Off The Cuff

  • Of wedding preparations and reparations
    Nov 17, 2017 Cheryl Rao,Special to Gulf News
    Suddenly, long forgotten grievances that we didn’t think anyone should or could carry around, come to the surface
  • Spreading joy on the streets
    05:59 pm Gautam Raja,Special to Gulf News
    When I carry loose change, or ride with my dog, I suddenly have a sense of being a part of a positive human structure
  • A glorious moment frozen in time
    Nov 19, 2017 Sudha SubramanianSpecial to Gulf News
    I am not sure if it is a great picture, but when Sid hugged the two of us in that warm summer night, it certainly felt like a glorious moment
  • Counting blessings and sharing some of them
    Nov 18, 2017 Pranitha Menon,Special to Gulf News
    these unused clothes will not only provide warmth to some less-fortunate person this winter, but may be a reason to light up someone’s face with a smile
  • Pot shot at potholes
    Nov 16, 2017 Vanaja Rao,Special to Gulf News
    The deplorable condition of roads in India is what everyone talks about
  • An insightful morning at the local clinic
    Nov 15, 2017 Kevin Martin,Special to Gulf News
    What a lovely thing is innocence and ignorance, I think. Ignorance of what must await — especially in a dentist’s chair
  • How do you say ‘sharpen this knife quickly’?
    Nov 14, 2017 Mahmood Saberi,Special to Gulf News
    I don’t think I will use slang words in polite conversation, but they are so much more fun than learning classic Kannada
  • Caught between two masters
    Nov 13, 2017 Lalit Raizada,Special to Gulf News
    It was a moving story of two faithful — a doggie and a human
  • Why the world loves New York
    Nov 12, 2017 Aatish Taseer
    All the time that I was away, the city came more and more to seem like a sanctuary
  • The end of the foreign affair
    Nov 11, 2017 Christina Curran,Special to Gulf News
    No matter how old you are, or where you are in life, it’s never too late to do something your heart tells you to do
  • A visit to the Dubai Zoo — for the last time
    Nov 11, 2017 Sudha Subramanian,Special to Gulf News
    It felt great that the animals will now have a spacious new home and yet that evening was awash with nostalgia
  • All the role models that we need
    Nov 10, 2017 Cheryl Rao,Special to Gulf News
    In short, we get down to the business of trying to earn a living — and spend a lifetime doing it
  • Character is about being unscarred by the past
    Nov 08, 2017 Kevin Martin,Special to Gulf News
    Sometimes, one sits and observes someone elderly and wonders what their early life story must be
  • You need to just chill on Bengaluru roads
    Nov 07, 2017 Mahmood Saberi,Special to Gulf News
    Scooters with five family members perched precariously, small Japanese cars manufactured in India, huge buses with tiny drivers, were all speeding towards us
  • Is honesty the best police?
    Nov 06, 2017 Gautam Raja,Special to Gulf News
    All those little white lies add up to a grievous dishonesty to oneself. All those feelings that were spared, are a thousand cuts to your own psyche
  • Portraits of black people don’t need to be confrontational or symbolic