How Does One Deal with Being Betrayed by a Parent?

How Does One Deal with Being Betrayed by a Parent?

by Andrew Rafik

  That was the day I grew up. The day I stopped being a 16-year-old teenager and became a 16-year-old man. The revelation took my breath away. I tried so hard not to smash the bathroom mirror as I stood there by myself, looking at my reflection, feeling betrayed, with a voice in my head […]

The Internet Lost It (in the Best Way Possible) over Pepsi’s New Ramadan Campaign

The Internet Lost It (in the Best Way Possible) over Pepsi’s New Ramadan Campaign

Ever since 2013, Pepsi Egypt has been highlighting the importance of gatherings with loved ones. When they first launched their ‘Yalla Nekamel Lametna’ (let us complete our gatherings) campaign, they pleasantly surprised us by bringing back our 90’s characters: from the 90’s Nelly, to Fatoota, to Bougy w Tamtam, and many many more.   Ever […]

RamaScoops: Why These Ramadan Ads Have Egyptians Figured Out

RamaScoops: Why These Ramadan Ads Have Egyptians Figured Out

  The most important season for the advertising world is here, because Ramadan pretty much is the Egyptian version of the Superbowl. The month gets people to patiently wait for the wittiest and most creative ads to ever hit the market.   This year two ads have already caught our attention, due to the simple […]

What Ever Happened to the Ramadan Spirit?

What Ever Happened to the Ramadan Spirit?

Year after year, Egyptians try harder to maintain the Ramadan spirit, but something always seems to be missing.     Below are some examples:   1- Ramadan decorations everywhere 2- Special Ramadan menus 3- Lanterns in every single social media ad 4- Every nightclub, restaurant, café is a Ramadan tent 5- Konafa and sohour carts […]

5 Easy Recipes That’ll Make You the Star of Any Ramadan Dish Party

5 Easy Recipes That’ll Make You the Star of Any Ramadan Dish Party

Those who know me well, know that I am no cook. My mother – the incomparable Amira Abdel Sattar – however, is one hell of a cook. Here are some of my mother’s quickest and most delicious recipes that will make you the star of any Ramadan dish party. Thank you, mama!     Lentil […]

What I Know Now: A Letter to My Younger Self

What I Know Now: A Letter to My Younger Self

by Ola Abul-Eyoun

This article is a letter to my younger self.     Hello there, bear with me I have a long story to tell you. First of all, I’d like to thank you; I’d like to thank you for making me who I am today. Thank you for going through all that drama, and those long, […]

Zagazig Man Offers His Kidney in Exchange for Shelter

Zagazig Man Offers His Kidney in Exchange for Shelter

  How far can a father go to protect and care for his children? This Egyptian man definitely took things to a whole new level.   After losing all hope to find a place to live for himself and his family, this man — known as Abdallah Ramadan — stood in the middle of a […]

‘Laa Totfe2 El Shams’ Is Set to Become Ramadan 2017’s Biggest Hit

‘Laa Totfe2 El Shams’ Is Set to Become Ramadan 2017’s Biggest Hit

Every year, Egypt’s top producers and directors come together and give viewers over 30 mosalsals (series) that cater to every taste in drama out there.   While everyone thought Nelly Karim would have another successful year, scriptwriter Tamer Habib and director Mohamed Shaker Khodeir’s mosalsal, Grand Hotel — an Arabic adaptation of the Spanish series Gran Hotel — ruled Ramadan 2016. […]

Sheikh Hamdan Joins LinkedIn to ‘Communicate with the Public’

Sheikh Hamdan Joins LinkedIn to ‘Communicate with the Public’

  Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Dubai’s Crown Prince, is expanding his already active social media presence. The prince stated on his Twitter account that he will be joining LinkedIn to use it as a platform to “communicate with the public.”   أنت القائد والـملهم .. وستبقى #القمة_العالمية_للحكومات #استئناف_الحضارة A post shared by Fazza (@faz3) on […]

3 Things I Learned Not to Stand for in Any Relationship

3 Things I Learned Not to Stand for in Any Relationship

It has taken me time to accept the mere fact that the three things contained in this article have happened to me; to people around me, and will probably continue to happen.   Additionally, it has really taken me a while to be able to articulate them, without feeling that doing so would some how […]

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