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Short Take: Mistaken boss

Mistaken boss I stare at him. He looks away. I assume he has ignored me. On second thoughts, I suppose he has not recognised me. I last saw Ziad (not real names) in high school. Eight years ago. It is a Thursday night. I am at Dubai Mall. I see ... The Gulf Today, 8 hours ago

Short Take: The hangover

The hangover Everyone has likes and dislikes. You can simply like anything, be it food, clothes, a place... But an overdose would definitely be a problem. Back in the university days, watching movies with friends was fun. Now you hardly get a ...
 The Gulf Today1 week ago

School group shines in board exams

SHARJAH: The NIMS Group of Schools in the UAE recorded excellent results by achieving 100% pass results in the Higher Secondary (Grade 12) Examination conducted by the Kerala Board. The top three positions in the UAE were bagged by the students of ...
 The Gulf Today1 week ago

Electronic wasteland

India is a leading e-waste importer and also the world's fifth highest e-waste generator. Where does it all go? Moreover, given the hazardous nature of the business, what are the safeguards taken by recyclers and the humble kabadiwala? Roshni Nair ...
 DNA India1 week ago

Celebrating motherhood

Last Sunday, that is, the 10th of May, Mother's Day was celebrated in several parts of the world. On such occasions, I am usually the first to send wishes to my friends and relatives, often through text messages. And they in turn reply, Thank you, ...
 The Gulf Today2 weeks ago

Short Take: Middle-class hang-ups

Middle-class hang-ups I asked my friend Raju Mansukhani why he didn't go to a party where he was expected. Im not interested in middle-class booze and middle-class hang-ups, Raju replied. In truth the people of the middle class indulge in mindless ...
 The Gulf Today3 weeks ago

Short Take: A case for pessimism

A case for pessimism My niece asked me what it meant to be optimistic. I started with the clich├ęd glass definition. If somebody says half of the glass is full, he/she is an optimist. And one who says half of it is empty is surely a pessimist. She ...
 The Gulf Today1 month ago

Short Take: Lady without handbag

I take the local bus to work every day and on the way I see an array of people who hop on. It's quite interesting to see people from all walks of life taking a bus. Recently, I came across a lady who got on the bus and she was quite remarkable.
 The Gulf Today1 month ago

Short Take: The park

I was bored and bugged. And desperately needed a timeout from everything, the things I usually do daily. A mate of mine was facing a similar scenario. Both of us wanted to do something different. The friend of mine, Jasper, is a very nice guy. We ...
 The Gulf Today1 month ago

Short Take: Quiet tribute

A short break of two weeks. In a way tried my best to keep silent from as many activities as possible. It was an effort to join a divine bliss. In the process I learnt a lot of things including an increased confidence to practise the art of not to ...
 The Gulf Today2 months ago
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