Presenting THE ROYAL BABY!

23rd July 2013 Shaheen Rajan 0

Announcing the birth, with a difference!    It is almost criminal to not write about the royal baby! The nameless bundle of joy was born to Kate Middleton and Prince William as of 7.24pm UAE time on July 23rd 2013 (the same day as my best friend!). No, I am […]

Culinary Experiments: Spicy Okra and Potatoes

23rd July 2013 Shaheen Rajan 1

I love Okra (aka Bhindi), and N doesn’t. This is where potatoes come in – to make the meal bearable for him. So, this is how it goes: Ingredients: Okra  – 300 gms (washed, dried and cut in 1/2 inch pieces) Onion – 1 (large; finely sliced) Tomato – 2 […]

Shopping Spree: Tops and Lows!

22nd July 2013 Shaheen Rajan 0

I have been planing to go on a serious shopping spree since I landed in Dubai, but the God of Malls won’t let it happen. There was always something important to do or be at. And the spree kept looking at me, from a distance, with mournful eyes. And then, […]

Iftar on a Budget

18th July 2013 Shaheen Rajan 0

Dining in Dubai is expensive. Having said that, what can one, with a an itch for dining, do? For starters, look for pocket-friendly options. Here are some options I found on Gulf News – from under DH 100 to over DH 200. UNDER DH 100 Tamarind Restaurant What: An international […]

Child Celebrity, Talia Castellano, Gets Her Wings

17th July 2013 Shaheen Rajan 0

I heard of Talia Castellano (also known as Talia Joy) a few months ago. Who is she, you ask? Talia Castellano, the miniature makeup maven with her own YouTube channel, clothing line and honorary CoverGirl ad, has lost her six-year battle with cancer. She was 13. Talia was a child […]

Chronicles of Relocation: The Lazy Life

15th July 2013 Shaheen Rajan 0

I am about to confess something – something big and embarrassing, and almost unbelievable (to myself, at least). I love my life right now. Professionally, I am not doing much and I love it. I never thought I could feel this way, considering I was a workaholic (in my own […]

Chronicles of Relocation: Bad, Bad Skin!

14th July 2013 Shaheen Rajan 0

My skin is at it’s lowest low nowadays. Since I moved to Dubai, it just hasn’t been itself. It’s flaky, peeling, dry and looks grey – permanently. Being without a female troupe (read mom and sisters), I feel as lost as it gets. I can’t decide what moisturizer, face wash […]

Cooking Mishaps & Quick Fixes: Salt-less Rice

9th July 2013 Shaheen Rajan 0

If you are new to cooking, like me, you are bound to make mistakes. My most infamous mistake would be to forget adding salt – always. Why do I always forget? My main source of recipes is mom, and she has been cooking for years. She casually forgets to mention […]