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Water is safe

Congratulations to Kuwait and all its residents for bagging the first place in the Arab world in terms of the high quality of drinking water. Nothing is more important to…

Seeking arthouse cinema in Kuwait

I want to get something out of the way before I begin. Films that are described as ‘Arthouse cinema’ should not be considered great automatically. They might be different, unique…

Expats in private sector

The local press reported that the Public Authority for Manpower is considering the issues of inefficient employment and population structure by imposing a ban on expats with university degrees entering…

No pay, no hello!

I read an interesting report last week that brought back a lot of memories from the past. The ministry of communications called on all users of landlines to pay their…

TIME’S Person of the Year: #Metoo

The #Metoo Movement kicked off in the US and has now empowered women all across the world to step up and shame their harassers. Thanks to a certain Mr Weinstein…

Moving out of Kuwait as an expat

I have always believed, and I continue to believe, that expats play a vital role in our society, and I have always written about expat rights with as much honesty…

Mama’s Legacy

“What do you mean, ‘progressive'”? That was the only question my mother asked her neurologist at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the summer of 2009 when she was finally diagnosed. After…

You eat your meat and I will eat my vegetables

We are the only species with the power to destroy the earth and also the capacity to protect it. – Dalai Lama   You don’t eat meat, chicken or fish?…

Great potential in Saudi-Kuwait ties

The historic visit by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to Kuwait did not only refresh the world’s memory of how close the ties are between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait,…

Fatal policies

During one of my visits to the Sulaibikhat cemetery, I noticed six graves lined next to each other – two large and four small. A quick glance at the names…

Tipping in Kuwait

Last week I wrote an article about a recent decision by the municipality to deport any street cleaner who is caught begging. After the story was published, I got some…

My Loulwah

Up until that day, I believed that I had endured my share of pain for this lifetime, and that what I had overcome had made me stronger and grow as…

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