• Blogging

    International Women’s Day | May The Woman Be Celebrated Every Day, Everywhere!

    “Women’s Day (WD), originally called International Working Women’s Day, is marked on March 8 every year. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political and social achievements. More…” Close to home and my heart, 8th of March is very special. Li’l Z is turning 4 today – the fairy above who’s always trying to soar high! Time does fly very fast. Each day I realise that in no time the Z-Sisters would turn into young ladies. I am constantly worrying about the world they are growing up in. I want them to…

  • Germany,  Travel

    Celebrating Dubai Christmas | Dining In, Dining Out, Cooking or Mall Hopping?

    This time we are again going to celebrate Christmas at home. The decorations are complete (above). Why is Christmas so big in a non-Christian family like ours? It’s because I have grown up believing in Santa and I still believe in him. Religious fundamentalists would probably find me preposterous but well, I blame it on my genes. Growing up in Kolkata, I have learnt to carve for the festive Semaiya Kheer/Vermicelli Pudding during Eid, search for traditional Halim and Firni during Ramadan in the various Muslim restaurants in the crowded Park Circus area of Kolkata, even taking the Z-Sisters to one such journey during our summer vacation this year. I’ve…

  • Fooderati Arabia turns 2 & Mango Vanilla Ice-cream!
    Blogging,  Recipes,  Travel

    Fooderati Arabia turns 2 with Mango Vanilla Ice-cream!

    Fooderati Arabia turn 2 today! This post is very special, dedicated to Fooderati Arabia as it turns 2 today. Caesarean or Normal Delivery? One fateful day in July 2010, two food bloggers – I live in a Frying Pan and My Custard Pie found each other. And flames were put on the highest mark, the ovens were set for pre-heating and Fooderati Arabia (originally entitled ‘Famished in Arabia’) was born. From a group of 8 foodies, today it has more than 100 foodies – all of whom are connected by the passion of FOOD. This is a group of bloggers who share the issues that I have – OCD (Obsessive Compulsive…