Adieu, farewell, Ma’a salama…this one is going to be all about goodbyes! We were all set to go to Phuket to attend the big fat Indian wedding of a friend’s daughter, but it was not meant to be.
Ramadan Mubarak… . It has been a week since the holy month of Ramadan began and this is the month to engage in increased prayer and charity and to practice increased self-discipline.
“I go in for what is known in the trade as 'light writing' and those who do that - humorists they are sometimes called - are looked down upon by the intelligentsia and sneered at.”
Half a century and one year ago (no need to look for your calculator - it was May 27, 1964!) we were getting ready to celebrate the half century plus three years of a self-made man who had put himself through school and college and apart from becoming a successful engineer, had become a much sought-after astrologer in the country.
The race is over…at least the one that was on for nine months between Oman and the UK is now officially over.