Buthaina-al Hinai
    Buthaina  al Hinai

    Young Oman

    Buthaina al Hinai, an undergraduate at the College of Commerce and Economics, Sultan Qaboos University, is passionate about human and social behaviour. Her interests revolve around photography, graphic design, sociology and psychology.

Grade 12: The next step
    July 16, 2011

Congratulations to all of you grade 12 students on your results! The year you describe as the worst year of your life is over.

Borders: Oman after the shutdown
    July 2, 2011

If you look through Oman-based online forums, Twitter and Facebook pages, you’ll notice that the most discussed local issue is the shutdown of Oman’s biggest bookshop, Borders.

Gym session gone wrong
    June 18, 2011

As I am writing this, I am careful not to move or shift my feet because with every inch of movement, my body aches so much that it feels like my nervous system is being set on fire or is covered with swollen bruises.

Making the best of the holidays
    June 4, 2011

The long awaited summer holiday has finally started. May 25 was the day I looked forward to the entire semester, thinking that with the beginning of the summer holidays, I’d finally be able to do all the things I couldn’t do because of the pressure of my studies.

Buying Sick Leave
    May 7, 2011

In the pressure of meeting deadlines, preparing for exams and finishing work that has been procrastinated on for so long, both students and employees resort to many different ways to elude punishment.