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Microclimates

Microclimates

30 Apr, '120 Comments

One would be forgiven to think that in a garden as small as mine that distinct climates exist in its different parts. I know the pictures make it look big, but trust me on this, it’s less than 700 square meters in total area. The garden is divided in three parts; here, you see the […]

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Hearing the furious beating of the wings of Capital

Hearing the furious beating of the wings of Capital

24 Apr, '1230 Comments

Another day, another mindless attack on businesses in Bahrain, this time in Jiddhaffs. I don’t give a damn what religion, sect, colour or sexual orientation of the criminals who’ve done this and other crimes against businesses. What I do care about is that this, much more than demonstrations and, dare I say it, burning tyres, […]

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Why do most armed robberies happen in Riffa?

Why do most armed robberies happen in Riffa?

23 Apr, '1236 Comments

Riffa is the seat of power. It is the chosen home of the monarchy. It is one of those areas reserved for the chosen ones and part of the population are barred ownership for some unknown reason. One would be forgiven to think that it should be safe, don’t you think? But no. Most, if […]

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Oy! Yates! Still feel safe here?

Oy! Yates! Still feel safe here?

13 Apr, '1215 Comments

He might. I and hundreds of thousands of Bahrainis certainly feel anything but. And no, this is not a feeling that actually is due to the following video, in which police are seen aiding, abetting and participating in the wanton destruction, thieving and ransacking of a Bahraini business. We’ve actually felt that for quite some […]

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Hmmm… I smell even worse civil strife coming up!

Hmmm… I smell even worse civil strife coming up!

11 Apr, '1215 Comments

I’m just disenchanted with the whole stupid situation in this country. I’m not that interested in the internal politics any more because the version of politics we currently have is built on a win-lose strategy rather than exercising the art of mediation and arriving at a common ground to resolve this country’s problems. What we […]

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