All posts by Yousuf Kapadia

Is it a hole-in-one if you’re the only golfer who bore witness?

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?

Noor Naem: Catching up with one of ’em ‘social media influencers’

By Kelly Clarke

I’m fairly inept when it comes to all things social media. I realise that claim may be a form of social suicide as far as my status as a journalist in the digital era goes, but I’m not averse to taking risks. So here it is, in plain sight; printed for all to see. Continue reading Noor Naem: Catching up with one of ’em ‘social media influencers’

A case for judging a photo by its emotional impact

By Karen Ann Monsy

If there is one thing you take away from a conversation with National Geographic photographer Karen Kasmauski, it’s that she isn’t afraid to call a spade a spade. Unabashedly candid, she will speak her mind on everything from the problem with photographers today (“our competition is anyone with an iPhone”) to her difficult relationship with her mother, one of the subjects of Karen’s acclaimed 2015 documentary Fall Seven, Get Up Eight on Japanese war brides. Continue reading A case for judging a photo by its emotional impact