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Gino Raidy

Politics, Current Affairs, Opinions and Entertainment. Blogging since 2010. Biologist by training, writer by chance and reporter sometimes. Techno 🖤👽

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We’re Plating Forests, Here’s How You Can Join

Now that the ash has settled, and the extent of the damage is clear, it’s time to start coming together to reverse the damage and help our…

The Smell That Broke My Heart the Day Fires Engulfed my Lebanon

You know when you’re going up to Chouf, like Beiteddine, Deir El Amar and Maaser El Chouf? That exit you take off the highway, and those…

Taanayel’s Barmet El 3arous Campaign

In July, Taanayel Les Fermes launched a really cool campaign called “Barmet el 3arous”. The name itself was the first thing I liked, given…

The Ballroom Blitz Returns October 4!

In an increasingly crowded nocturnal dance music landscape in Beirut, one club has managed to carve out a spot for itself, without the…

Who Is Hussain? 2500+ Lives Saved in Record-Breaking Blood Drive by DSC Lebanon

Ashura is an especially important holiday for Shia muslims around the world. The 10th day of the month of Muharram marks the martyrdom of…

Radio Beirut Dealt Devastating Blow in Victory for Freedom of Speech in Lebanese Court

You all remember the vile, disgusting man that runs the den of sexual harassers and cheapskates that do “fundraiser” events and keeps the…

Master’s or MBA? QS is Coming Back to Beirut this September 23

I started this blog when I was doing my undergraduate studies back in 2010. Today, more than 9 years later, the biggest chunk of my…

Soul Kitchen: AHM’s Very Own Speakeasy

I remember when Soul Kitchen at The Grand Factory was still being built. It came at a perfect time, when the emphasis on House music and…

AWAKE: Faith in Lebanese TV Restored

I originally posted this article on Sept 11, 2018. Now that the show’s broadcast date and location have been finalized, I’m publishing it…

Moto Ambulance: 160 Missions in 3 Months

There are things you wish you didn’t need, but feel extremely grateful they exist. Moto Ambulance is one of those things introduced in…

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