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Hani Arif

December 14, 2013 |

Earliest Qatar Memory: Hail stones and large orange shaped juice stalls on the corniche.

Those other places: The strict rules that we complain about sometimes ensures our safety. In other countries, though developed, it’s hard to feel safe.

The thing I’d … Read More

Hooriya Hussain

December 7, 2013 |

Earliest Qatar Memory: My father would get us samosas (fried Indian snack) in brown paper bags while we went shopping for vegetables at the market, which is now Souq Waqif. Every time we went to the General Post Office, the … Read More

Mayouf Rouf

November 30, 2013 |

Earliest Qatar Memory: Farij Al Ghanem – the neighborhood, where we grew up. Beaches, Corniche, trips to Muntazah park, New World Centre (Souq Nabina), my old school at Abu Hamour.

Those other places: People! Lots of them. I left Qatar … Read More

Omar Allouba

November 23, 2013 |

Earliest Qatar Memory: Going to ‘The Centre’ Mall on a Friday, followed by Pizza Hut (in Sterling Square) lunch.

Those other places: When I went away from Qatar, I was surprised by how ‘set in place’ every other city was. … Read More

Zeinab Hammoud

November 16, 2013 |

Earliest Qatar Memory: Orange and white coloured taxis. They were hilarious.

Those other places: Of all the countries I have been to, Qatar has the hottest weather. It’s crazy.

The thing I’d missed most about Qatar: Security, safety.

What must … Read More

Rasha Wajih Mkachar

November 9, 2013 |

Earliest Qatar Memory: Riding my bike on the Corniche; swimming and bowling at the Falcon Club.

Those other places: Qatar brings together all nationalities and cultures from around the world. Travelling to a country with a lack of cultural diversity … Read More

Let’s Meet: The men who steer the dhow

November 7, 2013 |

Walking along the Corniche, the traditional wooden boats nestled on the waters are a sight hard to miss. And sitting patiently on the berth are the dhow operators, who wait for customers all day. Business may be at a lull, … Read More

6˚ of Separation: Artistic rebellion with a cause

November 3, 2013 | | One Comment

We featured Rashid Al Kuwari, a Qatari cartoonist in the previous interview of this series. He recommended Abdulaziz Yousef, who is a fellow-Qatari cartoonist. Together, they publish cartoons in a popular Arabic daily newspaper. Public relations professional by day and … Read More

Nitin Ferdinand Jadhav

November 2, 2013 |

Earliest Qatar Memory: My elder sister walking me up to school and teaching me to write my name. Also cycle rides on the Corniche which would usually end with my dad treating me to a nice chilled can of laban.

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Neha Ratti

October 26, 2013 |

Earliest Qatar Memory: The family picnics to “Palm Tree Island” and the school trips to Aladdin Kingdom (used to be the only theme park with just one roller coaster).

Those other places: The strangest thing for me were the taxes … Read More

Mostafa Saeed Sheshtawy

October 20, 2013 |

Earliest Qatar Memory: Going cycling to Pizza Hut that used to be in the middle of the corniche stretch, near Orry statue.

Those other places: It’s easier to strike a conservation with strangers. People are comfortable talking to each other

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Deliah Amira Roque

October 12, 2013 |

Earliest Qatar Memory: Garangao with neighbourhood kids and wet kisses from veiled Qatari women.

Those other places: I was surprised by how distant people had become.  I grew up knowing everyone in the neighbourhood personally and vice-versa –the shop keeper … Read More