By Bikram Vohra
You never really think you are going to grow old. Like youth is forever and a day till it sneaks past you on a one-way street and you realise, oops, I am not young any more. For me, the awakening came at the airport when everyone was doing that rapid ‘gettouttamyway’ walkathon to the Immigration from the gate after landing. And you are thinking, why are you running and rushing and pushing and shoving? Then someone fell down near the escalator and no one stopped to help except a few of us. The general consensus was that the passenger had fractured her hip. Look at her age, that is the customary risk, and fractured hips are the hallmark, trademark and imprimatur of going into the September of our lives — ask any adult children, they will confirm this.
Continue reading How old age is merciless and it sucks big time. Ask me
Being diagnosed with Non–Hodgkin Lymphoma just weeks after her wedding, yogi Lina Zoghaib had a different sort of honeymoon ahead of her…
“My wedding in Lebanon had been the celebration of dreams; surrounded by friends and family, poems written by my dad, traditional Arabic music, lots of dancing, great home cooked food, and of course, tying the knot with my gorgeous, supportive and fun fiancé — what more could a girl ask for?
Continue reading I was diagnosed with cancer soon after my wedding. This is how yoga helped me
By Anita Iyer
On my last visit home in May, I found a worn-out copy of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer among the other books that needed dusting.
Continue reading We’ve all used a bus ticket as a bookmark at some point, right?
By Sarwat Nasir
My journal entry from June 1, 2010:
“That guy is still in love with me. He keeps saying he wants to marry me. Why in the world would I do that? I was probably so bored with my life back then, which is why I dated him”
Continue reading I started keeping a diary when I moved to Dubai and it helped
By Nivriti Butalia
Earlier this week, I received an email (or a press release, as we call it) that said, ‘President of the Emirates Culinary Guild, Chef Uwe Micheel disclosed that Instagram age “is a nightmare for chefs!”’
Continue reading Does anyone think your food shots are a total nightmare?
By James Jose
The upcoming season of the UAE top flight and other domestic football competitions will feel a bit strange with the absence of its lead cast.
Continue reading Al Ain and I will miss Amoory on UAE’s football turf
By Bikram Vohra
It is an art, a science and a reflection of who you are, for the most part, it is horribly done. Ironic because they tell you once you enter the job market that it is all about your cv, make ten thousand copies.
Continue reading Your CV is headed straight for the trash can. Save it