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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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Is the #DurazSiege at an end?

Is the #DurazSiege at an end?

2 Jun, '170 Comments

I woke up with a start two or three times last night and couldn’t figure out why…. Then it dawned on me. The quiet. No police helicopters buzzing overhead at low altitude. In the vicinity of Duraz, we see and hear helicopters flying at relatively low altitude day and night. Every single day since the […]

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Shaikh Isa Qasim Sentenced. Now what?

Shaikh Isa Qasim Sentenced. Now what?

21 May, '171 Comment

After more than a year or toing and froing, Shaikh Isa Qasim, Hussain Alqassab and Mirza Aldurazi get a suspended sentence of one year in jail, three years probation, the appropriation of over BD 3 million collected as “khums” – a religious tax of 20% of surplus profits given by followers of the Shia tradition […]

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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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