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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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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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The efficacy of late warnings and other governmental machinations to get at citizens’ pockets

The efficacy of late warnings and other governmental machinations to get at citizens’ pockets

6 Apr, '170 Comments

In Bahrain, the citizen seems to be the unquenchable fount of money. Funds which most here are in desperate need of, are dragged out of our pockets by unremitting fines, fees and other government charges and levies. Last month, the Traffic Dept had its fun by sending us speeding fines that were more than a […]

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The fallacy of the “Pure Race”

The fallacy of the “Pure Race”

2 Apr, '170 Comments

Being of a “pure race” is a myth. A fallacy. Something that is imprinted in us; however, to perpetuate our mistaken sense of superiority. What that did – and still does – is just make us prejudiced and antagonistic toward each other. Being humble and inclusive is more important than living that fallacy. Watch this […]

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