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International Media Awards

International Media Awards

12 May, '136 Comments

I’m deeply honoured to have won the Outstanding Contribution to New Media 2013 award presented by the International Council for Press and Broadcasting at the Oxford and Cambridge Club in London last night. Accepting the award last night, in the presence of so many people I admire from all around the region and beyond, I […]

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Yoga, first experience

Yoga, first experience

9 May, '132 Comments

While touring the grounds of The Leela Palace Hotel in Mumbai where I stayed, I chanced upon Racchana who observed me admiring some of their flowers, and we started to chat. I got to know that she is the hotel’s Yoga guru and does free lessons for guests from 7 – 9 am. I asked […]

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My learnings from my first large scale public speaking

My learnings from my first large scale public speaking

30 Apr, '130 Comments

  Reading from a teleprompter is much harder than it looks, it needs practice – and proper height adjustment This is amplified even more when it stops working and is mis-synced with TV repeating monitors At this stage, ignore prompter and screens and either follow the printed script, or as a last resort, wing it […]

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Honoured to be nominated by the New Century Foundation for Blogging

Honoured to be nominated by the New Century Foundation for Blogging

28 Apr, '138 Comments

I’m really honoured to be nominated for the International Media Award 2013 in the New Media category by the Next Century Foundation. This is the same entity that honoured Al-Wasat’s Editor in Chief Dr Mansoor Al-Jamri last year. The foundation will also run a conference on Bahrain at the same time where representatives from all […]

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Terrorism Will Not Win.

Terrorism Will Not Win.

16 Apr, '1315 Comments

My thoughts and prayers are with all the families of the dead and injured as a result of this heinous crime against humanity. Terrorism doesn’t serve anyone and attacking the innocent doesn’t serve ANY any cause. The intention to do the maximum harm was quite evident in the selection of the Boston Marathon as a […]

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