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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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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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Amazing. 3k video resolution on an iPhone

Amazing. 3k video resolution on an iPhone

21 Mar, '170 Comments

The latest version of the Filmic Pro application, version 6, is amazing. It is very intuitive to use and as importantly opens up a whole host of features and resolutions to iPhone filmmakers. The new version is capable of going up to 4k resolution on iPhone 6S series and above. Unfortunately older phones are limited to […]

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The USA is no longer a destination of choice

The USA is no longer a destination of choice

21 Mar, '176 Comments

On 21st March the TSA and Homeland Security are expected to announce their banning of electronic devices larger than a mobile phone on some flights to and from the USA. This ban will be in effect on certain airlines and countries. There appears to be ten airports from eight Muslim countries affected, including Saudi Arabia, UAE, […]

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