Israr Hasan

July 15, 2021
July 15, 2021

Revisiting the lost Jewish communities of Baghdad

Iraq once boasted one of the world’s oldest Jewish communities, encompassing 2,600 years of rich cultural history punctuated with moments of benign tolerance, blatant discrimination, and outright intolerance and persecution.

June 11, 2021
June 11, 2021

Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K: personification of 'big brain time'

A glance at the iconic rogue gallery of Marvel’s top villains and you will come across the name of M.O.D.O.K, the iconic villain with an enormously oversized brain with tiny limbs floating on a machine.

April 30, 2021
April 30, 2021

Exterminate All the Brutes: telling the whole story as it is

Three words summarise the history of humanity: civilisation, colonisation, and extermination. The three words in concrete terms have shaped and moulded our current world. Each word holds a special significance for us, especially for those of us growing up in what can be perceived as the post-colonial world.

April 8, 2021
April 8, 2021

An untold story of Black liberation in the Amazon

The New World, as started by Spanish and Portuguese authorities followed by the Dutch and the English, was built on the amputated bodies of countless indigenous and Black people.

February 11, 2021
February 11, 2021

The Code Name for a Bloodstained Era

Vincent Bevins is an award-winning journalist who covered Southeast Asia and Brazil for the Washington Post and Los Angeles Times respectively.

January 26, 2021
January 26, 2021

Nurturing warmth with sweet freeze

Gelatos has always been a favourite at our dinner tables serving as the prime dessert course. They pack a brilliant punch of intensified flavour, making it the perfect complement to have in any setting.

January 22, 2021
January 22, 2021

2020’s top astrophysicist Tonima Tasnim Ananna from Bangladesh explains just why black holes are so cool

Bangladeshi astrophysicist Tonima Tasnim Ananna, who recently topped the 2020 edition of Science News (SN) magazine's SN 10: Scientists to Watch, has been lauded for her outstanding groundbreaking research on black holes. Toggle caught up with Ananna for a chat, in hopes of understanding the fascinating phenomena of black holes.

January 19, 2021
January 19, 2021

Hairstyles to get the groove on

In a year that has generally been nothing short of surprises in every way, it has been quite an eventful journey for the hair follicles of men as many of us have decided to let our hair grow, all the way through the sides to beyond shoulder length.

January 15, 2021
January 15, 2021

I May Destroy You: A riveting portrayal of a survivor’s journey

Disclaimer: This is going to be a positive review that won’t make true justice to the subject. There are certain stories that are deeply etched into your mind.

January 12, 2021
January 12, 2021

History of tea

Having tea has always enmeshed with our favourite past times, be it sitting in the garden reading a book, having a family discussion, or even sharing a cup of tea with strangers in a nearby ‘tong,’ striking up interesting conversations and new friendships. Since ancient times to the current age,