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
By Alvin R. Cabral
Recently, I received some really horrible news, one that turned my world upside down, bringing me to the point of catatonia and even almost booking a flight back home to Manila so I could personally confirm if what I had long been dreading secretly had become a reality.
By Sunil Vaidya
Life begins at 60. Well, at least I can say that about myself, thanks to my daughter and the wife. The two ladies of the house decided on a surprise gift for my 60th birthday. I wasn’t enthused about the surprise but had no choice, so I signed on the dotted line the day I completed a full cycle of life, according to Chinese belief. Continue reading I don’t pop BP pills anymore, it pays to join a gym
By Deepthi Nair
I have been on a weight loss journey since April 2018. It all started when I had to pick a dress for a formal party that I had to go to and none of my old clothes were flattering my body type. I was at my wits’ end and close to tears. That kickstarted a fitness journey, which is still ongoing and I intend to keep at it, not withstanding the fact that this year’s edition of Dubai Fitness Challenge is over. Continue reading I have lost 10kg, but I’m still waiting for the applause
By Suresh Pattali
Once upon a time, I called myself Chaotic Soul. And my first virtual home was aptly named so to define my persona truthfully. The only constant in my life was chaos. Life was meaningless without a minimum amount of mess, whether my own or borrowed. In most cases, I did not create them. Chaos came to me, like a moth to a flame. I lived in my virtual cocoon that had a signboard forewarning prospective visitors, “Come in carefully. Do not trip over carcasses of chaos.” Continue reading When a friend I haven’t met calls
By Maán Jalal
I started wearing glasses when I was thirteen. I remember trying not to laugh in the face of the optometrist when he was shining a light right into my eye. Continue reading Reading glasses are now cool but it would really help if…
By Kelly Clarke
The biggest mistake students and young people are making is maxing out their credit card.”
It’s a line that jumped out to me from an Independent article recently. Among those so called ‘young people’ is a friend of mine; or more aptly, friends of mine.