Pepperoni Pasta

No. This blog is not for recipes --- but just this once I will indulge. Just to save the recipe somewhere so that I don't forget it and add it to Pinterest . It was the 23rd of Ramadan and I made this for Iftar for my family of four.       Ingredients 1) 450 grams …

New Year’s in Dubai

"How's the search for your master's programme going?" asked mom. "Well the university in Canada is asking for a North American phone number so I sort of skipped that. I just finished applying to the one in London." "Keep looking for and applying to more, Sania." As mother advised me, my father, agreeing with mom, said: …

The Food court

“I’m hungry”, my friend stated the obvious at 2 P.M, as we made our way to the food court. “What should we eat today?” she asked. “I don’t know…I’m so bored of this food court. Plus they shut down our favourite pasta place.” “Ugh. You know what? We should check out the other side of …

Silence in the car

"Own property in Cyprus!" the billboard read. The image of a large beautiful villa overlooking the Mediterranean - with its sleek design and lavish garage space couldn't miss many eyes. Greenery was everywhere. In the picture, that is. More such advertisements gobbled up road-side space on the Dubai-Sharjah highway. The words "own", "buy", and "sell" …

Three rupees

"1 AED = 17.63613 INR" the display board at the money exchange read. His heart sank. "Everyone said the rupee rate would increase" he said to himself as he walked towards the company bus. His colleagues chatted animatedly. Apparently the rupee rate caused much excitement. From the white collar worker to blue collar labourer, everyone was …