By Nivriti Butalia
My god, these kids, so impressive! That was my thought last Sunday morning when I woke up and zoned into the social media feed on my phone. There were back-to-back posts on the same topic: the March For Our Lives rally in DC. Everyone was talking about it, posting and reposting snatches of speeches made. Something momentous was happening in America. Young clear voices of kids were demanding passionately ‘Never Again’ and ‘No More’, demanding a life without gun violence. Everyone was listening.
Continue reading What a bunch of school kids familiar with guns pulled off
By Sushmita Bose
How much does it matter what others think of you? Whenever I pose this question, I get two kinds of responses. Most people I know like to claim “they don’t give a damn [what others think]”. And then, a few are conformists — and admit, at times grudgingly, that they care (about what others think of them) because of a “need” to be “acceptable”.
Continue reading Imagine a world where you’re rated on your social skills
By Vicky Kapur
So, Elon Musk has actually gone ahead and deleted the Facebook pages of Tesla Motors and SpaceX. Good for him. Great for them. Them who? Tesla and Space X, that’s who. And before you ask, it’s because Tesla and SpaceX haven’t really exited Planet Facebook. They’ve just vacated one of the houses they occupied (sure, get onto Facebook and search ’em out before reading further).
Continue reading Go ahead and #DeleteFacebook. But what will that change?
By Bikram Vohra
Legend has it that many years ago in Scotland, a young shepherd boy idly took his wooden crook and struck a pebble into a hole. It rolled in and ecstatic, he tried it again. And again and again, little realising that he would spark a revolution, create an industry worth billions and drive people to heights of joy and depths of gloom. Golf, is today, more than a sport, a way of life and central to the luxury and style of living in the emirates. Continue reading Is it a hole-in-one if you’re the only golfer who bore witness?
By Deepa Narwani
The year was 2009 and Coldplay was in Abu Dhabi for their first concert in the UAE. I was singing along to the hit track Violet Hill when the arena’s lights went out. Coldplay was marking Earth Hour. They had requested the organisers to switch off the lights for five minutes. Phone screens lit up the venue. Continue reading What Coldplay taught me about Earth Hour
By Mary Paulose
What is the collective noun for a group of chefs? A brigade, apparently. So, it was a brigade of top-ranked chefs in the world — all of who have restaurants in Dubai — who got together for a discussion on the present scenario and future of food. Continue reading Chefs get talking about Dubai’s food scene and media trends
March is the awareness month for Endometriosis which strikes one in 10 women. I’ve drawn this ‘comic’ for women who feel alone in their struggle with this disease. Continue reading Sara Asal: Dubai artist battles endometriosis with comics