By Keith Pereña
Here’s a riddle: What’s red, white and blue, saves the world from oppression and is utterly gigantic. No, it’s not America. It’s Gundam — a term for giant robots who towered over television screens and were piloted by select humans who used them to fight tyranny. Gundam first came to life four decades back — on April 7, 1979 — with the release of the anime show Mobile Suit Gundam. Japanese network Sunrise is credited with the creation of the series which now boasts hundreds of spin-offs.
Continue reading How Comic Con has resurrected a giant robot’s popularity
By Farhana Chowdhury
Deadlines have become an integral part of my life — as a writer and as a cosplay enthusiast. It is an exciting challenge, a bit masochistic in its own way, but never did I imagine I would adopt a hobby that would leave me in fits of stress and anxiety.
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As told to David Light
We all want to take the perfect snap, especially in this age of 24/7 social media. Well, this week you’re in luck. Award-winning photographer Dany Eid has shared some UAE-specific quick-tips on how to make the most of your city-snapping.
Continue reading Here’s how to take some great Instagram-worthy snapshots of Dubai
By Rohma Sadaqat
People get surprised when I tell them that some of the strongest links to my home country, besides my family and friends, are through taxi drivers in the UAE. While taxi fleets across the UAE boast of drivers from diverse nationalities with different backgrounds, the majority of them, I found, have been from Pakistan.
Continue reading Fascinating tales from the back of cabs
By Sarwat Nasir
I still remember my first space-related news story. It was January 2014, I was an intern for a UAE-based tabloid newspaper and the (now infamous) Mars One programme was making headlines worldwide. I was able to break the story of an Emirati who was willing to move permanently to Mars as part of the programme.
Continue reading An out-of-this world encounter with the UAE’s first astronauts
By Suresh Pattali
Since I am a petrolhead, I would sum up my life as a hodgepodge of freeways, crossroads, roundabouts, u-turns, cul de sacs etc. One such u-turning moment brought me back to Dubai in 2010, after 10 eventful years in Southeast Asia. But it took another nine years to park myself in the same old lot from where I had taken off in 2000.
Continue reading For me, Karama is an emotion
By Nilanjana Gupta
The inaugural Khaleej Times Desert Drive was a resounding success with over 1,100 participants conquering the UAE desert aboard 550 4X4 cars on Friday.
Continue reading Fun, excitement and adventure peak during KT Desert Drive