Tag Archives: Ursula Lindsey

re-blogging Egypt’s next president

My impressions of the short-term future for Egypt are bleak, and they aren’t changing. Not much point in going on about that but when I come across an insightful piece that really adds relevant detail, re-blogging is warranted. As usual, … Continue reading

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patriarchy

One of the things that bothers me most living in Egypt is the restrictions on the way females can lead their lives. I’ve written about this before, and am hesitant about it. Cairo-based writer and journalist Ursula Lindsey said it better … Continue reading

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Egypt outlook

Not good. I won’t beat around the bush. I moved here from Nepal, a country dear to me, and one that I left disheartened by its stagnant political economy. But I have to admit that I will leave Egypt even … Continue reading

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how are things in Egypt?

How are things in…? is the question everyone living elsewhere is asked regularly. As habituation goes, initially lots seems worth reporting in response, but after a while, it all seems so much more of the same. One way of dealing with it … Continue reading

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Egypt back at square one

This reposted blog of a piece by Ursula Lindsey in the NY Times pretty much expresses my feelings of where Egypt stands. Why paraphrase, her words do better justice to this opinion than mine could ever do.

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language and poetry

Although  I am increasingly swayed by arguments that the easy access to limitless information is harmful and misleading, I haven’t taken active steps to shield myself; on the contrary, I am still subscribed to quite a few list-serves and obsessively … Continue reading

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