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UAE-Israel ties get a Kosher boost

Written by on 27 February 2021

Ever since the Abraham Accords were signed between the UAE and Israel in September, the government and local businesses in the UAE have worked to make the country more accessible to Jewish visitors and residents with approvals and preparations for the building of more synagogues in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, among other actions. Tens of […]

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How a Middle-East Born Indian is Rocking the Western Music Scene

Written by on 15 January 2021

Born and raised in Muscat, studied music in Mumbai and now making Hollywood sway to his tunes – meet Prateek Rajagopal – a young film composer based in Los Angeles, who is now rubbing shoulders with the Grammy, BAFTA and Emmy Award winning artists. Already a renowned metal and rock artist, Prateek is making waves […]

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Exclusive: How Richa Chadha became the bold South Siren Shakeela

Written by on 23 December 2020

Richa Chadha’s bold choice of roles have always been her calling card and she is once again in the news for playing the controversial south siren Shakeela. Following the untimely demise of Silk Smitha, Shakeela became the defacto South demigoddess, who set the screens on fire. In a freewheeling chat with Radio 4’s Ronak Kotecha, […]

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Fancy a Visa-free trip to Israel? Read on

Written by on 17 December 2020

In its ongoing effort to boost culture and tourism between UAE and Israel, the first ever virtual UAE-Israel tourism forum was hosted by the officials from Israel’s Ministry of Tourism on Wednesday. “Israel is preparing to welcome tourists from the UAE and will be adhering to the advice of health experts to ensure it remains […]

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Spotted: A ‘Flying Saucer’ in Sharjah!

Written by on 27 September 2020

Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF) has announced the completion of a major renovation of The Flying Saucer, a Sharjah architectural landmark acquired by the Foundation in 2012. Used as a SAF venue since 2015, the futuristic, Brutalist structure was constructed in the mid-1970s in the heart of downtown Sharjah. Modified over the decades to house various businesses, starting […]

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Are you a Slacktivist?

Written by on 20 September 2020

When was the last time you weighed in with your opinion or lodged an online protest for an issue. Perhaps, seconds before reading this article. The world of social media has given birth to many a keyboard warriors and that is evident from a huge number of daily posts with opinions, views and reviews posted […]

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Trolls Taking a Toll on Bollywood?

Written by on 16 September 2020

Veteran Bollywood actor and MP Jaya Bachchan’s speech in the upper house of the Indian Parliament has prompted Mumbai police to provide round the clock security outside her iconic home in Mumbai. Jaya Bachchan had lashed out at actor and MP Ravi Kishen, who had spoken against the drug mafia in Bollywood. Speaking in defence […]

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Footballers take the Stay at Home Challenge

Written by on 22 March 2020

Sports across the world have been disrupted due to the coronavirus pandemic. With all the extra time, some footballers have done the #StayAtHomeChallenge, showing off their footballing (toilet-paper-balling?) skills while maintaining appropriate social distance. Anyone can participate. All you need is a roll of toilet paper and a bit of skill. The goal is to do […]

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