Tag: Culture

MPs with Religious Police mentality

14 Mar, '0736 Comments

I am quite convinced that this parliament doesn’t know why it was actually voted in. Apart from the sectarian overtones in almost every thing they do, they cannot distinguish between parliamentary work from that of the pulpit. Let me aid them in understanding the simple difference: the first is legislative and the other is advisory. […]

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I didn’t go!

I didn’t go!

3 Mar, '0719 Comments

And I’m kicking myself for not getting tickets ahead of time. I am really angry with myself, this was a golden opportunity that I was waiting for for some time now to attend Marcel Khalife’s performance and the last two nights were apparently magical especially that this time Marcel was in collaboration with Bahraini poet […]

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Burial

Burial

19 Feb, '0729 Comments

We went to bury a relation yesterday. The old lady was ill for a long while unfortunately. She was much loved by her children, relations and the community around her. May she rest in peace now. This is the "Shi’a" cemetery in Hoora, in the Bahraini capital Manama. Due to the copious rains we’ve had […]

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Spring of Culture 2007

Spring of Culture 2007

14 Feb, '079 Comments

34 cultural events over 6 weeks. This is what is promised for a cultural extravaganza par excellence in Bahrain. 34 events of art, poetry, music, dance, lighting, theatre, lectures, sound, sculpture, vision and emotion. 34 dishes to feed your mind and soul in some of the most thrilling locations in Bahrain. Once again Arad Fort […]

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Ashura, time for the community

Ashura, time for the community

26 Jan, '0761 Comments

A traditional activity during the Muharram Ashura commemorations is that various communities in Bahrain do different things, all of which are helping each other, especially taking care of the less fortunate by giving alms and/or food. The food is cooked by various entities and distributed for free to everyone who wants it. The "Ajam Bahrainis" […]

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