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
OK, so as of the beginning of April 2018, I didn't know how to swim. As a child, I was never sent to a swimming class, and I eventually developed a fear of going anywhere beyond the shallow side of the pool, or letting go of the wall. Worse, I have friends who have tales … Continue reading Want to learn how to swim in Dubai?
Do you like sci-fi (books, movies, everything)? Anime? 'Verses like Star Wars, Star Trek (yes you can like both - look at me!), Firefly and more? Comics? Gaming? OK, well you're going to want to know about Mystery Box ME, if you don't already! I'm not sure how I came across the geek-themed Mystery Box … Continue reading Geek alert: Mystery Box ME
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
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
Have you ever tried camel milk? I have. I admittedly don't have a lot of it, but we did have quite a few bottles of it in my house on a regular basis for a while - when research emerged that camel's milk is an alternative to regular milk or soy milk etc for people … Continue reading Autism coffee morning – let’s talk about camel milk!
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!
I guess people who deal with special needs of any form can identify with this. Often, it feels like having a superpower - the power to spot special needs where others don't. I know it sounds overbearing, awful and sad. Some people don't have external, identifying "marks" of having a special need. But I can see … Continue reading I spy with my little eye, something beginning with the letter “a”
I've been trying to get Karan to go out for lunch every weekend, at least once, so that he gets out of the house instead of staying cooped in. So far we've experimented as a family (all four of us), as a trio (Karan, my Mom and I) and today, it was a duo date … Continue reading Lunching with my brother