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About Sukanya Seshadri

Sukanya Seshadri

Sukanya Seshadri

Sukanya believes that an ideal religion would be one founded by both Carl Sagan and Kurt Vonnegut. This astronomy geek and aspiring writer has spent a little more than a year playing in the monkeybars of the advertising industry - writing, learning and writing. Music, books, afternoon naps, faraway places and the journeys to them make her grin cheek to cheek. She identifies with Doha as one of her homes after having lived here for 19 years. Post–travel disorientation is her favorite state of mind and snailmail is her most preferred means of communication, so send her a postcard, or for now just tweet to @essyoukayi.

Posts By Sukanya Seshadri

As the sun goes down on Katara Art Centre, one less platform remains for local artists

June 3, 2014 |

Katara Art Center (KAC), one of Qatar’s foremost independent art platforms, will shut down on June 30 this year due to the lack of financial support and the reallocation of their space at Katara for other ventures.

The Center, which … Read More

In Doha, a rare green block to give way to a luxury spa; Destruction of Al Messila Farm a cause for despair

May 27, 2014 | | 5 Comments

Al Messila Forest, a tree farm spread out over approximately 132,000 square metres in Qatar along the Doha Expressway, is being torn down to be replaced by a luxury resort and spa.

In a country where the presence of … Read More

‘Modesty’ campaign relaunched. What’s your definition of modesty?

May 21, 2014 | | One Comment

‘Reflect your Respect’, a campaign to promote modest dressing in public, is all set to launch on June 20, just before Ramadan. This campaign, which was previously known as ‘One of Us’, is a grassroots campaign aimed at encouraging expatriate men … Read More

Hello, Summer! Flies and roaches everywhere… here’s your guide to pest control in Qatar

May 19, 2014 | | 2 Comments

Summer is here and although that means clothes turning crisp and dry within an hour or two out on the clothesline, it’s also the time when the fruit flies, rodents and roaches come out to play.

Rather than spending precious … Read More

Qatar’s homegrown Evently app hopes to go from the incubation centre to every smartphone in town

May 15, 2014 | | 3 Comments

How many times have you found out about an event only after it has gone by? A common complaint people in Qatar have is about finding out about events much after they are over.

Four individuals in Qatar recognised this … Read More

International Workers Day: Qatari officials acknowledge problems, but no significant change to laws announced

May 1, 2014 |

Though no substantial changes to the law were announced, officials speaking at the Conference On Labor Rights Protection on International Labor Day acknowledged that there was a problem, and that the laws can be changed.

In the last week, media … Read More

From a car to cooler trucks: The journey of a raw juice entrepreneur

April 14, 2014 | | One Comment

Being an entrepreneur is no mean feat in Qatar, or anywhere else. Couple that with introducing a new lifestyle through health drinks in a country where unhealthy fast food options and health diseases are aplenty, and the challenges multiply manifold. … Read More

Qatari motor racers complain of lack of support for local talent

March 11, 2014 | | One Comment

A passion for motor-racing comes at a cost. An investment of up to QR1.5 million a year. However, it’s not just a lack of financial backing that has placed Qatari racers in a lurch, it’s also the failure to provide … Read More

Qatar’s tepid entertainment scene sees few A-listers; sponsorships and permits remain an issue

March 5, 2014 | | One Comment

Photo Courtesy: Flash Entertainment

Despite niche cultural events, the mass entertainment scene in Qatar is quite low-scale as far A-list performances go. JustHere speaks to events organisers to understand why Qatar fails to

The frequency … Read More

Villa-sharing ban demanded by CMC; but the practice thrives as rents increase

February 5, 2014 | | One Comment

In an effort to reduce the pressure on public utilities such as water, electricity and parking spaces, the Central Municipal Council (CMC) has called for strict measures to ban expatriate families from partitioning their independent residential units to house more … Read More

6˚ of Separation: In pursuit of art and success

January 27, 2014 |

After Latifa Al-Darwish last time, our series comes full circle with Dana Al-Safar. Dana is a painter, writer of short stories and Assistant Producer at Al Jazeera Children’s Channel. Read about her love for life, art and her pursuit for … Read More

UPDATED: Best of Qatar’s home-based food services

January 24, 2014 | | 5 Comments

Not in the mood to dine alfresco at a gourmet restaurant, or to sip on a delicious cup of karak in a hole in the wall eatery, or take away a casual shawarma?

Here are some delicious, homemade food options, … Read More