Insight

The ‘too’ good Azmis

‘Need more like you’ As I entered the big house and headed straight into the music room and into the vast inside, where we met every Wednesday evening, my ears could catch the well-known melodies of the great Chopin. I would then imagine the great European musician sitting behind the …

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‘Sea of Nizar’ & charities

‘End suffering’ ‘If I knew that love was very dangerous, I would not have loved,” said Nizar Qabbani in his masterpiece The Message from Underwater. If I knew the sea was too deep, I would have never sailed. I would say that if I had known that the charity had …

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Workers performing service without sponsor’s permission violates ‘law’

KUWAIT CITY, June 26: Legally, employees are not allowed to perform services for companies other than their sponsor. If your sponsor learns that you are working for another company then they can fire you and/or report you to the labor department. In addition to an employee being in violation of …

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‘We were once the size’

There is a saying which is attributed to Dr Mustafa Mahmoud that the greatest achievement made by the underdeveloped countries is that they managed to convince their people that reaching the soccer World Cup is a great achievement and that the failure of education and health is something normal. Qualification …

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When logic’s missing

‘Catastrophe’ The National Union of Kuwaiti Students was established more than half a century ago and for a very long time remained without any declaration or legal cover. It may continue to remain so. However, throughout its history National Union for Kuwaiti Students has enjoyed remarkable government patronage, included the …

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Sea charts a course through the soul of Kuwait

The nowakhtha, as merchant shipmasters in Kuwait were called in the end of the 19th century, held positions of high status in society. The government maintained accurate records of boats sailing in Kuwaiti territorial waters, along with the details of their owners, the merchandise carried and the times it was …

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Congratulations to Kuwaiti graduates!

As the academic year draws to a close, I want to congratulate students graduating from US universities— Alf mabrook, Class of 2018!  And congratulations to the parents who encouraged and supported you throughout your academic career and helped you reach this point. You earned what you have accomplished. I like …

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Need for awareness campaign on the rights of animals

A big number of the young generation are not well-educated and violent towards animals. This is not just a theory, it is true. Take a walk on the streets and count the number of children who throw empty juice cans from the windows of their cars at stray cats or those …

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Tale of Saeed Ramadan

How the plot unwinds? In my article of last Monday, I was pondering about the biography of Tariq Ramadan and the secret behind the strength and ability of his father, who was working for Hassan Al-Banna (founder of the Muslim Brotherhood), who had managed to migrate to Switzerland and acquire …

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‘Misuse’ of cat’s eyes

Way too old White metal pieces (for roadside assistance) or cat’s eyes (a cat’s eye is a retro-reflective safety device used in road marking and was the first of a range of raised pavement markers) placed on roads to track vehicle routes and sometimes to ‘warn’ motorists to slow down …

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