Liban TROC Acts of kindness: Lebanon’s “new currency”

hand in hand together

Everyday wonderful acts of kindness are being displayed on Liban Troc, a site launched in December 2019. It is a testament to the astounding compassion and generosity of the Lebanese people, explains Liban Troc founder Hala Dahrouge. “One man offered his plot of land for people to come use it to grow food and start […]

Is the government the enemy of the people?

government building with Lebanese flags sign of distrust

In describing the need for an American Bill of Rights, George Mason Professor Walter Williams once wrote, “The Bill of Rights should serve as a constant reminder of the deep distrust that our founders had of government. They knew that some government was necessary, but they rightfully saw government as the enemy of the people, […]

Is it true that in Lebanese Constitution the words president, minister and parliament are mentioned more than 260 times, whereas the word citizen is mentioned only ONCE?

several words written all in white except the word citizen in red

A Bill of Rights is a grouping of rights that citizens assemble and render constitutional in order to serve as a counterbalance to the powers of the state. Whereas a constitution establishes a state by ceding some rights and responsibilities to a government representing the people (e.g. building roads, public education and security), a Bill […]

Princess Tania de Bourbon in Lebanon

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Interviewed by: Patricia Bitar Cherfan, Editor-in-Chief Photo by: Masha Romanovskaya, Time City Magazine Princess Tania de Bourbon Parme is a designer, international ambassador of Pasarela de Asfalto magazine, president of the association Autrement Dit that promotes French art to foreigners, is active in sports, and is a direct descendent of the Danish royal family. The […]

A Loving Case by a Young Lebanese

“كلنا للوطن” title in red

I spent the first decade and a half of my life on the move — rather typical of a Lebanese expat. Born outside of Lebanon, I grew up in Mediterranean coastal countries and the Persian Gulf. My mum’s take on things was: If Dad needed to move for work, we went with him. Bottom line: […]

Vea: Taking Hold of The Upcycling Market

2 bags in black with a 2 woods and a black wheel on grass

Thousands of tons of rubber from the inner tubes of tires are burned each year, causing toxic gases that pollute fresh air. Lebanese company Vea reuses this material smartly and with a purposeful conscience, upcycling old tires into fashionable, handmade purses, wallets and a myriad of unique accessories. There’s nothing quite like the scent of […]