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In remote corner of Iraq, an unlikely alliance forms against Islamic State

UMM Al-DHIBAN, Iraq (Reuters) - They share little more than an enemy and struggle to communicate on the battlefield, but together two relatively obscure groups have opened up a new front against Islamic State militants in a remote corner of Iraq.<p>Members of the Sinjar Resistance Units (YBS), a …

Middle East

The Philosopher’s Library (Part 2)

[Simone de Beauvoire without shelves]The philosophers of the <i>End Times</i> series recommended books to readers to get further into their philosophical …

Philosophy

The Indian Education Context is Completely Different from the US Education Context

At LaTICE 2016, I attended a session on teacher professional development. I work at preparing high school CS teachers. I felt like I’d be able to …

Education

41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

*GASP*<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

20 podcasts that will make you smarter

The past couple of years have been huge for podcasts.<p>Episodes of true-crime series "Serial" were downloaded more than 80 million times, President Barack Obama visited comedian Marc Maron's garage for his "WTF" podcast, and leading Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had a candid chat …

Self-improvement

Infographic: Sex in the World of Shakespeare

If the last time you read any Shakespeare was in a high school English class, there’s a chance that your teenage <b>naïveté</b> caused you to miss many of …

The Single Most Important Thing You Can Do To Make Your Writing More Awesome

There’s no magic bullet for being a decent writer, or making people bond with your characters or fall in love with your story. Writing is a million …

10 must-watch films at 2015 Kolkata film fest

As the 21st Kolkata International Film Festival began on November 15, HT asked National Award-winning filmmaker Sekhar Das to list 10 must-watch …

The 21 Most Popular Novels of 2015 So Far

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The Original Himalayan Blunder: How India Lost Gilgit-Baltistan

The original Himalayan Blunder was with regard to the Gilgit Agency and the Wazarat, which many don’t even remember. Gilgit-Baltistan, as we know it …

Books You Can Read in 2 Hours

Got a spare couple of hours and looking to complete your Goodreads or Read Harder challenge? Here is a joint list of books that you can read in two …

Books

The mega list of careers for writers

Who knew there were so many career paths for a writer to take? Here are 37 of them.<p>What image comes to mind when you hear the word “writer”?<p>Some …

5 Indians Who Are Fighting to Give Us Freedom from Illiteracy

The provision of universal and compulsory education was a cherished ideal of the leaders of newly independent India. It was incorporated as a …

21 Must-Read Fall Books

Originally published on Kirkus. For more from Kirkus, click here.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>21 Must-Read Fall Books<p>Follow Kirkus on Twitter: www.twitter.com/KirkusReviews

Books

7 novels to make you a better thriller writer

Read these books for specific ways to improve your thriller writing technique<p>Writers will give you lots of rules for thriller writing. The main ones …

Upgrade Your Reading List: Top 7 Japanese novels you should read this Summer – Japan Info

Summer is here and what better way to spend your vacation than to read a good book while you relax at the beach, while you sit and travel on an …

5 forgotten literary classics to curl up with on a rainy day | books

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me,” remarked CS Lewis and truer words were never spoken!<p>What better way …

Best books for summer 2015: what to read

We asked novelists and historians to tell us which new book and which classic they’re packing this year. From Ishiguro to Napoleon, here are their selections:<p><b>Alan Johnson</b> <br>A new Kazuo Ishiguro novel is always worth waiting for, which is just as well because The Buried Giant (Faber) is his first in a …