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The painted lady

The painted lady

At my little house in this scorching desert, the garden we have; the small oasis we created, was always a welcoming site for birds of all kinds, to rest their wings from the harsh heat of the summer. The greenery acts as a beautiful way to point direction too.

Stopping Ward’s weed

Stopping Ward’s weed

A new invasive weed that can grow into a dense mat, choking off most other plants, has gained its first North American foothold in Carlsbad and is threatening to spread across the Southwest with seeds that can travel on clothes, boots and tyres.

Spring Clean your Mind

Spring Clean your Mind

With Earth Day coming up on Monday it has got me thinking about how much space we take on the planet and how much waste we put out into the environment. Waste doesn’t have to be ‘stuff’ - sometimes its thoughts that need recycling.

Sorry, I don’t apologise

Sorry, I don’t apologise

Humankind has evolved to become a supremely higher functioning organism, with the potential to learn almost any skill. Yet, I have observed that some people would much rather invest their energy in studying for a complicated exam or train to code computers, than spit out a simple apology.

The truth about everyday fears

The truth about everyday fears

As the miracles of technological innovation continue to improve our lives, they also make it more complicated. There are clearly more things to worry about, but which should we worry about more? And what about the anxieties that have been keeping us awake at night for years?

Veganism can save the Earth

Veganism can save the Earth

Every year, the world marks Earth Day on April 22. Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the ‘modern environmental movement’ in 1970. Since Earth Day’s establishment, the fight for a clean environment has continued with increasing urgency, especially as the effects of climate change worsen

Raving fashion at PSFW2019

Raving fashion at PSFW2019

PDFC Sunsilk Fashion Week 2019 (PSFW2019) has been all about artistic, creative fashion – more about luxurious pretty clothes.

Marine life expert talks about coral reefs in Qatar

Marine life expert talks about coral reefs in Qatar

Qatar Natural History Group (QNHG), a group that’s working to raise awareness about the natural beauty of Qatar, regularly organises talks on a monthly basis to underscore different aspects of Qatar’s architecture, landscape, flora and fauna.

“My heart connects with children”

“My heart connects with children”

Shahida Ahmed is an artist, art educator, art activist and sculptor. The Pakistan-origin British national sees art as a “universal dialogue.” With her diverse background, education and multicultural experiences, Shahida believes that there is a lot of potential in the Doha art scene for “internatio

Doha-based Filipino artist wins first sand art competition

Doha-based Filipino artist wins first sand art competition

The hostile weather and challenging conditions could not dampen the buoyant spirit of sand artists as they recently attended a five-day-long art competition near Sealine Beach Resort. The first of its kind sand art competition, organised by Visual Arts Center, was won by a Filipino artist

Photography as a  sport

Photography as a sport

As part of my regular trips for photography of nature, I went down to Zekreet – about 80km from Doha, just to have a good time and enjoy the drive away from the city and traffic, but also to take some photos with friends who share my passion for nature, wildlife and photography.

Needed: Rearguard action

Needed: Rearguard action

As a boy, Francisco Ramirez Cruz loved hiking with his grandfather up into the mountains of central Mexico. While the old man grazed sheep or hunted for wild mushrooms, Ramirez would play amid the throngs of monarch butterflies that migrated 3,000 miles to this forest each autumn, turning the blue

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