Ramchandra Tendel arrived to Abu Dhabi from India in 1989, when he was 20. Since, he's been captain of a fishing boat. Last May, the nets he uses to fish were banned in the UAE; they were causing too much harm to fish stocks. But the ban also means Ramchandra and his crew can't fish anymore. This week on Kerning Cultures, Ramchandra and his crew’s last week in the UAE.
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الصوت الآخر للسودان
٣ شخصيات تروي كيف تأثرت من انفصال جنوب السودان عن الشمال، وتحدثنا عن المعاناة التي خلقت تساؤلات عن معنى الوطن والانتماء.
Three characters share the struggles of living in post-secession Sudan, and how the 2011 split influenced their understandings of identity, nationality, and home.
The Baklava Challenge
We asked you, our listeners what you wanted to hear next, and you said, “Baklava!”. So our team competed against each other to find the best baklava story:
[03:55] Hebah’s Story: Harissat Al Halaby
[18:35] Alex’s Story: The World’s Largest Baklava
[33:50] Dana’s Story: Mama’s (Burnt) Baklava
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Lynn left behind her hometown village in the Philippines for a housekeeping job in Lebanon at the age of 23. It was only meant to be temporary… until she met Butros, her employer’s nephew, and they fell in love. But for Lynn, marrying Butros has meant choosing to settle down in a country where she’s treated as an outsider.
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