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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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Abundant signs of a disintegrated, fractured Bahrain

Abundant signs of a disintegrated, fractured Bahrain

19 Aug, '1113 Comments

When one-time valued friends choose to become enemies and permeate mistrust in those they once held in high regard and trust, a reboot button might be the only way forward, because continuing like this, will turn the whole situation uglier than our darkest nightmares. Twitter’s a place where you go to get your blood pressure […]

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Leave Bassiouni Alone!

Leave Bassiouni Alone!

16 Aug, '110 Comments

Twitter was a twitter last night with “news” of an all out war on Bassioni’s commission and his resignation after him and members of his commission were verbally and physically attacked by a mob. The ex-minister of Information, Nabeel Al-Hamar posted the following: Translation: A group of anarchists assaulted the headquarters of the fact finding […]

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Bahrain’s Shame

Bahrain’s Shame

14 Aug, '1110 Comments

I love it when our enlightened officials use the severely broken record of “we’re a democracy” while they literally sign off on the destitution of their own countrymen for daring to exercise their democratic rights. To add insult to injury, even when the land’s King orders, orders their re-instatement, they completely ignore that royal order […]

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Introducing Hope

Introducing Hope

13 Aug, '110 Comments

I just realized that I didn’t introduce Hope on the blog! Sorry. Well, meet Hope, the newest addition and the very much long awaited addition to the garden. Here she is sitting at her pond and being quite happy and content. I had my eye on her for months, but unfortunately the seller and I […]

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The Suffering Hydrangea

The Suffering Hydrangea

13 Aug, '110 Comments

Just a few weeks ago, this lovely hydrangea was doing well enough – considering it’s not supposed to survive at all in Bahrain’s climate. Alas, this is what it’s been reduced to in its first ever Bahraini summer. I’ve not lost complete hope yet though, you will notice that against all odds, it’s got some […]

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