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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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A beautiful home for sale

A beautiful home for sale

16 May, '170 Comments

We’ve spent 13 years in our current home and most of those have truly been the best in all our lives. We made 1813 a place of quiet and safe refuge for us. We love the coolness and tranquility of the spaces inside the house, and the various “rooms” we’ve created in the garden – […]

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Ebrahim Busaad’s Memories and Love for Nasser Al-Yousif

Ebrahim Busaad’s Memories and Love for Nasser Al-Yousif

4 May, '170 Comments

Ebrahim Busaad is one of my favourite human beings on earth. His art is a close second as I do love his particular distinctive style in storytelling through his paintings and prints. Ebrahim was one of my father’s best friends, if not his very best friend. They were inseparable and have remained in contact with […]

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When calligraphy meets graphics, Abbas Yousif and Jabbar Alghadban’s joint exhibition

When calligraphy meets graphics, Abbas Yousif and Jabbar Alghadban’s joint exhibition

1 May, '170 Comments

Abbas Yousif and Jabbar Alghadban are now two of the leaders of the contemporary art scene in Bahrain. The long-time friends just mounted their fourteenth joint exhibition. Their contemporary works are displayed at the Contemporary Art Society at Alqadam roundabout at the start of the Budaiya highway. Some thirty acrylic paintings are displayed, some of […]

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Spring in my garden

Spring in my garden

27 Apr, '172 Comments

I shot this film this morning before work. Just had a chance to edit it. Loving the cottage garden feel of this year’s planting. Enjoy this one minute of peace and beauty.

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No Tolerance for Free Press or Thought

No Tolerance for Free Press or Thought

27 Apr, '171 Comment

Bahrain is not unique in it’s depressed ranking on the just released RSF Press Freedom Index. Many have suffered greatly depressed rankings due to opportunistic and knee-jerk reaction to malleable definitions of terrorism, readily penalising the press, photojournalists, bloggers and anyone with a dissenting voice. This year, Middle Eastern countries have further moved down the index and now […]

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