In modern day Arabia, great wealth and conspicuous consumption has brought pressure to bear on the natural world as suppliers seek to meet the demand for luxury products.
Omar, is employed by his Sheik to seek out the most expensive perfume in the world, but finds himself facing the violent underworld which has emerged to meet this demand. [more][Less]
Upton Beall Sinclair, Jr. (September 20, 1878 – November 25, 1968), was an American author who wrote nearly 100 books in many genres. He achieved popularity in the first half of the twentieth century, acquiring particular fame for his classic muckraking novel, The Jungle (1906). [more][Less]
With the recent Baluchistan earthquake having added to the woes of the Pakistani populous suffering not only from the global economic crisis, but the domestic political farce, amongst other factors, the essay evolves around a failing infrastructure. [more][Less]