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  • Watergate and the Future: News for 2009  By : Russ Baker
    One of the fastest ways to raise eyebrows in politically savvy company is to suggest that Richard Nixon was not the villain of Watergate. Everyone knows that Nixon himself set loose the Watergate burglars and then oversaw the attempted cover-up that followed. We know this because the most famous journalists of the last fifty years -- Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein -- made their careers on that story. I thought I knew it too.
  • Searching For Edward Cullen? Why Women Drool Over Vampires  By : Lisa Daily
    Everyone from teenaged girls to single women to suburban mommies to grandmothers are going crazy over Edward Cullen, the drool-worthy vampire in the wildly popular new Twilight movie.
  • Prologue (Walking through Walls excerpt)  By : Philip Smith
    It was late July.
  • Spy Gear Hidden Cameras  By : Michiel Van Kets
    People opt to purchase a hidden camera for all sorts of reasons; many of these are for investigative purposes, to be safer in their home or even just to entertain themselves.
  • A Computer Virus Is A Thought Manifested  By : Roy E. Klienwachter
    All things are created in the mind first. It is the first of the three steps of creation of thought, word, and deed. A healthy life comes from a healthy mind, a disease, illness or accident comes from an unhealthy mind. If you want to know the state of your mind, just look at the things you have created or are creating in your life
  • Upgrade Car Bulbs, Benefits from Replacing Halogen Headlight Bulbs with Xenon Bulbs  By : Michiel Van Kets
    You will experience many benefits if replacing your bulbs. Halogen bulbs are low intensity most probably installed in the factory where they made the car and offering a poor solution to good visibility at night.
  • Meaning of Orchids  By : David Kai
    Orchids are a long-lasting and particularly elegant type of flower. Orchids are perfect gift for many occasions. Orchids have different meanings. With many orchid varieties to choose from and the meanings of orchids being so special, you are sure to find one that can express the right message, whether it be Thank You, Happy Anniversary,or anything in between.
  • Catching Contemporary Dance Events...  By : Christopher Cartre
    For live entertainment, some might say nothing is more exhilarting and visually pleasing than modern, contempoarary dance. Considering it was only developed in the 20th century primarily in the United States and Germany, this art form is relatively new in comparison to the rest of the arts. However, it has made gigantic strides in such a short period of time.
  • Bamboo  By : Christopher Cartre
    Bamboo’s inventive pan-Asian menu roams far beyond sushi, shumai dumplings, and satay skewers. And its knockout modern space makes diners forget they are eating in a mall anchored by a CVS and an Applebee’s.

    Owner Daniel Chong is equally adept at cuisine and ambience. He’s the guy dressed like Che Guevara—with a cotton beret and cargo pants— lounging around the front sushi bar every night. By day Chong runs his own construction company. He envisioned Bamboo’s unlikely but harmonious aesthetic: a high ceiling crisscrossed by silvery ventilation ducts, walls inset with bamboo stalks, and a slate floor with a walking path paved with sole-tickling round river stones.
  • Information On Hair Stylers And The Different Brands  By : Michiel Van Kets
    Hair styles and trends come into and go out of fashion rather quickly; one style that has been able to remain its popularity is sleek, straight hair styles.
  • Wazir Ghulam Hussain S.Thavar  By : Ibrahim
    Period: (1907-1963)

    Thavar Pir Muhammad hailed from Dhoraji. It is said that he left Dhoraji in 1890 with his sons, Shakur Thavar and Hashim Thavar and arrived in Deccan, Hyderabad. He again moved towards Bijapur, where he opened his small grocery shop. His sons were traders of cutlery items and bones. Soon afterwards, Thavar Pir Muhammad ventured into the business of leather. His elder son, Shakur who was born in 1880 had established the Sholapur Tenneries at very young age in Sholapur and became a pioneer merchant of leather. Shakur Thavar died on June 4, 1952 at the age of 72 years.
  • Wazir Ghulam Hussain S.Thavar  By : Ibrahim
    Period: (1907-1963)

    Thavar Pir Muhammad hailed from Dhoraji. It is said that he left Dhoraji in 1890 with his sons, Shakur Thavar and Hashim Thavar and arrived in Deccan, Hyderabad. He again moved towards Bijapur, where he opened his small grocery shop. His sons were traders of cutlery items and bones. Soon afterwards, Thavar Pir Muhammad ventured into the business of leather. His elder son, Shakur who was born in 1880 had established the Sholapur Tenneries at very young age in Sholapur and became a pioneer merchant of leather. Shakur Thavar died on June 4, 1952 at the age of 72 years.
  • Dewan Ghulam Hussain Mohammad Jindani  By : Ibrahim
    Naser was from Jamnagar, Kutchh and he came from a noble family. He migrated towards Zanzibar in 1851 to find a better life for his family. He had only a son, called Mohammad, who was born in Zanzibar in 1864. Mohammad Naser served the jamat devotedly in different fields. He was also noted for his generosity. When the first Ismaili Council established in 1905 at Nairobi with Varas Mohammad Rehmatullah Hemani as its President, Mohammad Naser was also appointed as one of its founder members (1905-1914).

