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An Arab man's attempt at bridging the cultural gap and trying to make a difference. Failing a lot. Succeeding once in a while.

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Outliers. How Success is a Community Sport

Outliers. How Success is a Community Sport

4 May, '180 Comments

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell is an interesting read. It provides a different interpretation on the reasons for success and emphasises the fact of how wrong the adage “self made man/woman” is. Gladwell argues that success is never overnight but is deeply dependent on several factors from culture, society, education, and even the year of birth […]

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Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks

Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks

1 May, '182 Comments

Tom Hanks doesn’t much act in his movies and is not type-cast. He is just a naturally good human being! That’s the simple fact, and his writing completely confirms this too. As I read his stories in Uncommon Type, I was almost urging him to put in some drama at this point, or do a […]

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Timely Serendipity, the Book of Joy

Timely Serendipity, the Book of Joy

25 Apr, '180 Comments

The Book of Joy is a life changing book. Do you believe in serendipity? I certainly do after picking up this book. It was like the universe was aligning just at the right time, and presenting me with this book because I needed its teachings most. This book was bought by my lovely wife while […]

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Why 56? Why?

Why 56? Why?

17 Apr, '180 Comments

To anyone who has spent even a little time in Bahrain recently, they would probably be familiar with, or have been taken to the now pretty famous closed shop in the old Manama souq to stand against it and take some pictures. The abandoned shop’s door was taken over by Bahraini artist Ahmed Anan as […]

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A Global Perspective Photography Exhibition

A Global Perspective Photography Exhibition

17 Apr, '181 Comment

I consider my photography exhibition currently at Mashq Art Space entitled A Global Perspective as my first “real” exhibition. I’m happy with the impact it has had and the number of visitors who have dropped in. I’m also thrilled to have received some valuable feedback and comments from visitors. I highly value their opinions. I […]

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