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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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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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The Making of Nasser Al-Yousif’s Documentary

The Making of Nasser Al-Yousif’s Documentary

25 Apr, '176 Comments

I’ve finally arrived at the starting point of celebrating my father’s arts career and contributions to the art scene in general. I won’t dwell on why it’s taken me this long to start – a full eleven years since he passed away – other than this is simply the right time for me to do […]

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Short Stories Welcome

Short Stories Welcome

24 Apr, '170 Comments

Do you have a story that you would like to see in film? Well, you’re in luck. Submit yours to me and I’ll give it consideration to be made into a short film – or a long one for that matter. While I’m open to consider any story, please be aware of a few rules: […]

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How to deal with customer complaints. A lesson from Tamkeen.

How to deal with customer complaints. A lesson from Tamkeen.

24 Apr, '171 Comment

Twelve days ago, I had this to say about Tamkeen: As you can see above, just one day after posting the initial complaint, which was borne from frustration and previous experiences with Tamkeen, someone took notice of my complaint and took positive action. No less than three Tamkeen personnel called offering to help to resolve the […]

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DurazSiege True Stories: Day 301

DurazSiege True Stories: Day 301

18 Apr, '170 Comments

I was barred from walking through the checkpoint at Oxygen Gym to my house which is just 300 meters away last night due to the ongoing #DurazSiege. The policeman insisted that it is closed for all traffic, including pedestrians, and I have to go to the main checkpoint at the entrance of Avenue 36. That […]

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