WHAT’S TEAM FRIDAY UP TO?
I spent my last weekend in a food coma – Vishu, the South Indian festival, fell on a Friday this year, which meant I was home for sadya, the traditional lunch served on a banana leaf. Eleven dishes later I had a full stomach, and the custom of receiving cash gifts from the elders in the family meant my wallet was full too. Next weekend will be all about spending. Shreeja Ravindranathan, lifestyle writer
I hate goodbyes but there are times when you don’t have a choice. This week is one of those times as a friend of 19 years leaves Dubai for good. All I’m left with right now is that sense of vacuum, loss and heartache. Mrinal Shekar, deputy editor