Disney-Pixar’s COCO – An Animated Movie About Death!

Last week I went to the premiere of the new Disney- Pixar movie COCO and Olaf's Frozen Adventure at Novo Cinemas at the Mall of Qatar (which btw was something else! This 19-screen megaplex is home to the largest IMAX with Laser screen in the MENA region!)  Although it was a school night, I made an exception when choosing …

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Meray Bachoun, Meray Piyaary – A Children’s Day Special

On this Children's Day, I wanted to share my FAVOURITE nazam of my brother Muslim Rizvi. He is a father of two kids and is raising them in Canada. Why is it my favourite? Because he has so beautifully written what I, as a parent feel. The dilemma of explaining this complicated world we live in, …

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Book Review: My Eid Mubarak Story Book

Raising kids outside your home country always comes with its own set of challenges. The toughest of all being, keeping them close to your cultural roots. We as parents have to make a conscious effort to teach them things that were a part of our daily lives- be it the language or the festivals we celebrate …

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Sometimes the Best Vacation is a Staycation – Here’s Why…

Recently our kids had their mid-term break at school and this time, it was for a week (normally it is just a couple of days). As soon as us expats hear about upcoming holidays, we pack our bags for either a quick trip back home or a holiday somewhere close by. A number of Qatar …

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