    On January 15, 1912, the Imam sent him a letter from Karachi and appointed him as his Estate Manager to take care of the Imam’s estates in Zanzibar in place of Varas Saleh. He took over its charges also from Kamadia Pradhan.
  • Financial Crisis - Dynamics and Causes  By : Knut Holt
    A financial crisis seems to occur with fairly regular intervals. Here you can read about the characteristics of an financial crisis and the reasons why such an event occurs.
  • Wazir Ghulam Hussain Mohammad Ali Dharas  By : Ibrahim
    Devji, the son of Lalji was a native of Junagadh, India. He was an eminent wool merchant, having immense devotion in social services. According to the available information, Devji is said to have joined the Ismaili caravan in Bhuj, Kutchh headed by a certain Dharamsi Punjuani which was bound for Iran for the didar of Imam Shah Khalilullah (1792-1817) in Yazd at the beginning of 1817. They started from the port of Mandavi, Kutchh and boarded for Muscat and landed at Port Abbas, and reached Yazd on camels. Yazd is situated between Isfahan and Kirman on the route leading to Baluchistan.
  • Missionary Ghulam Ali Shah  By : Ibrahim
    Period: (1910-1968)

    Ghulam Ali Shah was the son of Sayed Muhammad Shah, a native of Qaimpur, about 10 miles from Khairpur in Bhawalpur State, founded by Qaim Khan Arabni in 1747. Sayed Muhammad Shah was a famous landowner. He was a Twelver and well rooted in Islamic studies, and he had over 6000 followers in his village.

    Sayed Muhammad Shah was a learned scholar. He thoroughly studied the concept of the Imamate. Over time his thoughts became wrapped up in the presence of an Apparent Imam in the world. In 1911, he left Qaimpur and proceeded to Middle East in search of an Imam. He would wander like a restless man, looking lost and forlorn, with an agitated mind. After many years he reached in Najaf and paid homage to the shrine of Hazrat Ali. It was during this period that the pendulum at last swung on other side. He prayed, "Mawla! Your Noor is ever present on earth. Unfortunately, I cannot recognize it. I am disappointed with earthy life. Either give me death or your recognition." With this prayer, he slept and dreamt, and was inspired to return to India, where his search would materialize.
  • Huzur Varas Ghulam Ali Allana  By : Ibrahim
    Period: (1906-1985)

    Ghulam Ali Allana traced his descent from a certain Haji, and whose son, Vali was a small merchant in Lahari Bandar, Sind. When the port of Lahari Bandar dried up, Vali came in Jerruk, where he lived with his son Saleh. The son of Saleh was Aloo, whose business expanded as far as Bhuj, Kutchh. Natho, the son of Aloo lived for some time in Bhuj, Kutchh and then settled down in Mulla Katiar, Sind. Natho’s son was Khalfan, who migrated towards Karachi with his wife, called Lakhanni. Khalfan was the care-taker (jamatbhai) in the Kharadhar Jamatkhana. He had four sons, Allana, Pesan, Ghulam Hussain and Mohammad; and four daughters, Fatima, Khatija, Zainab and Mianbai. Allana joined a Jewish firm in Karachi to repair the watches. In 1882, Allana started his own small shop of repairing and selling the watches, and ultimately he was destined to become a leading dealer of watches. Allana was a thrice-married man. He had two sons, Hussain and Fijey from his first wife. He had no child from his second wife. His third wife was Sharafi, the daughter of Mukhi Hashu, and the mother of Dr. Ghulam Ali Allana.
  • The Spiritual Ecology of Evolution  By : jgraf
    An article by Insight21 that presents alternative views on evolution, including the perspectives of Peter Kropotkin and Rudolf Steiner.
  • Fidai Khorasani  By : Ibrahim
    Period: (1850-1925)

