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The book by distinguished art historian Dr Akbar Naqvi discloses the painting journey of artist Shahid Rassam, which led him to drawings and sculptures also. Shahid divided his journey in three periods. The "Romanticism to Poetic Surrealism" period covers poetry of Ahmed Faraz to Jaun Elia to Mirza Ghalib, the second period titled "The Oldest Profession Series", which he created while studying in London. And the third period was triggered by a stroll with a commercial sex worker at Kings Cross captioned "Business and Economics".
Children are the future pillars of our nation. They are tomorrow's politicians, scientists, doctors, architectures and teachers.They are innocent, admirable, and pure and loved by everyone. To increase the awareness of people towards the rights, care and education of childrenthe date of 20th November has been set to celebrate Universal Children's Day all over the world.
Bicycle helmets that utilize airbag technology instead of conventional hard foam may offer five times more protection against brain injuries, according to Stanford University researchers.
Turmeric is called Haldi in Hindi and Urdu in the Subcontinent. It is a bright yellow colour powder extracted from and underground root of a tropical plant called "Curcuma longa Linn." It belongs to the ginger family "Zingiberaceae". It is native of India but some people consider that it originated in China. It is widely cultivated in Sri Lanka, China, Indonesia, Peru, Jamaica, India and Pakistan, besides many other tropical countries of the world.
With the deftness of decades of experience, Abu Mohammad wove thick green thread with a wooden loom in north-west Syria, creating a vibrant geometric pattern renowned among Arabic textiles. It was the last day before the weaver in his 50s would be forced to close the workshop, leaving the last five remaining looms in his hometown of Ariha in Idlib province to gather dust.
The gates to J.K. Rowling's wizarding world are set to re-open with "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," but the jury is still out on whether the five-movie spinoff will conjure up the magic that turned "Harry Potter" into a global entertainment phenomenon.
British author J.K. Rowling has conjured up her "Harry Potter" magic in the spin-off film "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," but some early reviews wondered if it may be too dark for a family audience and whether the story can sustain four more movies.