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									                                                                                                                                                     Gulf Daily News Wednesday, 9th February 2011                         9
A chance to have your say...                                                                                                                                HOROSCOPE
                                                                                                                                                            By Patrick Arundell
Fax: 17622141 Post: The Editor, Gulf Daily News, PO Box 5300, Manama, Bahrain
Email: or                                                                                                                Aquarius January 21st - February 19th
                                                                                                                                                              A focus on Aquarius sees you in the mood to follow
                                                                                                                                                              your own star. You may need to pace yourself as far
                                                                                                                                                              as your work is concerned, as you will find it hard to
                                                                                                                                                              focus on more boring elements of your role. You can

all the dictatorships
                                                                                                                                                              have a lower threshold to routine, and right now you
                                                                                                                                                              are feeling it more than ever. Your impulse can be to
                                                                                                                                                              do something a little scatty or bizarre!

                                                                                                                                                                     Pisces February 20th - March 20th
                                                                                                                                                              Someone may be jealous of you – or you of them. A
                                                                                                                                                              powerful influence in your social zone suggests that
                                                                                                                                                              you could experience a falling out with someone you
                                                                                                                                                              usually get along very well with. It may not last long
                                                                                                                                                              – but may bring resentment out if not faced up to. Try
                                                                                                                                                              to forgive and forget – and make true friendship the
                                                                                                                                                              basis of your interaction.

                                                                                                                                                                   Aries March 21st - April 20th
                                                                                                                                                              You really do want to make career progress, but
                                                                                                                                                              something appears to be stopping you. It can seem as
                                                                                                                                                              if others are stopping you in your tracks. They may not
                                                                                                                                                              be doing so consciously, but that’s how it can seem. It
                                                                                                                                                              could be the fault of one person or maybe more than
                                                                                                                                                              one. Don’t fight this – you may make things worse.
                                                                                                                                                              Instead, rise above it and keep smiling.

                                                                                                                                                                     Taurus April 21st - May 21st
                                                                                                                                                              You’re keen to step up the pace and so realise a goal
                                                                                                                                                              or a dream, sooner rather than later. Try to think
                                                                                                                                                              outside the box and be different – especially if there
                                                                                                                                                              is an element of competition around this. If you can
                                                                                                                                                              conjure up an idea that no-one else has thought of –
                                                                                                                                                              or a concept that’s so radically different, it’s bound to
                                                                                                                                                              make waves – and you’ll be set fair Taurus.

                                                                                                                                                                    Gemini May 22nd - June 21st
                                                                                                                                                              Try not to worry about financial affairs. There is a very
                                                                                                                                                              slight danger that you may be obsessed with getting
                                                                                                                                                              the numbers to add up just so. The harder you try
                                                                                                                                                              the more you’ll find complications arising and unex-
                                                                                                                                                              pected issues that can spoil your peace of mind. You
                                                                                                                                                              may need to do a money Detox. Let go of anxieties
                                                                                                                                                              and enjoy other things instead Gemini.

                                                                                                                                                                         Cancer June 22nd - July 23rd
                                   n FLASHBACK ... people demonstrate against the blasphemy law reform in Karachi                                             Love is in the air – or something like it. As Venus
                                                                                                                                                              moves alongside Pluto, you may notice that a tie

                                    hypocrisy rife
                                                                                                                                                              becomes more intense. A partner may be more de-

   T   he demonisation of
       Veena Malik by the
   guardians of morality in
                                                                                                                         What about saying some-
                                                                                                                      thing against those disgust-
                                                                                                                      ing guardians of faith who
                                                                                                                                                              manding, more passionate and keen to let you know
                                                                                                                                                              how much they care. But there is also a flip side, for no
                                                                                                                                                              matter how long you have known the person in ques-
                                                                                                                      regularly appear on the TV,             tion they may want something from you.
   Pakistan is both a disturb-
   ing trend and an evidence                                                                                          refusing to condemn atroci-
   of the prevalent hypocrisy in our                                                                                  ties such as suicide bomb-                    Leo July 24th - August 23rd
   society.                                      or Lahore). What has incensed the conserva-               ings, the Taliban, the blasphemy laws,
                                                 tives is:                                                                                                    Your philosophy on life is about to become bolder,
     Mr Parwhiz, (GDN, February 2)                                                                         and sectarianism? Do you feel any                  more expansive and a lot more interesting. Jupiter
                                                 l She did as she pleased (how dare that                   sense of moral indignation then? I                 is encouraging you to think big. This means being
   noted that Malik “after failing to            woman!)
   make her mark on the Pakistani film                                                                     know I do. Mr Parwhiz, it is for these             willing to try new ideas and take on challenges that
                                                 l She was seen cavorting with Indians, and                reasons that thinking Pakistanis                   might have seemed too daunting, only recently. You
   scene” took the “bold step of dress-          l The ‘honour’ (izzat) of Pakistan has some-              should refuse to condemn Malik, for
                                                                                                                                                              have plenty of support and partners and friends are
   ing skimpily”.                                                                                                                                             going to push you to take a gamble, so why not?
                                                 how been irrevocably tarnished for, Lord help             it is a non-issue.
     has he ever seen a typical                  us, she shampooed the head of a non-related                  Our society is not decaying or
   Lollywood movie? In terms of crass            male on television!                                       vulgar because a woman chose to                         Virgo August 24th - September 23rd
   vulgarity, unadulterated depravity               My advice: grow up, people. If you wish to             appear on Indian television, rather                True, you may have some heavy outgoings, but even
   and innuendo, they are hard to top,           condemn immorality, immodesty and evil,                   it has become atrophied due to the                 so, you have an infinite opportunity to do well. Jupiter
   and make Bollywood seem very                  how about writing letters to the GDN de-                  gross silence in the face of bigotry               is going to bring you support just when you need it,
   tame in comparison.                           nouncing the hateful spectacle of Pakistani               and intolerance the likes of which                 mainly via other people. Banks will be more willing to
     You see, the problem is not that                                                                                                                         lend, or you can reschedule existing debts. All it needs
                                                 religious parties, their ideological, medieval,           even the Taliban of Afghanistan were               is some planning and a little nerve. Get it right and
   Malik dressed skimpily (just look at          clerics dancing in the streets hailing the mur-           unable to perpetrate.                              you can feel far easier.
   the modelling runways of Karachi              der of the Punjab governor?                                                A proud, liberal Pakistani

