A long walk along the Bur Dubai Creek from the new Al Seef Waterfront, glitzy like Al Mouj in Muscat to the old part of the creek, via the Al Seef Heritage Village which is a very family friendly place with a whole host of restaurants and shopping options including a Singaporean restaurant called Kim’s. … More A Walk Down Modernity: Dubai Creek Photo Essay
Life is a concert of contradictions And A Symphony of Strategies Mostly unknown Encountered at each bend
And my heart is a repository of diminished dreams, but new ones flower, new hope arises, only to be flattened at the next bend
Meena Bazar, Bur Dubai. The only Hindu Temple in the UAE too adjacent to a Masjid. Dubai exemplifies tolerance. @ Dubai Museum
Happy Republic Day India! We celebrate the audacity the vision of an inclusive constitution in 1950, a people’s constitution in the words of Rohit De. From Porbandar to Itanagar, we are Indian- the strength of the nation is its fragmented, yet thoroughly inclusive character. We are many, yet one when we vote in 2019. Jai … More Republic.
Incomplete wins Tolerable loses Dreams deferred Sounds familiar? Also known As Adulting
Got chatting with a barista at Starbucks from Thimphu who studied English at Fergusson College Pune, who was very articulate, and nostalgic about Juhu Beach. From Thimphu to Pune to Dubai, The Land of Gross National Happiness is having a low but rising representation in the diversity in the Khaleej. Pema Eden was a great … More Little Conversations on Migration
I belong nowhere The paycheck is the destination Hence I belong everywhere The belonging is to an imagination The physical destination, is however a luxury Few can belong to
Ten years back (no photos here), I was working at a consulting firm for projects in South Sudan in Oman, and moved in to NUS, Singapore for my terrific masters, an idealist who wanted to make the tiny red dot home to now after 4 countries, two masters and a few gigs later, a man … More A Decade, Later.
Had a fascinating evening chatting up with a bewildering cast of characters in Bur Dubai from a Moradabadi Barber who landed up in a salon via his time in Trissur, Kerala. He was talking about the entire economics of survival in Dubai. Years of maturity than his 9 grade education and his young demeanour. I … More Migrant Spaces: Bur Dubai