Sufi love poetry is in vogue, but few grasp its radical meaning

Consider it a gift from God that you have experienced afflictions in love’s quarters!– from Kulliyyat-i Shams (Divan-i Kabir) by Jalal al-Din Rumi (1207-73) Catchy poetic quotations from the ecstatic love poetry of Rumi – purportedly, the bestselling poet of recent decades in the United States – are everywhere these days. They pepper speeches at weddings, are tattooed … Continue reading Sufi love poetry is in vogue, but few grasp its radical meaning


WORD OF THE DAY Fascicle FAS-ə-kəl Part of speech: noun Origin: Latin, 15th century 1 A separately published installment of a book or other printed work. 2 (Anatomy and biology) a bundle of structures, such as nerve or muscle fibers or conducting vessels in plants. Examples of Fascicle in a sentence "Mae wanted to study how different groups of … Continue reading W.O.T.D.

FP Editor’s PIcks

SPONSORED BY THE THUNDERBIRD SCHOOL OF GLOBAL MANAGEMENT AT ASU 1 Data hazards. Western financial firms are embracing Chinese mobile payment apps, but they allow Beijing to harvest data without resorting to illegal means, FP’s Elisabeth Braw writes. 2 Stable state? Afghanistan is careening toward becoming a failed state. In an interview with Lynne O’Donnell, Pakistan’s ambassador to Kabul advocates for … Continue reading FP Editor’s PIcks

A record number of workers are quitting their jobs, empowered by new leverage

4.3 million people quit their jobs in August, nearly 3 percent of the workforce

Americans should limit use of daily aspirin meant to prevent heart attack or stroke, task force says

Biden carries forward a Trump-era Middle East policy

Lawmakers’ latest idea to fix Facebook: Regulate the algorithm

Whistleblower Frances Haugen says the software that decides what we see in our social feeds is hurting us all. But reforming it won’t be easy.

Afghan interpreter who helped rescue Biden in 2008 is evacuated from Afghanistan

British government’s early pandemic response was a historic public health failure, lawmakers say

What geometry taught me about awe, love and grief

What geometry taught me about awe, love and grief Curvature (1936) by Herbert List. Courtesy of Herbert List/Magnum Michael Frameretired in 2016 as adjunct professor of mathematics at Yale University. His latest book is Geometry of Grief: Reflections on Mathematics, Loss, and Life (2021). Edited by Sam Haselby I want to describe how thinking about geometry has helped me understand grief, … Continue reading What geometry taught me about awe, love and grief

Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases.

Press Information Bureau Government of India •Press Communique •Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment visits Samba •Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Shri Parshottam Rupala launches a nationwide River Ranching Programme in Uttar Pradesh today •Vice President visits Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum in Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh •COVID-19 Vaccination Update - Day 266 … Continue reading Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases.