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Yearly Archives: 2012

Cultural Leadership International

The last time I remember seeing the Bosphorus, it was glittering like a sapphire. Today, a spray of mist has been cast on it, giving it an ethereal look. Istanbul, home of famous civilizations for thousands of years, and recently crowned as the European Cultural Capital of 2010, has welcomed a small group of cultural […]

When Life Gives Lemons

There are many certainties in life. Every morning, millions of people wake up to glorious sunrises. The Earth twirls in a silent and ethereal way within the glittering galaxies it in encased in. And somehow that bite of dark chocolate does wonders to uplift your mood. Equally, life sometimes surprises us with its mysterious turn […]

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The Female Hero

Living in the Middle East, one can’t help but empathize with the plight of women. From birth, a girl is bombarded with a set of social projections that suppress her talents, clip her dreams, and channel her energy to the servitude of the domestic sphere. If she has been lucky to have loving parents who […]

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Savoring 2012

There is something so splendid about the beginning of a new year. Bookstores display gorgeous 2012 diaries, cafés and restaurants delight gourmands with their festive menus, and the skies are illuminated with fluttering fireworks. It also gives us time to reflect and celebrate moments that were etched in our hearts from the previous year. The author […]

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