The Bitter Dads’ Club

source.newsweek A new wave of burned-out fathers is coming to screens—and they’re angrier than ever. Richard Cartwright / Courtesy of UniversalJason Bateman (left) and Ryan Reynolds (right) in “The Change-Up.” American dads have never had much to complain about. For decades—make that centuries—they were one-act parents, their main physical role […]

Madman in Chief

source.newsweek Was Richard Nixon too normal? Abraham Lincoln exceptionally deranged? Why we should look for a little bit of crazy in our leaders. By now, the 2012 Republican presidential contenders have all been tattooed by the opposition, branded as boring, damaged, or even insane. The entire GOP is “barking mad,” […]

Universal brotherhood

source.dailytimes.pakistan Creating words and shaping them in an orderly form is the vocation of poets and men of letters. But there are occasions in life when one is left speechless. This is one such occasion for me; I do not have the words with which to adequately thank the Lenin […]

Documentary on Jesus’ Mysterious Stay in Kashmir Selected for International Festival

A documentary film, directed and written by writer-director Yashendra Prasad, based on Jesus Christ’s mysterious stay in Kashmir, has been selected to be screened in the prestigious fourth International documentary and short film festival of Kerala to be held from July 31 to August 4 in Tiruananthpuram. The 52-minute English documentary, The Rozabal Shrine of […]

England crush India by 196 runs

Source:cnn.com (CNN) — England took nine second-innings wickets on the final day’s play against India at Lord’s Monday to take a 1-0 lead in the four-Test series. Stuart Broad took the final wicket of tailender Ishant Sharma to end a remarkable match that saw the fortunes of both teams veer […]

Travels Through Islam

Source: Time Magazine.come Discovering a world of change and challenge in the footsteps of the 14th century explorer Ibn Battuta.   World Wanderer By Reza Aslan – July 21, 2011   ILLUSTRATION BY DAVID JOHNSON FOR TIMEThe world that Ibn Battuta experienced in his travels nearly 700 years ago was […]

In Pursuit of Romance

source. times magazine on line. It’s 10 minutes to midnight on a Thursday in Riyadh, the start of the Saudi weekend, and even though it’s the middle of finals, Tahlia Street swarms with kids in Porsches and Ferraris looking for a good time. Throbbing bass beats back the syncopated rhythm […]

One Faith, Many Strains

source.time magazie on line Sometimes the path to spiritual awareness runs through a Turkish suq. Nearly 20 years ago, my wife and I were carpet shopping at Istanbul’s vast Ottoman Grand Bazaar. One salesman, a clean-shaven Muslim youth, invited us to a Sufi do — not one of the whirling-dervish […]