Off The Cuff

  • September 2, 2001: Selhi’s ‘Chor Bazaar’ closed
    Sep 01, 2016 Abdul Kareem, Head of Archive
    Today in History: September 2, 2001: ‘Chor Bazaar’ at Delhi’s Red Fort closed
  • The books my Dad won’t read? Mine
    05:34 pm Jennine Capo Crucet
    Without warning and before I could articulate an answer, I started to cry ...
  • Faith restored in the blink of an eye
    Oct 26, 2016 Kevin MartinSpecial to Gulf News
    If my mate wept, as he said he did, I think it was chiefly because in some tiny way he’d had his faith in humanity restored; his faith in the ‘future’ of humanity vis-a-vis the past
  • You don’t call me anymore ...
    Oct 25, 2016 Mahmood SaberiSpecial to Gulf News
    People are talking less and texting more these days
  • A new study reveals what we all suspected: stressful jobs can kill
  • Cross-border disagreements
    Oct 21, 2016 Cheryl RaoSpecial to Gulf News
    At the end of it, of course, my ‘matching’ stole is still untraceable, but I don’t need it because there is no way I am going to accompany him anywhere for anything!
  • I dodged the bullet with Trump’s suit, but feel bad even now, because when I handed it to the charity shop, where I was praised for my benevolence, I didn’t declare it
  • Approach an Aussie tea with caution
    Oct 19, 2016 Kevin MartinSpecial to Gulf News
    Tea and biscuits, as is almost always the case, are usually accompanied by general conversation. Lots of it. And lots more. And more ...
  • Sweet smell of counterfeit colognes
    Oct 18, 2016 Mahmood SaberiSpecial to Gulf News
    The way to tell if a fragrance is a fake is that there will be something a little off about the scent and the colour of the fluid in the bottle will be different from the original
  • Age is just a state of mind...
    Oct 17, 2016 Lalit RaizadaSpecial to Gulf News
    If despite being young, you feel you are getting old, you would certainly look prematurely old, more than your real age
  • Digging into history
    Oct 16, 2016 Christina Curran, Special to Gulf News
    Great people have wandered the halls of Queen’s University. I only hope the spirit of determination and success all the former students still lingers in the halls of the university
  • Find fun where you least expect it
    Oct 15, 2016 Oliver Burkeman
    True fun involves diving in and embracing the situation you’re in, grappling with its built-in constraints, not pushing it away
  • For the pleasure of road trips
    Oct 14, 2016 Cheryl Rao 
Special to Gulf News
    Those journeys: With Father driving, Mother navigating and the three of us kids squabbling in the back seat
  • A case for familial truce
    Oct 13, 2016 Sudha SubramanianSpecial to Gulf News
    Likes and dislikes can coexist and it is perfectly fine to love certain things that others despise
  • To headline writers: May their tribe continue
    Oct 13, 2016 Kevin MartinSpecial to Gulf News
    Whenever they are listening to an incident, their minds are at work encapsulating, extracting its core, condensing it to no more than a few words
  • James Bond has no class anymore
    Oct 11, 2016 Mahmood SaberiSpecial to Gulf News
    The world may not be enough for some, but for most of us, this is all we have