• April 23, 2018
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Features

  • Breathing new life into tatreez
    Apr 18, 2018 Priyanka Sacheti, Special to Weekend Review
    Hassan Hajjaj and 81 Designs collaborated for a unique project. His works were recreated by Palestinian women refugees in traditional tatreez embroidery
  • In Bukhara, a diminishing Jewish community
    Apr 18, 2018 By Andrew Higgins
    A community with a history stretching back millenniums is steadily running out of living members in the Uzbek city
  • Eugenic Protection Law subjected 16,500 people to forced sterilisation and was aimed at eliminating ‘inferior’ children
  • In Iraq, a gym for women weightlifters
    Apr 04, 2018 By Emilienne Malfatto
    Young women like Huda Salem — who can lift 111 kilograms — find an escape from overcrowded Sadr City at Abbas Ahmed Abbas’s gym
  • Hope for Filipinos seeking divorce
    Apr 04, 2018 By Aurora Almandral
    Lawmakers are considering a Bill that would permit marriages to end on grounds of irreconcilable differences, abandonment or abuse
  • Theyyam, Kerala’s unique dance form
    Apr 04, 2018 By Fyna AshwathSpecial to Weekend Review
    Drawing huge crowds, Theyyam rituals are a vital part of community life but some enthusiasts fear the ancient art form is becoming too sanitised
  • A Kanpur cemetery is witness to history
    Mar 28, 2018 By Rohit GhoshSpecial to Weekend Review
    The graves of 12,000 British subjects in the Lal Kurti cemetery in the northern Indian city offer a quiet testament to the passage of time
  • Battle against child marriage winning
    Mar 28, 2018 By Kai Schultz and Suhasini Raj
    Authorities in the state of Bihar are trying to combat one of the highest rates of underage weddings
  • A North Korean family makes a new life
    Mar 28, 2018 By Anna Fifield
    The fisherman and his wife have been through a lot of firsts: first passports, first airport, first plane
  • New ID cards dividing Afghans
    Mar 28, 2018 By Sayed Salahuddin and Pamela Constable
    People are objecting to the use of “Afghan” as a universal nationality, because it has been synonymous with “Pashtun”, the numerically dominant tribe
  • A perfect blend of art and fashion
    Mar 22, 2018 By Nilima Pathak, Special to Weekend Review
    Vidhi Singhania is determined to promote and protect Indian textile as a form of art, history and heritage
  • The birdman of Oxfordshire
    Mar 14, 2018 By Syed Hamad AliSpecial to Weekend Review
    David Hughes started out as a lion trainer in a circus but now, he’s keeping the ancient art of falconry alive at his family-owned centre in the English countryside
  • A ray of hope for Palestine’s youth
    Mar 14, 2018 By Rafique GangatSpecial to Weekend Review
    The unemployment rate for Palestinians under 29 is the highest in the Arab world, but the YES programme is now making a real difference
  • A Tuscan village is reshaped by migration
    Mar 14, 2018 By Gaia Pianigiani
    Even in tradition-steeped Tuscany, immigration is changing the face of Italy — migrants now tend the fields, care for the elderly and fill the schools
  • In Dresden, Putin’s shadow lingers
    Mar 14, 2018 By Laura Mandeville
    As a young KGB officer, Vladimir Putin worked in eastern Germany for a few years. Today, his presence is still felt
  • In Iraq, the best digits cost a mint
    Feb 28, 2018 By Mustafa Salim and 
Tamer El-Ghobashy
    The market for ‘distinguished’ cellphone numbers has prices that rival those at gold and gem exchanges