Anoushka Shankar, performing at Dubai Opera this autumn, shares her musical perspective on multiculturalism in Issue 24 of Vision. Daughter of late sitar maestro Ravi Shankar, she is today a celebrated musician in her own right. With a childhood spanning Delhi and London, she has sought to infuse her art with influences from both cities, transforming the traditional sound of the sitar and demonstrating, as she explains in her interview, “how well different cultures can truly work together.”
In this issue, legendary actor Steven Berkoff shares the secret of theatrical villainy and offers his thoughts on interpreting the Bard on the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. Trainers and owners from as far afield as South Korea and the US talk about their highlights from the Dubai World Cup.
Culture plays an invaluable role in the economic and social wellbeing of a nation. British-Emirati director Ali Mostafa explains how it feels to be at the vanguard of a regional movie scene that's going from strength to strength. Also championing the region's theatre scene is our cover star Kevin Spacey, who tells us why he hopes to nurture a home-grown culture of dramatic arts in the Middle East
In the last couple of decades China has emerged as a powerhouse in geopolitics, culture and commerce. DIFC Governor His Excellency Essa Kazim speaks to Vision about the free zone’s 10 years of success and its plans to double in size in response to growing demand from the Far East. In an exclusive interview, Nobel laureate and microfinance pioneer Muhammad Yunus explains why he believes capitalism can, and should, be caring.
The 21st century has already brought huge technological developments that are impacting every area of our lives. Vision explores life in the 'digital age' and looks to the future to predict how the ways in which we might travel, communicate and share knowledge will revolutionise the movement of the human race
The global banking crisis has forced the world to re-examine existing economic structures, with some of the finest economic minds today charting new courses for a stable and sustainable global economy. In this issue, Vision considers some of the most interesting financial, economic and corporate models that are emerging from this new paradigm.
In Dubai it is said that “every day is an opportunity” – we demonstrate why through a series of features that explore the ways in which the emirate is positioning itself for the future, and tell the stories of some inspirational individuals who are already benefiting from, and contributing to, Dubai’s uniquely enabling environment.