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The Mecca Pilgrims Deaths. Yet another stampede

The Mecca Pilgrims Deaths. Yet another stampede

26 Sep, '153 Comments

A lot has been written and debated about the tragic and inexcusable events in Mecca which has claimed close to one thousand souls with many more injured. We don’t know what the final tally is, because currently the Saudi official sources have stopped reporting the numbers. Hajj, of course is one of the five pillars of […]

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Loving Failure

30 Dec, '0720 Comments

“Loss of face” is the single most damaging facet of Arab existence. Because of it, wars have been waged, egos tormented and even dishonour exhumed from the most unlikely crevasses of our psyche. We cannot be seen to fail. Ever. Yet, how are we to progress if we refuse to recognise that in order to […]

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The poppies didn’t work

19 Oct, '070 Comments

I planted three kinds of poppies in seed trays on Sept 21st and none of them came up. Unfortunately I have had to give up on them; the ones I tried were: [TABLE=3] I think the reason they failed is probably due to (1) over watering, and (2) overzealous with the plant food! Even others […]

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