Thursday 24 July 2014

Saudi, UAE ban controversial novel

An Arabic translation of a novel by a former Bahrain resident has been banned in two Gulf states.   Aadujeevitham (Goat Days) was written by the author Benyamin and tells the story of an abused migrant worker in


New novel puts spotlight on expat workers

An Indian surgeon based in Bahrain, has launched his debut novel, 'Algebra of Hope' which deals with the exploitation being faced by migrant workers in the Middle East. Dr Ranjit Divakaran, a maxillofacial surgeon at the King Ha


Gérard Café launches book club

Gérard Café, a leading French patisserie with a solid customer base in the UAE, has announced the launch of its new Gérard Book Club. The book club event, which will take place every 2-3 weeks at Gérard Café Downtown Dubai, will provide a


Doha Film Institute backs Mira Nair project

Doha Film Institute has partnered with award-winning filmmaker Mira Nair (of Salaam Bombay!, Monsoon Wedding, The Namesake fame) to bring the best seller novel 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist,' on to the big screen.   ‘The Reluctan


'Harry Potter' hits Web before big box office debut

Warner Bros studio said on Wednesday it was working to remove a 36-minute Internet leak of the new 'Harry Potter' film ahead of what industry experts said could be the biggest opening weekend box office yet for the major movie franchise.


Farnek Avireal unveils 'green clean'

Farnek Avireal, a leading UAE-based facilities management company, has unveiled a novel colour-coded cleaning process using only sustainable chemicals and reusable cloths. The new German cleaning process avoids bacteria cross-contamination

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