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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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MGS S01E01 – Mahmood’s Garden Show – LAUNCH!

MGS S01E01 – Mahmood’s Garden Show – LAUNCH!

9 Aug, '140 Comments

Here’s my first in a forthcoming series of gardening videos I’m personally producing and creating to share with you my trials and successes in my home garden. In this series, “Mahmood’s Garden” I’ll show you how to get colour back into your garden using annuals. Most of those I’ll cultivate from seed, so you’ll accompany […]

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FinFisher and the absence of morals

FinFisher and the absence of morals

8 Aug, '141 Comment

Some enterprising netizen took umbrage at the machinations and outright lies of Gamma FinFisher, the Anglo-German privacy-thieving and national-aspiration-crushing software supplier so he hacked their servers and walked away with 40GB of their crown jewels. To put it in perspective, 40GB means that “you could hold approximately: 10,000 High-Quality MP3 Songs -or- 25,000 High-Resolution Digital […]

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Rubber Stamp Culture

Rubber Stamp Culture

7 Aug, '140 Comments

In an era where electronic signatures are passé, what is the unbridled fetish the Bahraini government has with rubber stamps? I’m not meaning those stamps which indicate that a paper has been seen, approved or rejected, but the stamps that companies use to stamp their invoices and other documents before they be accepted within the […]

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Hidden Gems and Treasure Troves in Saar

Hidden Gems and Treasure Troves in Saar

6 Aug, '140 Comments

Once in a while you’re pleasantly surprised by locating a shop with really nice stuff packed into it. A treasure trove really, and I’m not talking about those second hand shops or a car boot sale. I’m talking about shops that are elegantly designed and fitted, but recessed and tucked away from the normal beats. […]

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To the gym at last!

To the gym at last!

5 Aug, '140 Comments

Today marks the completion of three whole months since my iconic Athens Half Marathon. Forgive me for going on about that, but what have YOU done lately! 😉 And this week marks a month since I’ve had my hip operation. Visiting my doctor yesterday, he assured me that it’s ok to go back to the […]

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Recruiting the wrong type of people

Recruiting the wrong type of people

2 Aug, '147 Comments

There are so much resources availalble now for entrepreneurs but I still get it wrong a lot of the times! Nothing beats experience I guess; however, that’s the expensive route. Without a doubt, the most expensive mistake I keep on repeating is recruiting the wrong people. Time after time. How can I get out of this […]

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Bahrain welcomes ISIS

Bahrain welcomes ISIS

26 Jul, '142 Comments

Oh yes it does. With open arms too. And their modus operandi is to quell the demands for democracy. Someone should really tell those in power to be really careful what they wish for. The oft used “divide and conquer” strategy doesn’t really work in this day and age. For one thing, people are a […]

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The Most Important Video About Israel Ever Made

The Most Important Video About Israel Ever Made

26 Jul, '1411 Comments

Dennis Prager represents the the other side of the Arab/Israeli argument. In this video, the scholar argues that there never was a Palestine, and he contents that every Arab wants the Jewish state and people to cease to exist. Citing the various other wars against Israel since 1948, and the Arab response to its declaration […]

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The story of an Israeli soldier

The story of an Israeli soldier

25 Jul, '141 Comment

It’s interesting to hear the experience of an Israeli soldier who questioned why. An interesting perspective and an eye opening one. “All of us want to be at the right place and the right time when history is knocking on our door, and history is knocking now and all of you need to be at […]

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LEAVE!

LEAVE!

18 Jul, '148 Comments

“Like it or not, I shall remain…” I’m not very proud of being an Arab at this point in time. Listless and worthless. Amidst a region who spend the most on military and police equipment, yet are happy enough to exclusively direct those inward at their own people while brothers and sisters – within their […]

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