Month: September 2016

Taxi ranks would make life easier for commuters

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It has become extremely difficult to find a taxi in Abu Dhabi in the mornings.

Many commuters have to wait for more than 30 minutes to find a taxi. Added to this problem is the absolute lack of discipline because there is no queuing system.

As people wait in the sun, you can hear their frustrations and sometimes see heated arguments.

I hope the authorities can increase the number of taxis on the road during peak hours. It would also be appreciated if they could implement dedicated taxi ranks with shelters throughout the city.

Ramesh Menon, Abu Dhabi

Letters to the editor: The National Dt 30 September 2016Taxi rank.jpg

Tabalatronic in Abu Dhabi – an international musical fusion event

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Tabalatronic by Subash Dhunoohchand and Ramesh Menon

Alliance Française Abu Dhabi is organizing Tablatronic, an international musical fusion event, on Friday, 30th September 2016 at Novotel Al Bustan Ballroom, Abu Dhabi.

The event will have Subhash Dhunoohchand (from Réunion Island) and Ramesh Menon (from Abu Dhabi), performing on various percussion instruments at this cine-concert of worldwide music and an exhibition of fascinating images of Réunion Island.

Performing on stage along with them will be Solange and Nino, the singers of Gayamb, a Creole band that used to play in Reunion Island many years ago. They play original and traditional songs with this particular rhythm from the Indian Ocean called “Sega”: a music mixed from African, Indian and European origins, reflecting the great melting pot of people in Réunion Island that live together for centuries in harmony. Their recent performances included Southern Africa, Bahrain, Oman as well as in UAE.

Tabalatronic tickets can be availed online on Time Out (online) and at Alliance Francaise (paper ticket – contact 02 6122900).

If you, or any of your friends are interested, kindly extend the invitation to them. I will be happy to arrange passes for them to be attend.

Thanks and sincere regards for your support.


Tablatronic by Subhash Dhunoochand

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Tablatronic’s ticketing is now available on Time Out (online)

and at Alliance Francaise (paper ticket – contact 02 6122900)

Welcome to attend Tablatronic by Subhash Dhunoochand on Friday, 30th September 2016 at Novotel Al Bustan Ballroom, Abu Dhabi.

Be charmed by Subhash & Ramesh and the cine-concert of worldwide music and his fascinating images of Reunion Island.

Eid Wishes

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Dear all,

Wishing you and your family Eid Mubarak.

With my sincere personal regards,

Ramesh Menon

p.s: Happy to see my click of Sheikh Zayed mosque being used for Eid greetings.

Ganesan K Ganesan & Dhanushya – Melodious father daughter duo

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Ganesan K Ganesan & Dhanushya – Melodious father daughter duo

During my recent visit, I got to listen to the father-daughter duo at a private function. Amazingly talented, combined they take us to the yesteryears melodious musical numbers. I sincerely wish them good luck in their musical journey ahead, a unique, as the father and daughter sing with pleasing voice the songs which you always wish to hear again again the songs of yesteryears as well as contemporary ones.. Good luck and god bless.

My best wishes to Sr Ganesan K Ganesan and his daughter Dhanushya

Eid Fair at Kadugodi Village

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Eid Al Adha was celebrated this year at Bangalore. In the evening, walked around a village fair. It was interesting to see the fun and fanfare associated.

Wish everyone a blessed year ahead.