By Ambica Sachin
It started off with a twitch and soon developed into full fledged fidgeting. My fingers, left idle, didn’t know what to do. There was no escaping the fact I was exhibiting severe withdrawal symptoms. It all began quite innocuously enough as I stepped into VOX Cinemas at MoE recently for a sneak peek into my all-time favourite superhero movie – X Men: Dark Phoenix.
Continue reading Zeroing in on the X-Factor in X-Men
By Asma Ali Zain
Sometimes even deep conversations trickle down to inane, meaningless monologues with people closest to you, so why would anyone want to sign up for a dinner meet-up with strangers to possibly sit in awkward silence?
Continue reading Dining with strangers could heal your urban loneliness
By Sarwat Nasir
Like most eight-year-old’s, I also used to run around in a princess dress, wearing an over-the-top tiara — praying hard one day I’ll marry a prince. I desperately wanted a royal connection, be treated like a princess and own hundreds of pink and white puffy dresses.
Continue reading How the royal babies are stealing my thunder
By Purva Grover
I have a favourite quote, “stories go to the heart, whilst facts go to the brain.” And the toughest stories to tell in our times are those of a father and son. Our male readers would probably agree with it. Mums and daughters, they’re generous with tears. Something that observation, stereotyping and life viewed as a larger canvas has taught many of us.
Continue reading Reading the silences of men around us
By David Light
Judging from the morning radio show phone-ins and opinions we occasionally poll closer to home, the country’s road network, or conduct thereon, is a constant source of consternation. Continue reading Driving on tour: Why international road trips are a must
By Sandhya D’Mello
The holy month of Ramadan has set the tone for every resident in the UAE as most of us begin to adapt to fasting and feasting, new work schedules and so on.
Continue reading Ramadan Kareem: UAE’s road to spiritual generosity
By Sandhya D’Mello
My soul delights at the sight of a blue sky and a patch of greenery, and they are my best friends now. At times, nature is kind enough to paint a few white clouds on that canvas of the blue sky. Why am I sharing my choice of preferred colours? Well, I have realised that colour sets the tone and mood of our days, and with summer glaring at me, I am all set to embrace it as I do every year, with my collection of summer attire in pastel shades.
Continue reading I’m in love with the shades of summer