Off The Cuff

  • Dangling from rooftops is not an option
    Feb 23, 2017 Jumana al Tamimi, Associate Editor
    While daredevilry must be discouraged everywhere, visitors and tourists to the UAE bear a special responsibility to abide by local laws and practices
  • Connecting to life, over tea or coffee ...
    Mar 23, 2017 Fyna AshwathSpecial to Gulf News
    Reconnecting with oneself and the immediate world around us over coffee or tea helps infuse more warmth into this highly wired yet disconnected world
  • In giving v keeping, keeping often wins
    Mar 22, 2017 Kevin MartinSpecial to Gulf News
    Not many sons have marched their mothers off to court for looking after them just too well
  • Making bureaucrats come to work on time
    Mar 21, 2017 Mahmood SaberiSpecial to Gulf News
    Diktat by Uttar Pradesh’s new chief secretary to cause angst in the many households where the breadwinner is a civil servant
  • Home is where the heart is
    Mar 21, 2017 Lalit Raizada, Special to Gulf News
    When we help those on whom fortune has frowned upon, humanity is all the better for it
  • Unsweetened yet sweet
    Mar 19, 2017 Madhavi Ochani, Special to Gulf News
    I hung in there for the next ten days sugarless and yes, a little joyless
  • Identity crisis and a ‘third-culture kid’
    Mar 18, 2017 Dona Cherian, Guides Writer
    Now working and living in Dubai with my parents, I vacation in India, and have to forget Yemen. So, is Dubai ‘home’ now?
  • Havens for pensioners
    Mar 17, 2017 Cheryl RaoSpecial to Gulf News
    Bangalore and Poona were safe cities — and so welcome after the many unsavoury encounters I’d had on the streets of Delhi
  • Art lies in concealing art
    Mar 15, 2017 Kevin MartinSpecial to Gulf News
    An idle chat about how tricky it is for writers these days when everything they write or say is subject to sharper scrutiny, discussion and debate
  • Mystery behind President Trump’s taped tie
    Mar 14, 2017 Mahmood SaberiSpecial to Gulf News
    Sadly, money does not buy taste and Trump continues to wear that tie stuck on with tape
  • Technological nostalgia as healing
    Mar 13, 2017 Gautam Raja, Special to Gulf News
    We have more control over our ways of life than we allow ourselves to believe
  • Down the memory lane with movie legends
    Mar 12, 2017 By Thomas Matthew, Special to Gulf News
    Delhi University Campus in the 60s was a fascinating mix of the stunning beauties, brainy nerds, talented artists and sporting athletes
  • A green sheen from the blue planet
    Mar 11, 2017 Christina CurranSpecial to Gulf News
    St Patrick has become a beacon for Irish people across the world to get together and celebrate the Irish culture
  • Everyday mysteries
    Mar 10, 2017 Cheryl RaoSpecial to Gulf News
    Solving those everyday mysteries
  • The proof of the pudding
    Mar 09, 2017 Mick O’ReillySenior Associate Editor
    Grandma’s cooking and the proof of the pudding
  • ‘Electric shock’ for Uttar Pradesh bachelors
    Mar 06, 2017 Lalit RaizadaSpecial to Gulf News
    Many young men from the state’s villages are waiting to get married but many parents fear for their daughters in villages that have never had electricity