Off The Cuff

  • Whipping a column into shape
    Jan 17, 2018 Kevin Martin,Special to Gulf News
    Barney, reckons he’s become my whipping boy, given all the columns I’ve written about him, telling readers about his prankishness
  • The lure of fridge magnets
    04:57 pm Cheryl Rao,Special to Gulf News
    This version of magnet therapy buoys my spirits and keeps me going until the next venture into the unknown
  • No more waiting
    Jan 18, 2018 Vanaja Rao,Special to Gulf News
    I am the type of person who, on locking a door, immediately has doubts about whether I have secured the premises properly
  • Your looks don’t land that cool job
    Jan 16, 2018 Mahmood Saberi,Special to Gulf News
    Indian star Amir Khan walked with a gait that showed he was supremely confident about himself and he seemed just about my height or even shorter
  • The art of the two-person monologue
    Jan 15, 2018 By Gautam RajaSpecial to Gulf News
    When conversation becomes competition, we lessen our world
  • A green resolution in Dubai
    Jan 14, 2018 Pranitha MenonSpecial to Gulf News
    Being a resident of a country that is at the forefront of sustainability, it takes little effort that will collectively go a long way in conservation of natural resources
  • The language of the rain
    Jan 13, 2018 Navanita Varadpande,Special to Gulf News
    That was the word. He covered ‘B’ with his tiny thumb and showed me the rest: ‘Rain’
  • Keeper of stories
    Jan 12, 2018 Cheryl Rao,Special to Gulf News
    Those family stories of picnics and parties, illnesses and care giving, losses and gains stayed dormant — until now
  • The beauty business
    Jan 11, 2018 Padmini B. Sankar,Special to Gulf News
    Nowadays weddings are mass entertainment shows with the bride and groom as the main stars and the hapless family the supporting cast
  • With budget deals expect budget results
    Jan 10, 2018 Kevin MartinSpecial to Gulf News
    The advice is, ‘When in India, see an optometrist and, if time permits, book an appointment with a dentist’
  • School children, parents need beauty sleep
    Jan 09, 2018 Mahmood Saberi,Special to Gulf News
    Health experts have warned that teens are being sleep-deprived by the unreasonable early hours schools start
  • Opening communication channels
    Jan 09, 2018 Vanaja Rao, Special to Gulf News
    Parents must use Reply ASAP with discretion. Misuse it and you can kiss goodbye to any chance of your child ever getting in touch!
  • Cold winters made worse by colder hearts
    Jan 08, 2018 By Lalit Raizada, Special to Gulf News
    The shivering person needs some quilt or blanket and food to survive
  • Why haggling should be an essential life skill
    Jan 07, 2018 Ajay AbrahamStaff Writer
    Fish in Goa’s markets is sold by swarthy women with tongues as sharp as filleting knives and arms like clubs
  • The taste of words on the tongue
    Jan 06, 2018 Christina Curran,Special to Gulf News
    Poetry is the ultimate expression of our emotions as human beings and an art form pure and often purposeful
  • The happiness quotient
    Jan 05, 2018 Cheryl Rao,Special to Gulf News
    As the New Year begins, all of us who are “pleasingly plump” are being encouraged to be more positive about our body image