Tag: Miscellany

Water Lily – dedicated to Alan Johnston

Water Lily – dedicated to Alan Johnston

4 Jul, '0711 Comments

Water Lily, originally uploaded by malyousif. This is the first ever water lily in my care. It has just opened this morning! I am really happy with it and love its colour. I am so glad that Alan Johnston has been released in Gaza after 140 114 days in captivity. This lily is dedicated to […]

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Discordant Voices

30 Jun, '0710 Comments

Languishing in bed a bit longer on Saturdays has become a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of life. Paper delivered, people trudge to their gates to collect their weekend infusion of worldly news and views to imbibe with their morning cup of tea. It never fails, too, to increase dormant blood pressures or […]

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The caravan is in motion and the dogs are barking

27 Jun, '0734 Comments

Sometimes, privilege given goes to the head and unfortunately the meandering brainfarts get believed by their perpetrators to be gems of wisdom. They even convince themselves that they are the only people – the chosen ones – who heard the person in authority right and everyone else is wrong. Given the benefit of the doubt, […]

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National Pride

National Pride

24 Jun, '0739 Comments

Over the last few years, an allegation has been thrown at all and sundry questioning their loyalty and patriotism to their country, Bahrain. Some sections of society have been singled out, even, to levy that allegation onto that they – the accused – had to prove time and again their love and undying devotion. But […]

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Why is ‘Sorry’ such a difficult word?

Why is ‘Sorry’ such a difficult word?

24 Jun, '072 Comments

I’m not sure why this is the case, and am not sure why is it so difficult to understand that in order to move forward as a society some truths must be recognised and reparations made. Iman Shwaiter crying in memory of her husband (Hashim Al-Alawi) who was kidnapped, tortured and killed by Bahraini security […]

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