Off The Cuff

  • Getting frosty
    Nov 27, 2016 Christina CurranSpecial to Gulf News
    Days like this make a person glad to be alive. That I would be able to see such natural beauty is an amazing gift
  • A Middle Eastern name for the modern-day baby
    04:36 pm Adham ZakiSpecial to Gulf News
    I should want my child to seamlessly fit into any community that he or she may choose in the future
  • We’ll wait until the next time — or will we?
    Dec 09, 2016 Cheryl RaoSpecial to Gulf News
    We don’t really care about what we didn’t see. Because family bonding was what mattered to us
  • Bedding down with books
    Dec 08, 2016 Stephanie Rosenbloom
    ‘People with large book collections are almost always diligent learners.’ Or are some of them posing?
  • Occasionally, man may not serve two masters
    Dec 07, 2016 Kevin MartinSpecial to Gulf News
    In my reckoning, sometimes two actions or two tasks are so incompatible as to be impossible to do together
  • Social media makes fake news popular
    Dec 06, 2016 Mahmood SaberiSpecial to Gulf News
    If you repeat a lie often enough, it starts to feel like the truth
  • A rudimentary game of chess
    Dec 05, 2016 Gautam RajaSpecial to Gulf News
    Los Angeles residents often have to warn international visitors to never goof around with signs. They could get one killed
  • One act of kindness begets another
    Dec 04, 2016 Mehmudah Rehman, Special to Gulf News
    Every soul is just as precious and important as any other and life can be a great leveller
  • I feel guilty when I can’t remember my children’s names, or lose my laptop, but my poor memory does have some positive qualities
  • Going sunny side down
    Dec 02, 2016 Cheryl RaoSpecial to Gulf News
    Why is it that some of us truly believe that every move by everyone is questionable?
  • Inspiring change in others
    Dec 01, 2016 Vanaja RaoStone Editor
    The power of words
  • Staying clear of angel and lion
    Nov 30, 2016 By Kevin Martin, Special to Gulf News
    My neighbour who owned a ferocious rottweiler packed up and left and just as soon as I had started celebrating, another moved in with an even bigger dog
  • The address matters, after all ...
    Nov 29, 2016 Mahmood Saberi Special to Gulf News
    Finally, I found just the place to rent — heading towards Abu Dhabi, a few kilometers away from Dubai, off Shaikh Zayed Road
  • When a cinestar isn’t a mirage!
    Nov 28, 2016 Lalit Raizada, Special to Gulf News
    At every twist or twirl of the danseuse, the audience would throw coins towards the screen
  • Update credit card information — 34 seconds. Take Susan’s Blue Cross premium off autopay — six weeks ...
  • Pets and parenting
    Nov 25, 2016 Cheryl RaoSpecial to Gulf News
    I spent many nights with one eye open, alert and ready to jump up at even the slightest whimper or the restlessness ...