin’, ‘cockroaches’, ‘gutter sniper’, ‘termites’ and so on with full consciousness,
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Expressions, footwork hallmark of Sindhu’s dance debut

Sindhu, student of Bharatanatyam guru Jayanthi Srivatsan, gave her arangetram or debut performance in the City recently.

Guru Jayanthi Srivatsan with Sindhu
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