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Archive for December, 2012

Joint Family and Nuclear Family

Joint Family and Nuclear Family

| December 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

In a joint family, several generations of people live together. For instance, we can find parents, grandparents and children living together. In olden days, people lived in joint families and shared labour and expenses. But slowly we have developed a pattern of nuclear family where only married couple and their own children live together. Nuclear […]

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Why do Comets have tails?

Why do Comets have tails?

| December 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Comets are made up of a mixture of rock, dust and ice. This is why astronomers also call it a ‘dirty snowball’. When comets move closer to the sun, the ice evaporates and remains hung as a cover of gas and dust around the comet. This is blown away by the solar wind, a […]

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Difference between Arctic and Antarctic

Difference between Arctic and Antarctic

| December 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Areas around the south pole is Antarctica while the areas around the north pole is called Arctic. Both are covered by ice caps. But there is a difference. Antarctica has rocky land under the ice while it is only sea under the Arctic ice caps. Even the animal life is different. Penguins are found in […]

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Knowledge in Action

| December 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Discover Yourself Workshop was organised by the Islamic and Religious Guidance Department, Government of Dubai on November 22, 23 and 24, 2012. Some of the participants share their experiences after the Workshop. Over 200 participants attended the workshop. * It was a good reminder for me to keep myself on the path of Allah. […]

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Singapore is World’s Least Emotional Country

Singapore is World’s Least Emotional Country

| December 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Only 36% of Singaporeans report feeling positive or negative emotions on a daily basis, compared to 60% in the Philippines. By Kate Hodal Singapore, where residents work the longest hours in the world, was also found to be the least emotional country. Never mind its temperate 28C weather, low unemployment rate and high per-capita GDP […]

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Lunch Time for Kids with Farida and Ismail

Lunch Time for Kids with Farida and Ismail

| December 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

What happens when your closest relatives let you down in times of distress, your neighbours abandon you and your closest friends too look away from you? You can sit and brood about this or you can get up and depend on your own abilities to move ahead in life. Mohammed Ismail and Farida Begum chose […]

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Bonding in Business – The Cooking Couples

Bonding in Business – The Cooking Couples

| December 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Everybody says the kitchen and cooking is a woman’s domain, but times have changed. Muslim men and women today work as partners in many trades and food, is one of them. Islamic Voice presents profiles of two couples from Bangalore, Anjum Kalim Aziz and Huda of Fresh Kitchen Foods, and Mohammed Ismail and Farida Begum, […]

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Free ‘Bike-Ambulance’ for Poor in Jalpaiguri

Free ‘Bike-Ambulance’ for Poor in Jalpaiguri

| December 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Zaidul Haque Jalpaiguri/Kolkata: All of us are familiar with four wheeler ambulance. But a motor bike serving as an ambulance is quite unusual. However, a tea garden worker in Jalpaiguri district in West Bengal uses his motorbike to take poor villagers to hospitals and clinics free of cost. Karimul Haque from the Dhalabari village […]

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A Story of Gratitude and Self-Balancing Acts

| December 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

It was a Sunday ritual for me to sit and take care of the poor. A line of needy people would pass in front of my house. I was fascinated by one such person, he did not have arms and limbs from the base of the body, and he was just a torso with a […]

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State of the Children Report 2012

State of the Children Report 2012

| December 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

The share of girls in the total enrolment at primary and upper primary level was 19% and 46.5% respectively in the year 2005-06; this increased to 48.5 and 48.1 at primary and upper primary levels respectively in 2009-10. It is today’s children who will be the leaders of the nation in future.” The time-tested axiom […]

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