Feeding Minds With Subliminal Messages



What type of music do you listen to when you are sitting on that lazy chair with a glass of something in your hand after a long work week? Perhaps you have a classically tuned ear or you're the type to look for that jazz...


Pissing Culture?


The public restrooms of my city are so unbearable; it is agonizing to pass by them. Let alone use them or even come close to them. I am not sarcastically referring to the dusty or clean roads adorned by piss grown trees...


The Will To Aspire for Greatness


I wonder what we aspire to attain in our lives and what we aim to achieve. Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs clearly defines the five different stages of Human psychological motivation within any given society. Ac...


The Value of Time in the Modern Era


There is something about waiting that is exasperating. Is it in the wait, in the minutes that willfully pass us by? I wonder if it is what we would be doing during those ticking moment that seems to annoy us. Perhaps...


The Streets Are Our Home


What do we do with the plastic wrapper cozily used to cover our chewing gum or candy until we are ready to masticate or suckle on it? I know that is quite an odd start to the week. I was amused by the beginning but ob...


Closeness from Openness


Communication, the ability to transmit, convey and disclose information to others is more or less equally given to all of us. Communication differs by the means used, the efforts exerted and most importantly the way it i...


Time to Re-think The Concept of “yilougnta”


There are times I look around and think that I live in a society that is concerned about what will be said more than anything else. Often times, I am convinced that it is indeed the case. Whenever I understand what the c...


A False Choice Between Art and Science


Lets see if we can attempt to discuss matters that are much lighter and happier than what we talked about last, something a bit different than last week.  Maybe it wont necessarily be on the exact opposite of last weeks...


Ethiopian Way of Facing Death


Today I am writing with mixed feelings of wanting to stop at the next word and the vehement desire to write the one right after. Death is almost always close to each of our homes but at times so distant we often forget t...


Hey Donald, Diversity is Beautiful


In the roughly translated words of Leopold Sedar Senghor, a Senegalese poet, cultural theorist and founding president of the West African nation, “Racists are people who have mistaken their anger.” I am sure these wo...


Body Language More Telling Than Words


Sometimes, reality becomes somewhat of a relative truth and I am only just starting to realise that as I grow older. I do not mean this simply based on the fact that our realities depend on our different backgrounds and...


Educating a Different Generation, Differently!


I, personally, have always despised History lessons. Maybe despised is a strong word, but I felt so strongly about it in school it was probably closer to hating History, if this word could better express my feelings on t...


Hail Individuality


Let’s say you are trying to buy a sweater, a dress, a suit, bags, shoes or even get yourself a haircut; before trying it for yourself, would you want to see it on some else first? I know I would. Though sometimes we...


Equals


What are the positions that women hold in our society as a whole? What places do women have within the social construct of our homes? Do we know? Would we like to know? These are a few questions that have been going t...


Debunking Stereotypes, Embracing Individuality


Stereotypes are one of the things we always think to say are not good or should be avoided. We can, however, not help but use these same stereotypes we disagree with to make sense of the world we live in. Why? Because...


Respect


Respect – lately, I’ve been thinking about this word. According to most dictionaries, it means having a high opinion, admiration, due regard, courtesy, politeness or honour for someone. Based on this definition, this...


Editorial

Last week saw a series of events where the political bigwigs from the f...


Agenda

The cement industry in Ethiopia, although still largely untapped, is se...


Fineline

It is unusual for a federal agency to get estranged...


Commentary

Recently, the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) had announced the mandato...


Viewpoint

Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) disproportionately affect women and...


Opinion

Until very recently, Turkey was a proudly democratic Middle Eastern cou...


View From Arada

We often underestimate the importance of time managiment. Especially in...


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