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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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Sources of ISIS Support

Sources of ISIS Support

26 Apr, '160 Comments

  The Brookings Institute published a study on where the pockets of ISIS support are around the world. They analysed the sources of supportive Tweets and found that the majority emanate from Muslim countries. It’s no surprise to me that ISIS sympathisers are within our Arab communities. Their major support comes from the land of the birth of […]

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How important is a business exit plan?

How important is a business exit plan?

25 Apr, '160 Comments

What’s the average life of a business? I don’t know for certain, and I doubt anyone else in Bahrain or the Middle East knows either. Statistics of this sort are just not prioritised, and if they are, then they are not published. US statistics suggest that, on average, a Fortune 500 company lasts around 40 to 50 years. […]

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Mountain Biking in Bahrain

Mountain Biking in Bahrain

17 Apr, '161 Comment

I woke up early on Friday and promised myself to have a good day. I was out of bed by 04:55 and left home by 5:20 with my mountain bicycle loaded into the car and happiness and good anticipation in my heart. I was going to meet new people and ride into new terrain, one […]

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#JohnKerry in Bahrain

#JohnKerry in Bahrain

7 Apr, '163 Comments

As I type this, there is a joint press conference by the foreign secretaries of the US of A and Bahrain. Here’s what I expect #JohnKerry to state. Ready? Here goes: Blaaah blah blah bla. Blaah bla bla bla bla bla bla blaaaaah bl #IRAN blablablablabla bla blaaaaah bla bla bl blaha blahhhhh #ISIS bla bla […]

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Cycling in Bahrain

Cycling in Bahrain

4 Apr, '161 Comment

My advice to any budding and experienced cyclist: Wear a helmet . Get up early . Ride defensively . Wear a helmet, seriously! The extent of my experience in cycling is quite limited. I’ve only started a couple months ago. I bought it on January 27 on a whim when I noticed a second-hand mountain bike […]

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