Art

Calligraphy Is the Islamic Art of Arts

Huff Post: by Michael Wolfe In Western art calligraphy is a minor art form, mostly confined to books and the occasional decorative function. But in Islamic art, the practice of beautiful writing is much more. Because it grew up alongside the Quran, Islam’s sacred book, calligraphy developed from a central […]

Fijian students thank India for assistance

Fijian students in India thankful for assistance 13:38 Sun May 27, 2012   With Mereseini Marau at Fiji High Commission, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi, India.Taken from/By: Facebook Report by: Shireen Lata Fiji students studying in India received an increase in their allowance. Fiji’s High Commissioner to India, Yogesh Karan reminded […]

Louis XIV railway carriages take to Paris-Versailles line

Rfi: Possibly the most glamorous local railway carriages in the world started operating on Wednesday between Paris and Versailles. They may look like any old beat-up railway train on the outside but inside they are decorated with reproductions of interiors from the royal Palace of Versailles. More: http://www.english.rfi.fr/visiting-france/20120516-louis-xiv-railway-carriages-take-paris-versailles-line

Where Shoes Listen and Coins Kill

Source: NY Times. By EDWARD ROTHSTEIN Published: May 17, 2012 In 1953, after the early successes of Soviet espionage demonstrated just how difficult and dangerous the cold war would become, the Central Intelligence Agency began a top-secret program called MKUltra. It included exotic projects that decades later provided much critical fodder […]