Vanaja Rao

Vanaja Rao is a Stone Editor at Gulf News and is based in Dubai.

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Recent Articles

Glossy magazines devoted to women's issues dwell at length on the importance of dressing appropriate for your shape. We are told we come in all shapes and sizes

I was amused to hear a 32-year-old man express surprise and dismay at being addressed as ‘uncle' by a young woman a mere ten years younger than him

It's strange how some behaviour can be viewed with indulgence in one country and regarded as offensive in another

The steep fall in rents prompted Vanaja Rao to move to Dubai after a long stay in Sharjah

Vanaja Rao writes: When he came into their lives he was a bedraggled mess, a mangy mutt on whom the son of the house had taken pity

Vanaja Rao writes: The modern technological world we live in, movies can be downloaded and watched in the privacy of one's home without having to step outside.

It seems appropriate that a Japanese thief has become a best-selling author.

Reading about fish that have developed ‘mosquito nets' to ensure a good sleep brought back memories.

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