The Sakara drum is one of the four major families of Yoruba drums of Nigeria. The other families are the Dundun/Gangan or talking drum, the Batá drum and the Gbedu drum. Each family includes drums of different sizes, with the mother drum (iya ilu) playing the lead role and other drums playing in support. The Sakara is also made and used by the Hausa people of northern Nigeria.
Michael Andrew Kukral is the author of one of the few published books detailing the experience of an American student during the 1989 Velvet Revolution in what was then communist Czechoslovakia. From 1988 to 1991, Kukral was a doctoral student in geography at the University of Kentucky and among the first small group of Fulbright Scholars in Prague.
Dike Kokaral is a dam across a narrow stretch of the Aral Sea, splitting off the North Aral Sea (also called "The Small Sea") from the much larger South Aral Sea ("The Large Sea"). The dike is conserving the dwindling waters of the Syr Darya river and maintaining (and attempting to revive) the damaged ecology of the North Aral Sea, at the expense of sealing the fate of the larger South Aral. Work was completed in August 2005, with help from the World Bank. Dike Kokaral is named after the Kokaral peninsula (an island until the 1960s), which would connect it to the other shore of the Aral Sea and separate the northern from the southern seas.
Sakal Times is an English-language daily newspaper published from Pune, India. It has recently been renamed as Sakàl Times. It is published by the Sakal Media Group, a media establishment in Pune whose flagship publication is the daily broadsheet Sakal (in Marathi ). The paper started circulating in May 2008.
Sakara Records is an independent Finnish metal/rock record label. It was found in 2003 by the Finnish metal group Mokoma. Since then the label has added the Finnish bands Stam1na, Rytmihäiriö, Black Bile, Diablo and YUP.