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 An tenant in the Al Barsha area of Dubai has been sent a non-renewable contract by the landlord. Randi Sokoloff / The National

Dubai landlord refuses to pay back Rera fees after losing rent case

Keren Bobker helps a tenant who wants to know how to reclaim his RERA case fees and who has also been sent a contract with a “one-year nonrenewable” note.

 A Brabus Mercedes 6x6 Sports Utility Vehicle is readied for display during Auto China 2014 in Beijing, on April 20. Adrian Bradshaw / EPA

In pictures: Auto China 2014 exhibition

Leading automakers have gathered in Beijing for the kickoff of China’s biggest car show, but lacklustre growth and environmental restrictions in the world’s largest car market have thrown uncertainty into the mix. More than 1,100 vehicles are being showcased.

 A customer looks at a large mock-up of videogame console Game Boy.  Yoshikazu Tsuno / AFP Photo

Nintendo’s Game Boy at 25: hand-held legacy lives on

Nintendo’s trailblazing Game Boy marks its 25th anniversary Monday with the portable device’s legacy living on in cutting-edge smartphone games and among legions of nostalgic fans.

 Ashish Nehra of Chennai Super Kings bowls to Kings XI Punjab at Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Ravindranath K / The National

Hard-hitting Chennai not deterred by opening loss in IPL

But some questions remain about the team's attack ahead of Monday's match against Delhi Daredevils in Abu Dhabi, writes Osman Samiuddin.

 A projectionist takes a break in the projection room at Ariana Cinema in Kabul, Afghanistan. Going to the movies, once banned under the Taliban, has become a popular form of entertainment in Kabul, but women and children rarely take part. All photos by Photo by Jonathan Saruk / Reportage by Getty Images

Afghan cinema: Forbidden Reel

The lights go down and the projector whirls into action as Sher Mohammed, 35, begins his routine, bouncing back and forth between two projectors, winding reels, and adjusting the carbon arc lamps inside the projectors.

 Business class seats inside the Emirates Airbus A380. Chip East / Reuters

In it for the long haul: flying 16 hours with Emirates to LA

Our executive travel reviewer tries out the business class offering on Emirates' longest A380 route - and finds time passing quickly.


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Making a digital masterpiece: British Library gathers antique Ramayana into one virtual location

March 24, 2014

The finest illustrated manuscript of the Hindu epic has spent the past two centuries dispersed all over the world. We go behind the scenes at The British Library to discover how an online project has collected the 350-year-old volume in one virtual...

Ravinder Singh’s romantic overtures

November 30, 2013

Malavika Vettath meets Ravinder Singh, India’s dashing new king of romance writing, who takes his task of influencing young minds very seriously, indeed.

Neha Vora’s Impossible Citizens explores an Indian identity within the Emirates

November 26, 2013

In conversation with Neha Vora, an Indian-American professor who is at NYU Abu Dhabi this week to talk about her new book and Dubai’s longstanding Indian community and their relationship with the UAE.

What’s so cool about Ruskin Bond

November 11, 2013

Ruskin Bond, the much-loved children's author, delights his fans at the Sharjah International Book Fair.

Big names from the subcontinent at Sharjah Book Fair

November 4, 2013

The Indian Pavilion boasts a formidable line-up of stars and speakers, including Kamal Haasan and the former Indian president APJ Abdul Kalam, plus hundreds of best-selling titles.

Read all about it at the Sharjah book fair

October 24, 2013

This November's Sharjah International Book Fair promises to be bigger and better. The star this edition would arguably be Jeffrey Archer.

Eighty years after it was written, a Sexton Blake novel gets published

October 3, 2013

The discovery of a long-lost detective novel, written by an Indian author in the 1920s and recovered by a Princeton professor, is a great caper in itself, writes James Langton

Lailamah Giselle Khan’s eight-year-old wisdom hits shelves in Dubai

September 28, 2013

Encouraged by her parents to keep a diary during the two trips featured in the books, the young girl presents what may well be some of the first travelogues of their kind: for a child, by a child.

Indian storytellers speak to the child within us all

May 18, 2012

Charukesi Ramadurai talks with Indian storytellers who are keeping both legends and values alive.

Read, watch and sigh over literature's leading men turned film hunks

March 24, 2012

M invites you to swoon over our choices for the most irresistible literary males as they have been portrayed in films.

Many quiet delights at Jaipur Literary Festival

February 3, 2012

Away from the big names and controversy, the Jaipur Literary Festival still offered up many new finds for the discerning reader.