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The death of entrepreneurship in Bahrain

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I arrived at my office this morning at my regular time to be faced with this truck parked just outside. I suspect that the truck’s destination is a recycling plant. What struck me wasn’t the industry of the workers or that paper recycling is a bona fide operation in Bahrain, what did was the picture I was faced with. I thought it was an indication of the state we are in on multi-facetted levels. Consider this: …

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Muhammad Ali. Thank you.

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Who hasn’t been inspired in one way or another by Mohammed Ali? From his famous “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee” to the defence of his titles as well as his human rights activities. I’m going to miss him, and though I’m not an avid boxing fan, I am so grateful to have witnessed some of his most memorable fights in my lifetime.Here’s a compilation of some of his quotes, courtesy of pix11: …

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Untangling from Drama

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 the depression setting in and the self doubt rising? After such a draining situation, I usually tend to feel so …

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#TryThisThursday

#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 at Serenity Meditation, Yoga and Reiki Centre to try something new. She is expanding that now and inviting members of this …

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It’s the little things..

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A few days ago, the Internet lit up with laughter with the Chewbaka lady. And who could resist laughing out loud with this one:seriously? This reminds me that it’s the little things in life that makes me happy. I’m grateful for those moments. But the internet also went hysterically sad too because of this one:But then, resilience of the human spirit came through and people actually changed the tears of sadness with those of …

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Life in my garden

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I love my little pond. It’s always full of life and the sound of the water calms me. I visit as often as I can, even if I just pass by when I arrive home and have a quick look. There’s always life in my garden. Passing by yesterday at lunch, I noticed a couple of dragonflies at the pond. I stood still and put my finger up in the hope that one of them would …

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Gratitude as Culture

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One of the now long-standing traditions at Gulf Broadcast is the Morning Huddle. It’s a mandatory short meeting that lasts for not more than 7 minutes and starts at 08:37 every morning. The first thing we do at the Huddle is to share Good News where every member of the team shares a good thought or deed she or he has participated in, come across or witnessed. That always puts a smile on everyone’s face. Thinking …

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The adverse effects of impunity on humanity

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I happened across a couple of posts on Facebook which clearly demonstrated to me the adverse effects of impunity on humanity. In the first instance, we witness a member of the Israeli forces physically tipping over a handicapped Palestinian in a wheelchair and then physically assaults him. The situation around that crime quickly descends in to chaos and becomes an unsafe place to be. The question that came into my mind as I watched the following …

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The Mecca Pilgrims Deaths. Yet another stampede

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 Islam and is demanded of every Muslim to perform once in their lifetime if they are capable to do so. …

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