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

W.O.T.D.


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 https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/10/12/jolts-workers-quitting-august-pandemic/?utm_campaign=wp_evening_edition&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&wpisrc=nl_evening&carta-url=https%3A%2F%2Fs2.washingtonpost.com%2Fcar-ln-tr%2F34f4547%2F6165f7749d2fda9d410b72f0%2F596b5ce69bbc0f403f8f89c1%2F8%2F57%2F6165f7749d2fda9d410b72f0

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


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Biden carries forward a Trump-era Middle East policy


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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. https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/10/12/congress-regulate-facebook-algorithm/?utm_campaign=wp_evening_edition&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&wpisrc=nl_evening&carta-url=https%3A%2F%2Fs2.washingtonpost.com%2Fcar-ln-tr%2F34f454d%2F6165f7749d2fda9d410b72f0%2F596b5ce69bbc0f403f8f89c1%2F23%2F57%2F6165f7749d2fda9d410b72f0

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


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


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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.