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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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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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Give peace a chance

Give peace a chance

12 Jul, '143 Comments

I just realised that I would LOVE the opportunity NOT to post any political stuff or even think about politics. Ever. Or at least for a reasonable period of time. Bahrain, Palestine, Israel, Iraq, Syria etc are bloody tiring. When will the day come when we can forget about strife and concentrate on living, actually […]

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The reality of doing business in the Middle East

The reality of doing business in the Middle East

11 Jul, '140 Comments

I’m doing some research into the small business environment in the Middle East with the view of introducing an innovative program to help Bahraini youth to make entrepreneurship their choice, their preferred career path. The program is part of the Entrepreneurs’ Organisation. It’s the Global Student Entrepreneur Award, or GSEA for short. Reading some of […]

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Body signals, and why I should have listened to them

Body signals, and why I should have listened to them

1 Jul, '143 Comments

What I thought was simple enough muscle strain due to the half-marathon I completed in Athens in May, and is fixable by physio therapy, turned out to be a lot more severe! A couple of weeks after my return, I thought to finally listen to my body signals and go see a specialist. I consulted […]

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Happy what?

Happy what?

27 Jun, '142 Comments

Here comes Ramadhan. The month where almost no work gets done When productivity of just about the whole Muslim nation grinds to a halt And efficiency is not even a concept to be tolerated Where people willingly stay up all night, and sleep all day Where gluttony is the rule And piousness is only the […]

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