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The literary selection in the book 'Mohabatoun Ka Safar' by Allaudin Hamdam Khanzada is multidimensional covering subjects from love to loneliness to Sufism to issues of society. One can drive pleasure and enjoyment from reading the poetry as the compositions of his literary works are contemplative. They are the voices of common people who also wanted to express the same emotions but could not express themselves so effectively.
The city of Karachi is known as the city of lights and a city that never goes to sleeps. Another prominent feature of Karachi is the shrine of Abdullah Shah Ghazi. This year the city celebrated the 1,286th three days 'Urs', at the birth anniversary of saint Syed Abdullah Shah Ghazi, from 23 to 25 September. A large number of devotees attended the celebrations.
Earth laughs in flowers - said Ralph Waldo Emerson. Sigmund Freud said that "flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts." The flower is the most important part of plants as it produces seeds and fruits to reproduce itself for the perpetuation of species etc what would have been the life had there been no flowers and fruits at all. It is the most exquisite creation of the Mother Nature.
The recent discovery of the tomb of Suleiman the Magnificent, considered the greatest Ottoman ruler, has raised hopes of a tourism boom in one of Hungary's most impoverished areas. From hammam baths and crumbling minarets to battle site memorials and ruins of mosques, traces of the country's 150-year-long stretch (1541-1699) in the Ottoman Empire are not hard to find in Hungary.
A new collection in the psychiatric hospital of Duffel in the north of Belgium makes for a ghoulish sight: around 3,000 preserved brains that were originally saved by a British doctor. The collection of frontal lobes, hippocampi and other key parts of the brain floating in formaldehyde or fixed in paraffin will be used for research into psychiatric illnesses such as depression or schizophrenia.
Bringing the American Wild West to life was no easy task, just ask the cast of "The Magnificent Seven," who endured scorching heat and torrential rain in wool costumes in the Louisiana summer. "We had a lot of lightning, thunder issues where we had to shut (production) down, but the heat was just constant," Denzel Washington, who plays bounty hunter Sam Chisholm, told Reuters.
Turning a blind eye to climate change will come at a price the world can no longer afford to pay, the director of a documentary produced by Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio said last Monday. "We can no longer turn a blind eye to the issue of climate change. We are at a crucial moment where if we don't act now, we will forever pay the price," Fisher Stevens said in a statement.