Pause… Step back… Observe: Sustaining Life on our Planet

By Hani R. Eskander“On this finite planet, defining success and happiness through how much a person consumes is not sustainable” states Erik Assadourian, a...

St Paddy’s Day at Cheers in Maadi!

St Patrick's day, is not only The National Day of Ireland, but a great opportunity for friends to come together and celebrate!And what better...

Grab Your Ropes & GO!

MIT, the Middle East’s only “Challenge by Choice” Training CourseBy Linda S. HeardHave you ever wondered whether you were realizing your true potential? Are...

Mind Over Matter

The revolution is just around the corner By Hazem Zohny A bearded 25-year-old sits very still with a robotic hand placed next to him. This man, Mathew...

The District: A Dynamo of Collaboration

     Two years ago we visited The District, the inspiring co-working space in Maadi located on the top floor of a dwarfed...

10 Things You May Have Missed This Week

1. Egypt's New Parliament Convened and the Internet ExplodedEgypt's first parliament since 2012 convened for the first time this week. Between the parliament members' first...

Rawaj: A New Farming Enterprise

      Community Times speaks to co-founder of “Rawaj”, a new farming enterprise  by Nourhan Tawfik At the Kilo 64 off the Cairo-Alexandria desert road,...

Ana 7amel the ultimate motherhood guide

   Raising kids these days is not an easy task; every mother has millions of unattended questions. Given the everyday life pressures and...

Bringing Life to a Place of Death

Although it sounds strange or even ironic, this is exactly what Italian NGO Liveinslums has been successfully doing in Cairo’s City of the Dead since 2010 Liveinslums has been operating in informal settlements and critical areas of some of the Third and Fourth World’s megacities for several years. In Egypt, it is currently developing a micro-garden project within the biggest necropolis in the world.

A Whiff of the Past

The story of Egypt’s Khamas Khamsat By Sara Abou BakrI still have a vivid memory of my Grandma using the Khamas Khamsat (“Five Fives”) Cologne daily....

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