Thoughts & Insights

Hilarious ramblings and poignant confessions by our columnists about the worlds of politics, fashion, motherhood, lifestyle, consumerism and everything in between.

Situations Where Newly Weds Feel #3ady_Khales

Situations Where Newly Weds Feel #3ady_Khales

Okay so, marriage is a big commitment. A very big one. You basically sign a few papers that say for as long as you live, you’re committed to that someone. With those big commitments, come bigger responsibilities. We understand that this might be hard for newly weds, but we’re here to let you know that […]

For Valentine’s Day, Go See ‘La La Land’ Not ‘Mawlana’

For Valentine’s Day, Go See ‘La La Land’ Not ‘Mawlana’

I had a compelling desire to write this review after seeing the movies just mentioned in the title. Not just because both of them are critically acclaimed, but because they’re making movie lovers brave the cold and head towards the multiplexes. I am happy to see people expressing interest and enthusiasm for serious movies after […]

An Open Letter to Anyone Who Has Ever Made a Racist Joke

An Open Letter to Anyone Who Has Ever Made a Racist Joke

  Last week, we Egyptians went head to head with Cameroon at the Africa Cup of Nations’ finale and lost. Shortly after our defeat, disgusting, racist posts from Egyptians that targeted Cameroonians took over the Internet. Needless to say, it struck a cord with me.   To the people who have “joked” that, as I’m Filipino, […]

Young Egyptian Man Murdered in Cafe – Could This Be You?

Young Egyptian Man Murdered in Cafe – Could This Be You?

by Mirna Soliman

May god have mercy on your soul & lessen the pain & grief of your family & fiancée. We demand KEIF to be permanently closed down & have all their staff & owners brought to question immediately. A photo posted by Cairo Spots (@cairospots) on Feb 6, 2017 at 6:55am PST   Tragedy struck last […]

We Didn’t Win the Africa Cup of Nations and Here’s Why It’s Okay

We Didn’t Win the Africa Cup of Nations and Here’s Why It’s Okay

by Botros ElShehy

بجد شرفتونا و عملتوا اللي عليكوا لاعيبه و جهاز فني و اداري.. احنا معاكوا و وراكوا علي طول ان شاء الله #منتخب_مصر #hamaki #hamakian #egypt A photo posted by Mohamed Hamaki (@hamaki) on Feb 5, 2017 at 2:51pm PST   Last night, the biggest game in Africa took place between Egypt and Cameroon, where twenty […]

From Obese to Zero and Back: How Losing Weight Made Me More Miserable

From Obese to Zero and Back: How Losing Weight Made Me More Miserable

by Caroline Gergis

  We live in a world that is obsessed and infatuated with weight loss. Stepping on the scale in the morning becomes more than just a habit; it somehow alarmingly sets our mood for the day. Our self-worth is now entirely dependent on our measurements, our waistlines and our pants size. Whether we choose to […]

What Every Egyptian Must Do Today So We Win the Africa Cup of Nations Final

What Every Egyptian Must Do Today So We Win the Africa Cup of Nations Final

Okay so, Egypt is freaking out. We’re hours away from possibly winning the Africa Cup of Nations and it’s too much for anyone to handle. We’ve finally experienced the type of happy we’ve been longing for and we can’t imagine sh*t hitting the fan today. It just can’t. We must win.   Here are six […]

Emotional Abuse Is Real and Here’s Why You Cannot Surrender to It

Emotional Abuse Is Real and Here’s Why You Cannot Surrender to It

by Ola Abul-Eyoun

  Emotional abuse is just as bad as physical abuse, if not worse. You can heal broken bones, but you can’t heal a broken mind. Emotional abuse (also referred to as psychological violence, psychological abuse or mental abuse) is a form of abuse, characterized by a person subjecting, or exposing, another person to behavior that may […]

Egyptian Parent Has the Perfect Response to Insane Rise in AIS Fees

Egyptian Parent Has the Perfect Response to Insane Rise in AIS Fees

  Last night, every parent in Egypt was puzzled. We’ve known for some time now that every school increased its fees, and to say it has been depressing is an understatement. One of the few schools that remained silent about its decisions following the Egyptian pound flotation was the American International School (AIS), and only […]

What My Best Friend’s Death Taught Me

What My Best Friend’s Death Taught Me

by Ola Abul-Eyoun

  At first, denial is your best friend, you wake up wishing it was all a dream, and then this whole thing takes another form and creeps up on you like your shadow that you cannot get rid of. You want to scream and shout but you are at a loss for words. Why her? […]

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