You don’t have to be Indian to know Asha Bhosle. With a career in Bollywood spanning over six decades, generations have grown up humming her melodious tunes. Her contribution to Indian music is legendary, but what many people may not be aware of is her flare for the kitchen.
Despite a very busy career, Asha Bhosle finds respite in creating new dishes for her family and her elite circle of friends in the Bollywood fraternity.
Seeing how much her dishes were being appreciated, Asha Bhosle decided it was time the world got a taste of her cooking too and this is how Asha’s, her chain of Indian fine-dining restaurants have spread across the globe.
Today I have the immense pleasure of sharing an excerpt of my interview with the legend herself; Asha Bhosle! She has even been kind enough to share her recipe for Muscat Gosht with us. Read on for more.
Are you ready for the Numaish Festive Show tomorrow?! I for one have a very lengthy wishlist at hand, and am super excited about visiting the stalls of prominent and upcoming fashion designers from India. Absolutely love Indian fashion, especially Indo-Western silhouettes!
Today I’m introducing you to Pratik and Priyanka, the duo behind the funky label I am Design. And yes, they are going to be selling their wares at the Numaish Festive Show this Friday and Saturday at Hotel Conrad Dubai!
Just three more sleeps before the Numaish Festive Fair! Scheduled to take place this coming Friday 23rd September till the late hours of Saturday 24th at Hotel Conrad (Dubai), the fair is a must-visit for shopaholics who are on the lookout for something uniquely different.
One prominent designer who will be showcasing her wares at the fair is Anita Kanwal. Best known for her endless list of Bollywood appearances and also a major hit on the Indian television screen, Anita has always been known for her immaculate sense of dressing.
It is therefore only natural she ventured into the world of fashion. I had a little chitchat with her on the eve of the Numaish Festive Fair.
Got the Sunday morning blues? Fret not, you have the Numaish Festive Fair to look forward to this coming weekend! From Friday 23rd to Saturday 24th September, the Numaish Festive Fair will showcase an array of on-trend designers at Hotel Conrad, Dubai.
One prominent label on the list is Surendri. Designer Yogesh Chaudhary already has an ardent fan following in India and online, and his is a collection you don’t want to miss.
Here is what he has to say about his stall at Numaish, his journey into fashion, and key trends we need to look out for…
I usually don’t do re-posts of press releases I receive, but this one by Chris Lambert of Q Comms was far too hilarious to store away in my inbox! Located in Marina Byblos Hotel in Dubai Marina, Societe Dubaiis the city’s retro hotspot offering an interesting array of drinks, a spunky retro interior and a playlist of the coolest tunes from the ’80’s, ’90’s and 00 all night long.
Interestingly, the club has accumulated a whole stash of very interesting items that have been left behind by their alcohol-induced patrons. This definitely is a very insightful list!
Numaish, the curator of couture Indian fashion, is set to showcase yet another spectacular fair on 23rd and 24th September in Hotel Conrad, Dubai. If you are looking for unique fashion-forward Indian designer pieces, be in traditional or out of the box Indo-Western, this is a fair you cannot afford to miss.
The Numaish Festive Fair is showcasing a long list of prominent and upcoming Indian fashion designers, and one to watch out for on the list is House of Sohn. I had a wee chat with Sohni Patel, the very young and talented designer behind the very Indo-Western label. Read on about her journey into the fashion trade, what she will be showcasing at Numaish, and her top tips for keeping on-trend.
I met the absolutely adorable, bubbly Chef Larissa Mazzoli a few months ago when I had my first taste of Chamas Churrascaria and Bar. Merely 24 of age, Larissa is a true connoisseur of her native Brazilian cuisine, and I was overly impressed with how passionately she talks about the churrascaria (a South American style of grilling meat over fire). You can read all about my kitchen tour with Chef Larissa by clicking here, and in today’s post Chef Larissa tells us more about her passion for grilling, and how she plans to take her career to the next step.
It’s been over a month since I got back from my whirlwind trip around North East India this summer. We spent most of the holidays in my husband’s hometown of Shillong (Meghalaya), and I am really missing the cooler weather, the lazy midday siestas and the food… oh the glorious street food!
I believe the food offerings of a city are a direct reflection of the cultural norms of the region, and what better way to explore Shillong than to take to the streets and eat like the locals? Being a Shillong boy himself, my husband was my most trusty food-exploring guide.
Dr. Mohamed El Gharib is a qualified dermatologist with over 14 years of experience. His impressive CV covers some of the world’s most prestigious medical institutions across Egypt, France and Saudi Arabia. Lucky for us, he is now based in Dubai, and practicing at one of my favorite skincare clinics; Kaya Skin Clinic.
I had a brief chat with Dr. Gharib, and he has shared some invaluable words of wisdom on how to cheat time, and keep the complexion looking beautifully soft, supple and youthful. Read on for more.
When Bollywood blockbuster ‘Airlift‘ released in late January this year, it brought back bittersweet memories of the Gulf War. My family and I were in Kuwait during the summer of 1990, and through the innocent eyes of adolescence, I can still vividly remember all that unfolded.
Airlift is an action-packed Bollywood movie that is based on the real-life bravery of an Indian businessman. Mathunny Mathews is credited for being one of the people responsible for fixing a deal with the Indian government and safely airlifting over 170,000 Indians back to India from Iraq-invaded Kuwait. Till this movie came out, I had never heard of Mr. Mathews, and if he ever reads this, I would like to say we are eternally grateful to him as my family and I were one of the many families who’s lives he managed to save.
However, our story in Iraq-invaded Kuwait was rather different from what was portrayed in the movie, and given today is August 2nd, the 26th anniversary of the Iraqi invasion, I wanted to share some of my personal memoirs from the Gulf War with you.