By Rohma Sadaqat
Oh, you are from Lahore! I could tell by your accent the moment you said, ‘hello.’
I have heard this countless times, and it never fails to bring a smile to my face. Almost always, the observation is voiced by an enthusiastic taxi driver, when I am headed somewhere for an assignment. I don’t mind at all; in fact, I welcome the opportunity to talk to a fellow Pakistani about the latest news. Continue reading You have to visit these places in Pakistan, to start with
By Harveena Herr
This wonderful hive called UAE draws people from across the world and creates a productive, thriving community. This was in evidence during the soft launch of a fusion honey by Singaporean Wirradiah Abdul Latiff. It started me on a sweet exploratory journey a week or so ago. Continue reading What the beekeepers in the UAE are so busy with
By Mary Paulose
A quote that I suspect is misattributed to Pablo Picasso, is nevertheless my favourite thought on the subject: ‘Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life’. Whether I liked it or not and in spite of the youthful, impetuous resistance I put up to it in earlier years and a lazy, casual dismissal in recent ones — art has been an unsteady undercurrent in my life.
Continue reading It is a gift you have to insist on for yourself
By Bikram Vohra
Three little stories that come from the other side of the work fence. We often forget that where the buck stops isn’t always an easy place to be. Continue reading Spare a thought for the bosses, it isn’t an easy place to be
By Suneeti Ahuja Kohli
Sometimes you feel fortunate to meet certain people, or be a part of conversations that lend different perspectives and allow you to grow. I’ll always remember a conversation with Gautam Chikermane, a former editor, who suggested reading One Up On Wall Street by Peter Lynch. The book was published in 1999 but was relevant even eight years later in 2007, and is largely to the point even now. Before reading it, I was fascinated by the ticker on business channels, but had never invested a penny in stock markets. This book, arguably, launched my adventures into the world of savings and investment and has been guiding my decisions ever since. Continue reading Ever grateful to the person who said, read this one
On the occasion of Pakistan and India’s Independence Days (August 14 and 15, respectively) Khaleej Times brings you a selection of some of the most popular entertainers that the subcontinent has seen in the last 70 years. Continue reading KT Poll: Who are your favourite stars from the subcontinent?
By Kelly Clarke
Do you ever catch a waft of something that gives you a wistful affection for the past; different whiffs for different times? Continue reading Do rich kids on vacation have as much fun as we used to?