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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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.”…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


Rekindling Goodness in the Spirit of New Year

With everything that has happened and with all that is going on around the world, it is hard to believe that a year has already passed since we last heard…


Old Enough, Rich Enough, Pretty Enough?

It baffled me to see that even with grey hair and a cane, the lady in front of me at the supermarket’s counter was being asked for her identification card…


Think For Yourself

Why? Where? When? How? A set of questions a child would ask a parent, or any adult, in order to quench their thirst for knowledge. They do this without fear…


Guardians of Each Other’s Rights

It was a normal Tuesday afternoon and everyone was minding their own business. Suddenly, some guy on the street, simply thinking that he had the right to say whatever he…


Waning Culture of Customer Service

The realisation that as an Ethiopian I come second to any other citizen when it comes to getting the services that I pay for is a bitter pill to swallow.…


From Face-to-Face to Facebook-to-Facebook

It is undeniable that we live in the most exciting of eras when it comes to technology advancements – whether it be the multitude of gadgets coming in waves or…


The Cost, Paradox of Fashion

The 21st century and its ever-changing, yet redundant and contorted, beauty standards are enough to leave any trend-follower in awe. Advertising and marketing strategies, generally portraying women revealing skin –…


Thinkers That Will Define Our Future

Several years ago, it occurred to me that social scientists today are all standing on the shoulders of giants like Niccolo Machiavelli, John Locke, Adam Smith, Alexis de Tocqueville, Max…


Renewable Energy Despite Challenges

There are many developing countries that are currently working on their own renewable energy initiatives. Africa’s heads of state announced last year that they will launch their attempt to increase…




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With a reformist administration in charge of the executive, there has b...


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The new electricity tariffs that became effective on December 1, 2018,...


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Who it is that midwifed the rapprochement between E...


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Ethiopia’s economy is at a crossroads. The same old advice will not s...


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A recent photo between Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) and George Soros...


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The future is bleak. Millennials and younger generations who will inher...


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There is heated debate on the propriety, decency and morality of breast...




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