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  Sarai - Uncyclopedia
Sarai is a biblical figure historically credited with being the mother of the Hebrew race and the "Haran" school of rap, emphasizing quick flows and tight beats.
Sarai was born in the city of Haran in Mesopotamia.
Sarai died at the age of 127 and was buried in a plot Abraham purchased for his family; at her funeral, mourners poured their wineskins on the ground for her.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Sarai   (667 words)

 Sarai (city) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sarai Batu (Old Sarai, Sarai-al-Maqrus, also transcribed as Saraj or Saray) was a capital city of the Golden Horde and one of the largest cities of the medieval world, with a population estimated by the 2005 Britannica at 600,000.
The city was likely located on the Akhtuba channel of the lower Volga River near contemporary village (selo) Selitryannoye in Kharabalinsky District, Astrakhan Oblast, Russia, about 120 km north from Astrakhan.
The existence of Sarai Berke (New Sarai, Sarai-al-Jadid), reputedly founded by Khan Berke, is disputed.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sarai_(city)   (275 words)

 Delhi Guide
Sarai Rohilla was earlier known as Rulhullah ki sarai and was named after Ruhullah Khan, the son of Nawab Khaliullah Khan, a nobleman of the times of Shahjahan and Aurangzeb.
A sarai was quite often laid out on the outskirts of the city or in the suburbs to help in the movement of human traffic or for storing goods meant to be despatched to other places.
Though normally sarais had facilities for staying, with some furniture, linen, wells for water and a place to cook food and keep animals that were to be transported, there is no material evidence to suggest that this sarai had these facilities.
www.thedelhicity.com /DelhiGuide/Dgu_mem/sarai_rohilla.htm   (472 words)

 Sarai Reader 02: excerpt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The new ruses of the Smooth City, the Informational City, or the happy fictions of a distracted global placelessnes have now run against the realities of a global crisis that seems unending, and promises a churning of which the events in Seattle and Genoa were but early intimations.
This reader collates research, writing and looking that is alert to the city as a locus of imaginary engagements, a body of distinct practices, a compendium of different ways of knowing, and as a field of power, strategies of survival and resistance.
In this collection, a particular dimension of their activities, writing the city through the everyday experience of the locality, is extracted to provide the lineaments of an emergent, multiple and multimedia environment.
www.autonomedia.org /saraireadertwo/excerpt.html   (2032 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In this work, disposal of waste and relocation of polluting trades/industries to the city’s periphery is referred to as an externality.
Therefore, while natural resources tend to be drawn in to the city, the flow of 'wastes' tend to lead from the city along different pathways and towards destinations far from their sources.
As a researcher working on city and realizing that the present work is not making any claims to providing solutions to city’s problems, one has tried to ask different questions from the material generated in course of this work.
blog.sarai.net /users/ritika/10506.html?mode=reply   (2416 words)

Sarai's new media initiative, true to its name, is focused on a public domain for media research and practice.
Each and every member of Sarai merits a comprehensive introduction, alas this initiation as well as a detailed description of the important collaborations with international activists and media practitioners is beyond the scope of this short report.
Most Sarai projects are deeply rooted in local culture and include: Ethnographies of the New Media; Mapping the City, Film and Consciousness; Language and the New Media: The Hindi Language Project and Social Justice and the City.
www.year01.com /issue8/sarai.html   (1152 words)

Typically, the city as a cultural form is the arena where such encounters are played out to their fullest potential.
A residency that Sarai shared with Khoj, an artists network, to host Syeda Farhana, a photographer from Dhaka, Bangladesh led to her creating a hypertextual photographic installation on Bangladeshi migrants in Delhi in collaboration with Joy Chatterjee in the Sarai Media Lab.
Sarai is interested especially in those media cultures that lie in the shadow of technological and social elites.
www.noemalab.org /sections/arte_focus.php?IDFocus=31   (1888 words)

