It's unexpected. You had a wall up because you were trying not to let anyone hurt you again. But the persistent questions began, hidden as kindness. The queries were really there to get all the information they could to eventually use against you. Don't give in. You baulk at first. Are these questions too personal? … Continue reading I’m glad you left.
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So you think you're ready to drop the corporate life and become a freelancer. Now what? There's a lot of planning that goes into this, so let me share my experience and the steps I took to finally take the freelance plunge while based in Dubai. Some of these points are universal, and some specific … Continue reading Becoming a freelancer – what you need to know
Once I booked my flights to London, I knew what I had to do: check if there were any shows in the city I wanted to see. While on this hunt, I thankfully remembered to check if Jay Rayner had any shows on during my trip. I got lucky, there was a ‘Ten Food Commandments’ … Continue reading Ten Food Commandments with Jay Rayner
Earlier this month, I attended the launch of Literaturhaus at Nadi, which is a literary event that will continue to be hosted at Nadi Al Quoz every Saturday until September 30. The first Saturday was helmed by Afra Atiq, an Emirati spoken word poet. She was mesmerising, to say the least. This was my first … Continue reading Literaturhaus at Nadi – an ode to literature at Dubai’s Alserkal Avenue
People who know me very well will know I can't really be bothered with make-up, or manicures, and so on. But with a three week-long holiday upon me, including a full-blown Indian wedding and then Christmas, I decided to take the plunge and try this long-lasting nail polish thingybob I'd heard about. I was told … Continue reading Thoughts on getting fancy schmancy nails done
On December 13, 2014, I stumbled across a little pop-up market at DUCTAC, Mall of the Emirates. I'd just gone there to return books to my library (it's called The Old Library, if anyone's interested, and it's fabulous). While I browsed the stands, this one caught my eye. Books - an easy way to get … Continue reading Stationery I love: Surat Journals, your little blank book
I've loved Lush for a while now. I can't remember when I first discovered the gorgeous smells the company produces, but I was instantly hooked. Recently, I wandered over to the Lush Christmas event in Dubai, and boy, was that literally a feast for the senses! New products, new colours and beautiful gift boxes everywhere. … Continue reading Lush’s 12 Days of Christmas
Running a press release which I received about an event in Dubai this coming weekend, which aims to raise awareness about special needs kids and allows them to enjoy themselves in a relaxed setting while interacting with kids who go to mainstream schools. Also, it's Karan's birthday on February 22 ... so go celebrate! 😀 … Continue reading Special needs event on Saturday, Feb 22, in Dubai!
People watching is an interesting thing, and when you're cooped up on a flight for nearly seven hours, it is inevitable. Especially when watching a movie that bores your brains out. This post has two parts - a spoiler-filled review of Fast & Furious 6, and thoughts on my fellow passengers. PART ONE: THE MOVIE … Continue reading Cars, carrots and coping