Halloween at The Farm, Al Barari

Halloween is the most favorite festival of my little one since after he is born, he used to watch Halloween songs the whole day on YouTube, not just during Halloween but throughout the year. He changed 3 costumes in a day and even survived the whole day with fever and vomit, this includes trick and…

Life is a festival- celebrate it everyday!

Life is a festival, celebrate it every day as long as you live! It doesn’t matter, if you are rich or poor, you have plenty or you have less, celebrate with whatever you have got! I had enthusiasm, excitement and all the zeal it takes to celebrate our festivals and culture years ago before the…

Bayanihan Festival- The Largest Filipino Carnival in UAE

Silver girls, vibrant dresses, live competitions, stage shows, hefty crowds on a Friday morning in Dubai to celebrate Philippine’s largest festival in the Middle East, Banayihan. Bayanihan festival promotes core values, culture, kindness in the community. I am judging the Fruit and Vegetable Carving competition within the festival and seeing some of the great artists…

Thai Festival- Loi Krathong at Dusit Thani Dubai!

Dusit Thani celebrated Loi Krathong, a Thai festival at the pool deck yesterday. It is one of the most picturesque festivals of Thailand. Leaf baskets with flowers, candle and a coin are floated in the river in the night, the festival is celebrated on the night of the full moon. Krothang means basket, Loi Krathong…

Halloween at Rooftop Lounge Dubai!

It’s that time of the year when you smell pumpkins everywhere; the roads are deserted, hulking and scary winds blowing through the dark windows. Frankenstein, zombies, witches, and skeletons have transpired the land. Children are peeking through the windows and holding their breath to the horrific blowing noises. It gets spooky as soon as it’s…

Diwali- Festival of lights!

Happy Diwali everyone!!! Diwali is a festival of lights and one of my favorite festival. This is the time of the year, we spring clean our homes, throw the junk out and believe Goddess Lakshmi (the Goddess of wealth and prosperity) will visit our homes. Goddess Lakshmi is very rich and abundant. It is believed…

Celebrating the culture away from home!!!!

You’re born in a country which is your motherland and then you travel to another continent to work, live and raise your kids. This new place is no less than a home to you. You try and adjust yourself with the surroundings, modify your lifestyle according to the norms but there is something inside you…

This is how Nainital celebrates Diwali !!!!

Diwali or Deepavali is the “festival of lights”, it is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated among Indians in India and abroad every year. Diwali is one of the largest and brightest festivals in India. The festival spiritually signifies the victory of good over evil. The preparations and rituals typically extend over a five-day period, but…

“Ganesha Sthapana/Visarjan and Faith/Myth”

“Vakratunda Mahakay, Suryakoti Samaprabh, Nivrvighnam Kurumedev, Sarvkayeshu Sarvada”!!!!! Lord Ganesha is loved by everyone! Being the first God to be worshiped by Hindus this deity is often called as Ganapati, Mangal Murty or Ekdanta etc by His followers. Ganesha is told to be obstacle remover; Hindus worship Him first before performing any rituals on every…