Face masks and facial recognition… How will they co-exist?

Many facial recognition technology vendors are already preparing for a future where mask use will continue, or even increase. One US company offers masks with customers’ faces printed on them, so they can unlock their smartphones without having to remove it By Paul Haskell-Dowland It’s surprising how quickly public opinion can change. Winding the clocks […]

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Dancing away the pandemic blues: An out-of-the-box way to tide over gloom

Rahul Gupta, a dance teacher at a Qatar school, narrates how he and his pupils took the help of classical dance to fight the Covid-19 pandemic gloom, and, in fact, to emerge stronger mentally and emotionally By Ahmad Hamood Extraordinary circumstances call for out-of-the-box solutions. In terms of scale and global reach, the Covid-19 pandemic […]

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‘Writing retreat helps unlock writer’s block, boost creative flow’

Retreat curator Deeba Irfan tells 24x7Qatar that living, eating and sharing one’s raw, unpolished writing with fellow writers helps one get over the fear, and gives aspiring writers the confidence, as well as the chance to develop friendships with fellow writers for a lifetime. “You may find writing buddies who are working on similar genre,” […]

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‘Privileged to dream’, Qatar girl hopes to become international music name

Focused on her passion, Gayathri Karunakar Menon, is thankful to her parents and relatives for supporting her journey as a musician and feels on top of the world on winning the prestigious award for song-writing at the Berklee College of Music By Lakshmana Venkat Kuchi Young and talented, Doha girl of Indian origin, Gayathri Karunakar […]

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Scared of maths? Here’s an ‘edupreneur’ who raises an ‘army’ of ‘maths demon slayers’

Avneet Makkar, an ex-Infosys employee who turned an ‘edupreneur’, has created a product that makes learning math a fun activity, fosters creative thinking, and sharpens logic, reasoning and problem-solving skills By Lakshmana Venkat Kuchi If your child is petrified of numbers and mathematical formulae, and you are worried about his or her future, you can […]

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Qatar brings out the best of nail artist’s creative repertoire

Anwar Nafees Khan, a nail artist, a marketing professional, a mime artist and a theatre personality, all rolled into one, is convinced that returning to the Nature is an eternal truth that people are seeking, especially in the post-Covid world By Lakshmana Venkat Kuchi The picturesque Doha has been an important milestone in the spiritual […]

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Oasis in the desert? Sikh farmers create one in Indian state

A small band of Sardars from Punjab turn a parcel of arid land in drought-prone Tamil Nadu village into an orchard. From this orchard in a village of Ramanathapuram, the Sikh farmers also harvest a steady crop of vegetables, which bring a steady income to meet daily expenses of the Akal Farms By KV Lakshmana […]

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Qatar National Library manuscripts shine spotlight on pandemics of the past

The Muslim and Arab world knew the devastating damage plagues, epidemics and pandemics could inflict, an amazing collection of rare books and original manuscripts housed in Qatar National Library (QNL) reveals Team 24x7Qatar The crisis the whole world has been experiencing over the last year caused by COVID-19, or the coronavirus, is not the first […]

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Covenants of Prophet Muhammad: Why documenting historical texts can boost social harmony

The project, which is headed by Ibrahim Zein, Professor of the History of Religions at CIS, began in 2017 and builds on John Andrew Morrow’s ‘The Covenants of the Prophet Muhammad with the Christians of the World’ — a 2013 publication which documented treaties granted by the Prophet to Christian communities Team 24x7Qatar The College […]

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Qatar student wins global song-writing contest

Gayathri Karunakar Menon, a student from Doha, won the song-writing contest of the prestigious Berklee College of Music for the year 2020.  By KV  Lakshmana It is not just the economic indicators that are putting Qatar ahead of most countries in the world. Young and talented persons, like Doha-based songwriter student Gayathri Karunakar Menon, are […]

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