Off The Cuff

  • Dear 2016, thanks for making me stronger
    Dec 26, 2016 Mehmudah Rehman, Special to Gulf News
    If it weren’t for genuine desperation, we’d never earnestly call out to the one who made us
  • Driven to distraction by a deflated ego
    05:35 pm Mick O’ReillySenior Associate Editor
    Years ago, changing a flat tyre was something every driver was supposed to know and a question of manly pride. These days, anything goes
  • The phenomenal loyalty of pets
    Jan 21, 2017 Lalit RaizadaSpecial to Gulf News
    I have seen even the fiercest carnivore tigers, lions and panthers living like family members in the house of well-known conservator
  • When travel broadens more than our minds ...
    Jan 20, 2017 Cheryl RaoSpecial to Gulf News
    All those cracks, those different choices, now no longer stay in foreign lands. Instead, they come back with us — and as we plan our next trip, and our next ...
  • A shortcut to human connection
    Jan 19, 2017 Nicole Eckersley
    Psychoanalytic philosophers such as Lacan and Zizek explored the idea of ‘gaze’ — the paradox being that the only thing you can never see properly is yourself
  • Debunking the hype on stereotype
    Jan 18, 2017 Kevin MartinSpecial to Gulf News
    You don’t have to be a part of the crowd and believe as the crowd does
  • Cat that adopted the whole neighbourhood
    Jan 17, 2017 Mahmood SaberiSpecial to Gulf News
    If you have been living here for a while, you will soon find out that Dubaiins are people that are kind to stray animals and also ready to help humans who have fallen on bad times
  • America’s second real-estate market
    Jan 16, 2017 Gautam Raja, Special to Gulf News
    When looking for property to buy in the US, be wary of business solicitations to new homeowners
  • Obama’s presidency serves to inspire hope in today’s youth — that they can be anything they want to be
  • A show that’s good: It’s bright, it cares about its women, it means well. But it needs more to be truly great
  • To the letter ...
    Jan 13, 2017 Cheryl RaoSpecial to Gulf News
    It didn’t need stealth and steam for the curious to read what was happening in our lives
  • Converse and obverse of the talkback coin
    Jan 11, 2017 Kevin MartinSpecial to Gulf News
    The lost-wallet man ended up getting a lot more than what he had lost and it must be added that the public response — the generosity of strangers — left him a blubbering
  • Can’t stop working after office hours
    Jan 10, 2017 Mahmood SaberiSpecial to Gulf News
    Instead of an email, a phone call wakes you just as things were going nicely and just as you were taking the huge pizza box from the delivery guy — in your dream
  • Some bonds are simply inexplicable
    Jan 09, 2017 Lalit Raizada,Special to Gulf News
    Some bonds are simply inexplicable
  • Something borrowed, something blue
    Jan 08, 2017 Christina Curran,Special to Gulf News
    Apart from fitting into my bridesmaid dress, I want to try and paint more this year
  • If you get it right — and everyone gets it right some of the time — the payoff is better than gold