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Chowing down with chai and companions.

Chowing down with chai and companions.

Ask most Indians and they would agree that there is something about garam garam chai (hot tea) that makes chilly winter mornings’ warmer and sultry hot summer evenings tolerable. Weekends when there is no rush are calmer when you have a cup in hand and the breathtaking sunrise for a view. Weekdays when one is running […]

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Lunch boxes, little hands & lovely memories.

Lunch boxes, little hands & lovely memories.

Those School Days. Whenever I sit down and reminisce about them I am transported back into the world of polishing shoes at night, biology dissection lessons that I for some vague reason loved, that one time a really good looking young professor came to teach in an all girls’ school, running around the corridors, that […]

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Eid Mubarak to you and yours.

Eid Mubarak to you and yours.

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Understanding and Appreciating Ramadan.

Understanding and Appreciating Ramadan.

We moved to Dubai a year and three months back. It was both an unexpected and a sudden move but one that we welcomed. They say that there are two gifts that you should give a child. One is roots and the other is wings. Moving to a country that is unfamiliar to you, experiencing […]

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Do you believe in fairies?

Do you believe in fairies?

The first thing I like to do when I switch on my laptop each morning is to have a look at the google doodle and this morning was no different.The doodle read “International Fairy Day“. Frankly speaking I had no idea that a day like this existed and I don’t really “observe” these days. But […]

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Food heaven inside a box: The Chef Box

Food heaven inside a box: The Chef Box

Growing up the one day that I always looked forward to was my birthday. The day when I would jump out of my bed and mum and dad would immediately burst into Happy Birthday to you, hugging and kissing and giving a beautifully wrapped gift. The excitement of what was inside that shiny gift wrapper, […]

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Food lessons from Dad.

Food lessons from Dad.

My dad rarely cooked for us. The kitchen was completely my mum’s territory. They were both working so it wasn’t that she had more time to cook but it was simply that she just loved being in the kitchen and he loved her cooking (way too much). Still does. We are always teasing him about this. Regardless of that like […]

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Play Kitchen :DIY Inspiration

Play Kitchen :DIY Inspiration

I mentioned in my last post that one of Sara’s favourite game is playing kitchen. On weekends after she has had her breakfast she likes to “cook” me one. She gets me a cappuccino and a sunny side up with a waffle. An espresso for her dad. Always. If she is feeling a little generous then […]

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Food for thought : Games she plays.

Food for thought : Games she plays.

Like all children, Sara too likes to play a lot of games.  Playing Kitchen, Setting up her own restaurant and hosting her food show are three of her favourites. And then there are these. None of these involve real toys. But interestingly food happens to be integral part of all of them. Please note these games […]

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Eating Stories : I will not ever NEVER eat a tomato

Eating Stories : I will not ever NEVER eat a tomato

I have this little sister Lola.She is small and very funny.Each time Sara picks up any of Lauren Child’s Charlie and Lola books it makes smile. There is something really adorable about the relation Charlie shares with his little sister, Lola. She of course is not an easy sibling to have and it is obvious […]

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