Monthly Archives: March 2013

Wasta: The Tahini-flavored guide to the Lebanese Favor Bank

Here in Lebanon, wasta is served fresh with great hommos, home-baked pita bread and arak (the local alcoholic drink made of anis). It comes in every form, and can be brought with words, bank notes, sexual favors or just family. … Continue reading

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The dichotomy of the Modern and the Traditional

I have pondered too much on the future possibilities of my time on earth. One of the possibilities that I have considered – besides of course fulfilling my duty as a reproductive member of the society – is the great … Continue reading

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The game of women-oppression: the sad case of India and Lebanon

I live in a country where I am allowed to flash my skin as much as I want yet not be able to pass my nationality to my child if I did belong to this country, if I were Lebanese. … Continue reading

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Let us call it Democracy: a critique on the present status of Gujarat

I find it indeed shocking that most Indians see India in words defined by the Occidental rhetoric. You ask them and they will happily talk about it being the largest democracy or about having something to do with our growing … Continue reading

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