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Ayesha Saldanha · August, 2008

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Latest posts by Ayesha Saldanha from August, 2008

29 August 2008

Saudi Arabia: Independent women

While there are no doubt restrictions for women living in Saudi Arabia, they do not necessarily match the oppressive image that many foreigners have of the country. In this post...

23 August 2008

Palestine: Saving water

Palestine: Boats break siege of Gaza

The latest news on the two boats attempting to sail to the Gaza Strip as an act of solidarity is that they have reached Gaza, despite earlier warnings that they...

22 August 2008

Bahrain: Celebrating the Imam Al-Mahdi’s birth

In the middle of the Islamic month of Sha’aban, the month before Ramadan, festivities take place all over Bahrain celebrating the date of Imam Al Mahdi’s birth. The occasion is...

Kuwait: Missing romance

MENA: Refused Gaza Fulbright students speak

A few weeks a group of students from the Gaza Strip who were due to go to the United States on Fulbright scholarships had their visas revoked at the last...

Saudi Arabia: Can non-Muslims practise their faith here?

Saudi Arabia: Unhappy in Riyadh

19 August 2008

Saudi Arabia: It's all in the name

It is common practice for converts to Islam to adopt Muslim names. But is it necessary - and what kind of name is appropriate? One Saudi blogger ponders the question,...

Saudi Arabia: Review of Saudi blogs

17 August 2008

Palestine: H Daboor at the Islamic University

Palestine: Is literature in Gaza dead?

With the death of Mahmoud Darwish, the Arab world has mourned the loss of one of its greatest poets. However some Palestinians have been critical of Darwish. One Gazan blogger...

15 August 2008

Saudi Arabia: Is a housemaid necessary?

For many who live in the Gulf, employing a housemaid is a normal part of life. One Saudi blogger who prefers not to has been facing much criticism.