Off The Cuff

  • Remember: An animal is just an animal
    04:17 pm Kevin Martin,Special to Gulf News
    In Australia, skippy alludes to one thing primarily: The kangaroo
  • Shopping during a political cliffhanger
    May 22, 2018 Mahmood Saberi,Special to Gulf News
    There are millions of Indian expats in the Middle East and only last year were told they could vote but only by proxy
  • I took earplugs to a concert
    May 21, 2018 Gautam Raja,Special to Gulf News
    It says a lot about our current state that the way to do a gig is to play at 110dB, and stage a show with holograms and other visual tricks
  • A tale among billions
    May 19, 2018 Christina Curran,Special to Gulf News
    To continue is the next challenge. To finish is a dream I hope one day to realise
  • Shopping experiences that bind us
    May 18, 2018 Cheryl Rao,Special to Gulf News
    Sampling local goodies is a sure-fire way to bond: Hand out a slice of Kalimpong cheddar cheese or break open a packet of caramel lollipops and everyone is best of friends
  • A slow response to emails used to be embarrassing but now it can signal liberation from the yoke of technology
  • Which lasts longer, a song or a house?
    May 16, 2018 Kevin Martin, Special to Gulf News
    As for young Steve, I’m convinced that he’s hearing one tune when he sings, and we, his audience, are hearing an entirely other melody
  • Fasting is good for your health
    May 15, 2018 Mahmood Saberi,Special to Gulf News
    Ramadan is not only important to Muslims but also to non-Muslims
  • How grass kept us cool in peak summers
    May 14, 2018 Lalit Raizada,Special to Gulf News
    The good old cooling system did have its own magical appeal notwithstanding the manual labour it required to keep wetting the screens
  • To the Mother with love
    May 13, 2018 Pranitha Menon,Special to Gulf News
    You are a woman like no other and will always hold a special place in your children’s heart
  • When prison is home to the penniless
    May 12, 2018 Bassam Za’za’,Legal and Court Correspondent
    Indecision continued to torment the porter. Tears ran down his cheeks ...
  • The ‘older’ generation and ‘millennials’
    May 11, 2018 Cheryl Rao,Special to Gulf News
    We didn’t want our ‘firstborn’ to feel left out of any activity and she remained a precious part of the family
  • The price of development
    May 10, 2018 Vanaja Rao,Special to Gulf News
    As I walk around this neighbourhood, I count the number of houses that have withstood the onslaught of time and circumstance
  • Love me or love my liver
    May 08, 2018 Mahmood Saberi, 
Special to Gulf News
    Incidentally, I never heard my parents call each other ‘my dear liver’, or by some other body parts
  • Lessons from listening on repeat
    May 07, 2018 Gautam Raja,Special to Gulf News
    Watching audio people set up loudspeakers is another great way to develop the ears
  • When I flew into the eye of a storm
    May 06, 2018 Sadiq Shaban, Deputy Opinion Editor
    Flight G8335 shook so much, and so violently that passengers screamed and a few even passed out