Asiff Hussein quotes chapter and verse to say that the Niqab is not obligatory in Islam and asks: "Can society function properly in an environment where women are veiled from top to toe?"
Each of the "ancient" languages below has a little something special—something ancient—to differentiate it from the masses. But all "new" languages have grown out of ancient ones says the author Lani Seelinger
Lighting up of Beira Lake signifies its historical importance. A strategically important place in the Portuguese and Dutch period, it became a commercial hub during British rule and is now slated to be part of the swank Colombo Port City.
The theme of the dialogue is exchanges and mutual learning among Asian civilizations and a community with a shared future.
Despite the hot words and fanciful news stories shared in the social media about troubles here and there, Colombo is getting back to what it has always been - a peaceful and beautiful city.
Kochi (India), May 1 (www.gyastarnews.com): A group of trans women has realized its dream and will open their own hotel in Kerala, India. The women planned to open the hotel called Hotel Ruchimudra in the state capital of Kochi in south east India. Aditi Achuth, Saya Mathew, Preethi Alexander, Pranav, Ragaranjini and Meenakshi received US$14,320 in local government funding to set...
The Pakistani bid to obliterate Bengali language and Bengali culture in the 1950s and 1960s revived the Bengali New Year celebrations in East Pakistan which in 1971 became independent Bangladesh. Today Pohela Boishak brings Hindu and Muslim Bengalis together.
Kolkata, April 11 (www.kolkatachinatown.com): The Chinese in India are a small group of people – very small when compared to the population of India – but this tiny population has touched India in two important places – in their stomachs and in the faces of their women. “Chinese chow” – popular term for Chinese fried noodles vie for place among the...
As this song highlights, people on either side of the border do not want to hate each other or go to war.
Noted Chinese businessman Jack Ma said: “ If you want a successful business, hire as many women as possible”. Chinese women have indeed stormed male bastions,successfully.