Prayer Time & Spot

Arrived at the air port well ahead of time; much before the Emirate counter opened. Sat in a designated spot to relax and catch up with some leftover sleep. On opening the eyes looked around and noticed the rather peculiar counter at some distance. Curiosity always takes over so it did now. Went over and… Continue reading Prayer Time & Spot


Lessons from Tennis in Life – Part 2

Left to Right: Nilofar, Naseem (Asad's mom), Hamza, Asad, Tashi (Asad's better half) As mentioned before, more matches are won because of fewer unforced errors than because of more winners.  So, if you keep doing your job diligently, success will come.  Shooting star success is rare and over-rated.  Most successes in life come from hard… Continue reading Lessons from Tennis in Life – Part 2

┬áLessons from Tennis in Life – Part 1

By Asad Zaidi About the Author in his own words: B Tech from IIT Kanpur followed by MS from University of Utah, USA and MBA from IIM Ahmedabad. Worked as a management consultant with Accenture post MBA and moved into line function roles subsequently. Spent 18 years in Dubai where I worked as Chief Procurement… Continue reading ┬áLessons from Tennis in Life – Part 1

Hibachi Kitchen: A Quaint Experience

I had enjoyed Sushi in Japanese reataurants earlier in a rather sedate and traditional environment. Courtsey Sabila and Malik, the experience was indeed very different at Ichigo Ichie restauant at Franklin. Would like to share it with you though some may have had such experience earlier. We sat in our allotted seats and looked around.… Continue reading Hibachi Kitchen: A Quaint Experience

Family Esthetics – 2

The black and white drawing is a testimony to the artist's patience and perseverence, considering that the detailing is symetrical and repetetive. It is all the more startling that this creative artist is 12 years old and a student in seventh class. The artistic pourings happened during the covid period, when distractions and attractions were… Continue reading Family Esthetics – 2

Safarnama – Nepal – Lumbini

Lumbini covers an area of three squre miles; the holy site is bordered by a large monastic zone in which only monasteries can be built, no shops, hotels or restaurants. The complex is divided into three areas: the Sacred Garden, the Monastic Zone and the Cultural Center and New Lumbini Village. I visted the first… Continue reading Safarnama – Nepal – Lumbini

Safarnama Nepal -Barkatpur – 2

Local art and artefacts flourish in Barkatpur, mostly visited for its historical monuments and temples with inspiring architecture and appealing art. I will take you through these later, allowing time for you to update on the background of the place. Lord Gautam Budh was born in Lumbini, not very far from Barkatpur. However before catching… Continue reading Safarnama Nepal -Barkatpur – 2