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The Typical<strike>ly Arab</strike> Politicians’ Way of Resolving Differences of Opinion

The Typically Arab Politicians’ Way of Resolving Differences of Opinion

11 Jul, '123 Comments

Don’t agree? Step 1: Remove shoe Step 2: Throw shoe in the direction of the opponent Step 3: If all else fails: shoot the bitch and be done with it The world is no dire need of anyone who differs with you anyway. Oh, and do that on live television in view of the whole […]

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How to alienate sympathisers to your cause

How to alienate sympathisers to your cause

2 Nov, '1111 Comments

Like just about everybody in Bahrain, I’ve been caught in traffic due to roads being closed either by physical objects, oil spilled on the road or a combination of both. The end result of course is that the demonstrators want their message to be received by those in charge that they have legitimate demands and […]

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Oh the irony! Anwar calls the BBC yellow!

Oh the irony! Anwar calls the BBC yellow!

2 Nov, '116 Comments

Read these gems, but please hold your laughter! Why the BBC ‘has let down Bahrain’s people’ By Arthur Macdonald, GDN, Posted on » Wednesday, November 02, 2011 MANAMA: The British Broadcasting Corporation moved from being a globally respected news organisation to joining the ranks of the yellow press during the unrest in Bahrain. That is […]

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Art, and the Tender Process

Art, and the Tender Process

29 Aug, '1110 Comments

How do you think the Tender Board or its stipulated processes would go about evaluating the following painting, had it been a subject of tender to paint a woman, for instance? Any suggestions? Well, an “evaluator” who most probably would have no clue about art in the first place might give this painting a 1 […]

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e-What?

e-What?

10 Feb, '115 Comments

We submitted a site for the eContent Awards this year and completed the required steps – except for one. They just called me to encourage me to complete the process. What is it that the eContent want us to do in order to be eligible for the award? TAKE 15 SCREEN SHOTS, PUT THEM ON […]

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“Why do you lie?”

“Why do you lie?”

11 Jan, '113 Comments

Get this: The GDN publisher Anwar Abdulrahman objects to Jackson Diehl article in the Washington Post published on 3 Jan 2011. Rich? Of course! I like how he almost always starts by a historical reference to probably demonstrate his intellectual superiority. This time, he invokes the ghost of Lord Northcliffe‘s rather insipid quote of “the […]

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No Improper Names Allowed!

No Improper Names Allowed!

11 Jan, '1129 Comments

It’s 11.1.11! I wish you the best of the best of the best on this auspicious day my friends. Yes, we Bahrainis ARE numbers mad. Or just mad. Whichever makes you happy. In that stream, here’s some hilarity for you, courtesy of the doyen of journalism and the protector of the National Honour™ PARENTS in […]

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Endemic Corruption, part deux

Endemic Corruption, part deux

30 Dec, '103 Comments

A couple of days ago I went on about the endemic corruption beleaguering our government‘s organs. Today, with the Audit Bureau Report for 2009 being made public and being subjected to initial analysis by the press, I was wrong in choosing that title. I should have called it the Complete and Utter Collapse of the […]

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Killing with impunity

Killing with impunity

26 Dec, '102 Comments

And not only that, get the bloodied survivors to sign a no contest agreement to absolve the killer and his sponsors to boot. SURVIVORS of a tragic bus crash that killed three Bahrainis in Jordan have reportedly signed documents absolving the driver from responsibility. Caravan owner Saeed Al Durazi, who is still nursing his wounds […]

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The idiocy of the GDN

The idiocy of the GDN

19 Oct, '105 Comments

What comes into your mind as you view this page: Poor children. And poor reporter who had his piece diminished by this ludicrous placement. A case of peanuts for monkeys I wonder?

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