Jacob Markose

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100 Must-Read Epistolary Novels from the Past and Present

There is something pleasantly, innocently voyeuristic about reading an epistolary novel. They give you the feeling of stumbling on a box of letters …

Raped and tortured by IS, Yazidi women recover in Germany

VILLINGEN-SCHWENNINGEN, Germany (AP) — The Yazidi girl had been in the safety of a refugee camp in Iraq for two weeks when she imagined she heard the voices of Islamic State fighters outside her tent.<p>Petrified by the thought of again facing rape and abuse at their hands, 17-year-old Yasmin vowed to …

Sensitive Skin

100 Must-Read Lesser-Known Classics

Everything about this post is subject to debate: what constitutes a “must-read” book? What does “lesser-known” mean? What exactly is a “classic”? …

Books that will Improve your Knowledge of the World

Inspired by a reader’s question to me, I thought I’d ask Farnam Street follers on Facebook and Twitter for an answer to the question: <b>What books would</b> …

Fallout From Turkey Coup Leaves Syria Rebels in the Lurch

Many military leaders involved in support programs are now in jail<p>Some of the most intense fighting in the five-year Syrian war erupted after last month’s failed Turkish coup—and it is probably no coincidence.<p>Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was an early and indispensable backer of the …

The 18 apps you should use every day to be more productive

That's why we've assembled a list of apps that will make you more productive, and take away some of the stress from your life.<p>From fan favorites to cutting-edge newcomers, these apps help you sketch out an idea, take detailed notes, or stay in touch with your team.<p>Whatever your day consists of, …

Apps

I can't forget and I can't stay silent: an Iranian refugee's story

<i>Marginalised since boyhood as a Jew in the fundamental Islamic state of Iran, Kooshyar Karimi was kidnapped, jailed and tortured before escaping to Turkey where he faced the challenge of keeping his family safe. They eventually made it to Australia as refugees.</i><p>After a two-hour stop in Qatar and …

The Greek refugees who fled to the Middle East in WW2

<b>The influx of more than a million refugees and migrants to the Greek islands in the past year has stirred up difficult memories for a dwindling group who followed the same route during World War Two, but in reverse.</b><p>As German and Italian troops occupied Greece, tens of thousands of people fled by …

Why am I not finding the blog post? Reshaping INDIHOPE

<b>Disclaimer</b><p>Dear Reader, if you have come across here from a different blog post, then it means the blog that you are looking for is no longer …

The man who cycled from India to Europe for love

<b>Indian artist PK Mahanandia met Charlotte Von Schedvin on a winter evening in Delhi in 1975 when she asked him to draw her portrait.</b><p>What eventually followed was an epic bicycle journey from India to Europe - all for love.<p>Ms Von Schedvin was visiting India as a tourist when she spotted Mr Mahanandia …

Einstein’s musical talent helped propel his scientific breakthroughs

As we marvel at science’s latest extraordinary breakthrough, it’s also an opportunity to ponder what kind of thinker Albert Einstein was.<p>Born two decades before the beginning of the 20th century, what kind of mind was his that could come up with ideas that would have to wait until the second decade …

Piano

For Refugees, Private Groups Fill in Shortfalls in the World’s Response

Nimble volunteer organizations in Greece are feeding, clothing and comforting desperate Syrians, Iraqis and others<p>As Syria’s civil war worsens and Islamic State continues to hold on to large swaths of Iraq, Europe has been shaken by the worst refugee crisis since World War II. Nearly 5 million …

War