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Happy what?

Happy what?

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Here comes Ramadhan. The month where almost no work gets done When productivity of just about the whole Muslim nation grinds to a halt And efficiency is not even a concept to be tolerated Where people willingly stay up all night, and sleep all day Where gluttony is the rule And piousness is only the facade people wear It has become indeed the most un-Islamic month in the calendar, by the habits that people bear and …

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Khobiz!

What unites a country? What unites people? What unites a family? Food, probably, is one of the most uniting factors known to man! So in celebration of Bahrain and its people, in an attempt to show that we are all really one with the same passions, needs and aspirations. In an attempt to show that what unites us, are actually an awful lot more than what could ever drive us apart, this is a small offering …

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MtvSM time again, this time in honour of…

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What’s MtvSM I hear you ask? It’s that ancient Mahmood’s Den tradition where I authorise you to completely and unequivocally to lay the blame on a person or entity of my choosing. Fear not, they are not defenceless, they can – and have often done and are encouraged to – rebut your blames and claims or succumb to their inevitable premature death if they choose not to.

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Mahmood’s Den Scapegoat of the moment

Mahmood’s Den Scapegoat of the moment

In keeping with the Den’s traditions, I have the honour in announcing the Scapegoat of the Moment who will have the unbridled responsibility of carrying ALL of the world’s ills on her shoulder; moreover, she will have to wear a beaming smile while doing so. Frowning and grumbling she is absolutely not allowed. This she will do while I freeze my butt off in Washington DC and New York until my return to the homeland on …

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Bahraini Harry Potter Campaign!

I think that cinemas using their 34 screens to show Harry Potter’s latest movie in Bahrain should strive to involve the community considering the considerable takings they will reap from that film. So in keeping with Harry Potter’s world-wide tradition, why not let people in appropriate costume watch the movie for free? And what better reward that the niqab costume wearers can hope for? They are perfectly represented in the movie. If the cinemas deem that …

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