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iPOD movies competition

iPOD movies competition

18 Sep, '075 Comments

My friend Magnus Nystedt, the main man behind the very active Emirates Mac User Group, has just emailed me to tell me about a new film competition in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Women’s College which has a very nice and innovative twist to it; it’s a film competition which will be screened and judged […]

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Hamad’s Cartoons

Hamad’s Cartoons

10 Sep, '070 Comments

You will probably agree with me when I say that if a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is worth a few hundred thousand then a cartoon surpasses all of that and through it you can deal with political and social situations that no paper (or blog!) would dare tackle. Hence, we find […]

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Preparing for Ramadhan

Preparing for Ramadhan

6 Sep, '0717 Comments

It’s only a few more days before the holy month of Ramadhan is once again upon us. I wish you all a fulfilling and spiritual time for the advent of this month. Generally though, as far as my observation of the traditions we have in Bahrain are concerned, it will once again become the month […]

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Destination unknown

Destination unknown

3 Sep, '0752 Comments

Of course it’s bloody well unknown if you watch this kind of video on a MTV while you’re already killing yourself on an elliptical cross-trainer from hell with a pulse monitor to boot. Is it any wonder that my pulse jumped from 145 to over 160 bpms? This was what was playing that early in […]

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Vlog 41: The Nasfah

31 Aug, '0723 Comments

The 15th of Sha’abaan, the 8th month on the Muslim Hijri calendar holds special significance to Shi’a Muslims. On that night – called the Nasfah – they celebrate the birth of their last Imam, Imam Al-Mahdi, the 12th and last Shi’a Imam who went into occultation in 939AD. It is said that on his reappearance […]

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