By Sami Ha Zen
I have been resisting the urge to write. For someone who had been vocal during the beginning of the #MeToo movement and then turned mute, realising how it was being used to wash dirty laundry in public — the death of Arghya Basu shouldn’t have shocked, but that’s exactly what it did. The hashtag #WhoKilledArghyaBasu has been doing the rounds, but a life lost is a life lost.
Continue reading Lesson for today: #WhoKilledArghyaBasu
By Purva Grover
You may blame life’s stress for the voices in your head. You may brush them off as figments of your imagination. It’s natural to do so. It’s unwelcoming, the other voice, especially if it’s that of the other woman and you are a wife, flaunting the sash of ‘Happily Married’.
Continue reading The voice of the other woman
By Sandhya D’Mello
One of the benefits of being a journalist is having direct access to seminars and conferences where you get to meet the real top brass of any industry.
Continue reading A full-frontal behind-the-scenes look at seminars… is anyone listening?
By Keith Pereña
I may have not grown up in an era when the Beatles reigned supreme, but even then, when I read about (and watched on YouTube) Sir Paul McCartney’s recent performance in Chile, it left me in awe! Though the Beatles icon has ditched his dye to show off his silver locks, he looked much more younger than his 76 years, and as he took to stage for an energetic performance that belied his age, he had fans – young and old – screaming and eating out of his hand as he belted out hit after hit. This proved one thing, that the legend may be old but he is surely not out. He’s a pop rock power that’s hard to ignore – even by the millennials.
Continue reading Thank you for all the music, Sir Paul
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 Janice Rodrigues
Of course, I love animals. I think they’re all great — as long as they’re behind the bars of a zoo. It was the comment I would usually think (or sometimes even dare say) when someone cooed over a pet and then judgmentally glanced over to see why I wasn’t sharing their enthusiasm. Having been born and raised in Oman, dealing with animals of any sort did not come naturally to me. I rarely, if ever, saw a dog on the streets, and could count the number of times I had interacted with a pet on the fingers of one hand. Add to the fact that my mother had been bitten by a stray dog when she was a toddler, and you can see where my aversion to pets stemmed from.
Continue reading The purr-fect way to end my aversion to animals