Wednesday , December 13 2017

Insight

When the heart sees blind without borders

One perk of my job is getting to meet some extraordinary people — people with gumption, people with remarkable life force, people who are optimistic in the face of insurmountable odds, people who believe that life is a celebration despite the setbacks and pain. Twenty-three-year-old Ahmad Al Bahar, a senior …

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KBMC BLOOD RIDE – THE THRILL IS IN THE GIVING

The Kuwait BMW Motorcycle Club held its 10th annual blood donation event under the patronage of the Capital Governor, Lt. General Thabet Mohammed Al Muhanna, this past weekend, hosted at the Naif Palace. The blood ride was supported by several motorcycling clubs in Kuwait along with institutions such as the …

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NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KUWAIT – DAR AL-ATHAR AL-ISLAMIYYAH – a trans-generational refuge for culture across space & time inside and outside Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 3: As part of the lectures scheduled for the 23rd Annual Cultural Season, the Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Archaeology at Kuwait University Dr Hassan Ashkanani gave a lecture titled “Remembrance” to mark the 60th anniversary (Diamond Jubilee) of the establishment of the National Museum of Kuwait, …

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Conflict reveals shortfall in law regulating publications

LAST week has been a difficult, stressful frustrating time for the writers who just issued their new novels, short stories books, historical books or any type of written productions, the International Book Fair was held in Kuwait leading to expose an aggressive reaction taken by the Ministry of Information’s “Department …

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When fear is loved, and love is feared

By the end of 2017, a Hindu temple will be completed in Abu-Dhabi, sponsored entirely by the UAE government. A Hindu temple of worship is nothing new in the Emirates. Dubai already boasts two temples, and the Sikhs had cause for celebration circa seven years ago, when they were also …

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in-betweenness – local concerns engaged in universal issues – cultural dislocations shape joint anxieties

Dr Glenn D. Lowry, Director of the Museum of Modern Art, delivered an enlightening lecture on contemporary art in the Middle East, highlighting the condition of ‘in-betweenness’ that prevails in the making of art that is both rooted in local concerns and engaged with universal issues, at the Yarmouk Cultural …

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From doings to beings just sit back and … be

Veganism is both the practice of strictly abstaining from the use of all animal products, particularly in diet, and an associated philosophy that rejects the commodity status of animals.  The vegan movement is flourishing in Kuwait.  This five-part series takes a look at the creative Kuwaitis who have adopted the …

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Validity of Promissory Note before the Kuwaiti courts

Deciding on whether to execute a promissory note can be very tricky. Many individuals residing in the State of Kuwait are not familiar with the laws governing promissory notes, let alone the definition of such, so they usually find themselves in court disputing the debts stipulated within the document. A …

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