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Muharraqi Girga’oun!

30 Sep, '0721 Comments

I had tremendous fun going all over Muharraq island looking for the mid-Ramadhan celebrations we call “Girga’oun” (the G as in golf, in both cases). I arrived early, actually before Iftar time by a few minutes and set up at the souq, to take the initial shots as it was far too early for anything […]

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Gnashing teeth

28 Sep, '0725 Comments

I feel guilty if I shorten a word to miss its vowels Are you the kind of person who grimaces every time you read a hacked up “txt”-like messages? Are you the kind of person who would rather listen to nails being dragged across chalk-boards and suffer the consequences than hack English and Aranglish words […]

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Calling Muharraq!

25 Sep, '0718 Comments

Could anyone who lives in or indeed anyone who knows about the traditional festivity of Girga’oun in the Kingdom of Muharraq please let me know where should one go to best capture the mood and festivities of this special occasion? I would very much like to travel to the Kingdom and shoot some of the […]

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Renewed official stance on corruption

Renewed official stance on corruption

23 Sep, '0710 Comments

Like everyone else in Bahrain, I was thrilled to read our Crown Prince’s unequivocal statement that corruption will no longer be condoned and that even if a minister was implicated in corruption, he or she will get their just desert. I also remembered that our parliament has discussed this issue and the committee tasked with […]

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Belonging

22 Sep, '0719 Comments

high resolution video here on Stage6 Thoughts on belonging and patriotism and their relationship with a person’s locale. Though I recognise that there are other aspects to consider – which you are more than welcome to discuss here – and are just as valid, my thinking is that a person cannot get that feeling of […]

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