By Farhana Chowdhury
Is kitty giving you a hard time by smuggling your favourite accessories into its litterbox? Does she (or he) gnaw at your ankles whenever the chance arises? If yes, then your cat’s probably bored out of its mind. Continue reading Is it ok to smack a petulant cat with a rolled up newspaper?
By Suresh Pattali
The Sword of Damocles is a Greek mythological metaphor representing ever-present perils. But this is European, so forget it. Let’s go America First. Remember Skylab, the rogue American satellite that hurtled towards the Earth in 1979? The first manned space station had become a 77-tonne loose cannon with its orbit fast decaying. The world waited with baited breath, uncertain where the orbiter would fall and end its final journey to self-destruction. Continue reading Humane Angela has fans who aren’t just grateful refugees
By Bernd Debusmann Jr.
For many fight fans, the upcoming battle between Irish mixed martial artist Conor McGregor and boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. is the most anticipated event of the year. But for others, the fight between two of the most foul-mouthed and controversial fighters in the game is little more than an ugly but lucrative spectacle. And, perhaps, an insult to the sport of boxing itself. Continue reading Looking ahead to McGregor vs Mayweather: Is it a fight or a farce?
By Purva Grover
Do you live in your jeans? You’re not alone, we do too — which, explains why we’re always on the lookout for ideas that can up the fashion quotient of our denims. Continue reading What’s feminine, stylish and can be worn in many ways?
By Michael Petrillose
After decades of challenges, ‘vocational education’ is experiencing a global renaissance and surge in popularity. But many students, parents and teachers, especially in the UAE, remain unaware of this type of training, and the benefits and the corresponding career opportunities that it can bring. Continue reading You can study anything you like to become whatever you want
By By Ismail Sebugwaawo
I was at a workshop in the Al Ain National Museum in Al Ain for nearly an hour. There were some four other visitors apart from me, all seated on chairs around the table. They were also attending the workshop to learn how to write in the cuneiform style — the ancient Sumerian, symbolic form of writing. Continue reading Not pen-paper. Writing on mud is the real deal
By Sushmita Bose
“You’re in such good shape… beautiful” was what US President Donald Trump — he who shoots his mouth off in a terribly unbecoming fashion most times — told Brigitte Macron, wife of his French opposite number, Emmanuel Macron. I thought, for a change, Trump was actually paying a lady a compliment. But reportedly, this is supposed to be “inappropriate”. So much so, that sports goods’ giant Reebok has promptly drawn up a chart to let all of us (who are only able to “read” when something’s illustrated in “graphic” format) know exactly when it is appropriate to say, “You’re in such good shape… beautiful”; turns out, the sentence can/should be mouthed if you “find a forgotten action figure from your youth, unscathed after decades, in your parents’ basement”. Not otherwise. Continue reading When is it appropriate to make such remarks to women?