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Let the sun shine through…

Let the sun shine through…

4 Sep, '120 Comments

Fed up of politics… yes I know that today is an important milestone for Bahrain jurisprudence with the impending Appeal Court decision regarding the 21 political leaders and other assorted activists, but even with that, let’s just pose a second and enjoy these flowers… and the calm.

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Rewarding incompetence

Rewarding incompetence

25 Aug, '122 Comments

Can someone explain to me why the hell the government’s picking up the tab on this one? Bahrain’s prime minister has promised “immediate compensation” to traders whose livelihood has been impacted by the blaze which destroyed Isa Town market last month. Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa also said that the market would be rebuilt […]

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No politics?

No politics?

17 Aug, '125 Comments

I wonder what life would be in this little dot of an island of ours if we had to live without having to worry about politics; in as much as actually living in a modern democracy where human rights are not only protected, but cherished, and where people would feel free to write and voice […]

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Arabs dismal showing at the Olympics

Arabs dismal showing at the Olympics

4 Aug, '125 Comments

The 22 countries of the Arab League – whose population stood at 349,558,392 – only have two medals between them! To date; Qatar got a bronze while Egypt got a silver. Bas. That’s it. Khalas. Why this dismal showing? Any ideas? I’m flummoxed.

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Briefly, what is journalism?

Briefly, what is journalism?

15 Jul, '121 Comment

An apt quote from George Orwell which the press in this part of the world in particular need to mull and head. I know that they won’t, but it’s worth reminding them of their duty. Even if one of the thousands of journalists gets a pang on conscience after reading this, then that’s a good […]

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