Guest post by Adita Divecha, Karan's mother The second session was at the Raffles Hotel near Wafi. When Karan and I got there, everyone was in the lobby. Nicola came and took us to the third floor, to this huge banquet hall which was almost empty except for two large round tables. Then representatives from … Continue reading Karan goes back to art!
The last GeekFest Dubai to be held at The Shelter in Al Quoz (the next one should hopefully be at their new HQ!)... Have a look at my round-up tweets first, then check out the pics from the event! [View the story "#GeekfestDubai" on Storify] The first person I see when I get there is … Continue reading #GeekFestDubai round-up
The iPad2 arrived yesterday and I think we're keeping our fingers crossed. Karan's only played with the Talking Tom app right now and so far he's loving it. He's been blabbering to Tom for a while, much to our delight. We've also started populating the Grace App with pictures he is familiar with and have started … Continue reading iPad2: will it help or won’t it?
Review – Arthur Russell Brand and Helen Mirren sharing scenes in a movie? You just have to wonder how this one is going to turn out, observes Devina Divecha Arthur is a story of growing up, of shouldering responsibility and of relationships. The lead character, Arthur, is played by the irrepressible Russell Brand who brings … Continue reading Review – Arthur | The Graduate Times
I think it was towards the end of last year when I found out the first Middle East Film and Comic Con (MEFCC) would be taking place in April 2011. At that time, my heart plummeted because then I believed I would still be living in the UK and would miss a juicy slice of … Continue reading Event update: #CosplayMania
Picture also posted on my food blog on the RAW Coffee post While regular readers of my blogs might wonder why I'm talking about coffee here (shouldn't I be discussing it on FooDee?), it's quite simple. I'm talking about young journalism students making tea and coffee in a newsroom while on work experience. When I … Continue reading A cuppa Joe
Guest post by Adita Divecha, Karan's mother ote: Sorry I didn't take any pictures; Devina already told me I should have! Devina had arranged for Karan to join the Tuesday Workshops organized by START at the Jam Jar in Al Quoz. They have 1/1.5 hour sessions every Tuesday where children with special needs get to … Continue reading Karan’s first Tuesday Workshop @thejamjar
When I moved back to Dubai from the UK, I was presented with a practical problem. I was bringing back everything from my flat in London to Dubai and I needed to make space for it all. So began the weekend-long cleanup of my room. I found so many things I hadn't used in years … Continue reading How your junk can help the community
The opening scene unfolds and moviegoers can be forgiven for thinking they’re watching Twilight. Catherine Hardwicke, the director of Twilight and now Red Riding Hood, seems to favour the sweeping aerial view of pine trees in godforsaken areas. And if you thought the Twilight movies are campy, you’re about to be introduced to the new winner … Continue reading Movie Review: Red Riding Hood
I am the mother of three developmentally disabled boys; each falls at a different place on the Autism Spectrum. This is what I wish others knew. 1. I love my children, very much so. If you watch us together and it appears that I have not connected with my child; please don’t judge me. I … Continue reading Eight things to remember about a mother of Autistic children – Cleveland Stay-at-Home Moms