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Let’s Meet: The oldest porter at the Wholesale Market

January 20, 2015 | | One Comment

If you are a frequent visitor to the Wholesale Market in Qatar on Salwa Road, you would probably have seen them. Men in green uniforms, pushing wheelbarrows filled with crates of fruits and vegetables towards the vehicles of customers. These … Read More

Alaa Mohamad Ali

July 19, 2014 |

Earliest Qatar Memory: My most vivid memory is the shooting of the cannon in Ramadan 1994. I was 4 years old, and the Canon was at the old Post office location by the Corniche. After that day, every time I would … Read More

Shiva Singh

July 12, 2014 |

Earliest Qatar Memory: Waiting for the school bus at 5:30am (MES Indian School); the Thursday evening dinner with family at Welcome Restaurant in Msheireb; visits to Al Bidda Park; getting new video games from New World Centre (Souq Nabina).

Those other … Read More

A Religion of Pieces

July 8, 2014 |

In the fourth installment of his column Mohammed Fakhro examines his relationship with his religion, and looks at it as a mosaic of many experiences, across continents.

(O mankind, indeed We have created you from male and female and made … Read More

Amr El Sherif

July 5, 2014 |

Earliest Qatar Memory: My father taking me to Toys R Us when he saw me sitting alone in the house not doing much.

Those other places: Studying in Canada, I noticed that people’s race, ethnicity, nationality and religion did not influence who … Read More

Zayne S Sayeed

June 28, 2014 |

Earliest Qatar Memory: Going to the corniche, renting an electric toy car, and driving up and down the coast.

Those other places:  The strangest thing for me was seeing snow for the first time, I absolutely love snow.

The thing I’d … Read More

Huge debts, shallow job market and lack of support leave fresh graduates in a lurch in Qatar

June 25, 2014 | | 3 Comments

The job market in Qatar is not an easy one to navigate for fresh graduates. Expatriate students find it difficult to bag a suitable job, and many have large debts to pay off; while Qataris say the Qatarisation policy is … Read More

Malik Habayeb

June 21, 2014 |

Earliest Qatar Memory: Riding my bicycle throughout the streets of the Old Airport area (where I grew up), playing street football with kids from the neighbourhood, and going to the Souq with my family every Friday afternoon.

Those other places:Read More

Simone Meagan Desouza

June 14, 2014 |

Earliest Qatar Memory: Waiting for my school (Ideal Indian School) bus at 5.45 am outside my apartment in Mughalina

Those other places: When i went away from Qatar, i was surprised by the vastness and distance between places along … Read More

Qatar abstains in ILO Protocol to Forced Labour Convention vote; Saudi, Bahrain vote against

June 12, 2014 | | One Comment

JustHere columnist and migrant rights expert Aakash Jayaprakash is at the 103rd International Labour Conference hosted by the International Labour Organization in Geneva. He writes about the landmark forced labour protocol that was passed yesterday.

A total of 437 delegates … Read More

[LEGAL COLUMN] Overworked, separated from family… Changing sponsorship and work contracts in Qatar

June 12, 2014 | | 19 Comments

[Q] I am in Qatar on a work visa with my employer. However, due to untimely salary payment and other conditions, I want to switch over to another company. My residence permit has not been processed so far (medical test … Read More

Hiring a domestic worker is first a responsibility, then a convenience

May 27, 2014 | | One Comment

Much has been said about migrant construction workers in Qatar. A lot less about domestic workers; and even then, the discussions have been narrow and limited to ‘maids’.

First, let’s define who a domestic worker is as per our laws; … Read More