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That 70s Feeling

That 70s Feeling

A homegrown Omani creation that stands out as one of sultanate’s successful international brand forays, Amouage is no longer just about being one of the most luxurious and expensive perfumes in the world. Creative director Christopher Chong, with no background in the fine art of perfumery, has managed to create immensely complex and evocative fragrances, that tell a different story each time.

A pinch of history

A pinch of history

Homegrown cafés in and around Muscat bring in a nostalgic trend by adding a bit of the sultanate’s history and culture in their food and design concepts

35mn year old elephant fossils found in Dhofar

35mn year old elephant fossils found in Dhofar

A five-member geological team has unearthed 35mn year old fossils of a primitive elephant and some mammals such as rodents in Adyam area in Dhofar.

Astronomers capture the first ever image of a 'new-born planet'

Astronomers capture the first ever image of a 'new-born planet'

It is official. For the very first time ever, astronomers have managed to capture the image of a planet 'being born' in our galaxy as it moves through a vast ocean of planet-forming dust and gas around its sun, an orange dwarf almost 370 light-years away from Earth.

What Fathers Want

What Fathers Want

There are everyday questions that we seek answers for on the Internet – from DIY face masks to how to get turmeric stains off your shirt. Then, there are other complex questions that don't necessarily need answers, but are more about identifying with a group of people who are going through a similar experience, are facing a similar dilemma or trying to manoeuvre their way safely (and sanely) through same challenges.

Global warming will make veggies harder to find: study

Global warming will make veggies harder to find: study

Global warming is expected to make vegetables significantly scarcer around the world, unless new growing practices and resilient crop varieties are adopted, researchers warned on Monday.

The power to make a difference

The power to make a difference

The year 2018 is just getting better, says Jane Jaffer, who has been awarded the MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II. “I got a call from the embassy and when they told me about it, I nearly fell off my chair,” says Jane, who thought she was being called to the British Embassy to work on a special project.

Couture of Elegance

Couture of Elegance

Young designer Jehan Sultan has launched her first collection without much fanfare. In an age of hype and uber-publicised launches, this was quite an unusual way for a budding designer to announce her arrival. But then again, the essence of brand ‘Jehan Sultan’ would be lost if it were anything but simple and sophisticated.