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The old revenue model of newspapers was first hit by a degenerating disease some two decades ago. The coronavirus crisis has sent it to the ICU and...

The C** Word: Covid-19 and Calculation

Calculation is omnipresent in the current pandemic. And yet, Continental philosophers never talk about calculation: it seems to be the c** of...

Power, Appearance, and Obscenity: Five Reflections

ONE: The New Obscene MasterThe obscene public space that is emerging today changes the way the opposition between...

How Scientism Spawns Pseudoscience and Science Denialism

Scientism – the belief that science is the only valid source of knowledge and that all legitimate questions can be answered by...
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Bangladesh Media on Ventilator: Survival is in the Paywall

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Impact of coronavirus: What will post-pandemic movie business look like?

The cinema sector has been hit hard by the coronavirus lockdown measures as shootings had to be put on hold, according to...

Chui—the Spice of Khulna

While peeking over the traditional food recipes of Khulna or even of Bangladesh, a spicy name—Chui Beef (beef prepared with the hot...

Live-streaming creativity: How lockdown is dismantling borders for Arab artists

Lockdown is bringing an ironic sense of freedom to artists in the Middle East, with live streams dismantling borders and opening frontiers...

Meet Philip Juma: The London chef celebrating Iraqi culture through food

JUMA Kitchen celebrates the best of Iraqi cuisine.Date of publication: 19 May, 2020Philip Juma's...

What is Nowruz? The Persian New Year explained

More than 300 million people celebrate Nowruz every year. When is it celebrated and how will it be affected by the coronavirus...

How a Syrian comedian brought my Arab American family together

Happiness meant staying up late with my father to watch Ghawar al-Toshi, one of the most popular characters in Arab-language films and television (MEE/Illustration by Mohamad Elaasar)

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Coronavirus – the end of globalization?

The Coronavirus is bringing radical changes to humanity. It has already brought severe consequences to the global economy. Stock markets around the...

The C** Word: Covid-19 and Calculation

Calculation is omnipresent in the current pandemic. And yet, Continental philosophers never talk about calculation: it seems to be the c** of...

Power, Appearance, and Obscenity: Five Reflections

ONE: The New Obscene MasterThe obscene public space that is emerging today changes the way the opposition between...

How Scientism Spawns Pseudoscience and Science Denialism

Scientism – the belief that science is the only valid source of knowledge and that all legitimate questions can be answered by...

How coronavirus to turn balances upside down in post-pandemic art 

The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the art world and market globally. Do you have any idea what the post-pandemic art world will...

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Bangladesh Media on Ventilator: Survival is in the Paywall

The old revenue model of newspapers was first hit by a degenerating disease some two decades ago. The coronavirus crisis has sent...

Mehmed the Conqueror: An intellectual genius among Ottoman sultans

Among the billions of people who have walked the earth since the dawn of humanity, only a few are rightfully remembered for...

Andrei Arsenevich Tarkovsky: Russian auteur with legacy of distinctive time, film aesthetics

While his life will become a limited series, let’s get to know master filmmaker Tarkovsky and his cinematography exploring spiritual themes with...

William Golding’s initial struggles as a writer

Friday last week I was at Carrefour and in its book section there was this sale of books (I guess the same...

Why we shouldn’t tear down statues of appalling historical figures

We risk whitewashing our own collusion in the false penning of history - and our own role in turning a blind eye towards crimes committed against defenceless nations.

The Seat of Tantricism In India

Kamakhya Temple, situated atop Nilachal Hill in Assam’s capital of Guwahati in northeast India, is one of the fifty-one Shakti Peeths found throughout the Indian subcontinent which are places of worship consecrated to the Mother Goddess, the female principal of Hinduism and the main deity of the Shakta sect.

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Bangladesh Media on Ventilator: Survival is in the Paywall

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Coronavirus – the end of globalization?

The Coronavirus is bringing radical changes to humanity. It has already brought severe consequences to the global economy. Stock markets around the...

The C** Word: Covid-19 and Calculation

Calculation is omnipresent in the current pandemic. And yet, Continental philosophers never talk about calculation: it seems to be the c** of...

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ONE: The New Obscene MasterThe obscene public space that is emerging today changes the way the opposition between...

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Houri

“You are an ass and the rest of your life you will remain one,” Rocky Mirza said, condescendingly blowing a ring of smoke at him, “We live only once, mate, my philosophy is live like there is no tomorrow, have fun.

The Thirst

The sun hadn’t risen. The fog-ridden streets of this city were not safe for women, yet the girl tossed about the whole night in an unknown discontentment.

The Price of Friendship

A sharp pain rushed through Arif's heart. I too am responsible for Sukhia's death, he thought. He could have easily saved his friend's life.

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Dabangg in Singapore

Dabangg is an illustration of how Bollywood processes the filth, crime and corruption of India’s heartland into celluloid masti, and probably, into a blockbuster.

Life Under Capitalism

Sofaman is a collaboration between Singapore’s The Necessary Stage and The KnAM Theatre from Russia.

The Silent Sufferers

I’ve not seen all the plays that Director Alvin Tan and Playwright Haresh Sharma have done together in the last 20 years but amongst the ones that I have seen, “Model Citizens” is one of their best—honest, direct and biting.

Bengal’s Balzac

When I was asked to review Rajat Das’ debut novel (Paper Boat, Flame of the Forest) I approached the offer with skepticism.

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Bangladesh Media on Ventilator: Survival is in the Paywall

The old revenue model of newspapers was first hit by a degenerating disease some two decades ago....

Coronavirus – the end of globalization?

The Coronavirus is bringing radical changes to humanity. It has already brought severe consequences to the global...

The C** Word: Covid-19 and Calculation

Calculation is omnipresent in the current pandemic. And yet, Continental philosophers never talk about calculation: it seems...

Power, Appearance, and Obscenity: Five Reflections

ONE: The New Obscene MasterThe obscene public space that is emerging today changes...

How Scientism Spawns Pseudoscience and Science Denialism

Scientism – the belief that science is the only valid source of knowledge and that all legitimate...

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