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  • Art, history, education, and corporate sponsorship: The case of the 3000 photos

    Art, history, education, and corporate sponsorship: The case of the 3000 photos

    Islanders Education, the management of Billabong School issued a statement in response to the outrage on social in relation to a contributor’s comment on emmenge.com questioning the censorship of former President Nasheed from the “3000 Photos of our History” exhibition organised by the school and inaugurated by President Yameen at the National Art Gallery, Male’, Maldives on 7 August 2015. Prior to the hype on social media on this issue, the exhibition was advertised on the school’s Facebook page as “3000 […]

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  • Why did Billabong School censor President Nasheed from Maldives’ 2000 year history?

    Why did Billabong School censor President Nasheed from Maldives’ 2000 year history?

    Why did Billabong High International School in Male’, Maldives, erase the Maldives’ first democratically elected leader Mohamed Nasheed’s presence from it’s Independence Day photo exhibition named “3000 Photos of our History“? How strong and disturbing a precedent has the school management set for the school environment, teachings inside classes, and free, honest, intellectual discussion among school students on the subjects of history and politics of the country, by this very loud act of cowardice? Why did the school do it? […]

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  • ކުޑަކުދިންނަށް ސަރުކާރުން ޖައްސާ ހާލު

    ކުޑަކުދިންނަށް ސަރުކާރުން ޖައްސާ ހާލު

    ދައުލަތުގެ ބެލެނިވެރިކަމުގެ ދަށަށް ތުއްތުކުދިން ހުށަހެޅިގެންދާނީ އެކުދިން ބަލާނެ މައެއް ބަފައެއް މާމައެއް ކާފައެއް ބޮޑުދައިތައެއް ބޮޑުބޭބެއެއް ނެތި ކުދިން ވަރަށް ނިކަމެތިވާ ހާލުގައެވެ. މި ނިކަމެތިހާލުގައި ދާ ކުދިންނަށް ރައްކާތެރިކަން ދިނުމުގެ ބަދަލުގައި އެކުދިން ބެލެހެއްޓުމުގެ މަސްއޫލިއްޔަތު ބޮލުން ނައްޓާލުމަށް ސަރުކާރުން

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  • Accept our children as the children they are.

    Accept our children as the children they are.

    Ahmed Nabeeh, the singer of this song, was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 3. He recorded this song for Autism Awareness Day 2011. Music and poetry composed by Nadhu (Behavioral Therapist for children with special needs). “I was his teacher for a while and came to notice that he had a hidden talent of superb voice controlling. He was a great singer and recited the Quran beautifully. There wasn’t a day that he wouldn’t be singing in class, […]

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  • Snack for Society

    Snack for Society

    Letting off Steam or Getting Burnt! Unless you have mastered the art of patience, temper is no stranger to you. Temper is the state of mind with respect to annoyance or irritability that could have an assortment of colors in a variety of shades, and is accompanied by a range of energies. Colors extend from mild irritations to full fledged rage. Surprisingly enough, despite the lack of background in acting, each one of us could display an amazing number of […]

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  • Snack for Society

    Snack for Society

    The Quest for Inner Peace. Seg.1 Through time, regardless of the color, race, religion, sex or even the financial status, people have dedicated themselves on this quest. Countless books have been written on the topic where people have researched and developed exercises, step by step guides, secrets or even shortcuts you could use to achieve inner peace. Theories have been developed and discussed exclusively for women, busy people or other target groups. While some people are claiming that music, yoga […]

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  • Snack for Society

    Snack for Society

    From an infant to an Adult Upon the birth of a child the family, particularly the parents begin their expectations from it. Then on, begins the unconscious race. But before you charge ahead and go all berserk, how many of you have wondered about direction you are so relentlessly racing towards? Or much less the destination? Some parents bring up their children assiduously by the book. Not a single step is taken askew. Others meet the books halfway including experimental […]

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  • KalhuSai Bow Meehunge Ihthihard #KSBMI: 04 – Badhige TV

    KalhuSai Bow Meehunge Ihthihard #KSBMI: 04 – Badhige TV

    Thoughts. Constantly evolving in our minds, speculating on all around us. However insignificant a thought may seem to be, you never know what it can expand into unless it is shared. The unshared thought simply drowns in oblivion, taking along with it the plethora of other ideas and opinions that hearing this thought might have bred in other minds. Emmenge presents an excerpt from a conversation where one such thought is shared, and branches out into a myriad opinions.

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  • Love Palestine, hate racism

    Love Palestine, hate racism

    The Maldives is probably one of the most faithful supporters of Palestine, and our relationship with the people of Palestine goes beyond diplomacy. Maldivians see Palestinians as their ‘Muslim brothers and sisters’ and as long as I can remember there has always been a prayer for the people of Palestine included in our Friday sermons. We have vowed to ‘stand shoulder to shoulder with Palestine’ in its bid to gain full membership at the UN and it would not be […]

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