Rising Generation

Rising Generation

Everybody needs to read to become a highly-qualified, well-educated person and to be able to understand the matters which surround them. Books are one of the ways that a person can increase their knowledge and culture. I recently finished reading a book called...
The Empress Who Loved the Damascus Donkey

The Empress Who Loved the Damascus Donkey

Syrian poet Fakhri Al-Baroudi once mentioned in his diary that in 1898, the German Kaiser Wilhelm II and his wife, Empress Augusta Victoria, visited Damascus. While traveling there, Empress was impressed with a white donkey that caught her eye and she asked the...
Our Souls Have an Echo That We Must Hear

Our Souls Have an Echo That We Must Hear

We laugh and cry, feel happy and sad, angry and calm. We can feel everything around us, but sometimes we just can’t feel what goes on inside us. What does it mean when we fail to connect with our inner self? What could our silence sometimes mean? Or the comfort...
The Seventh Art

The Seventh Art

The importance of cinema is that it is one of the media that sheds light on community issues and makes the voice heard. It differs from other media because some do not convey the truth objectively. The Greeks classified the arts into six types: architecture, music,...
Al Hakawati in Damascus

Al Hakawati in Damascus

Al Hakawati (The Storyteller). This title is well known to many Syrians, especially residents of Damascus, whose tradition it is to gather in cafes to listen to the stories narrated by ‘al hakawati.’ These were not just ordinary stories, but stories from...