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Trial-and-error governs new space programme

Trial-and-error governs new space programme

‘If everything goes according to plan, we may not need additional Soyuzes. But here’s something else we know: Usually things don’t go according to plan,’ Nasa Administrator Jim Bridenstine tells Samantha Masunaga

Ugandan community celebrates 57th Independence Day with style

Ugandan community celebrates 57th Independence Day with style

The Ugandan community in Qatar recently celebrated their 57th Independence Day with traditional fervor and colourful cultural and music events.

“Urdu has a strong imprint on Bollywood” — Shatrughan Sinha, Veteran Indian actor, politician

“Urdu has a strong imprint on Bollywood” — Shatrughan Sinha, Veteran Indian actor, politician

A language always serves as a means of connection. Urdu as a “Hindustani” language connects people both inside and outside India.

Ad-Du’aa if ever we needed it...

Ad-Du’aa if ever we needed it...

And when My slaves ask you (O Muhammad) concerning Me then (answer them), I am indeed near. I respond to the invocation of the supplicant when he call on me. So let them obey Me and believe in Me so that they may be led aright. [Al-Baqarah 186]

Official opening of B-lounge brings entertainment and fusion cuisine

Official opening of B-lounge brings entertainment and fusion cuisine

The Ritz-Carlton, Doha’s highly anticipated– B-lounge and restaurant, officially opened its doors to visitors on Wednesday evening.

Netflix and the streaming wars

Netflix and the streaming wars

The company faces an existential challenge from a new crop of rivals determined to beat it at its own game. Next month, Apple and Disney will launch their streaming platforms, followed by WarnerMedia and NBCUniversal next year, writes Wendy Lee

Balance vs Burnout

Balance vs Burnout

This week on my Instagram live show Swalif (chit chat in Arabic), we talked about staying balanced so you can avoid burning yourself out.

Countries form ‘Vegan World Alliance’

Countries form ‘Vegan World Alliance’

As ‘The Year of the Vegan 2019’continues, four countries have taken a huge step for the industry by uniting to form an alliance, known as the ‘Vegan World Alliance (VWA)’.

Flamenco dance charms Spanish community at Katara

Flamenco dance charms Spanish community at Katara

The Spanish community in Qatar was recently enthralled by flamenco dance performance by a visiting troupe at Katara’s opera house that was packed to capacity as the audience remained glued to their seats till the end of the show.

The great desert run

The great desert run

The couple, with irreconcilable differences over Donald Trump, travels into the desert east of San Diego with a handful of volunteers who fill and maintain more than 100 water stations scattered along the sun-bleached California borderlands for thirsty migrants, writes Cindy Carcamo

Popular Indian designer says fashion is key to social identity

Popular Indian designer says fashion is key to social identity

Fashion is a social marker. People can understand someone by looking at the fashion they wear. You can also derive what kind of personality an individual has by looking at the way they dress and the colours they wear.

Standing tall

Standing tall

The project earned criticism for its price tag, but it is being seen as a positive sign for the health of New York libraries, writes Miranda Bryant

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