Archive for the ‘@kuwait’ Category

Happy Onam


Once again, it is the time to celebrate Onam,  the beloved harvest festival of the southern Indian state of Kerala. Though the festival is fervently celebrated by the Malayali diaspora across the world, celebrations have been muted in respect to the tragic Kerala floods since 2018. To know more about the story of Onam and […]

I have returned from my self imposed hibernation deeply frustrated by the lack of reliable information on how to navigate through the basic government procedure. Majority of the expat population is from the Indian subcontinent and even the educated among them struggle when communicating in local language. Arab expats certainly has an advantage. It is […]

Now that I settled into a new home, it is time to carve out a nook for my stuff. I have been having this old Lego set, with me which I was yet to open. This is my first ever lego set, the #75015 Star War Corporate Alliance Tank Droid.  It is a 2013 model, now retired. It […]

I, by my own admission, am an average cook. By that I mean I won’t impress you with my culinary skills but I can whip up something to satiate my hunger pangs. Chicken curry has become the staple since it is easy to make. Initially I used to buy from the local poultry shops where […]

I am moving into a new flat and one of the things on the checklist is getting a phone number. Here in Kuwait, the local calls are free for an annual charge of KWD 30; other services cost extra. Also, you need a telephone connection in order to apply for internet from an ISP. I have […]

Bank Notes


This is quite the coincidence. Yesterday I was clearing my bookmarks when I found a old link that I had marked. I thought of posting about it the next day. Yesterday evening the Indian Prime Minister surprised the nation by declaring that the INR 500 and INR 1000 notes are demonetized. Banknotes have high quality images […]

It is my time to bid adieu to Bangalore as I am moving to Kuwait. I booked my tickets on Kuwait Airways since it is the only direct flight from Bangalore; they offer 46kg baggage, blessing for someone with lot to haul. So after downing my last cup of overpriced hatti kappi, I pushed my […]

It is the 25th anniversary of the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, a day most Kuwaitis would like to forget. 248am has posted few interesting links on the subject. I was too young to remember about the incident and was trying to jog my memories by viewing the photo galleries when I came across this iconic photo featured […]