|Moment of Glory|
|IT was the moment for which we
had all been holding our breath for
decades - for 63 years to be precise.
Palestinians everywhere watched
the unfolding scene transfixed and
awed. The camera followed the movements
of a small group of people
advancing from the mass of protesters.
They were carefully making their way
down a hill towards the high fence that
closed off the mined field separating
Syria from its own occupied territory of
the Golan that borders historic
Palestine, now Israel.
They were mostly young
Palestinians, drawn from the 470,000-
plus refugee community in Syria: from
Yarmouk refugee camp inside
Damascus, from Khan el Sheikh camp
|MIDDLE EAST ON THE BOIL
|READING the headlines
from the Middle East
these days - Christians
and Muslims clashing in
Egypt, Syria attempting
to crush its democracy rebellion
and Palestinians climbing over
fences into Israel - you get the
sense of a region where the wheels
could really start to come off.
In such a moment, President
Barack Obama has to show the
same decisiveness he showed in
tracking down Osama bin Laden.
A useful analogy for this moment
comes from climate science,
where a popular motto says:
Given how much climate change
is already baked into our future,
the best we can do now is manage
the unavoidable and avoid the...
MES Indian School retains Traquest quiz trophy
MES Indian School won the Traquest inter-school quiz competition for the second time in a row.
The quiz competition was organised by the Thiruvananthapuram District Residents Association-Qatar (TRAQ).
It was held at the DMIS Indian School on Friday.
Seven Indian schools took part in the competition, in which the DMIS Indian School took the second spot.
MES Indian School students Sreekumar Nair and Nevin Mathew claimed the top spot by winning points consistently throughout the seven rounds.
The DMIS duo of Ahmed Rashaq and Mohmed Adel came second in the competition.
Director of DMIS Indian School Jaya Shankar Pillai and President of Traq Zakir Hussein gave away the trophy and certificates to the winners.
Addressing the gathering, Hussein said, “It was a feeling of great satisfaction to organise a successful interschool quiz.
This is the second edition of Traquest which has become popular in the Indian community in Doha.
The students put up a splendid performance and the response to the quiz has been fantastic.” Quiz Master Mansoor Moideen said he was proud to host the show in which all the leading Indian schools in Qatar participated.
There were seven rounds, which included audio visual, current affairs and sports.
The MES Indian School team scored well in all the rounds and picked up maximum points during the final rapid-fire round.
The DMIS students, who were lagging behind other teams in the initial rounds, came up with a strong performance in the last two rounds to claim the second position.
Earlier, there was a quiz competition for the organisation’s family members in which 13 families took part and five finalists selected.
The Anantha Krishnan and Simi Nair duo came first while Hariraj and Manjusha took the second spot.