    Muhammad bin Zain al-Abidin bin Karbalai Daud Khorasani, was also known as Fidai Khorasani and Haji Akhund in Iran. He was born in 1850 in Dizbad, a village located in the mountains between Mashhad and Nishapur. He traced his descent from Khaki Khorasani (d. 1646), the famous Ismaili poet. Fidai Khorasani took his formal education in Dizbad and studied in Bakiriya Madrasa in Mashhad. He was knowledgeable in religion since childhood and explored rare historical documents on Ismailism.
  • In Case You Didn't Know  By : Steve Gillman
    There are a lot of little secrets in everyday life. Here are six of them, in case you didn't know.
  • Varas Fadhu Piru Khalikdina  By : Ibrahim
    Period: (1885-1936)

    Nur Muhammad was a devout Ismaili, who lived in Jimpir, Sind. His son Khalikdina however took up his abode at Jerruk. Khalikdina had three sons, Piru, Yonus and Juma. The elder son Piru, also called Pir Muhammad, was the Mukhi in Jerruk. Mukhi Piru had four sons, Fadhu, Aziz Ali, Amir Ali and Ghulam Hyder. The most prominent among them was Fadhu.

    The real name of Fadhu was Fida Hussain, but he became better known as Fadhu. He was also called Fazal Ali. Fadhu was born in Jerruk on May 9, 1885. He was admitted in Alumal Trikamdas School for primary education in Karachi. He joined N.G. High School for higher education. After his father died in 1913, he had to take over charge of his father’s business. He also became a Commission Agent of a British firm, Ralli Bros. Ltd. in Karachi, exporting bones.
  • Dewan Eboo Pirbhai  By : Ibrahim
    Period: (1905-1990)

    Dewan Sir Eboo Pirbhai, the first Chairman of the Leaders' International Forum, was born at Bombay on May 27, 1905. His father, Pirbhai Gangji belonged to a noble family.

    He came in Nairobi in 1910 with his family, where he took his early education at the Duke of Gloucester School. Without much formal education, he became a taxi owner-driver in 1926.
  • The new Blackberry Bold 9000 3G lives up to the expectations  By : Michiel Van Kets
    Released just this week, the all new Blackberry Bold 9000 3G is a very excitedly awaited device and has been branded an iPhone killer.
  • What is Clean Coal Technology?  By : Christopher Cartre
    Coal is the dirtiest of all fossil fuels. When burned, it produces emissions that contribute to global warming, create acid rain and pollute water. With all of the hoopla surrounding nuclear energy, hydropower and biofuels, you might be forgiven for thinking that grimy coal is finally on its way out.
  • How to Check a Used Car before You Buy it  By : Knut Holt
    It is not easy to make an affordable purchase of a used car. Often the prize you pay is too high when you also consider the time, efforts and money you have to spend also on repairing the car before you can use it in a comfortable way. Here are some advices about checking the car, and then assessing its value before you decide for a purchase.
  • The Energy and Climate Problems of the World - How to Solve them?  By : Knut Holt
    In this article you can find a survey of the modules necessary to solve the World's energy shortage and the dangers of continued use of fossil energy sources.
  • How To Properly Mix Paint By Weight  By : Christopher Cartre
    Formulating and mixing industrial and automotive paints requires mixing some of the ingredients in very precise amounts. Many of the base materials do not have to be carefully controlled. But those ingredients that determine the color can be very critical. Small differences between batches can result in very noticeable differences in color. Industry requires that color remains exactly consistent from batch to batch, and over time.
  • Words Are The Roots Of War  By : Steve Gillman
    What causes war? It is too simplistic to claim one cause for such a complicated thing, but could language be one of the roots of war?
  • How to Save Fuel  By : Jonathon Hartman
    Gas prices are going through the roof. Learn 10 great ways to save on gas by maintaining your car. Keeping your car in great condition will really make a difference on your gas budget.
  • Experts - How To Use Them  By : Steve Gillman
    We tend to think of experts as people to turn to for advice, but is that such a good idea?
  • When should you need an Entertainment agent?  By : Michiel Van Kets
    When you are trying to plan your event so it meets your expectations it's important that you consider the entertainment, you may want to have a professional find and select suitable acts.
  • Expelled the Movie - Ben Stein Exposes Flat World Academics  By : Rev Michael Bresciani
    Ben Stein’s ‘Expelled’ could properly be called ‘Exposed the Movie’ because it is a nerve rattling jolt to academicians who are ready to bounce or ostracize anyone who so much as mentions or has a dream in the night about the theory of intelligent design.
  • Typical Porcelain Dental Veneer Procedure  By : mark
    Porcelain veneers are a great way to cover chipped, cracked, discolored, slightly misaligned, or gapped teeth. The procedure is quite common and can be easily performed by most dentists in a matter of a couple visits.
  • Ancient Andean Traditions under threat by the UN  By : Howard G Charing
    In March 2008, This month the UN’s International Narcotics Control Board recommended a ban on coca chewing and the use of coca in mass-consumption products such as tea in Peru and Bolivia.

