Month: September 2007

Weekend at Jebel Hafeet

The climate in Dubai is cooling down a bit right now, with winter just around the corner. Well don’t say “Yay!!” yet. The temperature has been hovering around 26-30 degrees – usually it is well over 40! So, if you are in Dubai or anywhere in the UAE, now is the right time to visit […]

Are You a Tour Guide?

I got an e-mail, from VIAmigo.com. The web site is run by Jeff Goldsmith, a Photographer. The mail that was sent to me, asked me whether I knew of any tour guides in the Middle East, who might be interested in sigining up at VIAmigo.com as Tour Guides. The mail also asked me to post […]

Saving is Sin. Spending is Virtue.

Came across this piece of reasoning by one Professor Jagdish N Bhagwati, Department of Economics, Columbia University. It’s titled “Saving is Sin. Spending is Virtue.” Japanese save a lot. They do not spend much. Also Japan exports far more than it imports. Has an annual trade surplus of over $100 billions. Yet Japanese economy is […]

Xbox 360 Rocks!!

Yes, I know I am a bit too late in saying this, but I finally got my hands on an Xbox 360. While the gaming console launched in 2005, in the US, it took a little over 2 years for Microsoft to bring it to the Middle East. The gaming console finally launched after a […]