Off The Cuff

  • We’re all going on a summer holiday
    04:38 pm Christina Curran,Special to Gulf News
    I’ll be a whale by the time I get back to normality, but a happy whale and one rested and ready for the rest of the summer
  • Spelunking for everyone
    Jul 20, 2018 Cheryl Rao,Special to Gulf News
    Ajanta and Ellora were probably the first caves we entered when we were young and they remain imprinted in our minds
  • Embracing your own backyard
    Jul 19, 2018 By Vanaja Rao, Special to Gulf News
    Sikkim is one place that will linger in my mind as it exceeded all expectations
  • Triple treat fines aren’t half amusing
    Jul 18, 2018 Kevin MartinSpecial to Gulf News
    Triple treat fines aren’t half amusing
  • My insured wife ignores fire alarms
    Jul 17, 2018 Mahmood Saberi,Special to Gulf News
    Just as my wife predicted, it was a false alarm and soon the fire chief came out and announced an all-clear
  • Some lessons strike a lasting chord
    Jul 16, 2018 By Fyna Ashwath,Special to Gulf News
    What has stayed with me is the unforgettable lesson of humility my music teacher left behind
  • Get yourself a giant dog
    Jul 15, 2018 Maeve Higgins, NYT
    The gentleness and normality of a puppy who grew to be a giant
  • A kitten for a pet
    Jul 14, 2018 Michael Guzder,Special to Gulf News
    As I key in these memories, she is on my lap, cuddled up and fast asleep. I guess we have a pet and YES we are going to keep her for as long as we can
  • An attempt to be prepared
    Jul 13, 2018 Cheryl Rao, Special to Gulf News
    On a recent rail journey from Slovenia to Hungary, my ever-present 100ml bottle of water sprung a leak ...
  • Some things change, some stay the same
    Jul 11, 2018 Kevin Martin,Special to Gulf News
    Who’s really listening? It would appear that nobody’s been elected to play the role of ‘listener’
  • Why immigrant children excel
    Jul 10, 2018 Mahmood Saberi,Special to Gulf News
    Asian parents love their offspring to death and are guilty of helicopter parenting
  • When acrophobia took control of me, my senses
    Jul 09, 2018 Lalit Raizada,Special to Gulf News
    The porter had arrived much earlier carrying our luggage tied to his forehead
  • A stitch in time to save a ‘Messi’ day
    Jul 08, 2018 Pranitha Menon,Special to Gulf News
    A torn ‘lucky’ jersey, that could not be worn by a little Messi fan sitting half a world away, is believed to have stood between the Argentine great and his missed penalty
  • Alien technology that we can use
    Jul 07, 2018 Stuart Heritage
    For an alien species to travel all the way to Earth, you’d imagine that it would have cracked the notion of suspended animation pretty definitively
  • Our ‘taking’ ways ...
    Jul 06, 2018 Cheryl RaoSpecial to Gulf News
    All it takes is a click and a ‘send’ and photographs, recipes and stories do the rounds — and no one feels the other has got the best of the bargain ...
  • News to make chefs cry with joy
    Jul 05, 2018 Vanaja Rao,Special to Gulf News
    The quest for tear-free onions has seen a Google search yield over a million-and-a-half results as well as many YouTube videos