                                                                                                                                                                    Libra September 24th - October 23rd
passport either, so the government granted              You are a guest here, follow our rules, don’t     Then we called my uncle and gave this               It’s time to show off your creative abilities, and you
them citizenship.                                    try to implement others for your benefit.          man’s number. When my dad and uncle met               have natural design skills which promote well-being
                                                                                                                                                              and harmony. Whether you choose to use them at
   But, giving Bahraini nationality to a Bengali,                                               NhB     him, he returned the passport and said some-          home or in the workplace, your efforts will be well
an Indian, a Pakistani or any other national-                                                           one had found it in the parking lot.
ity just because they were born here, that’s         A wonderful experience                               This man also helped my uncle and was
                                                                                                        with him until the luggage was taken in.
                                                                                                                                                              received. What you shouldn’t do is doubt yourself.
                                                                                                                                                              Saturn, in your sign, may cause you to feel more pes-
                                                                                                                                                              simistic than you should. Keep positive Libra.
   As Bahrainis, we already are having difficul-
ties finding seats in schools, places at univer-
                                                     I WAnT tomorning ofexperience I hadun-
                                                                share an
                                                       Bahrain International Airport.
                                                       On the             January 30, my
                                                                                                          I thank the man who returned the passport
                                                                                                        and the man who called us, from the bottom                 Scorpio October 24th - November 22nd
sities, beds in hospital and jobs.                   cle was due to visit India and on Saturday         of my heart. I also thank God that such help-
                                                                                                                                                              Health and wellness are key – not because you’re
   Believe me, it’s not discrimination, but I am     evening he, along with my father, went for an      ful people exist in this world.                       poorly, but because you are beginning to feel so good.
thinking about my children, their future, they       early check-in.                                      May God bless them and I hope they have             You are enjoying robust health and want more. You
deserve a better life – in the end they will             When they reached there, my uncle put          a bright future.                                      want to take your abilities to the next level and soar.
                                                                                                                                                  PK          Your enthusiasm is unbounded. Just don’t overdo any
have to com-                                                                     his passport and                                                             aspect of your new routine and burn yourself out.
pete in school,
university and
                                                                                 ticket in the out-
                                                                                 side pocket of his     Free your thoughts                                    Slow down, easy does it Scorpio!

a job market
with others
                                                                                 suitcase. When he
                                                                                 stood in the queue,
                                                                                 he realised that
                                                                                                        IAPPRecIATe AbrahamFebruary 3)opinion
                                                                                                         ‘Prison doubts’ (GDN,
                                                                                                                                            and agree
                                                                                                        that prison should not be a five-star hotel.
                                                                                                                                                                     Sagittarius November 23rd - December 21st
(Bahrainis by                                                                                                                                                 Your communication zone is buzzing. This is the time
nationality).                                                                    his passport was          But, his comments were besides the point.          to catch up on emails and phone calls. But you could
Then in a few                                                                    missing.               Shouldn’t a prisoner’s belongings be system-          find yourself involved in a lot more administration. If
                                                                                                        atically returned to their families if confis-        there is anyone you haven’t heard from in some time,
years, they will                                                                    Then he and                                                               you may want to make a concerted effort to get back
                                                                                 my father started      cated? It just goes to show the sentiments of         in touch. Online romance looks promising too, all
have to go to work abroad as your parents do                                                            many people who have never experienced
                                                     searching the whole place, but couldn’t find                                                             starting with a virtual conversation.
now and maybe get a new nationality.                 it. My uncle had lost all hope and was getting     prison.
   So, why don’t you stay in your country and        nervous as to what would happen if they               It also shows this pretentious presumption
be proud of your nationality?                        didn’t find it.                                    that all prisoners have hurt someone, which                  Capricorn December 22nd - January 20th
   If you come here to have a better life, that’s        We were at home, unaware of what was           is false.                                             You may be wondering why recent hard work isn’t
fine. We already gave you our jobs, hospitals,       going on at the airport. Suddenly we got a            ever heard of John Bunyan or nelson                paying off. The more you try to make a good impres-
schools, streets, markets, malls – all our facili-   call on my aunt’s mobile from a man saying         Mandela, Abraham?                                     sion, the more it seems to backfire. Your guide planet
ties. You are everywhere – but to give you my                                                              The self-righteous are always the least            is retrograde, so endurance and patience are essential.
                                                     he had got a passport, but my aunt declared                                                              Right now it is better to work in the background and
identity that is in your dreams, and believe         it was a wrong number as she was not aware         compassionate. You would make a great                 make sure that everything you do is to the best of
me, we will fight against anybody who will           of what had happened. But the man insisted         judge.                                                your ability. In time, a breakthrough will come.
even think about it.                                 that she listen to him carefully.                                                     Anonymous

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