I like the Metro. If it was closer to where I live, I'd use it frequently. As it stands, I hardly do. When I was in the UK though, public transport was all I used. And let me tell you one thing, getting onto the Northern line at 6pm on a weekday equals to being … Continue reading People who shouldn’t get on the Dubai Metro
Review – Sucker Punch Devina Divecha is disappointed by a hollow Sucker Punch. You watch the first few minutes of Sucker Punch and think Wow – that is superb! I hope the rest of the movie is like this. But it isn’t. Sucker Punch starts beautifully, with a chilling rendition of Sweet Dreams (Are Made … Continue reading Review – Sucker Punch | The Graduate Times
Screenshot of Grace App; supplied by Lisa Domican We've recently ordered an iPad2 for Karan, having heard a lot about how apps are being used to encourage people with autism to communicate. My brother is non-verbal, which means he does not talk to communicate with us. He has a few signs, but a lot of … Continue reading Grace App for autism free on World Autism Awareness Day, 2 April 2011
At Dubai Twestival, I was given the wonderful opportunity to speak for a few minutes about autism, given my personal interest in it. I remember having a vague idea - a bullet point list if you will - of things I wanted to cover in the 2-4 minutes I was allotted. Problem was, once I … Continue reading Remember #autism even after #DubaiTwestival
Hello, I'm blogging to appeal for book donations. Manzil, a centre for special needs children, which is based in Sharjah, is planning to host a book sale sometime in June (I don't have exact dates yet) to raise funds for their school. My brother has been going to their school for quite some time now, … Continue reading Donate books to help raise funds for special needs school
Books! Authors! More books! The Emirates Lit Fest, as it's popularly known, was held in Dubai from March 8 to March 12. They have a lovely lineup of talks and workshops conducted by authors from the Middle East region as well as internationally. One thing I'd really love to bring people's attention to was the … Continue reading Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2011
Review – I am Number Four Devina Divecha reviews the newest sci-fi action epic to hit the screen I am Number Four hits your senses with its opening scene: a dramatic chase in the middle of a jungle by unknown creatures. An action film – stop right there. I am Number Four is a film … Continue reading Review – I am Number Four | The Graduate Times
I'm waaay back in the book signing queue... Eoin Colfer is very popular!