In 1873, Jules Verne wrote Around the World in Eighty Days, and exciting adventure of a man racing against time. The book inspired real life adventures to circumnavigate the world. In this graphic novel, the stories of three individuals at the end of the nineteenth century are told, who all went around the world in very different ways.
The first story is of Thomas Stevens who from 1884 to 1886 rode around the world on a bicycle (naturally taking a boat at the water bits). And not the…
Added by abdurahman cheruvil on December 25, 2011 at 10:57pm — No Comments
Many people don’t know it, but the holy prophet was a wise man. Even when he ordered the assassination of other people, he made sure there are some lessons to be learned by the Muslim Ummah. In this article, we discuss the “holy” assassination of Ka’b Bin Al-Ashraf. After all, since Muhammad was a Un”Holy” prophet, it is deserving to call his assassinations Un”holy”. We, good Muslims, need to tweak some supposedly “negative” moral concepts like assassinations, so that they look good if the…Continue
Added by abdurahman cheruvil on December 21, 2011 at 8:31am — No Comments
There was no one celebrating New Delhi’s 100th anniversary yesterday, not people on the streets, not the New Delhi Municipal Corporation, not the Delhi government, not the picnicking families at India Gate, and certainly not the Union of India. But, never mind, since the undaunted Delhi…Continue
Added by abdurahman cheruvil on December 13, 2011 at 8:37am — No Comments
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
Continuous as the stars that shine …
William Wordsworth was one of the key figures in the Romantic Movement, his early poems helping to define the new movement of Romanticism. Wordsworth sought to bring a more individualistic approach, his poetry avoided high flown language however the poetry of Wordsworth is best characterised by its…Continue
Added by abdurahman cheruvil on December 10, 2011 at 1:00am — No Comments
It shouldn’t be news to anyone that countries such as China and India are now big guns in the world economy, yet with that economic success experts are keeping a careful eye on how Asia is shaping up to flex that financial muscle in space.
Cold War competitiveness once…Continue
Added by abdurahman cheruvil on December 9, 2011 at 8:35pm — No Comments
At Barinkoff Academy there's only one rule: no students on campus after curfew. Phoenix McKay soon finds out why after she finds herself on school grounds after sunset. A group calling themselves night students threaten to taste her flesh until she is saved by a mysterious, alluring boy. With his pale skin, dark…Continue
Added by abdurahman cheruvil on December 9, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments
She introduced me to a writing/books site about a year ago now and I usually didn't read her stories and poetry submissions because I figured I'd give her some space to herself, but from some recent postings from her, I decided to go check in on what she is writing.
She has a... poetry "book" just filled with... just bizarre poetry. It talks about how everything around her is "fake" and she seems paranoid that everyone is lying to her and just pretending to be her friend. And then there…
Added by abdurahman cheruvil on December 4, 2011 at 2:38pm — No Comments