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Transgender Dignity in Islam

The 18th century British colonists, the self-righteous Anglican males of the self-assessed superior civilization, upon arrival in the Mughul-Muslim India, were repulsed by the sight of Hijras (transgenders) and baffled over why they were accorded so much respect in royal courts and other spheres of …

Don't buy a 32GB Android phone in 2017

Changes to the way storage works in phones which ship with Nougat, combined with larger app sizes and more common 64GB models, means you should think …

Mobile Technology

seda

Lahore in the Time of the Raj: Historians Ian Talbot and Tahir Kamran explore the city's Colonial past - Firstpost

<i>Lahore in the Time of the Raj,</i> the new book by author Ian Talbot (a professor of modern British history and formerly head of history at the …

Pakistan

Prayer around the world – in pictures

There are an estimated 4,200 religions worldwide, each with its unique customs and traditions. These images offer a glimpse of how different faiths connect with each other and the world around them

New Theory of Gravity Doesn’t Need Dark Matter

Erik Verlinde’s controversial theory of gravity was able to accurately predict the gravity distribution of 33,000 galaxies.<p>In early 2010, a string theorist at the University of Amsterdam named Erik Verlinde first published his alternative theory of gravity. In this theory, gravity isn't a …

Physics

Physicists Have Observed The Light Spectrum of Antimatter For First Time

Putting Einstein's special relativity to the test.<p>After two decades of trying, physicists at CERN have reported the first ever measurement of the …

Earth - The real reasons why we walk on two legs, and not four

Scattered across a taupe-coloured slab of rock that emerges from the bed of a dried-up river in northern Tanzania are perhaps some of the most evocative relics of our evolutionary past.<p>Pressed into the hardened volcanic ash are three sets of footprints. The larger ones apparently lead the smaller …

Physics Nobel Awarded for Breakthroughs in Exotic States of Matter

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2016 was split, with one half going to David J. Thouless at the University of Washington, and the other half going to F. …

Indian Hair Oil Treatment to Make your Hair Grow Thick-Faster: DIY

Hello everyone,<p>It is widely known that Indian women have the best hair in the world, I being an Indian also have long hair but I still want to grow …

Hair Care

Wonder Oil to Stop Hair Fall Overnight: Grow 2 Inches Hair in 1 Month: DIY

Hello everyone,<p>Hair plays an important role in people’s physical appearance and self perception, so it can be devastating to experience hair fall and …

Hair Care

The colourful history of the Pakistani passport

The Pakistani passport has been a mirror of the persistent existentialist tussle in the country itself.<p>The Pakistani passport has been a mirror of …

Pervez Musharraf

India's secret history: 'A holocaust, one where millions disappeared...'

Author says British reprisals involved the killing of 10m, spread over 10 years<p>A controversial new history of the Indian Mutiny, which broke out 150 years ago and is acknowledged to have been the greatest challenge to any European power in the 19th century, claims that the British pursued a …

Who Is the Queen of Sheba in the Bible?

Who is the Queen of Sheba in the Bible? Here is one artist’s depiction of the Queen of Sheba. It comes from the Medieval manuscript <i>Bellifortis</i> by …

Theology
Stock Markets

Why a Bollywood film has been accused of distorting history

<b>A star-studded Bollywood epic based on life in Indus Valley, home to one of the world's first large civilisations, has kicked up a storm over its depiction of history, says Sudha G Tilak.</b><p>Mohenjo Daro, written and directed by well-known filmmaker Ashutosh Gowarikar, has met with a tepid response at …

Hrithik Roshan

Russia's Sukhoi Super 30: The Outlook for India’s Ultra-Advanced Flanker Upgrade

Indications in recent months suggest that the upgrade program for India’s fleet of Su-30MKI fighters is finally gathering pace. The Indian Air Force …

Aerospace

The UN Has Admitted That It Played a Role in The Cholera Outbreak in Haiti

Finally.<p>The United Nations (UN) has finally acknowledged that it played a role in the cholera outbreak in Haiti that began nearly six years ago, and …

Environmental Health

DIY: How To Clear Your Sinuses in Seconds Using Nothing but Your Fingers

Having a stuff and congested nose can be quite discomforting and often leaves a person restless and in some cases disorientated. Allergies, the flu …

Alternative Medicine

Pakistan third cheapest country in the world: report

An extensive cost of living survey has ranked Pakistan as the third cheapest country in the world.<p>The cheapest country to feature in the study is …