From where I stand

From Where I stand

I’m not sure when exactly I started taking “From where I stand” series. But I’m so glad I started documenting my travels this way. From beautiful beaches, wildflowers to Mediterranean tiles, this style has made appreciate the world bottom up. The best addition to my FWIS series were the customized Wanderlust Toms shoes I ordered from Etsy. […]

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Review of GPP 2016 lineup

  GPP have just announced their lineup for the biggest photography event of the year “GPP 2016”. I’ve been to many GPP events so I thought of sharing my 2 cents to review 2016 lineup. Bobby Brown, David Nightingale, David Alan Harvey and Joe McNally are some of the biggest names missing from the usual lineup. Eric Kim’s […]

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Exclusive Fujifilm X Photowalk

Join me and Fujifilm Bahrain for a photo walk on 5th of December at the heart of Muharraq. Meet other photo enthusiasts eager to explore the beauty of Muharraq streets. You will also get an opportunity to try Fujifilm cameras and lenses during the walk.   Registration link is here   This photo walk is free […]

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Fly Dubai Sale

Hi guys, Here is a cool chance to win tickets with Fly Dubai. I’m happy to collaborate with them to arrange for this competition. FlyDubai is having its first network-wide sale offering customers 30% off Business and Economy Class fares to Dubai and select destinations.Here is chance to WIN with @flydubai – all you have to […]

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Book Review: Mornings in Jenin

Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa My rating: 5 of 5 stars A wonderful novel I never felt it was fictional the story is a continuous misery and displacement of Palestinians. I was so touched by the story of Nakba and how life was before it. Maybe I won’t know how Palestinians felt when they […]

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My 2014

My friend Nazli sends us an annual questionnaire to recap the year’s key memories. I answered the same questions with some additions. 2014 Movie of the year: The Lunchbox. I saw it on the flight going to California and the flight back in addition to any flight that was showing it. Yes , it is that good […]

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First flight with Gulf air to Moscow

Last October I was invited to be among Gulf Air’s first media trip to Moscow. The trip was on 28th October (a day after my birthday!). I was ecstatic to be among top editors from famous publications in Bahrain. The 4 days we spent in Moscow were really magical. The best thing about travelling is […]

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Oh baby lets Lensbaby!

For years I had Lensbaby sitting in my wish list. The reason it didn’t actually make it to the shopping cart because I was not sure if I needed it (Had other priorities!). I also had some concerns if it was practical and easy to handle. Though I’m a travel documentary photographer but I do take […]

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Book Review: And the Mountains Echoed

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini My rating: 3 of 5 stars I listened to the audiobook (great decision) and I felt a bit disappointed and a lot confused. The book has way too many characters, listening to ALL of their stories was unnecessary. I liked how the narration is done by Khalid and […]

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Book Review: Snow

Snow by Orhan Pamuk My rating: 3 of 5 stars I enjoyed reading this action filled novel about the unknown town of Kars and the people conflicts on religion extremism, atheism and the fight for power. Among all of those issues this novel also talks about love. I really like the way Orhan Pamuk writes so smoothly but […]

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Book Review: Out of Egypt

Out of Egypt: A Memoir by André Aciman My rating: 5 of 5 stars I started reading the book to get to know how Alexandria was like at its prime years. I was amazed by how modern life was back then. The story describes how the aristocrat foreign community lived so lavishly even if they didn’t […]

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Keeping up with Rasha

2014 has been really a productive year to me. I’ve been very active and so was my airline miles counter.   Here is a recap of what I’ve been up to lately. Jan   I exhibited my Sleeper Class series in a joint photography exhibition entitled “Inside India”. The exhibition was open for a month at […]

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