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Are you seeing enough green?

Are you seeing enough green?

Two weeks ago, I was sitting in an office, in a room with a small window, overlooking other concrete buildings. Right now, I am sitting in a café on lake Mutanda in Uganda, surrounded by evergreen forested hills and volcanoes in the distance.

Eat your way to good skin

Eat your way to good skin

Marketplaces, department stores and designer brands around the world are flooded with face creams and products, promising the consumer the same ambitious pledge: to improve skin. And while some products – especially those that are made from natural, organic ingredients

Is a daily routine all it’s cracked up to be?

Is a daily routine all it’s cracked up to be?

ATo be productive, creative and sane, we’re told, you need a regimen. But do they work? Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, you’ve been repeatedly told – including by me – that if you want to be productive

Cousin duo brings magic of South African music to Doha

Cousin duo brings magic of South African music to Doha

When cousins – Callen Petersen and Jody Abel – combined their musical talents, an extraordinary musical combination was born. Callen, who plays the violin, and Jody, who plays guitar and beatboxes, make up the dynamic musical duo – Acoustic Element.

Silhouetted at the Sealine

Silhouetted at the Sealine

Sealine conjures up pictures of tranquillity, away from the cacophony of urban life, but also adventurous spirit — if you want to make a mark in sand and sand dunes. The beach, for its part, is of course hard to beat; why, you can be excused for thinking life’s just that

‘Knock ‘em dead’: Recalling Stan

‘Knock ‘em dead’: Recalling Stan

Avengers: Endgame actress Karen Gillan was in her trailer on the set of Guardians of the Galaxy when she heard a knock at the door. Someone was eager to see her intricate makeup as Nebula, an adopted daughter of the intergalactic warlord Thanos. A moustachioed smile greeted her. It was Stan Lee.

Emy ­­— the robot waitress, both attracts and serves customers

Emy ­­— the robot waitress, both attracts and serves customers

The product of the human brain has escaped the control of human hands. This is the comedy of science. These are well-known lines from Karel Capek’s R.U.R, a 1920 science fiction play.

A family trip to Education City

A family trip to Education City

My daughter had a photography assignment in her school on the theme ‘What does Spaces mean to you’. We had a short list of places where we could wander, finding the spaces that she had in mind and we explored the Education City for its architectural marvels.

No pain, a lot of gain

No pain, a lot of gain

Steroid injections, nerve stimulators and spinal fusions were no match for the chronic pain in Tammy Durfee’s left side — never mind the “searing-hot poker” sensation that would jab her leg without warning. After a decade searching for relief, a four-hour procedure in Baltimore put her pain to rest.

Laugh out loud and forget stress with Sunil Grover this Friday

Laugh out loud and forget stress with Sunil Grover this Friday

Laughing is an excellent way to reduce stress in our lives, which can help cope with as well as survive a stressful lifestyle. According to experts, laughter provides a full-scale workout for your muscles and unleashes a rush of stress-busting endorphins. Anything that makes you giggle will have

Transforming cultures and connecting the world

Transforming cultures and connecting the world

David Crystal in his book English as a Global Language says language reflects the speaker’s ideas and view of the world and it gives information about the person who is speaking. Identity, origin, age, heritage, gender, and culture are just some of the details which can be transferred via language.

‘Language of love’ a major draw

‘Language of love’ a major draw

It was in 2010 that Unesco decided to mark April 23 every year as the UN Spanish Language Day. It was initiated to celebrate the multilingualism and cultural diversity as well as to promote equal use of all six of UN’s official working languages

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