2013: 2 of this, 0 of that,1 of the other and 3 of…

2  People kept me from taking really rash decisions, and saved me from myself. My O & N. 0 New financial investments 1 New country visited 3 New skills in the making: Documentary film making, online media and screenplay writing

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REVIEWS: Hirst, Abdessemed, QMC & Hajj exhibitions

Just a couple of weeks left to catch some amazing exhibitions around town. Here’s my quick review. There are 4 exhibitions currently on, that will wrap up in the first week of January. If you had time for just one,

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BOOK REVIEW: Zealot by Reza Aslan

A book on Jesus of Nazreth should be reviewed on Christmas day. I am cheesy that way. Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazreth is both the first book of Reza Aslan’s that I purchased and the first

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BOOK REVIEW: India After Gandhi

This book has been on my shelf for a couple of years now. But it was only after buying this author’s latest work, that I started reading this. But for the fear of ending up with carpal tunnel syndrome or

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If Popular Science can, so can I. If you have something interesting to tell me, do email me at umm.of.on@gmail.com. Because I really do love a good discussion and chat. I don’t always enjoy trolls, even if some are cute.

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I will never think of Qatar as my home

This is my 15th year in Qatar. R & I came here as newly-weds in 1999. This is where we set up our first home. This is where my children were conceived, and where they are now growing up (12

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The blind deal on open-mindedness

Once upon a time, it used to be a description many people aspired to. Once upon a place, it was a phrase that was quite straightforward. Open-minded. Here in Qatar, it takes on a whole new meaning. On last count,

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