Thoughts & Insights

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

Maria’s note: Amazons in Saudi

Saudi Arabia, the country of gender segregation has taken one step further. In addition to segregation in all public and even private places, the kingdom has announced the construction of a city just for ladies. The new city will be located in the Eastern province of Hofuf, and it is planned to be the first […]

I’m A Cat

Uh huh, that four-legged feline that meows. A Siamese, to be specific. Brown, with a beige fur coat, big blue eyes… the whole nine yards. At least, that’s what my mom and dad told me. If you’re one of those who believe in reincarnation, then I was a cat in my past life. My mom, an actress, […]

Why Wait? No Wait!

Who doesn’t hate waiting for a table at a restaurant? If the restaurant doesn’t have a small range pager system then you’re stuck waiting there and even if you leave with a pager, you cant go very far and the anxiety kicks in. Well, we’re in the mobile era, and yes it will take over […]

Egypt Air flight to london: ageblek la7ma?

Let me let you in on a little journey I just took with our beloved Egypt Air, on my way to London! Having booked an economy class ticket, I decided to upgrade this morning to Business class, I didnt sleep well last night so I needed some space and leg room, Fine? Fine. In the […]

Mommy Diaries: Zombie Mode

Every time I read about something truly significant that happened before I was born, I wonder where my parents were. How did it make them feel? How did it change their lives? What did they do about it? My dad was alive for the Holocaust and I constantly bug him about it. The fact that […]

The Drunken Text

“Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature.” Tim Robbins And in reality no one is more playful, rebellious and immature than the drunk texter. Much has already been said about this phenomenon, in fact there is a […]

Ok So We’ve Had a Revolution….Now What?

From mass protests to gun shots in our streets, moving onto  a stepping down speech followed by ever changing cabinets; love it or hate it, the January 25th  revolution had one thing in common for all of us, it took us all out of our comfort zones. Mubarak stepping down was just the beginning. I […]

Mommy Diaries: I NEED A VACATION

I need a vacation. With all my heart and soul I need a vacation. An adults’ only grown up vacation where bedtimes don’t matter and snacks don’t come in Ziploc bags. I need a vacation that doesn’t require me to lug around a stroller and fret about stairs. A vacation that doesn’t require bathrooms to […]

Maria’s note: The Freedom Fighter strikes back

“The Freedom Fighter”; that is how 33-year old American Matthew VanDyke calls himself. According to the information on his website, VanDyke is a freedom fighter, writer, blogger, filmmaker, analyst, consultant, and TV/Radio commentator. VanDyke travelled with the U.S military to Iraq in 2011 and later on, he went to Libya to fight with the NATO-supported […]

Revolutionary Quantum Physics

My high school physics teacher would always loudly assert that Physics explained everything ,that it provided us with the fundamental building blocks of understanding on which all other sciences were built. Her theory wasn’t just limited to the physical sciences (biology, chemistry…), according to her Physics explained the social sciences as well. Being the arrogant and belligerent youngster that […]