Solar power a boon for Oman

by Faisal Mohammed Naim
Solar energy can be used for domestic as well commercial purposes, even for lighting up a desert camp at nigh

Mexican cuisine: Sombrero, the new fusion restaurant at Al Khuwair

by Hi magazine
Sombrero, the new fusion restaurant at Al Khuwair, has undertaken a complete makeover, from menu to ambience, to shake off the purely Mexican tag and offer patrons an all-new experience of fusion food

Oman's restaurant: Food Festival at Kamat

by Salim Joseph
The distinct flavours of Rajasthani cuisine from the Indian subcontinent await food aficionados at the ongoing Rajasthani food festival at Kamat, Ruwi

Oman crime: Asian held for stealing from bill payment kiosk

by Times News Service
The accused broke the company door and the machine at night and stole OMR7,000

Oman Air's flight to India delayed for more than seven hours

by REJIMON K
"Passengers were disembarked from the aircraft," a source claimed

Majlis Al Shura targets expats in Oman working past 60

by FAHAD AL GHADANI/REJIMON K
With thousands of Omanis looking for jobs, Majlis members debate giving extension to expats beyond 60 and too under special circumstances when there is no choice
Technology
Audi's electric car claims to cover 450km on single charge
by Reuters

By 2020, fewer than one in 20 vehicles produced is forecast to be equipped with electrified powertrains, business consultants KPMG said in a survey in January.

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Features
Misophonia: The flapping sounds of fury
by Barron H. Lerner/The New York Times News Service

I can't stand it when someone behind me at a movie chews popcorn with his or her mouth open. I mean, I really can't stand it

Columns
Of Eliot's masterpiece and Kremlin murder
by Justin Yifu Lin

Today, Eliot's masterpiece can be read as a warning about the path being taken by Russia, where politics under President Vladimir Putin has been growing murderously medieval

Round Up
So what colour is this dress?
by Andrew Schofield/ Th

There has been passionate debate on the Internet over a blue and black dress that to some people — perhaps even the majority — appears white and gold

Health
The common cold and other nasal problems
by Dr Nishit Shah, Cand

Nasal problems are common in the general population. Many people experience nasal and sinus problems. Symptoms can be in the form of running nose, sneezing, blockade of nose and headache or facia pain

Entertainment
Movie review: Boys of Abu Ghraib
by T.A. Ameerudheen

The Boys of Abu Ghraib is not a film for the faint-hearted. For, it may be tough to watch the 100-minute drama that depicts physical and mental torture inside prison