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The divisiveness of your toxicity

April 8, 2013 |

A photo of a high-impact car accident spread across Doha’s online community a few months ago. Clearly visible is a large white Land Cruiser alongside a few other small cars. The scene is marked with flames and thick black smoke. … Read More

Let our Children Be

March 20, 2013 | | 2 Comments

In working as an English teacher in Qatar, Farzana Gardee shares her thoughts on the classroom as a sacred space for a developing multicultural nation.

“I want my child to have a proper British accent. Where did you learn … Read More

Welcome to Doha

January 15, 2013 |

A few weeks after my arrival in Doha, I met a Qatari man. It was the first time I had met a national.

This was off the back of discussions with friends regarding how aloof the nationals appeared to be. … Read More

The winter spell

January 12, 2013 |

Finally, winter’s arrived! I was beginning to wonder where it was.

The first few days of the year were ridiculously warm – my husband was sneakily switching on the air conditioning when I wasn’t looking. Girls always feel the cold … Read More

Finding a Space

January 7, 2013 | | One Comment

Here I was, this young newly-married housewife living in a foreign country, completely uncertain of what to expect and attempting to create a life from an idea. Regardless of the groups I joined or the classes I attended, it was … Read More

The Sand Always Wins

December 11, 2012 |

I look forward to rain in Qatar. That shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to you. After all being a meteorologist in Doha can be a bit like being a professor of botany in the Antarctic.

I look forward … Read More