Category Archives: Opinion

It appears, the ladies lead in pushing each other around

By Purva Grover

Mostly, it starts in the pantry, around the water cooler. You’re at work getting yourself a cup of tea or coffee when a colleague mentions the word catfight. A certain picture is supposed to appear in your head i.e. of female colleagues fighting with claws, perhaps scratching the skin of the other. It’s not us, but years of stereotyping that suggests so. Each time female celebs engage in a Twitter war, we are quick to call it a catfight. It’s supposed to be worse when it happens in the real world. Think — slapping, hair pulling, and shirt shredding. Why is it that when women fight it’s called a ‘catfight’ and when men fight it’s just a fight? We decided to speak to the women in the city to get an answer and in the process smash a few stereotypes too. Continue reading It appears, the ladies lead in pushing each other around

Inspiration comes from many sources for Emirati artist

By Rachel Dawson

Inspiration can come from anywhere. For multi-disciplinary Emirati artist, Maisoon Al Saleh, it all started with an innocuous x-ray. She chose to use skeletons in her artworks in the Bright Side of Bones series, as a comment on the multiculturalalism of the UAE. Her works go beyond the surface to illustrate the stories of common people. Continue reading Inspiration comes from many sources for Emirati artist

“Maybe he wasn’t a creep. Just a guy being creepy. The difference isn’t always clear”

By Nivriti Butalia

Earlier this year, I went to see a therapist. I wanted help. There was stuff I needed to get off my chest and for someone to say there, there, it’s okay. I wanted compassion, an intelligent ear, empathy, clarity — the whole hog. Continue reading “Maybe he wasn’t a creep. Just a guy being creepy. The difference isn’t always clear”