Articles by rajw

While this month’s chicane may seem a bit off topic in a country where there is no toll charge to use a road, it is the season for travel and so many of us will actually have paid a toll in these months that you’ll forgive me for taking up…

You can’t spend years in close association with automotive memorabilia without realising that the genre has an allure and appeal that can suck in the very hard hearted among us. After all, even a keychain with the flying Bentley wings, a cup with a Porsche logo and a baseball cap…

The other day I was glancing through some pages when I realised that my mind was sending me warnings. There’s something not quite right on the page and no amount of reading under, over or between the lines seemed to bring out the problem. It was then that I realised…

What is the most irritating thing that you face as a driver? Is it the traffic jam on the way home? Or is it the sonorous drone that your passenger chooses to highlight their snores as you drive through the night? Or could it be the poor signage that makes…

The month of March this year brought us the news of Jeremy Clarkson being suspended over a fracas with one of the producers of his show. I resisted the temptation to follow in the fashion of so many colleagues of mine. The social interweb was beckoning for a comment –…

The latest Internet sensation seems to be the stuff that raises questions about what it is that really matters to us human beings. A lady posts a picture of her dress and asks what colour do you see? From the responses, there is a clear separation of respondents into two…

The other day I noticed that a post of mine showed up on Facebook complete with a geotag that put my location down to an area of Muscat. Now that’s where home is, but on the other hand that incident reminded me that we are increasingly leaving a digital trail…

All right – first I need to tell you, don’t complain if you haven’t seen the movie yet. While I am not giving out anything about the plot, it has been out there in the universe for long enough. So I don’t have to shout spoiler alert! There are movies…

Neil Armstrong was a really lucky man. In the midst of the space race between the United States and the erstwhile USSR, hundreds of astronauts were in training for space missions. But it was to his good fortune that he was commander of the Apollo XI, thereby giving him the…

You don’t have to be part of the media to realise that you are an unwitting member of the media circus. The next best thing is just around the corner and you have your eyes glued to every screen your disposal. And all of this is for another couple of…