 Murphy Around The World: Welcome home, 3rd ACR
Sarai is some of the most complex urban terrain in the world.
Sarai is characterized by centuries-old architecture, multiple story buildings, very narrow alley ways, and mostly restricted to vehicle traffic.
In Tal Afar, good, honorable people are in charge of the city government and the power of the executive (the mayor), the legislative (the city council), and the judicial (the court system) are restored.
www.fyste.com /2006/03/welcome-home-3rd-acr.html   (2849 words)

 With Death at Their Door, Few Leave Iraqi City
The evacuation of Sarai, the oldest section of Tall Afar and a web of narrow streets where fighting is expected to be difficult, was supposed to help prevent civilians from being hurt or killed during the offensive's final phase.
Tuesday when soldiers who had spent the night in an abandoned house awoke to about 300 Sarai residents who had picked their way across the wire and were sitting in the street outside the house, asking how they could get out of Tall Afar.
Some residents said that their relatives were too sick or frail to travel south of the city or that their tribe was located in the north so they needed to go in that direction.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/06/AR2005090601633_pf.html   (1057 words)

 WIA 3-05:Intimations of E-culture:Sarai-CSDS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Sarai initiative interprets this sense of the word “sarai” to mean a very public space, where different intellectual, creative and activist energies can intersect in an open and dynamic manner to give rise to an imaginative reconstitution of urban public culture, new/old media practice, research, and critical cultural intervention.
Sarais were spaces that were as hospitable to signals and to acts of communication as they were to the people who transmitted them.
When we founded Sarai, the challenge before us was to cohere a philosophy marrying this range of concerns to the vision of creating a lively public space where research and media practice could flow into one another.
www.isiswomen.org /pub/wia/wia3-05/sarai.html   (2886 words)

 Sarai, Gurgaon, Gurgaon Hotels, List of Hotels in Gurgaon, Deluxe Hotel in Gurgaon, Luxury Hotel in Gurgaon, 5 / Five ...
Sarai Café is a multi-cuisine roof-top restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Attached to Sarai Café is an elegant outdoor lounge serving non-alcoholic beverages, tea, snacks and food from the restaurant.
“Sarai” is located approximately 16 kms from the international airport and 18 kms from the domestic airport.
www.travelmasti.com /sarai_gurgaon.htm   (509 words)

 Murder of Sarai Ribicoff
Sarai Ribicoff was 23 and looked like Anne Frank would have if she'd grown up.
"Sarai was pleading that she did not have a purse, which he seemed to want.
The necklace that Sarai either struggled or did not struggle to maintain possession of (depending on which witness told the story) was identical to one that Mrs.
www.virtualvenice.info /writings/sarai.htm   (3598 words)

 WorldChanging: Tools, Models and Ideas for Building a Bright Green Future: Indian Media Ecologies
December 4, 2003 4:29 PM Based in New Delhi, India Sarai, the New Media Initiative, is an alternative, non-profit space for an imaginative reconstitution of urban public culture, new/old media practice and research, and critical cultural intervention.
The Public Domain, The Cities of Everyday Life and Shaping Technologies, which bring together a truly diverse group of urban, cultural and media practioners/theorists from around the world.
The city itself, as a space and as an idea, was becoming a focus for enquiry and reflection, and a provocation for a series of creative experiments.
www.worldchanging.com /archives/000171.html   (759 words)

 A new Sarai: new media in Delhi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A Sarai is an enclosed space in a city or beside a highway, where travellers and caravans can find shelter, sustenance and companionship; a tavern, a public house, a meeting place; a destination and a point of departure; a place to rest in the middle of a journey.
Sarai is also committed to an exploration of the free software community in order to design applications and hardware configurations so that they are truly accessible and allow for low connectivity and authoring tools.
The task of the Sarai team will be to remain relevant to the many communities in Delhi, ensuring that they can attract the young and disadvantaged audiences that they intend to serve, and remain networked into a supportive international community.
www.realtimearts.net /rt43/crowley.html   (1075 words)

