By Suresh Pattali
If your wife doesn’t cook for you at home, cook for yourself. You are not in a restaurant, you are in a relationship.” This is one of the menacing quotes I typically receive on WhatsApp. It comes almost every day, as if my wife has complained to a battalion of her female friends, and mine, about her husband’s familial mannerisms and they ganged up to teach me a lesson on her behalf. I didn’t give a damn until my own beloved daughter jumped on the bandwagon. Continue reading To cry or to laugh is the dilemma
By Alvin R. Cabral
Allow me to present an alternate universe to the gentleman’s piece above. And when I say ‘alternate universe’, I mean reality — one that would make you feel better for either him or I, depending where your view is from. Continue reading Good fences make good neighbours. I wish I just had those
By Purva Grover
Apple TV claims that ‘It’s TV the way I’ve always wanted to experience It’ is launching on November 1. Continue reading No more online streaming for me; I have an offline life as well
By Purva Grover
A couple of weeks ago, at the arrival area of Dubai International Airport, I experienced a string of beautiful emotions — straight out of a Once Upon a Time book. As I walked past the placards with names of people from different nationalities and that of hotels spread across different areas of Dubai, I saw a little girl, probably four or younger, blindfolded. Next to her were her parents; her mum held a phone in her hand, ready to record a video, whilst her dad kept an eye on the people walking out of the doors. Continue reading Do you spend enough time with your grandparents?
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 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
Barbie, the creation of Mattel co-founder Ruth Handler, who named the fashion doll after her daughter Barbara, continues to be one of the world’s most popular toys 60 years after first going on sale
Continue reading Barbie dolls up for all