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Abdol Hossein Sardari - The Iranian Muslim that saved the lives of thousands of Jews from the Nazis

An Iranian official risking his life to save Jews? This scenario, while implausible nowadays, actually happened during the Holocaust. Meet Abdol Hossein Sardari, a diplomat at the Iranian mission in Paris during the 1940s. 461 more words

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What Makes A Story “Depressing”?

I recently read Good Kings Bad Kings by Susan Nussbaum, winner of the PEN Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction and several other accolades. When describing it to friends as a story told from the perspectives of patients and staff at an institution for severely disabled minors, I got a common response: “Well, … 1,104 more words

Scars & Physical Ability

The senseless rise of religious fundamentalism


In recent past, more people have been killed in the name of religion than for any other thing in the world. Religion has become a symbol of death, terror and agony. 1,146 more words

Human Rights

The Christian minority in Pakistan : Under increased threat of persecution

Weeks after the twin bombings on churches in Lahore, discrimination against the Christian minority in Pakistan seems to have taken a turn for worse. By Roma Rajpal Weiß 1,284 more words

Minorities

Chinese Signs in Panama City, Panama

Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.

The community of ethnic Chinese in Panama began to form in the latter half of the 19th century. The first group of Chinese labourers arrived in the country on March 30, 1854 by way of Canada and Jamaica to work on the Panama Railroad.

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Miscellaneous

A Purpose

I have what they call a disability. You might too. It just means you are unable to perform tasks in the same manner as some other people in the world. 507 more words

Ableism

I am not a Modi Supporter and I am not leaving India

Day by day I am getting this feeling that India is not a democracy anymore.People share the messages like “if You don’t like Modi then you should Leave India” more then often now.DO you think this kind of Blind following of Love is OK.Fine, He may be a good guy , May be not. 177 more words