 Sarai: City One 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
y One: the South Asian conference on the urban experience was held between 9-11th January 2003 at the CSDS- Sarai premises on 20 Rajpur Road.
Watch the City One conference site for updates which will include reports on the conference in social science journals, a discussion list run by the student stipendaries who attended the conference.
The conference is organised by the Sarai programme,
www.sarai.net /cityone/cityone.htm   (229 words)

 EefyWiki - 16d: The Mongol Occupation
The capital city of Vladimir was captured and razed to the ground in February 1238.
The only major city to avoid the doom, despair and agony which followed of the victorious Mongols was Great Novgorod, which was farther northwest than the Mongols cared to go.
In the 1240s, the city of Sarai - located on the lower Volga near the current city of Volgograd - was built by Batu Khan.
eefy.editme.com /L16d   (1089 words)

 Sarai - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
SARAI [Sarai], former city, S European Russia, near present-day Volgograd.
Founded in 1241 by Batu Khan, it was (13th-15th cent.) the capital of the Tatar Golden Horde, to which the Russians paid tribute for more than 200 years.
Un-`Original': Sarai merely copies other cliched rap anthems.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-sarai.html   (302 words)

 Books By Orson Scott Card - Sarah - Chapter 2
Sarai saw the servants' babies and every happy cry, every fitful squall, every greedy slurp at the breast was like a knife in her heart.
Sarai was not at all sure how she felt about this image of her, but she'd think about it later.
Sarai thought she had seen the worst of the drought, seeing how many of those trees were scant-leafed now, and how many bare-limbed; hearing the hollow echo of stones thrown down empty wells; tasting the soupy water of a dying spring.
www.hatrack.com /osc/books/sarah02.shtml   (8945 words)

 Volgograd — FactMonster.com
Founded in 1589 as a stronghold to defend Russia's newly acquired land along the Volga, the city was originally called Tsaritsyn.
During World War II, the city was nearly destroyed in a battle that marked a major turning point in the war and a landmark in military history.
Sarai - Sarai, former city, S European Russia, near present-day Volgograd.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/world/A0851119.html   (478 words)

 JCM Virtual Catalogue | Mayumi Sarai
Sarai: I was really interested in something cutting edge, like performance or media art.
Sarai: Some of the people in the school lived in Jersey City and they said rent is pretty cheap here and some artists live here too.
Sarai: I think they had mixed feeling like most parents; they don’t really want their kids to be so far away.
www.jerseycitymuseum.org /exhibitions/virtualCatalogue/sarai.html   (886 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Batu
Sarai, former city, S European Russia, near present-day Volgograd.
The city declined after Czar Ivan III threw off the Tatar yoke in 1480.
as an important city of the grand duchy of Vladimir-Suzdal (see Vladimir) and a political and religious center of NE Russia.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Batu   (577 words)

This year, the Sarai Reader 06 is one of the participating publications of the Documenta 12 Magazines Project.
As of 2006 Sarai has gone through a phase of spectacular growth, expanding to 120 people who are part of their network of employees and fellows.
Sarai is not only receiving many guests from overseas, but also has an impressive international presence, not just in India and South Asia, or the West, but all around the globe.
sarai.waag.org   (2788 words)

 Alternative Law Forum - World Information City 14th-19th November Schedule
The conference segment of World Information City brings together panels, discursive and research based presentations and conversations on “Information” and the “City” as societal and political realities, with a particular emphasis on their interrelationships.
World-Information City and the conference that is placed at its culmination is an effort on our part to inaugurate a set of discussions that we hope will inform future work in this area as well as contribute to debates within the public domain.
The exhibition is also stretched between these three points in the city (Russell Market, Cunningham road, Cubbon Park) so that the experiences, sights, sounds and smells along the way are part of the show, it is thus simultaneously being informed and broadened by the media and art projects.
www.altlawforum.org /WIC_schedule   (2330 words)

