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New Delhi, Jan 15, 2017: Grand Mufti Abdulaziz al-sheikh, in an interview warned of the depravity of cinemas and musical concerts. Saudi Arabia’s highest ranking cleric, Grand Mufti Abdulaziz al-sheikh while responding to a question about the plans of the kingdom’s General Authority for Entertainment to license concerts and study opening cinemas, gave a statement saying, “Cinemas and music concerts would corrupt morals if allowed in the ultra-conservative kingdom.”

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The head of the Saudi supreme council of clerics said, “Cinemas might show movies that are libertine, lewd, immoral and atheist, because they rely on films imported to change our culture.”

Al-sheikh gave many statements opposing music concerts saying the concerts don’t really promote good music and are not at all a medium to connect with music. He insisted that music entertainment and opening cinemas represent a call for mixing between sexes. Al-sheikh said, “At the beginning they would assign areas for women, but then both men and women will end up in one area. This corrupts morals and destroys values.”

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Recently a show by American stand-up comedian and actor Mike Epps at a university campus in western Saudi Arabia was cancelled last month. However, he also said that entertainment through cultural and scientific media is okay. He urged the authorities, “not to open the doors for the evil.”

– prepared by Shambhavi Sinha of NewsGram. Twitter:  @shambhavispeaks

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4 Gentle Online Games That Make You Smarter

Playing games is necessary for all age groups as games keep our brain alert and active by making it do a lot of tasks quickly.

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There’s always a child in each one of us who loves to play, sing and do whatever he/she feels like doing. As we grow up, we tend to repress that child, and give up the childlike innocence and playfulness. The basic reason for the child in us getting repressed is our stopping to play sports and games. Sports activities are perhaps the most effective stress busters. But it’s not easy to pursue sports once one starts a professional career, except for sportspeople. Hence, online games have become popular with working people these days.  The hunger for playing games and winning in them has been fueled by the variety of online games available to the masses.

Playing gentle social games such as online rummy, which involves using mental skills and strategies and boosts our response mechanism, is both good and easy for working people. As a result, mental, calculative games like rummy and quizzes are fast becoming the numero uno choice of the netizens. Some of the most popular virtual games are as follows:

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Online Rummy: The virtual version of our age-old rummy has retained the charm of the game. The game has touched a new pinnacle of adoration and fan following as a number of sites now effectively teach how to play rummy online. Virtual rummy is played both cashless as well as on cash rummy sites. Cash rummy sites are more popular as they offer the player a chance to win cash in each game.

Online Quizzes: Online quizzes are a good pastime if you like to get your knowledge tested and updated. From fun quiz questions like “Who is your dream boyfriend/girlfriend?” or “Who is the celebrity you would wish to date?” to more serious ones that test your IQ or knowledge of world affairs, there is no shortage of questions to be answered in your leisure time.

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Online Ludo: Remember those blue, green, yellow and red checks on a square board with matching pegs? Yes, we all do, and that’s a part of our childhood we all cherish. Don’t be sad if you don’t find a partner who loves ludo as much as you do. An online version of the board game is available. A nostalgic and fun way to enjoy your leisure hours is to play online ludo.

Online Scrabble: If you’re proud of your vocabulary and love to show off the bombastic words in your armory, then you must be a fan of the game of Scrabble. If you want to use your vocabulary to win a game, you can always enjoy a round of online Scrabble.

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An online version of the board game is available.

Playing games is necessary for all age groups as games keep our brain alert and active by making it do a lot of tasks quickly and attentively. Thus, the online world has given us a new playground to explore and enjoy ourselves as much as one wishes.