Nature’s Call

Last year, on this very date - 17th November, something funny happened. At home. In order to understand the hilarity of the event, it is necessary to know the topography of the place where I live. The Gulf region is a developed desert, and rain is rare. Urbanism has propelled many countries in the region... Continue Reading →

Self Care Isn’t Selfish

A love letter to myself, this World Mental Health Day. Dear Self, This World Mental Health Day I thought its best to write to you. Maybe someone else may be inspired to do the same after all today is the day we remind ourselves that self care is not selfish.  We ought to remember that... Continue Reading →

Easy Baked Crème Caramel

Serves: 6 small ramekins; Preparation Time: 30 minutes; Baking Time: 40 minutes 170 grams castor sugar 500 ml full fat milk 100 grams white granulated sugar 3 full eggs 2 egg yolks 1 tsp vanilla essence slices of fresh orange for garnish (optional) 1. Firstly, prepare 6 ramekins for serving. To prepare caramel sauce, over... Continue Reading →

Live and Laugh a Little

"I do not have the talent of conversing easily with people I have never met before. " And so finally, I 'read' and 'watched'...Pride and Prejudice! Ofcourse, I'm late, but not intentionally. Let me rewind my stance: In grade 7, the class was introduced to Pride and Prejudice, a novel that was severely abridged for... Continue Reading →

Integrity

The title is so simple. Yet the quality or rather the personality is a complicated subset of honesty, grace, piety and propiety among several others. The topic came up today because there were not one, but two columns on the subject in the Opinion section of today's Khaleej Times. One was written by Karen Ann... Continue Reading →

For Food’s Sake!

Love makes the world go around. Foodies would disagree. I am one among them and proudly coming down a line of many foodie generations in my family. Love can break your heart. Food can mend it. Love can cause heart aches. Food makes you happy. It can remind you of the past and help you... Continue Reading →

Chicken and BBQ Sauce Pizza

Makes: 2 pizzas Preparation time: 35 minutes+proving+10-15 minutes baking For the pizza base: 225gms strong white bread flour ½ teaspoon salt ¾ teaspoon fast action dried yeast 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, plus extra for brushing 150 ml hand – hot water Semolina for sprinkling For the toppings: 3-4 tablespoons BBQ sauce 1 tablespoon... Continue Reading →

The Folly of Trusting

It was the early Nineties, and it was our first trip to the British Club. No, we were neither members nor British nationals, but gained access through our visit to Mr. William, and his warm and friendly wife, Mrs. Cecil. The lovely couple were given a modest accommodation of a room and a pantry at... Continue Reading →

In It for It All

This may seem like a response post to my sister’s and the other panel writer of this blog , “the art of making difficult decisions.” It was the last posted blog on the site and I hope you have given it a view or else this may sound a little off the track. Also apart... Continue Reading →

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