A Special Pain Called Growth

My best friend at university had this massive, daunting book that had us hunched over it with wide eyes and exclamations of “that’s so accurate!” on many pizza-fuelled sleepless nights. Each page of this book was titled a different date of the year, followed by a detailed explanation of what people born on that date…

So, the whole world is on lockdown… Now what?

Three months ago, Corona was, to the entire world, a vision – an often hazy one – of the infamous Mexican beer, with its cute little lime wedge sitting atop the bottle, waiting to be plopped down into its caramel-colored demise. To me and a hundred million other Egyptians, it was also our local, sub-par…

What Came First: the Chicken or the Mahraganat?

Picture the British population, with all their glories, their English Breakfast teas, their Harry Styles and Sam Smiths, their queens and princes, and of course, their frequent holidays to Spain. Now picture that same population, but instead of 20% of it below poverty line (not a great statistic to begin with), make that double. Now…

Instagram Isn’t Your Downfall – You Are:

In the midst of mindlessly watching my Instagram stories, instead of getting meaningful things like journaling or calling my grandmother done (as you do), I suddenly realised: everyone is trying to sell me something. And yes, I know: “welcome to the party, hun; you’re 2 years late…” But just knowing the issue doesn’t make it…

‘Love Island For the Soul’ –  Can Trash TV Heal Your Heart?

“You need to watch Love Island” has got to be the most controversial sentence I’ve ever said. At least that’s what the reactions I get moments after I utter the 6 words have led me to believe. Just the mention of the show’s notorious name has made a good 85% of my friends’ and family’s…