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After nearly two years I bid everyone a bittersweet goodbye
While seeing smiling photos is fun it may be time to focus on something else than ourselves
While the opinion of others used to be important these days nobody seems to care
This week I learned that power comes to those who shimmy and shake
I like the combination of piety and pragmatism, it is human and easier to relate to and tempers fervour with common sense
The reality of living somewhere does not relate to what is portrayed in the news when it comes to being home
Recent rantings opened the door to an understanding that may very well lead to the end of gender inequality
I have slowly, but surely, reached the end of my tether
After months of death and destruction Adel Heine is looking forward to the artistic expressions that will hopefully give a voice to the experiences of a nation in turmoil
“To the streets” they bray, while proudly sharing their triumphant testimonies of insubordination on social media.
How buying Eid treats lead to a sordid exchange in a pastry shop
When once humour, sarcasm and satire were rampant, and greatly valued and appreciated, we now seem to have entered a phase where everything is taken seriously, on face value or in the worst way possible
While Egypt buries the dead the personal effects of their demise often gets lost in the politics
Adel Heine shares her reaction to the virtual feast of half-truths and bold-faced lies of the past few weeks
Horrific as these injuries are, physical wounds do usually heal with time, while the psychological effects often last much longer and can be equally if not more severe than the visible wounds.
Returning from a trip abroad I find a city that has changed in unexpected ways.
What I learned from my successive visits though, was that what La Vela does best is prepare down-home Italian fare.
The return of Naguib Sawiris to Egypt, along with the entire Sawiris Family, has raised some eyebrows on both sides of the political divide in Egypt, especially given that the Presidency sent a special envoy to welcome him back and hailed him as one of the “honest businessmen of Egypt” in an official statement. …
Continuous connectability is the norm, caution is flung to the wind, reticence is retro and you are what you say you are.
Adel Heine’s weekly column
Out of all the dive sites in the Red Sea, the Salem Express wreck is known among divers as the most depressing. In 1991, the passenger ferry carrying pilgrims back from Saudi Arabia sunk 18 metres under the turbulent waters of Safaga’s sea, killing all most of its passengers Resting on its side, the twisted …
What started out as a little silly fun on the first day of the month has grown into a nationwide movement
A countdown to the fall of the Muslim Brotherhood’s rule started over two years ago, when they first turned against the revolution by siding with the military in manipulating the people for a yes vote in the March 2011 referendum for the constitutional declaration. It was accelerated when they openly turned against the revolutionary youth …
Was the issuing of an arrest warrant for Bassem Youssef meant to be an April Fools’ joke? If so, the joke ended up not being on the political satirist, but on the Egyptian authorities. Bassem Youssef’s case rests on three points: that he insulted the Egyptian president, insulted Islam, and spread false news that was …
By Farah Halime How fitting that on April Fool’s Day, the Egyptian government attempts to deceive us all by claiming that its plans to raise the price of state-subsidised cooking gas for the first time in two decades will actually make any difference to the country’s energy subsidy spending. In fact, it won’t, and it is unlikely …
Think tankers and policy researchers working on Egypt in the States do not know what to make of all of this
By Farah Halime In a desperate move to save power, Egypt’s international airport will close most of its runways for four hours each day from early June, Reuters has reported. The airport is the latest casualty of Egypt’s struggle to pay for fuel imports. As if to soften the blow, Reuters quoted the civil aviation minister Wael al-Maadawi …
Failing the art of going out
Adel Heine’s weekly column