Valuing Our Own! Between Us Only!


Valuing Our Own! Between Us Only! Books Series!

14 - Between Us Only New 23A  - The Sequel BUO 19 - Passion Writing 21 - Front End Columns 24 - My Shoty Takes BookCoverImage[1] The Final  Touches BUO A Sense of Deja vu 1A - Between Us Only! 2A - Short Takes 3A - The Sequel 2xxx - BUO - The Sequel - 2 3xxx - BUO - Short Takes - 3 7A - BUO ST 3 8A - BUO TS 3

Between Us Only! Series Books!

Whose Lose Is It?

The Author is a well-read, witty and prolific writer who often makes you laugh and sit up and think on ordinary but often neglected and not so cared matters in the society. He also writes about social evils prevalent in the society with a funny touch and lashes it with heavy blows. This unique style and way we rarely find in other writers. His prose is simple and clear and elegant. The collection of his columns published in the Observer and some unpublished ones appear in a book form — Between Us Only! The title itself tells the reader the topics he talks about are not so sweet many times, and many of the articles irritate somebody or other. Since it is ‘between us only’ and whispered in to your ears he often talks about matters which many are scared to touch. He talks about burning homes, divorce, pride and prejudice, human suffering, human fears, social trends and changes and people’s idiotic concerns to keep up with the Jonesses.

As a human resources professional, in his essays Majid gives very important and valuable tips and notes to company executives and chiefs. Looking at the society’s craze for materialism and vanity the writer asks: “What happened to the sanctity of marriage as the highest institution in our lives according to our Islamic teachings — the Sunnah and the Hadith? Our customs, traditions and heritage?” Divorces are happening at the drop of a hat. So he advises “we need to impart to our younger generations the sanctity and high importance of the institution of marriage. The importance of patience, harmony, tolerance, trust, faith, and confidence. This is in order to save our society for future generations.” In another article he asks: “What is this new ugly and unpleasant developments now in our homes?

This ‘domestic violence’ thing? Do we have an excuse for this? The satellite dishes, and the foreign films and dramas that are beamed to our homes?

Or is that the new in-thing fashion now, the provocations and ‘do not care stuff’ — followed by lifting of hand and beating out that poor creature that bore you babies that you call your own and have made you proud too? Do you consider the effect on the children? Hey, what is wrong with us nowadays?” In an advice to chief executive officers and managers the author reminds “what happened to all the principles of treating staff with respect, with utmost ethics, professionalism, kindness, cordial reception and courtesy?

Whether they are Omanis or others, people need to be treated properly and with more esteem and respect.” As a human resources consultant, Majid is giving valuable tips to job applicants in his article “Applying for a job”. Some very important dos and don’ts for the aspiring job seekers. “Send your application with jus Photostat copies of your certificates and other documents. “When you are called for an interview do not tremble and show fear and worries.

Remain cool, collected, calm and in control. “Never ask ‘how much you will pay me’ until an offer has actually been made. “Prepare your CV (maximum two typed pages only) and a covering letter (one page only) with your application. Majid’s “Between us Only” is a sincere attempt by a simple human being who cherishes his culture and traditions, and wanted it to be preserved for the coming generations.

It is a labour of love with keen observation of the society in the 21st century Arab world in particular. It also carries warnings, resentments, fears and advises for all!


 Back again for the next instalment in his critically acclaimed series, Majid Al Suleimany offers a new collection of articles that deal with the delicate matters that many are scared to touch. Adapted from his successful newspaper column in The Oman Daily Observer, the enlightening and educational articles of Between Us Only! cover everything from human suffering and social trends to divorce and prejudice. Touching on some of the social evils prevalent in today’s society, this fantastic collection uses a mixture of witty observations and heavy blows to get its point across.

A labour of love filled with keen observations on twenty-first-century society, this insightful book carries priceless warnings, resentments, fears, and advice for readers everywhere. The varied and honest new collection of articles cover a multitude of topics, from light-hearted and entertaining stories to serious topics based off of universal societal issues. Full of interesting and educational articles and stories, this wonderful book is a captivating experience, especially for readers familiar with Arab customs, traditions, heritages, and legacies.

A fantastic read for everyone from CEOs to students, Between Us Only! offers insightful and illuminating articles based off of a variety of topics that even apply to children, teenagers, and grandparents. Filled with varied topics that will entertain and inform readers of all backgrounds and walks of life, this eclectic collection will engross as it inspires and provides a wide range of knowledge on a multitude of important topics.

Developed from weekly columns Al Suleimany writes, Between Us Only! follows up on the success of the previous books in the series and furthers the idea of private talks between friends on matters that many are too scared to touch. Often times delving into topics that aren’t always sweet, this enlightening book uses a clear and elegant prose to explore social evils in society as well as their light hearted counterparts.

Covering a variety of priceless topics, this wonderful collection of articles gives readers everywhere a glimpse into the issues that are prevalent in today’s society. Majid Al Suleimany has over twenty-five years of experience as a human resources specialist and over ten years of experience as a management and human resources consultant, expert, and advisor. For the past fifteen years, he has written weekly columns in The Oman Daily Observer, an English daily, which has led to several published books based off of his columns.