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Dear Sail readers,
As we present to you our 18th issue this month, Muslims across the globe are celebrating Eid AlFitr. It is the joyful occasion after fasting the holy month of Ramadan, and in which families visit and congratulate each other, with all the festivities around the cities in the honor of this occasion. Sail team wishes all our readers a very blessed Eid.
As we always aspire to introduce to you new columns that are relevant to our daily lives and society; in this issue we introduce a new column named: “The First Years Last Forever” by our new columnist Ayesha AlJanahi. Ayesha joins us in collaboration with the Arabian Child organization in which they tackle the importance of early childhood development, and offer guidance and in-depth analysis on the matter.
Also, a note from our columnist Hamda AlHashemi to let you know that she renamed her column from “Living Through the Eyes of Art” into “Art of Living 101”.
Without further due, here is a brief on this issue’s articles:
- Art of Living 101: Hamda AlHashemi reflects on life’s situations, and ponders on one: isn’t this the worst thing that could happen? Maybe it is, but then again maybe it’s not.
- Community Talk: Khalid AlAmeri discusses the various initiatives to kick start the UAE’s entrepreneurial spirit.
- Food for Thought: Shaima AlTamimi reveals the staggering statistics of sick leave abuse by Emirati employees and determines whether it is a cause for stereotyping Emiratis.
- Just Another Undergrad: Fatma Bujsaim wonders when opinions are mistaken for facts and everyone gets defensive, what are we to do?
- Society of Tomorrow: Mohamed AlJunaibi expresses his reflections of Ramadan and Eid AlFitr
- The First Years Last Forever: Ayesha AlJanahi explains the importance of disciple in the child’s early years, and suggests three strategies to teach children self-control.
- The Mind’s Eye: Moad Bukhash being a technology addict, meditates in Kashmir away from all technologies, which allowed him to see that we can slow down at times and take things in with nothing but amazement.
- To the Point: Mohammed Kazim explains the purpose of the holy month of Ramadan as piety, and suggests ways to maintain it through out the year.
- Too Blunt for Words: Fatma AlKhaja described the clubs formed by employees at the work place to get noticed, and that eventually gets them the promotion.
- Words, Observations, and Ramblings: Every human being has dreams and aspirations. Reem Abdalla tries to bridge between ‘Dreams’ and ‘Reality’ by following a simplified model.
Sail eMagazine’s 18th Issue – September 2011
Here We Start – Art of Living 101 – Community Talk – Food for Thought
Just Another Undergrad – Society of Tomorrow – The First Years Last Forever
The Mind’s Eye – To the Point – Too Blunt for Words – Words, Observations, and Ramblings
Enjoy the reads!
Iman Ben Chaibah
Editor in Chief