Three years ago, when Wejdan al Zadjali, then barely ten years old, learnt of a competition that was being organised by the Ministry of Education (MoE) for young inventors, she knew it was time to showcase her 'dream project'.
It's the knowledge of those “small little things” about Middle Eastern cooking that has given this master chef an edge over his contemporaries.
After clearing the tough semifinals, the day finally arrived for 55 finalists in three categories to battle it out for the coveted Muscat Daily Listen Up trophies.
Sporty chic, luxe athletic...call it what you want.
When they strut down the arid land, the vastness of the surrounding wilderness humbles in comparison.
It seemed almost a foregone conclusion that Kuzhalmannam Ramakrishnan would find his calling in music.
Ten year old Hisham al Siybi is not an easy child to tame. Like most young boys, he likes it rough; an occasional cat-and mouse-like chase, football on the field, or drubbing schoolmates are what he looks forward to on any given day.
It is April 1994. The plane carrying the then Rwandan president Juvenal Habyarimana is shot down, and what ensues is mayhem and massacre, the worst genocide the world has ever witnessed when streets of Rwanda became awash with blood of Tutsis and Hutus who were their sympathisers.