Hello Monday

One of the adjustments I had to make when I moved to Dubai over a year ago was the shift of the working week to Sunday-Thursday from Monday-Friday. So Mondays are actually my Tuesdays. But I realise the rest of the world is still trying to get through the start of the week so here’s…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Silence, Tingmosgang Monastery

This week’s photo challenge wants us to showcase an image that evokes a sentiment of silence. Tingmosgang Monastery is located in Ladakh in the Himalayas. It has been built on a hill that is nestled by tall mountains on all directions. The impression isn’t quite unlike the feeling you get when you’re watching the movie…

Random Pics: Dubai Opera

I can’t believe that it has been more than a year and four months since the Dubai Opera opened its doors to great fanfare and an opening concert by Placido Domingo. I couldn’t get tickets to that opening concert but I went to a performance of Bizet’s ‘The Pearl Fishers’ on Day 2 (which was…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Weathered

Weathered: Wear away or change the appearance or texture of (something) by long exposure to the atmosphere. (of rock or other material) be worn away or altered by long exposure to the atmosphere. Withstand (a difficulty or danger) (of a ship) come safely through (a storm). (Definition from Oxford online dictionary) If you think long…

Weekend is almost here

For those of us who work from Sunday to Thursday, the weekend is here. For the rest of the world, it will soon be here. To celebrate a picture from my Ladakh trek- the first night of the trek we overnighted in a small village called Yang Thang. The next morning we set out from…

Lunar views

The first full moon of the year has come and gone. If you’ve noticed news headlines recently there has been a proliferation of descriptions about each and every full moon- super moon, harvest moon, hunter’s moon, this moon, that moon and so on and so forth. Every time somebody publishes this, there’s an immediate hype…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth

The first weekly photo challenge of 2018 would like us to showcase a photograph that depicts or conveys the theme of growth. I chose this photograph of a flower bud drenched in a fresh rain and I hope it conveys to you a sense of hope and vigour for the new year!

Happy 2018!

To all the loyal followers of my blog and the occasional visitors, to your friends, families, colleagues and acquaintances, I’d like to wish you all a very happy new year! I hope that the year will bring you much joy, happiness and good health and will also show you the way to attain all good…

2018 is here!

Given that it had been quite difficult and a bit exhausting to get back home after the New Year Celebrations in Downtown Dubai last year, I decided to watch the fireworks closer to home. Every day when I go walking along the marina walk, I go past a point where I can see the Atlantis…

Fireworks- Dubai Shopping Festival

If there’s one thing that Dubai does really well, it’s fireworks. So it will be interesting to how the laser show that is replacing the traditional New Year’s Fireworks at Downtown (Burj Khalifa) will fare. I was one of the millions of people who were downtown last year and I have no intention of repeating…

Weekly Photo Challenge: 2017 Favourite

It is so extremely hard to have to pick out one or even a few photographs to represent the year or call my favourites. I had loads of good moments and a few not so good moments. If I absolutely had to pick one photograph that would help me look back and think fondly of…