Singapore in a bottle. So many memories got flooded in, when you stumble upon the familiar taste of bottled green tea from Singapore. Sometimes I do wonder where is the home and where is the Diaspora.
Mumbai the mega metropolitan cluster has been a dream factory and the unique informal community of Dharavi next to the domestic airport has been a cinematic magnet of choice for generations of film makers. Who would not prefer a story in ones backyard? Slumdog Millionaire took the euphoria to its zenith but Mumbai or … More Gully Boy: Mumbai as a Muse for Bollywood
I have always lived in Muscat now in Dubai next door to Masjid’s. I grew up to the Azzan, and find the compulsory Jumma Namaz stoppage in the Gulf,a critical break/departure in our hyper modern lives where one privileges the Almighty. Ameen.
The frame which Sustainability operates has been reduced to a risk management smart beta, where it is a proxy for qualitative risk on a project level but the conceptual lens has great potential for understanding long term scenario planning as countries like Singapore or even other parts of the world which are human magnets (such … More Migration Governance as Proxy SDG for Cities: A New Framework
Laksa and Kopio in Abu Dhabi. Some food is purely emotional. Transnational flows of culinary symbols as totems of the past. Excellent fare at the newly opened Ming’s at Wahda Mall in Abu Dhabi. #selflove
It was a dusty morning in downtown Dubai at the offshore campus of MODUL University at JLT1, a plush office block where the Emirates Environmental Group, UAE ‘s premier Environmental Non Profit had organised an intellectually invigorating morning of ideas on the Sustainable Cities and Communities theme. The line up of speakers where the Who’s … More Green Spaces: Sustainable Cities Discussion in Dubai
When festivals become feed on Social Media Life reduces to likes Then you have truly become a post on your loved One’s timeline Life becomes a public post
Random interesting conversation with a Singaporean Indian from Lakeside who is an Auditor here in Dubai. He was at Wagamama with his son for ramen. We chatted for a few minutes in Singlish about the inability of recent Indian immigrants to Singapore, to integrate with local Indian Tamils and the propensity to reside in east … More Migration Conversations in Dubai
The Gulf Middle Class is a vernacular extension of the psycho geography of South Asia, a global Mofussil never at ease at home and the home overseas. This liminal life however has the cover of low end globalisation but is a model of multiculturalism, the only constant being survival and the pay check at the … More GMC.
The Gulf Middle Class is a vernacular extension of the psycho geography of South Asia, a global Mofussil never at ease at home and the home overseas. This liminal life however has the cover of low end globalisation but is a model of multiculturalism, the only constant being survival and the pay check at the … More The Global Mofussil