Off The Cuff

  • Where do our old things go?
    Apr 16, 2017 Yousra Zaki, Guides Deputy Editor
    Not outer space, that’s for sure
  • Letting the finger settle a score
    05:14 pm Kevin MartinSpecial to Gulf News
    The eastern brown, when agitated, will hold its neck up high, pulling its length into a virtual upright ‘S’. A sight to behold, no doubt. But also a sight to flee from
  • May you never have to sit on your judgement
    Apr 25, 2017 Mahmood SaberiSpecial to Gulf News
    May you never have to sit on your judgement
  • Cooking at the Bicycle Kitchen
    Apr 24, 2017 Gautam Raja, Special to Gulf News
    We are sometimes too critical of the acquisatory zeal of our hobbies
  • A time before technology... and nannies
    Apr 23, 2017 Mick O’Reilly, Foreign Correspondent
    How the times have changed! I remember chalk and blackboards, compass sets and an age where we didn’t have iPads
  • When art stole my heart
    Apr 22, 2017 Jose Barros, Senior Designer
    The artistic pleasure evoked by my favourite masterpiece by Picasso almost always leaves me in tears
  • Playing with water
    Apr 21, 2017 Cheryl Rao
    When will we pay attention to warnings, learn from the tragedies of the past, and tread with care around water?
  • The road to nowhere
    Apr 20, 2017 Vanaja RaoSpecial to Gulf News
    The residents have to be content with the promise of completion of the project soon and have convinced themselves that something is better than nothing
  • Is it possible to square the circle?
    Apr 19, 2017 Kevin MartinSpecial to Gulf News
    The whole notion was proved to be impossible mathematically speaking but its references abound in daily life with many varied meanings
  • Should I insure my face or my car?
    Apr 18, 2017 Mahmood SaberiSpecial to Gulf News
    Yesterday’s crooks kidnapped victims just for their thumbprints to open safes. In today’s age of facial-recognition technology, that’s disconcerting
  • My obsession with film stars and their reel life
    Apr 17, 2017 Lalit Raizada, Special to Gulf News
    I find myself sympathising with the poor and the jilted — never mind that their misfortune lasts only the length of the film
  • A fusion of faith and fun
    Apr 15, 2017 Christina Curran, Special to Gulf News
    Despite the commercialisation of the season, Easter is a celebration of life; a defiant stand against death and darkness that looms constantly around us
  • Keeping our cool
    Apr 14, 2017 Cheryl Rao
    Keeping our cool
  • Nostalgic about steam engines
    Apr 13, 2017 Sudha SubramanianSpecial to Gulf News
    Nostalgic about steam engines
  • What goes round, goes round again
    Apr 12, 2017 Kevin Martin, Special to Gulf News
    In our universe of many shapes, the circle is the most central and primary and nothing is ever really new on this carousel of time
  • Do not make fun of my favourite food
    Apr 11, 2017 Mahmood Saberi, Special to Gulf News
    Anything you say nowadays has to be weighed carefully before you utter something about someone’s silly looking food. It’s becoming quite difficult living in such a politically correct world