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The significance of “Three lives by Thirty”

“But no, he had survived it. He was born twice in India and a third time, in America. Three lives by thirty.” (21)

This passage from Jhumpa Lahiri’s Namesake is laid out in a simple manner yet the depth of its meaning stays hidden.

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Saudi Arabia: Netizens on the brink Part 2

Despite this climate of constant surveillance against journalists, a revolution for speech freedom is happening, thanks to social medias.
Today, Saudi Arabia has the world’s highest Twitter and Youtube use per capita. 823 more words

English Writings

Nobu Hotel Riyadh will mark Middle East Debut with Distinctive Design Concept - Bringing Together Japanese Craftsmanship with Splendor of Arabian Landscapes

Madrid, Spain  – 16 July 2014 - Rockwell Group Europe and Dhaliliyah Est. are nearing completion of the interior of the Nobu Hotel Riyadh, the first… 1,008 more words

Hotel Development

Ramadan Battle Plan: Balancing Worship and Social Obligations

There are many rules floating around on the information super highway about how to balance life duties. “The 80/20 rule” and “finding your Zen habits” and “making time for you” are common methods of achieving the oh-so-elusive “balanced” existence that everyone yearns for but never seems to grasp. 638 more words


The Lament (Part 1)

It seems that I am finally getting closer to reaching my destination after all. Soon, InshaAllah (God willing).

I was talking to an old friend yesterday and the discussion moved to our relationship with God. 552 more words

Clash of the Bureaucracies

Its been a while since I’ve written. I started this blog in an attempt to get used to blogging before my Middle Eastern adventure began. I thought I’d be further into the process by now, but it seems that I underestimated the true nature of the Bureaucracy I’m facing. 1,537 more words

Saudi Arabia

Ramadan Battle Plan: Maintaining Momentum

Wow. We are on Ramadan Day 16! In the blink of an eye half of this month is gone forever.

 I am writing to you after a long and difficult day; one of many in a long and difficult time for me and my family. 597 more words