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Fasting over fervour

I like the combination of piety and pragmatism, it is human and easier to relate to and tempers fervour with common sense

Adel Heine

Home sweet home

The reality of living somewhere does not relate to what is portrayed in the news when it comes to being home

Adel Heine

Happy New Year

2014 is only one week old and so far it has not delivered on the implicit promise that a new year supposedly holds.

Adel Heine

Physical feminism

Recent rantings opened the door to an understanding that may very well lead to the end of gender inequality

Adel Heine

Cairo’s cultural dearth

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

Adel Heine

Curfew crashers

“To the streets” they bray, while proudly sharing their triumphant testimonies of insubordination on social media.

Adel Heine

The lack of laughter

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

Adel Heine

Grieving the dead

While Egypt buries the dead the personal effects of their demise often gets lost in the politics

Adel Heine

Fuel and fear

Returning from a trip abroad I find a city that has changed in unexpected ways.

Adel Heine

Dusty days

There was nothing romantic about my first experience with a sandstorm in Egypt

Adel Heine

Confess your sins

Continuous connectability is the norm, caution is flung to the wind, reticence is retro and you are what you say you are.

Adel Heine

Foolishness

What started out as a little silly fun on the first day of the month has grown into a nationwide movement

Adel Heine