Being in the sky

Being in the sky

Last three weeks saw me flying into three countries and after that a domestic trip. I was literally in the sky. That’s too much of travel, isn’t it? 🙂

During my flights I could catch up on sleep and watch a few movies. Movies are not high on my priority when I am home so it was good to see some of them. And of course on a few occasions I had interesting co-passengers who won’t let me do my work peacefully. 🙂
I returned yesterday after soaking myself in the local culture & feasting on … Read the rest

Feasting on Ramadan Delicacies

I returned yesterday after soaking myself in the local culture & feasting on local culinary delights of Ramadan of a few countries. It was that time of the year again. The followers of Islam in India, Malaysia, Turkey and other parts of the world fast during the daylight hours of the month long festival of Eid-ul-Fitr or Ramadan maintaining their self-resistance towards their needs and urges. Come evening, they break their fast with mouth watering dishes in this holy month with much gusto.
This year I followed the Ramadan food trail from Istanbul to Kuala Lumpur to Singapore. Each … Read the rest

Hello from Malaysia

When I said Bye to you in my last post, I was flying to Turkey. And Hello from Malaysia now?
Well, the week long trip to Turkey has ended and I am in Malaysia right now. 😀

It so happened that I, along with a senior journalist from Delhi, was chosen from India to cover the Ramadan festival in Malaysia. The news came to me just 2 days before I flew to Turkey ! I was to fly out on the same day I would have returned from Turkey.

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I love adventures of travel. 🙂
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ASEAN Community

Dear ASEANita,

I hope you remember me. We have travelled together so many times in the past. Remember the first time we travelled from Mumbai to Kuala Lumpur? I remember it as if it were yesterday. It was Air Asia’s very first flight from Mumbai.
I was bowled over by the service and quality of the aircraft. My love for you grew with time and it can be seen by the fact that I have a pictorial link of you on the sidebar of my blog since that day. Earlier it was Air Asia icon. 🙂

First I want … Read the rest

Race to Malaysia

Yesterday I was invited to 2013 FORMULA 1 PETRONAS MALAYSIA GRAND PRIX Road Show and corporate dinner hosted by Tourism Malaysia and Grand Prix Malaysia.

Well, what did you expect it to be? As the title suggests, it was Race to Malaysia.
The dinner was just a part of it. The night was Formula 1 races, drinks, photo shoots, prizes and loads of fun!

The idea was to … Read the rest

Malaysian Food Festival

Last week I was invited to attend the Malaysian Food Festival which is being held in Mumbai. When I reached there, I was welcomed by the very warm & courteous staff of India Jones, Hotel Trident and was guided to a corner table near a French window.

The ambience was perfect for a quiet lunch. From my seat I could see almost whole of the restaurant. On right hand side a large family was seated on a long table. They were celebrating some occasion. It wasn’t a birthday; perhaps somebody’s achievement? On another table a family of five from three … Read the rest

Interview with an international chef

I was invited to attend the Malaysian Food Festival which is being held in Mumbai. So when I went there yesterday, I was welcomed by the very warm & courteous staff of India Jones, Hotel Trident to a corner table near a French window.

After the regular customaries, the Malay Chef Kamarudin Bin Dali was informed and he came to my table to greet me. We exchanged greetings and he asked me what I wanted to order from the menu, so that he could start preparing it for me. He also gave me his business card and left for the … Read the rest