IWMF and INSI conducted a study about women media professionals bringing out shocking results about working conditions in terms of their safety and security. As much as talks about equality of women in the professional world carry and rage on...
Dubai's economy is bouncing back with latest trade figures revealing that Dubai's trade grew exponentially to over 1.32 trillion dirhams (about US$ 362 million) in 2013, leading to a growth of about 7.6%. Regarded to be one of the richest...
Price Water Coopers (PWC), the global reputed auditing firm recently conducted an international analysis about the prevalence of economic crimes in business organisations and institutions. But while concept of the analytical survey was straightforward enough, the detailed results of...
Celebrating a century of Indian cinema under sunny skies at Cannes Film Festival 2013 Sunny days and bright skies mark the landscape of Cannes today. Though the rains originally brought with them the magic of silver screen romance, the stars...
The rains are relentless at Cannes as the red carpets get soaked, and celebrities sashay around underneath their umbrellas. Sometimes one gets the feeling that the Rain Gods are creating a setting akin to the movies being screened at...
The 66th Cannes Film Festival has kicked off under thunderous torrential rain, adding to the charm of the French Riviera more famous for it's warm and sunny days. The cinematic glamour quotient has once again brought the spotlight to...
A new medicine for endometriosis was announced during the two-day Obs-Gyne Exhibition & Congress, held March 31 - April 2, 2013, at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre, UAE. Previously, the only remedy available for the medical condition...
"It clears your pain You soul is claimed again, my love You feel the need, it lets you bleed You must concede, my love." ~Thin Lizzy, Opium Trail~ Mumbai: Beautiful painted faces, glamorous clothes, trance music in the background and a smoke-filled room. You'd...
Do you ever get the feeling that you are being clandestinely followed or stalked online? For ex: remember writing that mail to your friends about the recent Himalayan expedition, only to find out on your next  login, scores of...
Are you constantly stressed out? Do you suffer from perpetual pangs of guilt - not being there for your child's PTA meeting, pending deadlines at work, forgetting dinner dates with friends? Don't worry, you are not alone. Being a...
With life expectancy still on the increase, the need to save and plan for retirement is becoming ever more critical. However, HSBC's latest report reveals that UAE residents are dangerously unprepared for their retirement, with 89% unable to describe...
Ecotourism has become one of the fastest growing sectors in the tourism industry. Those with a penchant for natural environments and exploring these areas are avid Eco-tourists. The International Ecotourism Society (TIES) in 1990, defines ecotourism  as "Responsible travel to...
Great Place to Work® Institute UAE, part of a global research, training and consultancy firm that recognizes the best workplaces in over 45 countries worldwide, revealed its third annual list of ‘Top 15 Companies to Work For in the...
"Cyberspace will become a main front in both irregular and traditional conflicts. Enemies in cyberspace will include both states and non-states and will range from the unsophisticated amateur to highly trained professional hackers. Through cyberspace, enemies will target industry, academia,...
“Within 6 hours deserts receive more energy from the sun than humankind consumes within a year” – Dr. Gerhard Knies An energy rich region as the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), with one of the largest oil and gas...
Booz & Company examines the pressing need for telecom operators to avoid price wars if they can – and still emerge on top if they can’t The thriving market for mobile services is intensely competitive. Operators are constantly offering new...
Halal Tourism has finally come of age. The tourism industry has finally woken up to  the potential that halal tourism industry holds, with 1.6 billion Muslims under it. The word halal refers to 'Islamically permissible'. Halal tourism involves, serving...
The latest Price Waterhouse Cooper (PwC) survey of World's Chief Executive Officers reveal that most of them believe 2013 is going to be a repeat performance of 2012. The CEO's attending the World Economic Forum in Davos said that...
“Rape is a crime against sleep and memory; its after image imprints itself like an irreversible negative from the camera obscure of dreams. Though their bodies would heal, their souls had sustained a damage beyond compensation." She lay there, with...

A meal @ Zuma

Location It was a busy Sunday afternoon (work day here in the UAE) when I decided to have lunch at Zuma, which is located in the Dubai International Financial Centre, the heart of the city and not far from Burj...
UN-Habitat’s ‘Wheel of Prosperity’ has identified five dimensions which are equality and monority rights, environmental sustainability, quality of life, infrastructure, and productivity for a well-balanced development, in a report on Thursday. The centre of the ‘wheel’, identified as ‘hub’, is...
I was contacted to attend the Harley-Davidson’s Open House 2012 - “Join the Ride, Change Lives” late last month. And to be honest, I thought it was no more than a marketing event where people will get-together for the sake...
Apple today posted a video in tribute to Steve Jobs on its website. Jobs died on October 5, 2011. Apple's Tribute Video to Steve Jobs Apple's CEO Tim Cook wrote a note: Steve’s passing one year ago today was a sad and difficult...
International Committee of Red Cross annual report said major crises that erupted in 2011 in the Middle East and North Africa caused immense suffering among millions of people that lasted well into 2012 and made them heavily dependent on...
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) is the world's richest sovereign wealth fund, according to a global organisation designed to study sovereign wealth funds. The Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF) Institute listed ADIA's assets at a staggering $627 billion. The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority...
“Antibiotic resistance is one of the three greatest threats to human health.” ~ WHO, 2009 TIMELINE REPORT: June 2007 - 2008, N. Ireland: Five hospitals in Northern Ireland's Northern Trust area were hit by the spread of the Clostridium difficile bug between June 2007...
Thanks to globalisation, we now see a few major brands all over the world. McDonald’s is perhaps one of the most internationally recognised brands that can be found almost everywhere around the globe. While you might not be surprised...
At the beginning of the millennium, Dubai set the vision to become the fastest growing tourist destination in the world. Scores of mass tourism destinations were planned and work commenced immediately after approval. The idea was to expand Dubai's...
Online education is one of many options available to the Middle East region’s professionals but how popular is it among them? What are perceptions of employers and peers when it comes to online courses and degrees in the region? Following...
By Salma Nawlo Most people take pride in where they come from. The Brits have their Regal Court and the Australians have their crocodiles. In America, not only do people congregate as one to contemplate the right for independence early...