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#almostcricket, art gallery vs. cricket stadium

Updated: Oct 4, 2023

Five reasons I prefer visiting an art gallery vs. getting caught in a cricket stadium.

It’s always easy to look ‘interested’ in an art gallery. These are just a few actions that can make you look interested in the art, however, they don’t work for a cricket match.

  1. You can stare endlessly into an artwork and call it ‘deep’ and nobody would question the black expression on your face.

  2. You can casually throw around words like — stroke and inspiration.

  3. You can call a work of art — beautiful, inspirational, dreamlike, et al. — and your answer will be acceptable, for art is subjective.

  4. Unless it’s a group art show, you need to remember only one artist’s name!

  5. You don’t have to take sides.

Tell me: What do you want to read next or don’t? Just send over a gift card. I am also now open to collaborating for exposure. Have you participated in the ongoing competition to win F&B vouchers? Head here: to win

I was not kidding about the latter, so here you go.

Read this post to win!

Note on collaboration for exposure: Mr Toad’s, Dubai’s go-to destination for big-screen sports action and great F&B deals has launched ‘Championships at the Pad’, with bargain packages of food and drinks to celebrate the Cricket World Cup. With an international snack menu reflecting classic cuisine from participating teams, Championships at the Pad has food from AED30, with platters of four different dishes for AED109, washed down with an all-day happy hour with hops, grapes, and spirits from just AED25.

What will you win? Five of you will win vouchers for Dh200/each from Mr. Toad’s, which will be valid at their outlets at Al Jaddaf, Dubai Investments Park, Garhoud, and Dubai Silicon Oasis.

How will you win? Do you know the drill?

  • Like and follow @mrtoadsme and @purvagr to qualify

  • Next, tag three of your friends, mentioning which Mr, Mrs, Miss, and Ms the individual is from the list on the column on the website and why in the comments on socials or the portal. Bonus points: If you come up with another ‘stereotype’. And yes, keep the game on as you can participate multiple times (with different players, of course)

  • Sit back and keep reading, playing, and praying your team wins until then.

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P.S.: I hope to write for 17 days until the CWC 2023 kickstart, so if you want to suffer (with me) keep coming back here for daily doses of what for now and for the lack of a better name I am calling my #notaboutcricket project, #almostcricket. If you’re into the LIKE, SHARE, and SUBSCRIBE to the FREE PLAN (damn!!) way of living then, of course, you can do that too. I also accept gift cards, just saying. Reach me at


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