Face to Face : Sanjay Verma

Dubai Desi hopes to carry interviews with prominent personalities in Dubai so as to bring them closer to Desis here. As our first interview we got the privilege to speak to His Excellency Mr. Sanjay Verma, the Indian Consul General in Dubai. Mr Verma spend some time with DD to answer a few questions. DD: …


Consul General ‘s Message to

The Indian Community in the UAE has a significant and substantial presence. The community is widely recognized as being entrepreneurial, hardworking and respectful of local laws and cultural ethos. Dubai is central to the Indian expatriate community’s experience of the UAE. In many ways, Dubai personifies the success of our community. Ours is a community …


Foggy Morning Dubai !

Good Morning Dubai. A thick fog has enveloped the city with temperatures dropping down to considerably in the night. The forecast for the day is partly cloudy. Traffic on Sh. Zayed road has been considerably affected with school buses reporting delays. This seems to be the densest fog in recent years. Enoy the weather till …

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‘Thank You’ to our blue-collared workers

Dubai has always been a land of opportunities for expats coming in to the country. Since Dubai’s earliest development years, Indian immigrant workers flew over to Dubai and toiled away to make a living and support their families back home. Even today, thousands of blue-collar workers still come to Dubai to make a living. These …


Indigo Airlines Novel Protests Lapel Pin

Indigo Airlines took the corporate initiative to highlight the plight of sexual harassment of women by wearing a lapel pin with the words Girl Power. A large workforce running the onboard operations are young women and this was an appropriate way to tell the world that the airline cares about its women workforce.


Amitabh Bachchan’s tribute to Nirbhaya

Amitabh Bacchan recites a poem he wrote for Nirbhaya, who lost her life after the heinous gang rape in New Delhi.

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Where’s the Party Tonight?

Here’s a quick look through of all the most hip and happening Desi hangouts to enjoy as you wring in the New Year, 2013.   Kandy White Experience What? Best acts from the UK Bhangra Experience Where? Jumeirah Emirates Towers When? 9pm-3am Who? Featuring Rhythm, Dhol and Bass (RDB), with DJ Hani, DJ Shadow, DJ …

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The Lost Man of Rashid Hospital

Chudala Muthu Rajagopal is a 71-year old Indian expat has been ‘lost’ in Rashid Hospital for the past 4 years. Following a massive heart attack and a stroke, the Tamil resident was admitted and has since been partially paralysed, suffered memory loss and has been unable to communicate.   He has now finally made it …


Emirati Poet wins Tagore Peace Prize

Dr. Shihab Ghanem was awarded the Tagore Peace Prize by the Asiatic Society. Ghanem was chosen due to the promotion of the human values of love and peace via his poetic works. Ghanem has been translating Indian poetry to Arabic. The peace prize is named after Rabindranath Tagore. Ghanem is the first-ever Arab to receive …


Offices found to be scarce with Christmas and India-Pakistan T20

If Christmas was not reason enough to find offices empty, we found that the cricket fever caught hold of Indian and Pakistani nationals all around the UAE. The Twenty20 match between long-term cricketing rivals was scheduled to begin at 5.30pm, UAE time. Die-hard cricket fans expectedly left work early to dodge any possible traffic and …