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In Egypt, Wall-to-Wall el-Sissi Banners Inspire Satire

In a surreal scene from the 2001 film Vanilla Sky, Tom Cruise runs through a deserted Times Square before screaming in despair. In a satirical version widely shared in Egypt, the square is filled with campaign billboards for President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. 689 more words

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Gynecology In Mnemonics: Fibroid

This is based on pages 153-161 in Cairo University medical schools gynaecology book.

1- A girl walks forward from the middle of a large balcony in a villa built on  a cliff to take a look at the view (overview) 739 more words

Article: Alive with artisans - Cairo’s al-Darb al-Ahmar district – a photo essay

“Whatever manufactured items there are in the world,” wrote the Ottoman traveller Evliya Çelebi in 1671, “the poor of Cairo get hold of them, set them out and trade in them.” Nearly 350 years later, this tradition lives on in al-Darb al-Ahmar. 227 more words


Alive with artisans: Cairo’s al-Darb al-Ahmar district – a photo essay | The Guardian

Amid the historic quarter’s busy streets, a thousand workshops maintain centuries-old craftmaking traditions. These workers’ ancient skills are celebrated in a new exhibition at London’s Royal Geographical Society… 561 more words

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Aga Khan’s Fatimid exhibit unearths a civilization of wonder | The Globe and Mail

Despite their success, the Fatimids made for odd conquerers. Followers of an esoteric, revelation-centric branch of Islam analogous to modern Sufism, they were among the most tolerant military dictators the world has ever known.

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Hello from Cairo, Egypt

For next couple of days I will be in Cairo. On my way, waiting in Frankfurt to board my flight. After several coffees, soon I will set foot in Africa which will make it my fifth continent. 11 more words

Top 5 Nude Lipsticks

I wanted to start a little series on my blog where I share with you my top 5 products in a certain beauty category, and where better place to start than my go to, must have product, a nude lipstick. 314 more words