Culture

HistoryMay 22, 2017

The History of Messages

Omar Albeshr (@ASRomar10)

Omar Albeshr (@ASRomar10)

Omar, an Emirati from Abu Dhabi, holds a degree in Avionics Engineering, currently works in tourism. He hopes one day he would publish his novels and his poetry book. His column is an exploration with a message, about the origins of words, terms, phrases and the stories behind them.
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Exploring the previous eras and ways of telecommunication untill they progressed to the current state. In these fast-paced days where people send billions of messages every day whizzing across the globe, we tend to omit from our heads the early beginnings of telecommunication that was used by our ancestors. What did people do when they

Book SummaryMay 18, 2017

#BookSummary David Ogilvy’s Confessions of an Advertising Man

Jumanah Salama (@Juma_nah4)

Jumanah Salama (@Juma_nah4)

Jumanah Salama is a media and communication graduate from the King Abdulaziz Univerity in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Her fields of interest lay in the studies of humanities and anthropology with a slight interest in economics and photography.
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In this guide, the once considered father of modern advertisement uncovers his secrets to a successful advertisement. David Ogilvy,

EntertainmentMay 16, 2017

Batman, Superman, and Logan Walked Into A Coffee Shop- The Beauty of @MEFCC

Deenah Rashid (@Deena_Rashid_)

Deenah Rashid (@Deena_Rashid_)

Editor at Sail Publishing
Deena is a recently graduated student who completed her Bachelor’s in International studies with a specialization in Culture and Society. She currently works at an art gallery in Dubai, but is also a freelance editor/proofreader and writer.
Deenah Rashid (@Deena_Rashid_)

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Middle East Film & Comic Con (MEFCC) started only a few years ago at the Dubai International Marine Club. Back then it was a small event, with a spark that has now become Comic Con’s distinctive atmosphere. There are and always will be detractors and critics of MEFCC, myself included, finding fault with some of

HistoryApril 19, 2017

Social Media – The New Colosseum

Jumanah Salama (@Juma_nah4)

Jumanah Salama (@Juma_nah4)

Jumanah Salama is a media and communication graduate from the King Abdulaziz Univerity in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Her fields of interest lay in the studies of humanities and anthropology with a slight interest in economics and photography.
Jumanah Salama (@Juma_nah4)

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Today we circulate graphic images and inhumane videos in hopes of awakening a part of the human mind that has yet to be desensitized. Between 70-80 A.D., ancient Rome has built an open-air venue famously known as the Colosseum for entertainment. You can hardly imagine the Colosseum without the association of brutal, vicious, and masculine

CultureApril 12, 2017

To The Ones Who Got Killed In The Name Of Honor

Lulwa A.M. (@A_Lulwaal)

Lulwa is a growing writer and artist from Kuwait. She holds a BBA in International Management. She is an aspiring philanthropist, an avid reader, an enthusiast for knowledge, a feminist and a cosmopolitan. Her major topics of interest, which are reflected in her articles, include cultural diversity, tolerance, women empowerment, literature, and education. Lulwa also reviews books on her Instagram account.

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Countless women are killed every year in the name of honor; our societies harbor such injustice and we are all passive participants. Almost every evening, when the inhabitants of the oldest apartment building in the outskirts of the youngest and most urbanized city in the country were supposedly in a deep sleep, a certain man

HealthApril 9, 2017

Connecting the Dots between Mind, Body, and Soul

Bahar Al Awadhi (@bahargpedram)

Bahar Al Awadhi (@bahargpedram)

Column Name: The Words Within
Bahar is a recruiter by profession, an aspiring writer by night, and a mom of toddler twins. She has an unending thirst for learning, as she completed her BComm in Canada, an MA in Dubai, and continues to develop herself with reading and research.
With her column, she shares her journey as she grows and learns more about this crazy beautiful world we live in.
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Exploring the narrow-minded approach of many doctors when it comes to treating their patients. Have you ever been

HealthApril 6, 2017

Moving In A Sedentary World

Hend Al Ali (@7anooch)

Having recently graduated from NYUAD with a degree in physics, Hind is heavily invested in the pursuit of scientific knowledge and it's dissemination. In addition to the scientific endeavor, she is also passionate about fitness and is a Crossfit Level-1 coach. Her other interests include literature, mental health, coffee, and good food.

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Modern life has left us accustomed to sitting for the majority of our time, and moving very little otherwise. This might very well be the reason for the majority of bodily aches and pains in people of all ages. The solution is simply to embrace more active lifestyles. The human body has natural asymmetries. If

LanguageApril 4, 2017

Interesting Facts about the Japanese Language

Shof Elmoisheer (Instagram: @Bookish2525)

Shof Elmoisheer (Instagram: @Bookish2525)

Shof holds a Master’s degree in Marketing and a Bachelor in English literature. Avid reader of classic literature, her preferred type of fiction, along with psychology and marketing. Skilled at drawing, created a comic book, not yet published. Dedicated her Instagram feed to bookish recommendations. Fond of language learning, taught herself Japanese. In her column Thoughts of a Reader she reviews books, writes short stories, and talks Marketing.
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Some think of learning the Japanese language hard, and that’s it, but how much do we really know

Book ReviewsMarch 30, 2017

A Book Review on Hardy’s The Mayor of Casterbridge

Shof Elmoisheer (Instagram: @Bookish2525)

Shof Elmoisheer (Instagram: @Bookish2525)

Shof holds a Master’s degree in Marketing and a Bachelor in English literature. Avid reader of classic literature, her preferred type of fiction, along with psychology and marketing. Skilled at drawing, created a comic book, not yet published. Dedicated her Instagram feed to bookish recommendations. Fond of language learning, taught herself Japanese. In her column Thoughts of a Reader she reviews books, writes short stories, and talks Marketing.
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A Book Review on The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy, published in 1886. The Mayor of Casterbridge was written by the British author Thomas Hardy, who is described as “the greatest tragic writer among English novelists”[i]. In fact, he is believed to be the source of the term “cliffhanger”. In one serialized novel, Hardy

CreativityMarch 28, 2017

In The Name Of All The Rebellious Writers

Alia Al Shamsi (@aliaalshamsi)

Emarati Author and Photographer from Dubai. After receiving a BA in Photography from Griffith University she worked as a photojournalist for local newspapers covering regional and international news. In 2008 she gained a MA in Photo-Image from Durham University and has lectured photography as an adjunct at the American University of Sharjah. Her photography has been exhibited internationally and holds awards including: EDAAD Scholarship 2007, British Council Cultural Leadership International 2010 and 2011 Emirates Woman Artist of the Year.
Al Shamsi’s recently published book Alayah by Sail Publishinghas been awarded the support from Dubai Culture part of their printing and publishing movement “Reading in Arabic Challenge”.

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A rant by a writer who wants to be accepted with her mainstream writing style in the elitist