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Short Take: Monkey Business

Monkey Business A couple of months ago, back in India, a friend and I found ourselves making an impulsive trip to a hill station on the outskirts of Mumbai city. In the chilly weather, it was only natural for us to be voraciously hungry, so we ... The Gulf Today, 3 days ago

Short Take: Culinary Travails

Culinary Travails A few days ago I was caught in an amusing situation. Having recently moved to a new city and leading life independently, I was exposed to a rather daunting culinary challenge. I decided to whip up a chicken dish, completely unaware ...
 The Gulf Today1 week ago

Short Take: Kill or cure

Kill or cure While living in New Delhi, I once developed an abscess in my leg. A senior colleague advised me to consult one Dr. Ansari. He extolled the doctor as a genius, yet he said something startling: He even slits his patient's throat… ...
 The Gulf Today2 weeks ago

Short Take: Buried in work

Buried in work Finding a suitable job these days is like looking for a needle in a haystack. With insane competitions and pages of portfolios to long-hours-a-day requirements, you need to be the best to join certain firms. Nowadays some companies ...
 The Gulf Today3 weeks ago

Children's Books: Child's Play Turns Profit

Children's book publishing in India has left Enid Blyton's monopoly far behind, with a wide range of new players taking on this hungry market Publishing This fall, one of India's most interesting independent publishers is doing the ...
 Open3 weeks ago

Short Take: Sleep deprived

Sleep deprived A few weeks back I had gone to a mall in Dubai for casual window- shopping. I stopped by a coffee shop to get some rest and shot of coffee. While I sat and sipped my yummy drink, I saw a father and son both fast asleep in their ...
 The Gulf Today1 month ago

Short Take: Insert milk here

Insert milk here A soft tinkle and a swoosh. Glugachug it flows down, and the contents go fizz and tick and click. I stop and think; it almost sounds like a retiring car engine sinking to rest after a long day's swing. But, what would happen if the ...
 The Gulf Today1 month ago

Short Take: Rowdy roaches

Rowdy roaches One day a colleague told me reassuringly that life was pretty cool here, except for the occasional menace of cockroaches and bedbugs. I couldn't grasp the severity of the problem my colleague had mentioned until my house, particularly ...
 The Gulf Today1 month ago

Organic Farm Scheme Launched

KOCHI: Organic Vegetable Farming Scheme by Okkal Agricultural Improvement Cooperative Society at Okkal panchayat has been launched.Former speaker P P Thankachan inaugurated the scheme. Sangham president M V Benny presided over. Students who scored ...
 New Indian Express1 month ago

Short Take: My shoe

My shoe Why is heeding advice always hard? I have pondered on this question for eons. This is how the scenario plays out; you receive advice about something, but along the way the heart somehow holds your hand, takes you on the side, sweet talks you ...
 The Gulf Today1 month ago
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