Off The Cuff

  • Leaving Dubai is easy but a heartache
    Jul 18, 2017 Mahmood Saberi,Special to Gulf News
    The emirate has a charming ability to attract people and chances are very high we will pass through here en route to Toronto
  • Hope and fear in twilight zone
    04:36 pm Suchitra Bajpai Chaudhary,Senior Reporter
    Death, when it strikes suddenly, is swift and ruthless. But this endgame of stealth and conspiracy is fearful and life-sapping
  • You can’t choose your name ...
    Jul 26, 2017 Kevin Martin,Special to Gulf News
    A few parents discover that their initial cleverness with naming can, in later life, have a boomerang effect
  • Getting connected in Bengaluru, India’s IT hub
    Jul 25, 2017 Mahmood Saberi,Special to Gulf News
    Getting a SIM card after moving back to India has its downsides — you have to prove you don’t harbour nefarious intentions
  • Tomorrow never comes for some...
    Jul 24, 2017 Lalit RaizadaSpecial to Gulf News
    A mother dies in hospital, her heart longing for a visit from a son so poor he’s unable to feed himself
  • When the love is right but the timing is wrong
    Jul 23, 2017 Yousra ZakiDeputy Editor Guides
    Life is not like the movies, the two that are meant to be won’t always be
  • A problem of global proportions
    Jul 22, 2017 Christina Curran,Special to Gulf News
    I find myself tutting with indignation at the mere mention of ‘ballpark’
  • Pedalling our way to independence
    Jul 21, 2017 Cheryl Rao,Special to Gulf News
    We were tired of not being able to wave goodbye to our parents and make our way on our own to friends’ houses
  • Lost in translation
    Jul 20, 2017 Vanaja Rao,Special to Gulf News
    I fear I am fighting a losing battle
  • The rhyme goes unnoticed in prose
    Jul 19, 2017 Kevin Martin,Special to Gulf News
    I merely look at him and let my enigmatic smile do the talking
  • Life and death in the garden
    Jul 17, 2017 Gautam RajaSpecial to Gulf News
    Sheet composting can help get rid of the lawn but it entails feeding a unusal ‘monster’ to bring about the desired result
  • Chucking the old for new
    Jul 17, 2017 Sudha SubramanianSpecial to Gulf News
    I could not believe my ears. But, I was determined to find the filter
  • Getting married in your 90s
    Jul 15, 2017 Margaret Brice
    It’s been a little series of miracles, really. We like to think that Dorothy would be pleased for us. It’s never too late to find love again
  • Oh, those traitorous senses!
    Jul 14, 2017 Cheryl Rao,Special to Gulf News
    ‘I give up!’ you say. ‘All I have to do is smell food and the calories pile on’
  • Life views from the seat of a three-wheeler
    Jul 13, 2017 Fyna AshwathSpecial to Gulf News
    In Dubai, it was great to spot the smart bikes which are basically cycle rickshaws around the Burj Khalifa
  • Give me a greeting, don’t give me a card
    Jul 12, 2017 Kevin MartinSpecial to Gulf News
    To the greeting card: Good riddance, you never really justified the ride