The day calls for a celebration, and the eclectic cake is a metaphor for bitter-sweet moments, struggle and separation, but also of inspiration, success, and joy Fresh out of the oven, my country India leaves an aroma of stories that...
"It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents — except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our...
Civilization and culture must never cluster because otherwise it would rip civilization of generality; with local cultures, resultantly, obstructing its penetration doubtlessly with insurmountable resolve and resistance     History has always been on the qui vive, with intentions to...
The media these days is flush with sensational news articles on violence. They are more worried about increasing their TRP ratings. But this is a modest attempt to analyse the reasons for such acts. There may be conflicting views on the...
Asma Bajawa, the Managing Director at People First, a Dubai based HR consultancy writes on how to market yourself to land on a job of your dreams As a business owner and employer, I am always looking for good talent...
Special to Arabian Gazette by Hermoine Macura The word Calligraphy comes from the Greek words "Kallos" meaning beauty and "Graphie" which means writing. In the modern sense, calligraphy relates to "the art of giving form to signs in an expressive, harmonious...
"The Brexit Committee has warned that even under the most optimistic scenario, there may not be enough time to complete all necessary work before the UK is scheduled to leave the EU. The Brexit Committee report also calls for...
Are you stumped in Dubai about guiding your gastronomical choices and are facing a dilemma about where to go out for dinner one night? Try simplify your life by choosing out the brand new restaurant IRIS rooftop restaurant and bar...
Cameras capture ideas through their eyes! This phrase illustrates a photography genre in which the artist makes a photograph of a concept or idea. It is called 'conceptual photography'. Few photographers are using Photoshop to edit and process the images but remember that all the magic...
The Background Punjabi cuisine is known to be one of India’s most distinct and popular type of cuisine offering quite a vast and interesting array of delectable and exotic dishes. The food is often cooked in a variety of culinary...
Nizami Ganjavi or the genius of the golden age of Muslims in the twelfth century Once upon a time, was a storyteller of genius who told stories about society in a small scale and about humanity on a universal scale....
Branding and marketing , have  entered a renewed phase with international brands. The strategy is simple, understand the mind of the consumer, and address his subliminal needs. Whether it is advertising, or marketing of products, these brands are always...
What is online identity? It is the presence of one’s self in an online setting. It is the projection of one’s thoughts and ideas over the Internet, to be read and understood by many people at once. It is...
Wadjda is a 12-year old girl who lives near Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Although she's growing up in a conservative country, Wadjda is a girl full of life who wears jeans and sneakers, listens to rock music...
Sometimes we wish we were birds. Flying to innumerable places, seeing the world through eyes unencumbered by boundaries and restrictions. But where our idealistic dreams of being birds and soaring across the world map may be left short-changed, there...
  Khaled Hosseini, the celebrated author of best selling novels "The Kite Runner" which sold 38 million copies in 2003 and an equally resounding "A Thousand Splendid Suns" in 2007, will be launching his third book, "And the Mountains Echoed",...
It all started when Dito Von Tease, 33, was looking for an original avatar to use as his profile picture on Facebook. He chose a finger as a disguise because he was not keen on revealing his identity. The young...
No matter whom we are or where we are in the world, one cannot deny that human rights and civil liberty are the most controversial topics, after politics, of our time. By all odds, the most debate-provoking topic in...
In the wake of the Second World War, the presence of powerful international and regional organizations, which can preserve peace and play effective mediatory roles between nations, emerged as an imperative requirement to all nations. To address that global need, international...
Unless you have been hiding under a sand dune for the past few years, you must have got an active Facebook (FB) account.  The level of activity and usage will probably depend on your age, gender and the proximity...
It seems the Indian rupee is still susceptible to volatile price swings -- first seen in the 1990's -- and that vulnerability was recently exposed when the rupee fell to an all-time low of nearly 70 rupees per dollar. The...
The first solar panels ever installed, were photo-voltaic solar panels mounted on military satellites and blasted into space from Cape Kennedy, Florida during the 'Space Race' of the 1960's. Many of those old, reliable PV solar-powered satellites are still up...
Earlier this year when I was in California- I realized it was such a good break. I asked myself, if a “break” and a “vacation” are the same thing and I realized that they are different.  I had a...
by Nicholas Brown. Many of the world's countries have been trying to address current or impending water shortages, adopt renewable energy sources, and more. However, while some have made strides, others are struggling. They need ideas, and Masdar is addressing this...
In his Op-Ed, Mohammad S. Moussalli analyzes the current security situations and political dilemma in the Middle East in view of ISIS savagery. In June 2014, a major offensive launched by the so-called Islamic State of Iraq & Greater Syria...
During the election campaign, Mitt Romney’s statement that “China is a currency manipulator” resonated throughout his economic plan and he made it a talking point to drive through this opinion into the public domain. Many feel that China artificially...
Marrakech the Ocher City of light will finally have a Grand Museum of Islamic Art worthy of the name  Founded in 1062 by Youssef Ibn Tachfin, first ruler of the Almoravid dynasty, Marrakech is at once imperial city, city of light,...

Mosaic of the Middle East

By Shima "Middle East, Mideast or Near East is the area around the south and eastern Mediterranean Sea, both sides of Red Sea and areas across the Gulf; from Iran to Morocco and Sudan to Turkey." This is one of the...
By Gabriele Rutkauskaite Sir Richard Branson is the head of The Virgin Group. As a billionaire and an innovator, he impresses a lot of people with his ideas, but as opposed to other billionaires, Branson did not study in a prestigious...
If you are a wanderlust, and have an addiction for travelling, discovering cultures and people; bonding with the new city's colours, thoughts, smell and taste; then you would also know that a city's travel quotient is determined by its...
It seems like that even though the Greek debt crisis has been going on forever, the leaders are now finally getting to terms with the beast that is on their hands and they are now getting to terms with...
Does friendship have an expiry date? This is the question I have been asking all the people around me for the past week. Having lost a friend or two along the way, I always think about the reasons for this breakup. Most...
The existing interminable regional conflicts among several nation countries along with the recurring armed clashes between political factions, fundamentalist groups, and state authorities are now common features of modern times. In most of the Muslim world, the core of...
As JFK said; "A rising tide lifts all boats." As the world economy improves, regional economies are rising on a tide of success created in other countries. Now that we are living in an evermore globalized world, nations are no...
by Nicholas Brown. People often argue about whether the economy or the environment is more important. As they are both critical, we must find a way to protect both. Fortunately, much can be done for both the environment without compromising...
As many of you know most of the gasoline available in North America today has a biofuel component of between 5 - 10 percent. Newer cars and trucks are E85 compatible, meaning they can operate with up to 85...
The moral pattern of politics has degenerated very often over the past six decades or so. Then, politicians and people’s representatives were primarily picked out for their governance skills, civil commitment, moral principles, and human values before other qualities....
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The Nyota Fund makes a positive impact on the lives of hopeful young students in the Ngara District of Kagera Region in Tanzania, which borders Burundi and Rwanda. The Nyota Fund works exclusively in the education sector, raising funds in...