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
  • A change of heart
    05:00 pm Sudha SubramanianSpecial to Gulf News
    Young Sid finds meaning in a place he’d been itching to get away from
  • Me, cats and the jury — deliberating
    Sep 28, 2016 Kevin MartinSpecial to Gulf News
    I saw a cat once, consumed by greed it seemed, stealing a fish larger than it could carry. I’ve had a hang-up since then
  • Selfie with shark... anyone for new skills?
    Sep 27, 2016 Mahmood SaberiSpecial to Gulf News
    In an era where jobs are risk of being outsourced or being done by a robot, it doesn’t hurt to learn new skills or do the weirdest of things
  • MacArthur Park’s melting in the dark
    Sep 26, 2016 Gautam RajaSpecial to Gulf News
    Visiting the rough neighbourhood is an experience that can leave one shocked and with a different view of America’s ‘greatness’
  • Teenagers need a space to call their own for psychological reasons. Mess won’t hurt them, but if you find rodent droppings...
  • There’s a frustrating irony about rest and recuperation: Why should you take a proper, wholesome break? Because you’re tired. And why do you fail to do so? Because you’re tired
  • The little things that matter ...
    Sep 23, 2016 Cheryl RaoSpecial to Gulf News
    I wonder why I allowed myself to forget those little things that mean a lot
  • Simple joys of childhood memories
    Sep 22, 2016 Vanaja RaoStone Editor
    To look at the world with a child’s eye is a beautiful thing
  • Two different points of view
    Sep 21, 2016 Kevin MartinSpecial to Gulf News
    I really wish I have someone more friendly on the return trip, I said, as I took my bags off the train
  • Too cheap to enjoy an expensive holiday
    Sep 20, 2016 Mahmood SaberiSpecial to Gulf News
    They say that travel broadens your mind, but on my recent trip, which was for both business and leisure, the only thing that was broadened was my waist and the opposite happened to my wallet
  • Memoirs and memories of food on train
    Sep 19, 2016 Lalit Raizada Special to Gulf News
    The disused wooden stand was eaten away by borer, but the basket, aged 65, lives on
  • Owning a yacht isn’t plain sailing
    Sep 17, 2016 Matthew Bell
    The truth is that unless you actually are a billionaire, the key to enjoying the high life is to keep your investments separate from your toys
  • Telling stories, building bonds
    Sep 16, 2016 Cheryl RaoSpecial to Gulf News
    We now marvel at the analysis and research that is going into storytelling — something that was so much a part of our lives that it was taken completely for granted
  • The all-inclusive circle of love
    Sep 15, 2016 Vanaja RaoStone Editor
    The act of adoption is as beautiful as it is challenging. But it is a gift for all involved
  • Learning political correctness the hard way
    Sep 14, 2016 Kevin MartinSpecial to Gulf News
    The Barneys were donating pieces of their mind with a rapidity that defied reason