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KAUST will become one of the best in the world

  • For any institution to achieve international acclaim as a world-class establishment takes considerable time. But, the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), just five-years-old, can boast of virtually achieving the impossible, already being described as the Arab Massachusetts...
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Lata Mangeshkar: The melody queen of India

  • Any mention of Hindi playback singer Lata Mangeshkar, reverentially called Lataji, takes me down memory lane....
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Jewels of Ajman: Medical university and stud farm

  • When I first happened to pass through Ajman from Dubai and then Sharjah I had thought that it would take ages for this emirate to develop like the other member states of the United Arab Emirates. At the time Ajman barely covered an area of l00 square kilometers with a population of 36,000 people....
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Gazzaz: Home of scents and silk

  • MY first reaction on entering the showroom of Gazzaz in the Balad area of Jeddah was to take a deep sigh of pleasure saying to myself “oh how nice.” The shop then was easily the best of its kind for perfumes, silk scarves and other accessories. Today, there are certainly many such...
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Mohammed Ali Hafiz: Retiring after great career

  • DURING the early seventies of the last century, four very enterprising Saudi gentlemen decided to publish an English-language daily newspaper in the Kingdom — a newspaper that could cater to the needs of millions of foreigners who were coming to take part in the unprecedented economic boom...
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Sonia Gandhi: Undisputed leader of Congress party

  • IT was a chance in a lifetime. I saw her one fine evening standing alone in the garden after I had completed my interview with her husband, former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. As she used to decline any formal requests for press interviews when he was alive. I just walked over and greeted...
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Sheikh A.L. Jameel: The man behind Toyota in Saudi Arabia

  • HE was one of the most famous businessmen of the Kingdom, as he is now, when I met him for an interview for this newspaper in the 1980s. He was a leading entrepreneur by virtue of being the sole agent for Toyota brand in the Kingdom, which was then and now the premier car brand in Japan and one...
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Imran Khan: A journey from a cricket legend to a popular politician

  • IMRAN Khan Niazi, born in 1952 in Lahore, Pakistan, was destined to become the best cricketer in Pakistan and one of the best in the world. He was also one of the best looking men to represent his country. Having studied in Pakistan and later on in Oxford University, the United Kingdom, he was...
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Nepal: Beauty amid adversity

  • I first visited Nepal in the Himalayas in 1986, as it was one of the most picturesque countries in Asia and housed the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest....
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