Google it, and you will find only this: Syria, it is. Whenever you google it, think about it or hear its name, all you can imagine about it is “damaged” lives, “bloody” tears, and “throaty” screams coming from dead, tortured and distressed people all over the place. Can’t tell you all of these scenes are not there, I will, instead, tell you that there are … Continue reading Always search behind the scenes!
Most people in my area, actually not only in my area but most of Damascus, those who live in mountainous areas now depend on wooden heaters due to the gas crisis. The only people who would have gas are those who have been saving it for a long time since summer. They would buy three to four tanks in order to stock them for the … Continue reading Gas Crisis
This photograph is from a recent play performed by a group of talented university students. They performed it on a wooden stage using very few simple utilities and props. The play was very well performed, it was astonishing! Even after the crisis, people would still follow their passion and hobbies. However, the thing I realized is how the knowledge, culture, and experience from war have been reflected in the … Continue reading A University play, a reflection of our lives
The area that I live in is called Jaramana, it is in the suburbs of Damascus. Most of its inhabitants are originally from Palestine. After the crisis, people from my area started doing their weddings in our hara (street). Previously everyone used to have their weddings in venues, however, after the crisis people started to fear the idea of having it at a venue to avoid big gathering. … Continue reading Simple Wedding, Big Smiles
I am doing my Master’s Degree in Arabic, these photographs are from both the faculty of language as well as the faculty of medicine which share the same campus. I took these photographs when shells fell near my campus in the Baramke area. All students fled to their homes, the university was empty and all classes were canceled. You can tell how the university garden, as … Continue reading When shells fall near the university
The first image with the three doctors took place during a conference on the Arabic language day I took the second photograph while sitting on the back seat of the bus. The final image is of me tutoring university students. The one thing that all these photographs have in common is that there are no longer men in the country. You can notice how most … Continue reading Women, the new leaders.
.هي صور الجامعة والحضور بعد الأزمة اليوم وانو لسا الطلاب عم تروح تطلب العلم Here are some photographs from university. Look at the attendance during this situation, students still attend classes and seek knowledge. Knowledge has always been a very important aspect in the lives of Syrian men and women. Yes, we grew up with the typical expectations of ‘you are going to become a … Continue reading University Classroom
This is the morning variety show in Damascus. I considered this place to be my second home for the past two years until it recently closed down. I was an anchor on the show where we discussed several topics such as sports, movies, music and calligraphy. Being a sports enthusiast myself, my favorite topic was sports because to me this was my chance to talk about … Continue reading Morning Variety show