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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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30 Day Challenges

30 Day Challenges

3 Jul, '120 Comments

I’ve become a junkie for self-improvement. I’m eating books, that’s how much I’m going through them. The secret? Having an iPad and going to the gym every day. I just plonk that thing on whatever machine I’m on while doing cardio work and just read. The time passes much more quickly too and I’m healthier for it. […]

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Peace through Media Award

Peace through Media Award

19 May, '122 Comments

A well deserved award for Dr Mansoor Al-Jamri and his paper. Al-Wasat has proven itself the only independent newspaper in Bahrain if not the Gulf and beyond. While I have become more skeptical of late, I tend to give news articles much more credence than any of the other papers in Bahrain and its columns, […]

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