The Austrian National Library (Osterreichische Nationalbibliothek.) Established in the 18th century as the Hof-Bibliothek and situated in the Hofburg Palace in Vienna, birthplace of Marie Antoinette, it is one of if not the most beautiful libraries in the world.

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Cien años de soledad and the Buendía family tree.

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Glut: The Untold Story of Punjab.

73.5% of Punjab’s youth is addicted to drugs. A multi million drug nexus operating under the noses of the Border Security Force, The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, The Narcotics Control Bureau and the Intelligence Bureau, leaving them as mere bystanders to Punjab’s erosion.

The scenario in Punjab is worsening at such a rapid rate, that experts have already begun to put an expiry date to the state.

The documentary focuses on the imminent threat of drug mania in Punjab.Narrated by Rahul Bose and cited by many a important names. However at times it does try to build pathos to get the sympathies of the viewer, but mostly it stays rather bold. Really an eye opener.


Vall de Núria, Spain (by german vidal)


Vall de Núria, Spain (by german vidal)


Ufa (Universum Film AG) German film posters from the 1920s:

- The Golem: How He Came into the World (1920), Paul Wegener & Carl Boese

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920), Robert Wiene

Die Nibelungen (1924), Fritz Lang

Metropolis (1927), Fritz Lang

The Last Laugh (1924), F.W. Murnau

Faust (1926), F.W. Murnau



Chapli kabob (چپلی کباب) is an Afghan burger made with spicy lamb, chicken or beef mince, greens, onions and tomatoes mix. Often served in or with a side of Nan-e-Afghani (Afghan traditional bread) or basmati rice. The kebobs get their name “Chapli” because of the way they are shaped, the word Chapli derives from the Pashto word Chaprikh, also meaning “flat”. It is a popular dish both in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
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I remember in food park in islamabad I had chapli kababs the size of my face and puri at like 3 am and it was the best thing I had ever eaten. 

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