plus a HANDY TIP towards the end of this blog ....
Isn't it that time of the year, when you are aiming to clamber up to the highest spot to get the best glimpse of the parade? Our permanent spot used to be Aunty's building terrace opposite St. Andrew's. It is also (atleast it used to be) this time of the year, when you are sure to run into people you haven't seen through the rest of the months!
Ah! VIVA Goa!
On 26th Jan, my kids' school held a carnival, it was more a mini global village with food stalls, games and programs. If the Chinese dancers made you feel like you're in China, the Maharashtrian dancers would bring you back home, giving a more patriotic feel to the Republic Day. Besides the traditional Arabic, Emarati, Gujarati and other Indian dances performed by both students and parents, the higher graders grooved to western hip-hop versions. My kiddo boogied his way through a Moroccan number, see here....
Overall it was a commendable organized effort by students, faculty and parents. Topping it all, was their very own drone NOOR 36, handcrafted by the students from scratch within 6 days!
Respect UAE ideals, Modi urges Indian expats :
His second visit in 3 years highlights strong India-UAE ties
Besides inking 12 pacts between both nations, he also unveiled the model of the first Hindu temple, a Dh400 million project, to be constructed in Abu Dhabi.
In other local news, Indian schools put up a good show in KHDA rating
And interestingसमाचार from India:
JLL ranks PALAVA as India's No.1 city to live in
Scores high on livability factors such as urban planning, environmental sustainability, smart governance, education and leisure facilities. The report applauds Palava's environmentally friendly initiatives such as well-planned green spaces that have nurtured over 21,000 trees, the practice of rainwater harvesting, waste management, solar power generation and others. It appreciates the city's 24/7 Command Centre facility, 450+ CCTV cameras and other security measures by IBM.
And any story of every parent is incomplete with no amount of grounding threats affecting one sibling blaming the other for hijacking our phones to play games and sit doing crazy collages! Here's the chilling evidence:
Whenever you are due to write an important email, official letter, blog :) or any document of significance, try to draft the same a day or two prior to submission. A good sleepover will fuel more fire into the final production!!
To wind up: a feast for your eyes ... Labneh created by our local supermarket on the eve of Valentine's Day ...
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