 Iranica.com - GOLDEN HORDE
The administrative center of the Khanate was Sarai (from Pers.
sara@y "palace"), the city built by Batu on the lower Volga; another city, New Sarai (Sara@-ye jadid, sometimes misleadingly called Sara@-ye baraka), was founded by Özbeg.
But his son and successor Berdibeg (Berdi Be@g) withdrew to Sarai and was murdered in 1359.
www.iranica.com /articles/v11f1/v11f1061.html   (749 words)

City One, a cross-disciplinary conference on the urban experience in South Asia will take place between the 9th and 11th of January, 2003.
This will be a significant gathering of scholars and practitioners from different fields and we hope it will open up new agendas for urban research on South Asian cities.
The conference is organized by the Sarai programme of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi.
www.noemalab.org /sections/news_detail.php?IDNews=715   (165 words)

Some middle class families relocated to the outskirts of the city, where land was cheap, where it was still possible to build a decent house.
An enclosed space in a city, or beside a highway, where travellers and caravans can find shelter, sustenance and companionship; a tavern, a public house; a meeting place; a destination and a point of departure; a place to rest in the middle of a journey.
Sarai is a programme of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies,  Delhi.
broadsheet.var.cc   (3208 words)

The word sarai, or caravansarai, has its roots in Mughal India and refers to an enclosed space in a city or beside a highway--a destination and a point of departure--where travelers from all walks of life could find shelter, sustenance, and companionship.
For Raqs, Sarai is a space where they have the freedom to pursue interdisciplinary and hybrid contexts for creative work and to develop a sustained engagement with the city and with different forms of media practice.
Traditionally, sarais were also nodes in the communications system (horse-mail!) and spaces where theatrical entertainments, music, dervish dancing, and philosophical disputes could all be staged.
latitudes.walkerart.org /artists/index.wac?id=80   (2490 words)

 IslamiCity.com - Sarai State of Affairs
U.S. and Iraqi forces stormed into the Sarai neighborhood of Tall Afar this weekend, a northern Iraqi city believed to be a logistics center for insurgents in northern Iraq, only to find a ghost town.
Instead of being destroyed, as Col. McMaster claimed, the insurgents apparently withdrew to other towns during the predictable U.S. warnings for civilians to evacuate Sarai and the aerial onslaught before the ground assault began.
A second goal of the guerrillas is merely to keep an army in the field and launch hit-and-run tactics to convince the invading country's populace back home that its government is incurring unacceptable casualties and doing poorly in a faraway war.
www.islamicity.com /Articles/articles.asp?ref=IV0509-2798   (944 words)

 [No title]
city has already been come into being, whose boundaries are populated with a different and far more erotic representation of self, where eroticism can be seen as more dispersed, where romantic love gets open sexual expressions, and human relations get redefined not only by general socio-economic factors but also through the power of desire.
Obviously, city?s sexuality is too vast a project to be covered under this modest proposal.
The institutes are in the cities of Bombay, Delhi, Guwhati, Kanpur, Kharaghpur, and Madras.
mail.sarai.net /pipermail/reader-list/2003-January.txt   (20775 words)

 5,000 Iraqi troops advance on insurgents in Tal Afar | The San Diego Union-Tribune
The offensive in Tal Afar, 260 miles northwest of Baghdad, is especially delicate because of the tangle of ethnic sensitivities.
About 90 percent of the city's 200,000 people – most fled to the countryside before the fighting – are Sunni Turkmen who have complained about their treatment from the Shiite-dominated government and police force put in place after the U.S. invasion in 2003.
Addressing that complaint, Jabr announced yesterday that 1,000 additional police officers would be hired in Tal Afar after the offensive and that they would be chosen from the Turkmen population.
www.signonsandiego.com /uniontrib/20050911/news_1n11iraq.html   (737 words)

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