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Restaurants in Dubai place safety over profits

Written by on 9 March 2021

As the COVID-19 numbers saw a sharp rise across the UAE, the authorities swung into action to tighten the restrictions and control the cases. The UAE has not only been at the forefront of implementing the safety measures but the country’s vaccination drive is also being executed on a war-footing. The UAE’s vaccination administration rate […]

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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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Review of Baaghi 3 | Tiger Showoff!

Written by on 6 March 2020

Cast: Tiger Shroff, Shraddha Kapoor, Riteish Deshmukh Director: Ahmed Khan RATING What’s it about: A young man is committed to be the savior of his elder brother at any cost. But his brute force and lethal blows will be put to test when he is up against a powerful terrorist outfit in another country. Review: When […]

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Review of Thappad | A slap that sticks

Written by on 27 February 2020

RATING Cast: Taapsee Pannu, Pavail Gulati, Director: Anubhav Sinha   What’s it about: One tight slap is all it takes for Amrita (Taaspee) to realize all that was unfair in a seemingly perfect relationship. And she isn’t the only one. Review: Anubhav Sinha is a director who has had a wide range of filmography. From […]

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Jawaani Jaaneman Review | Father (Go) Figure

Written by on 31 January 2020

Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Alaya F Director: Nitin Kakkar What’s it about? A middle-aged free-spirited Casanova is confronted with the worst fear of his life – a young girl claiming to be his daughter who also turns out to be pregnant. Will he warm up to the idea of a family? Review: When Saif […]

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