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Family first in Bahrain's business world

By Captain Mahmood Al Mahmood They say that it takes two generations to build a business and one generation to shut it down. However, a family business that moves with the times and invests professional skills into growing the business stands a better chance ...

Peekaboo in the Skies!

P. UNNIKRISHNAN It was a lengthy journey from Taiwan to Bahrain, with a layover in Bangkok and Singapore before reaching Bahrain. After nearly 15 hours of travel, I found myself thoroughly exhausted. Despite watching a few films, I could only manage a brie...

Mergers: Turbocharging Growth!

By Adnan Ahmed Youssef  Around 15 years ago, particularly in the aftermath of the 2008 global crisis, I began writing occasional articles underscoring the significance of banking mergers. The crisis underscored the imperative need to capitalize on this s...

Empowering Women’s Health

By HELSA ANN GEORGE MSC CLINICAL PSYCHO ONCOLOGIST – INTERN AT CHRIST UNIVERSITY BENGALURU As we commemorate International Women’s Day on March 8th, it serves as a reminder to delve into the various facets of women’s well-being,...

6 tips to manage money intelligently during Ramadan

If you are looking to manage money In Ramadan, there are financial challenges during this month due to the increase in expenses related to food, drink, gifts, and charity. Therefore, it would be smart to look for good ways to save money in purchasing necessities, starting from basic needs to luxu...

Bahrain: A Haven for Expatriates

By P.UNNIKRISHNAN Bahrain has been a beacon of opportunity and hospitality for expatriates worldwide for decades. The enduring trade relationship between India and Bahrain, dating back almost two centuries, underscores the island nation’s longstanding allure for tho...

Bahrain, let's take biking safety lessons from Taiwan!

By P. Unnikrishnan When travelling to a new country, one often encounters something exciting or admirable. My experience was no different when I visited Taiwan for the first time. Upon checking into one of Taipei City’s tallest hotels, I observed the bustlin...

Bahrain witnesses eco-friendly F1

By KOTA SRIRAJ The much-anticipated F1 Grand Prix kicked off in Bahrain with the riveting race held on March 2. The excited Formula 1 fans also celebrated the twentieth anniversary of the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) at Sakhir. The popularity of F1 has increased ma...

Misplaced charity in public space

By Captain Mahmood Al Mahmood When the pandemic was flattening our lives, people quickly chose to appeal to municipal authorities to dismantle the unsightly clothing charity boxes in street corners out of fear of contamination. But now they are back with a ve...

Difficult to make decisions?

By Aneesa Moidoo, Psychologist Finding difficulty in making decisions often roots in various underlying causes. For some, it’s the fear of failure, where the prospect of making the wrong choice paralyzes decision-making. Others may struggle due to the desire to please others...

Collective Investment Undertakings (CIU) in Bahrain

By DR. ABDELGADIR WARSAMA GHALIB Bahrain is a host of many mutual funds & investment funds, which makes a good lucrative investment opportunity for you and all. The first overseas mutual funds started and marketed in Bahrain in the 80s and the first Bahrain domiciled ...

Presidential election in Azerbaijan - as a Victory election

By SHAHIN ABDULLAYEV, AZERBAIJAN’S AMBASSADOR Today, with great pride, the extraordinary presidential elections of February 7, 2024 have entered the history of Azerbaijan as a Victory election. The historic victory won by our people in the 44-day Patr...

Food for (future) thought

By Captain Mahmood Al Mahmood  It is the time of year when Spring kisses our Kingdom with exuberant bursts of flowers and the Farmers’ Market on weekends are full of rainbow colours as purple cabbage and green heads of cauliflower push away the standard va...

From Ruin to Renewal – A report by P. Unnikrishnan from Azerbaijan

By P. Unnikrishnan As I traversed the rubble-strewn pathways amidst the remnants of once-grand structures, our guide pointed out what used to be the heart of their city centre. Peering into the desolate expanse, all that met my gaze were the shattered fragmen...

Independent vs. Hyper-independent

By ANEESA MOIDOO, PSYCHOLOGIST Independence means being able to take care of yourself and handle tasks on your own. It’s an important skill for adults to have, like managing appointments, work assignments, and maintaining a safe living space. However, being ...

A future-ready Bahrain Defence Force

CAPTAIN MAHMOOD AL MAHMOOD When times are peaceful, we allow ourselves the luxury of talking about the uselessness of war, of countries at loggerheads. But when there is disagreement – about values, principles, borders – then our eyes open to the need for a we...

Invest in Sri Lanka - MORE IMPORTANTLY, WHY INVEST NOW?

Sri Lanka is strategically located at the crossroads of major shipping routes to South Asia, the Far East, and the continents of Europe and America. Home to one of the Top 25 Container Ports in the World, the country is a key port of call for shipping lines and airfreight services. ...

Sri Lanka celebrates 76 years of Independence!

Rebuild our nation President Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka As we commemorated the 76th year of our nation's independence, we encountered the indignity of being labeled a financially bankrupt country. U...

Bahrain Needs Fortified Eco Tourism Norms

By Kota A Sriraj Recently the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibition Authority (BTEA) reported a remarkable 51 per cent surge in tourism during the first half of 2023, signalling the Kingdom of Bahrain’s emergence as a coveted global tourist hotspot. From January to June 2023, ...

I.C.J. – (An) International Cry for Justice

By Captain Mahmood Al Mahmood If you travel through some modern European cities which were the target of Hitler’s most brutal attack – the Netherlands, France, Belgium and why, Germany itself – you will be enveloped in a curtain of apology to the Je...

Trade Titans: IMEC paves the way for Asia-Europe-Middle East boom

By BIBEK DEBROY & ADITYA SINHA Economic corridors have the potential to bring about various benefits, including increased trade, foreign investment, and improved living conditions for citizens in the participating countries. Additionally, they can contribute t...