Faith in the Gulf

I have always lived in Muscat now in Dubai next door to Masjid’s. I grew up to the Azzan, and find the compulsory Jumma Namaz stoppage in the Gulf,a critical break/departure in our hyper modern lives where one privileges the Almighty. Ameen.

Migration Governance as Proxy SDG for Cities: A New Framework

The frame which Sustainability operates has been reduced to a risk management smart beta, where it is a proxy for qualitative risk on a project level but the conceptual lens has great potential for understanding long term scenario planning as countries like Singapore or even other parts of the world which are human magnets (such … More Migration Governance as Proxy SDG for Cities: A New Framework

Laksa in the Gulf

Laksa and Kopio in Abu Dhabi. Some food is purely emotional. Transnational flows of culinary symbols as totems of the past. Excellent fare at the newly opened Ming’s at Wahda Mall in Abu Dhabi. #selflove

Green Spaces: Sustainable Cities Discussion in Dubai

It was a dusty morning in downtown Dubai at the offshore campus of MODUL University at JLT1, a plush office block where the Emirates Environmental Group, UAE ‘s premier Environmental Non Profit had organised an intellectually invigorating morning of ideas on the Sustainable Cities and Communities theme. The line up of speakers where the Who’s … More Green Spaces: Sustainable Cities Discussion in Dubai

GMC.

The Gulf Middle Class is a vernacular extension of the psycho geography of South Asia, a global Mofussil never at ease at home and the home overseas. This liminal life however has the cover of low end globalisation but is a model of multiculturalism, the only constant being survival and the pay check at the … More GMC.

The Global Mofussil

The Gulf Middle Class is a vernacular extension of the psycho geography of South Asia, a global Mofussil never at ease at home and the home overseas. This liminal life however has the cover of low end globalisation but is a model of multiculturalism, the only constant being survival and the pay check at the … More The Global Mofussil

An evening On The Art of Photography with FAQ in Dubai

It was a near end summer evening at the plush and airy environs of the Art Jameel, which is a premier exhibition space in Dubai and had a really nice niche bookstore and cafe. UAE’s Culturati had arrived and it was a packed house as New York based Photographer Farah Al Qasimi with Art Critic … More An evening On The Art of Photography with FAQ in Dubai

Badla, a review

Badla is Mr. Bachchan’s film. The thespian actor still commands a presence. Tapasee is the most natural actor, as she holds her screen presence with respect to Amit ji. Red Chillis Entertainment did not have to invest much clearly as it is shot in a couple of rooms. The Spanish IP clearly worked, and Sujoy … More Badla, a review