    Millions of Indians have chewed coca on a daily basis for many hundreds of years, yet never has a plant been so misrepresented and its use so controlled by prejudice and ignorance, including up to the present day.
  • The Next Step In Human Evolution - The Super Human  By : Roy E. Klienwachter
    As wonderful as our science and technology are; they are symbols of a race that is still earthbound and immature. Humanity does not need these things to explore other worlds.
  • What Is Evolutionary Economics?  By : Steve Gillman
    The new science of evolutionary economics explains some of our irrational choices. How are you thinking about money?
  • Prince Aly Salomone Khan  By : Ibrahim
    "Prince Aly Salomone Khan, the son of Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah was born at Turin in Italy on June 13, 1911. Because he was a delicate child, his father decided against sending him to experience the rigours of an English boarding school. He was entrusted to the care of a private tutor, Mr. C.M. Waddington, the former Principal of Mayo College for the sons of Princes in India. He finished his education at Lincoln's Inn, London, though he was not called to the bar. He was fluent in a number of European and Oriental languages. He spoke English in the right Oxford accent, and talked and gave speeches in French with rich fluency.
  • Spring Driving in the Rain  By : Rob Parker
    Now that Spring is here be aware of what you need to do with your vehicle to be safe.
  • The Rise in the Trend of Green Living  By : IC
    Learn more about eco-frienly life styles and how we can all contribute in a small way which may impact the health of our planet, get more information in this article.
  • Pink Cufflinks  By : IC
    Pink is an extremely beautiful color, it takes on the properties of the color red and mixes it with the beauty and simplicity of the color white.
  • Know the difference between Eau-de-toilette and Perfume  By : Ron
    You will come across several kinds of fragrances and Perfume today: perfume remains at the apex, pursued by eau de toilette, eau de parfum, and eau de cologne, each having a smaller degree of aromatic oils, correspondingly. The lesser the focus of perfumed materials, the lesser the scent life would be.
  • Aromatherapy Electric Diffuser  By : Juliet Cohen
    There are several ways for you to introduce aromatherapy in your lifestyle. You may want to add a few drops of aromatherapy essential oils in the water as you soak in the bath. Aromatherapy is a method of healing with the help of fragrance or aroma.
  • Aromatherapy Bath Salts  By : Juliet Cohen
    Bathing takes away all your daily fatigue and that’s why bathing is indispensable in one’s daily schedule. A true aromatherapy salt is scented with essential oils because aromatherapy benefit is a result of the herbal properties of a natural essential oil.
  • Aromatherapy Spa  By : Juliet Cohen
    Aromatherapy is a type of natural physical and psychological healing method The uses of aromatherapy are many. Some people use aromatherapy candles or incense, and breathe in the soothing scent of various fragrances. Aromatherapy spa is on of them. Spa mean‘health from water.
  • Aromatherapy Soap  By : Juliet Cohen
    A good bath can always prove to be relaxing. It is even better if it is combined with fragrances that lift your mood, relax your tired muscles and energize you. Aromatherapy soaps have become more popular than bath oils; they come in pure essential oil base or mixed with other non aromatic but therapeutic herbs.
  • Aromatherapy Bath Product  By : Juliet Cohen
    Aromatherapy tub products are made out of vital plant distill. They go in distinct forms such as tub cubes, oils and gunpowder etc. Once you have filled the bathtub with hot/warm water you can fall the cube or whatever kind of aromatherapy tub merchandise you have in to the water.
  • What are Crocs Made of?  By : David T.
    Have you ever wondered what made crocs feel the way they do? They’re so comfortable, soft and pliable – yet – they’re so sturdy.
  • People With Photographic Memory  By :
    Individuals that possess eidetic memory, or photographic memory, are able to recall with precision a large amount of information, images or sounds. Whilst many have claimed to possess this ability, it is found in less than 5% of children, most of whom will begin to lose the ability as they mature or grow older.

    It is said that monks in the Middle Ages enhanced their memories by creating images to store and use information. Many other famous people are also purported to be ...
  • Pet Memorials are a Trend in the New Year as People Honor Pets' Passing  By : Kristin Gabriel
    Many of us have been touched by the loss of a beloved pet, and since Colleen Mihelich understands the heartache of that loss, she chose to devote her career to the concept of a website called, dedicated to helping others honor the love they have shared and grieve the loss of their pets through pet memorials.
  • 4 Types of Tea: How is Each One Made  By : Jack Reider
    The truth about the four popular types of tea is explained in this article. Learn how each flavour is created and served.

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