Off The Cuff

  • I am beautiful, and so are you
    Sep 23, 2017 Dona Cherian, Guides Writer
    Show the young ones that it is okay to be human, to be fat or thin, to be short or tall, to be fair or dark, and to be completely unique
  • A Rottweiler rescue
    05:49 pm Gautam Raja,Special to Gulf News
    Every dog is different, so don’t subscribe to any one methodology
  • A boring name has its own rewards
    Sep 24, 2017 Andrew Martin
    I have to get creative with email addresses and I’m often mistaken for someone else. It’s a far cry from the flamboyance of Boris Alexander de Pfeffel Johnson
  • Who wants to be a loser?
    Sep 22, 2017 Cheryl Rao,Special to Gulf News
    The increasing frequency of my ‘losses’ is getting to be downright depressing — and so, when I find something that was ‘lost’, I put it to use immediately
  • Bridging the generation gap
    Sep 21, 2017 Vanaja Rao, Special to Gulf News
    I know fully well that those who opt to live away from family always think about the ones left behind
  • How to spot a shoplifter
    Sep 20, 2017 Kevin Martin,Special to Gulf News
    Colour shouldn’t acquire the quality of traffic lights: One meaning ‘go’ the other signalling ‘halt’
  • Luck plays a big part besides talent, hard work
    Sep 19, 2017 Mahmood Saberi,Special to Gulf News
    Watching Hollywood movies while in my teens I always believed that garlic helps ward off vampires
  • The tale of a compulsive money borrower
    Sep 18, 2017 Lalit Raizada,Special to Gulf News
    I noticed some persons keeping Rs20 ready the moment they spotted AKS coming towards them
  • Gut feeling on matters of the heart
    Sep 17, 2017 Sudha SubramanianSpecial to Gulf News
    Matters of heart don’t come with a manual. It is not just the thought, words or even action. It is just — pure, simple gut
  • Dancing in September
    Sep 16, 2017 Christina Curran,Special to Gulf News
    I’ll be having an autumn clean-up, if you will, much to the delight of my housemate and sister, Bronagh
  • The additional senses we possess
    Sep 15, 2017 Cheryl Rao,Special to Gulf News
    None of us children, with our better eyesight, ever saw these threats, did we?
  • Where are all the E.T.s?
    Sep 14, 2017 Seyyed de la Llata,Senior Designer
    It is possible that we are the galactic kid that is picking his nose, while others are building computers
  • Raising three cheers to inflation
    Sep 13, 2017 Kevin Martin,Special to Gulf News
    Slip a little of something highly toxic into a general’s cup and a Caesar of today would be a dead Caesar tomorrow
  • Hardship allowance for expats?
    Sep 12, 2017 Mahmood Saberi,Special to Gulf News
    There is a large expat population in India today, working in various fields, such as banking, IT and education
  • What has audio got to do with tea?
    Sep 11, 2017 Gautam Raja,Special to Gulf News
    My most treasured find from the specialty tea industry, though, is “the agony of the leaves”
  • Their parents are concerned with providing food and shelter, and ‘class migration’ means those children who do well feel alienated from their birth culture