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Dubai’s Reading Cafes

May 14, 2013

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As written for The National, UAE (May 14, 2013) Another fun round-up for the lit lot. At a time when a true appreciation of literature is seemingly on the demise, thanks to the doomsayer-esque allure of technology and its de-romanticisation of the written word, Dubai seems to be witnessing a sudden revivalist surge in the promotion of […]

The Emirates Airlines International Festival of Literature – Food for the Intellect

March 10, 2010

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As written for The UAE Community Blog The term book or reading is tragically fast becoming (if not already) synonymous with the moniker nerd, or even geek. Imagine then the tag assigned to an entire festival dedicated to the sole purpose of promoting literature. The Emirates Airlines International Festival of Literature (EAIFL) was launched in 2009 to dispel that very […]

Tip For Your Supper

March 5, 2010

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As written for The UAE Community Blog The newly enforced (and long overdue) ruling in Dubai against the levying of service tax at restaurants has turned the cards in our favour, for both expats and locals alike. For many a night out we’ve failed to take into account with how much weightage that 10% obligatory […]

The Green Goblin

July 17, 2008

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Apparently there are some things that just aren’t done. Ordering the Chicken Caesar Salad at Mc.Donalds for instance. Frankly, I don’t quite understand what the fuss is all about. I just felt like eating healthy for a change, and they did have the salad on the menu. ‘I’ll have the chicken caesar salad please!’ ‘The […]