Featured in Good Housekeeping Middle East September’14

Happiness is to see your new found hobby getting recognition in one of your favourite magazines. πŸ™‚

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Yes …. my new found love for cooking that you are already aware of if you follow me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter has got some much needed motivation.

Somehow inspite of being trying or should I say successfully trying my hand with some of the recipes, I was just not confident enough to share them on the blogging platform.

Well … the presence of such amazing food bloggers around in the blogosphere is more than enough to make any newbie like me oh-so-nervous.

And so after my husband’s encouragement I just somehow gathered the courage to send in a recipe to Good Housekeeping Lunchbox Superhero Challenge for their September issue. It was a recipe of an ideal lunchbox (with minestrone soup, couscous salad and Zaatar bread) that I had dared to manipulate a bit with my humble understanding of spices and flavours in the name of creativity.

And I am pretty pleased to share with you all that it got featured in the September’2014 issue of the magazine …. quite a lot of motivation for an amateur cook like me.

And so I am daring to share with you all some more pictures of the recipes I have recently tried. If you like to know the recipes, please comment and let me know and I will be glad to share them all in this space.

Ummm … the idea of a ‘Recipes category’ on Chandni@Sheikhland! What say you? πŸ™‚

Mango Pudding:

Mango Pudding

Chinese Hakka Noddles and Manchurian:

Chinese Hakka Noddles and Manchurian

Dal Dhokli and Bread Rolls:

Dal Dhokli and Bread Rolls

Look forward to hear from you!

Happy Sunday!!!

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From writing/clicking pictures as a hobby to staring to do serious lifestyle-blogging about the city which is my new home and my new love – Dubai that I like to call the Sheikhland – it has been pretty exciting last few months for me. And it always is a pleasure to be recognised for what you do, in my case what I love to do.

Pleased to share with you all, some of the popular platforms (print and online) wherein I got featured –

# My entry – the picture of the Emirates Towers got picked up as ‘The Reader Picture of the Day’ by one of the most popular daily newspapers in the city – Gulf News.

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#Got featured by yet another popular daily – ‘Khaleej Times’ in their ‘Style File’ Section alongside renowned designers like Masaba, Rimi Nayak and many more during their visit to a popular lifestyle exhibition in the city.

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#Got featured in Mumbai’s popular tabloid – ‘MID-DAY’ with the lovely fashion designer Sonalika Pradhan from ‘VITAMIN by Sonalika’ and her husband Vishwajeet Pradhan who is a popular Film and TV actor.

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#Got featured in http://www.bollywoodhungama.com

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#Got featured in Goodhousekeeping Middle East and got an opportunity to model the sport-luxe look along with 3 other gorgeous ladies all set to take on 2014 with ambition and promise.

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Thanks to each and everyone of you for being such a precious support in my journey to my dreams! Every single like/comment/follow from your side makes my day.

Until I have some more additions to this list,

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Getting featured on a lovely rainy Dubai morning

It is a beautiful rainy morning in Dubai.

Yes … you heard me right. Rainy morning in Dubai!

Yes … yet again and I am so not complaining.

Yes … you heard it right again. It is raining and I am not complaining.

I had started hating the rains in London and I guess I have come over that now to be a Dubai girl, who would wait for such rains, long to sit by the window to smirk at the drizzling sky, take my hands out to feel the raindrops on my palm, cook some onion pakoras and a masala chai, take some pictures and instagram them.

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And this Dubai girl today is loving the rains a bit more because her click on Instagram got featured by the very popular @uaeiphonegraphy.

Hurray! πŸ™‚

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But what makes it all the more special is some kind words of appreciation of the picture from a blogger I truly respect and look up to for her amazing blog and her pictures – Ishita Saha (http://ishitaunblogged.com/) Thank you so much for the encouraging comments. Coming from you, I means a lot to me! πŸ™‚

Now, that calls for another well-deserved round of masala-chai!

To all my friends from the blogland, here is wishing you a happy and a creative day … rains or no rains!

Until we speak next,

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