VIEWS | THE DAILY TRIBUNE | KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN

Joining forces to save civil aviation

Desolate airports around the world bear testimony to the cruel impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on civil aviation – both passenger and cargo services. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic data for February 2020 showing that demand (mea...

Confronting COVID-19 Together

Americans and Bahrainis have been working together to combat epidemics for more than 100 years. One of the first activities of the doctors and nurses of what would become the American Mission Hospital at its founding in the early 1900s was offering medical care to confront outbreaks of cholera, s...

Social Distancing - A Misnomer?

“Not enough storage space.” That’s my phone speaking to me. When I try to click a picture with its camera app, it says, “Clear some space and try again”. And it’s been telling me this, again and again, since yesterday evening. Inundated with a million m...

All you need to know about the new Corona virus

The following are the most prominent questions and their answers from the World Health Organization   Who is most vulnerable to infection with the new coronavirus, the elderly or the very young? ...

Hearing for life

This year’s theme of world hearing day is Hearing for life – Don’t let hearing loss limit you. World health organization selected this theme to emphasize that early detection of hearing loss and timely intervention with newer technology can change the quality of life in each ind...

A vaccination of truth

The rapid escalation of the N-Coronavirus has put fear in the hearts of people thousands of miles from Wuhan, the epicentre of the epidemic. At the time of writing, over 34,000 have been infected globally and over 700 have died while nearly 6,200 are in critical condition. Given the time-frame of...

Davos was different this year

RICHARD QUEST It is fashionable to leave Davos and reflect, ‘was it worth the trek?’ This year I think it most certainly was. I noticed some big differences. Firstly, there are no urgent economic crises, waiting to be managed. Economies are growing (sl...

Taking Bahrain’s excellence abroad

There are two ways to look at business prospects in Bahrain: either that the Bahrain market is very small and we need to reach outside the Kingdom’s borders to sustain business or that the Kingdom’s compact size makes it an ideal ‘test market’ and its geographic position a...

IIT-JEE Main 2020: Anyone can do it

JEE Main (and Advanced) happens to be one of the most coveted and toughest examinations across the world for the students of Grade 12 level. JEE Main is applicable for admissions to NITs, IIITs and CFTI in India. The results will also lead to the students being shortlisted for admissions ...

Past challenges and the year ahead

In 2019, the Arab world has witnessed persistent violence, frequent displacements and widespread protests. Lebanon, Iraq and Iran, which were relatively quiet, when it comes to street protests and demonstrations by their respective citizens, observed an upward increase in violence. The warfare in...

Cheerful month

This month, December, is a festive month in Bahrain. It has celebrated its 48th National Day and His Majesty’s Accession to the throne followed by the Commemoration Day (martyrs day). The first ever win of the Gulf Cup by the Bahrain National soccer team has brought an additional flavour to...

Assessors may be excused…

I was waiting at the reception. A policeman came and verified my ID card. I could feel the blanket of fear embracing my body, from toe to head. A few policemen were walking around with some handcuffed suspects. It seemed they were taking them to the courts for their next hearing. I was vi...

Encouraging our entrepreneurs

That old saying about the difference between giving a man a meal for today and teaching him to fish so that he can make his own future is especially true when it comes to the difference between finding a job and starting a business. A job generates a 9 to 5 existence and a salary to meet most of ...

Namaste Modiji

Today is simply auspicious. A day to record, remember and cherish the historical ties between India and Bahrain as we witness the first visit of an Indian Prime Minister to the Kingdom. Being an Indian, it is the proudest moment in my ...

Bilateral ties at all-time high

On the occasion of the 73rd Independence Day of India, I extend my warm greetings and best wishes to members of the Indian community in the Kingdom. Today, India is entering into a new era of economic transformation and we are moving f...

The most vibrant democracy

I extend my warm greetings and good wishes to the people of our country on the joyous occasion of our Independence Day. Today, as we celebrate the tremendous progress that our country has made in the last seven decades, let us not forg...

Take nation to new heights

I offer my greetings to all Indians on the eve of our 73rd Independence Day. This is a happy and emotional day for all children of Mother India, whether living at home or abroad. We remember with gratitude the countless freedom fighter...

A long march since freedom

India Independence Day is a reminder of all the sacrifices the country’s freedom fighters made for its future. Looking back on the last 72 years of Independence, India has made progress in every field, be it education or its mili...

Unfocused ‘The Kid’ retells Billy the Kid tale

The Kid is a 2019 American semi-biographical western action film directed by Vincent D’Onofrio, from a screenplay by Andrew Lanham, and is executive produced by Carl Stubner, through Suretone Pictures. The film stars Ethan Hawke,...