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The carry-on electronics ban affecting some incoming flights from parts of North Africa and the Middle East may expand to include routes from Europe. CBS News reported on Tuesday that the Department o...
I had just barely revelled in the glory of my last article on Munich when my husband came home one day from work and broke the news. We were moving to Abu Dhabi in three months! It feels like since that day someone pressed the fast-forward button and life has been sweeping me along from one blurry, action-packed month to another.
The most difficult enigma of Gulf Malayali life remains this: how does this over-politicised community, used to incessant cycles of protest marches, labour strikes and sit-ins, meekly submit itself to the tyrannical discipline of work life in the Gulf? How could they unlearn their deeply entrenched Stalinist version of communism and make themselves amenable to the avaricious designs of predatory capitalism? Did they actually suppress their genetically inherited irreverence and cynicism or just compartmentalise their life so neatly and adopt a schizophrenic existence?