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Untangling from Drama

Untangling from Drama

28 May, '162 Comments

This week’s #TryThisThursday will resonate with a lot of us. This week’s assignment is to “Untangle from drama. No one can ruin your day without your permission.” Who hasn’t had to deal with drama and came out the worst for wear? Who haven’t felt their energy almost completely drained after such a situation. Who hasn’t felt […]

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#TryThisThursday

#TryThisThursday

27 May, '160 Comments

#TryThisThursday is an opportunity for people to try something different, to expand their horizons and take them out of their own boxes. It is to get people to stretch beyond their comfort zones and move away from their usual routines, and to have a bit of fun too! Every Thursday, Frances urges her Meditation classes […]

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Nasfah Halawa – ناصفة حلاوة and Ramadan Kareem

Nasfah Halawa – ناصفة حلاوة and Ramadan Kareem

21 May, '162 Comments

The Nasfah, a celebration conducted on the night of the 15th of Shaaban, is a happy occasion in Bahrain and the rest of the Muslim world. It is an occasion to celebrate the pending onset of Ramadan – which is only half a month away, and also the birthday of Imam Mahdi, the 12th apostle of Shi’a […]

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Hey there. How’s it going?

Hey there. How’s it going?

30 Jan, '152 Comments

The thing that truly disturbs me about attempting to write anything, in my blog here or elsewhere, is the necessity to censor myself, and thinking twice, thrice or more about just about everything I write. The environment in Bahrain at the moment isn’t conducive to free thought or speech. Everything – it seems – is construed […]

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MGS S01E12 – The Nursery, take 2

MGS S01E12 – The Nursery, take 2

3 Nov, '140 Comments

The first attempt this year at a nursery failed and in this video I tell you why. I also take the opportunity to build on that gained experience and start the 2nd version of the nursery. Here’s hoping for the best! Do you have any experiences to share? I’d love to hear from you especially […]

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EO Bahrain’s Rock Star Hat Trick!

EO Bahrain’s Rock Star Hat Trick!

28 Oct, '141 Comment

So proud to have achieved a Rock Star hat trick for EO Bahrain! That’s the third year in a row that we won the very prestigious award from EO Global. Thanks to the fantastic and committed board I had the pleasure and honour of leading, and the whole chapter for making this happen. What is […]

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Breakfast with Inspiration, the humbling activism of Rüdiger Nehberg

Breakfast with Inspiration, the humbling activism of Rüdiger Nehberg

23 May, '140 Comments

I am truly humbled with the stories of Rüdiger Nehberg whom I had the absolute honour of meeting for breakfast this morning along with my friend Zahra Al-Harazi in Munich, Germany. We’re all invited to speak at the annual #EOGermany conference, this year entitled Rule Breakers. Rüdiger is a passionate philanthropist leading the fight against […]

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Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai

10 Oct, '131 Comment

“I think of it often and imagine the scene clearly. Even if they come to kill me, I will tell them what they are trying to do is wrong, that education is our basic right.”  Malala Yousafzai A breath of fresh air in a  world that has lost its way. Regardless of her winning a […]

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Mahmood Al-Yousif’s Int’l Media Awards Acceptance Speech

Mahmood Al-Yousif’s Int’l Media Awards Acceptance Speech

20 May, '1310 Comments

Here’s a video of my acceptance speech at the International Media Awards in London. Enjoy!    

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Parallels in dealing with terrorism

Parallels in dealing with terrorism

27 Aug, '1023 Comments

Bahrain is now on fire. Officially. The King has unambiguously unleashed the security apparatus’ hand in “dealing with saboteurs and terrorists”; those who burn tyres in the streets and lob molotov cocktails on all and sundry. Good, said many. “Deal with them with an iron fist” said others, and recently, we’ve had the usual posse […]

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