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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 Today, 2 weeks 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 Today3 weeks 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 Today1 month ago

Short Take: Movie buff

Movie buff Where in the Arab world do you think I come from? Any guesses? A gentleman who works in office asks me politely. Maybe Egypt, or Jordan. No. Im from Morocco, he says emphatically. Now he asks me about my native country. I am from ...
 The Gulf Today1 month ago

Short Take: Working with Great figures

Working with Great figures I am fortunate enough to have worked with people who were among the best in the profession of journalism. Today, on my weekly day off, sitting many miles away from them, I am getting nostalgic. I take a jog down memory ...
 The Gulf Today1 month ago
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