Monthly Archives: January 2013

Close Encounters with Prostitutes

(In 2003, I did an ethnographic study of prostitutes in a limited and conservative setting. My background and training on the tools and techniques used in ethnographic studies helped me a lot in unearthing some of the facts about prostitution … Continue reading

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2013 Australian Open: Djokovic, Azarenka Reclaim Melbourne Titles

After grueling matches in their respective events Saturday and Sunday (Jan. 26 & 27), tennis world no. 1 players Novak Djokovic and Victoria Azarenka reclaimed their titles of the Australian Open. For Djokovic, this is his fourth Australian Open title … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Love

Love. Can you believe we’ve never done this theme? I won’t give you any hints here. Amaze us with your own interpretation of LOVE. This photo is a testament to other people’s ideas of love: affixing a lock to a bridge in … Continue reading

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2013 Australian Open: Li Na Crashes Maria Sharapova

Day 11 of the Australian Open brought frustrating news to the loyal Sharapova fans when she suffered a resounding defeat (6-2, 6-2) in the hands of Li Na, the 30-year old, sixth seeded player from China. Days before Sharapova mounted … Continue reading

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2013 Australian Open: My Fearless Forecast

QUARTERFINALS MATCH Men’s Single                                                Women’s Single Djokovic (1) vs. Berdych (5)                Azarenka (1) vs. Kuznetsova Ferrer (4) vs. Almagro (6)                    Williams (3) vs. Stephens (29) Chardy vs. Murray (3)                           Na Li (6) vs. Radwanska (4) Tsonga (7) vs. Federer (2)                   … Continue reading

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Australian Open: Day 7 Highlights was Capped by a Djokovic-Wawrinka Breath-Taking Match

Day 7 was something like ordinary days when we just saw top seeded players Tommy Berdych (5), Nicolas Almagro (10), and David Ferrer (4) crushing their respective opponents in straight sets. Nothing unusual one might say, except that the women’s … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Meditations of a Muslimah:
I have been Muslim for about two and a half years now. About 6 months after that, I began dressing more modestly, wearing long sleeves, looser fitting clothes, etc. I knew then that…

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