Tasneem Rajkotwala


Distracted, enthusiastic housewife and a mum of a toddler living as an expat in Dubai. I am a dreamer and love to pen what I see, think and feel. I will be rambling about my life and experiences in this magic land! I am living a life I've always imagined. Love my husband and son beyond words can describe. You cannot call me blunt but I hate hypocrites and keep them at a distance. I sing loudly and alot - in my bathroom ofcourse!



  • Thoughts over chai http://thoughtsoverchai.wordpress.com/

    I blog about eveything I see, think and feel mainly of living my life as an expat in Dubai. Sharing some unforgettable experiences of mine which you may enjoy over a cup of tea.


  • Reem Al Bawadi – Local Food for the Bithday!

    Reem Bawadi Local Food Bithday!

    I was celebrating my 29th birthday couple of days back and on the same evening I was immersed in my phone to find a good restaurant to go to for a dinner. Read more

    Posted on 10 April 2014 EXPAT, SELF EXPRESSION
  • Candied Orange Peels

    Candied Orange Peels

    It isn’t everytime that I save peels from oranges and put them to later use. How many of us do that? There are actually so many different ways in which a peel... Read more

    Posted on 06 April 2014 EXPAT, SELF EXPRESSION
  • Visit to Posh Paws

    Visit Posh Paws

    Last Friday our family was at Posh Paws. This was the second time in two months we decided to take Little A there because he had a great time when we were last... Read more

    Posted on 02 April 2014 EXPAT, SELF EXPRESSION
  • A Week on Instagram

    Week Instagram

    Last week had been wonderful. In few words it kept me busy and very happy. My phone had some battery problems so I had to send it for repair, which took more... Read more

    Posted on 01 April 2014 EXPAT, SELF EXPRESSION
  • Childhood Days – An Ode to People I Grew up With!

    Childhood Days People Grew With!

    Many do not know that I was born in Hyderabad, lived my kindergarten years in Nagpur (a city in Maharashtra), did most of my schooling in Hyderabad, graduated... Read more

    Posted on 30 March 2014 EXPAT, SELF EXPRESSION
  • Sinfully Rich Nutella Fudge Brownies

    Sinfully Rich Nutella Fudge Brownies

    The week started on an excellent note. Little A is very happy that we are slowly ditching his regular store bought toys and getting down to some real fun play. ... Read more

    Posted on 27 March 2014 EXPAT, SELF EXPRESSION
  • Fun Play with My Toddler

    Play with Toddler

    Two year olds are the most curious species I have ever seen. Little A is 27 months now and love to soak everything around him. He keeps exploring the house,... Read more

    Posted on 26 March 2014 EXPAT, SELF EXPRESSION
  • Pasta in a Light Red Cream Sauce

    Pasta Light Cream Sauce

    I mostly prefer experimenting or cooking a new dish on Thursdays or Fridays to break away from the mundane life. Last Thursday, husband was out with friends. Read more

    Posted on 20 March 2014 EXPAT, SELF EXPRESSION
  • Beach Day


    Dubai is going through phases of weather change since last one week. This winter we had not been to the beach at all mostly because we were in India on... Read more

    Posted on 18 March 2014 EXPAT, SELF EXPRESSION
  • How I Tackled Eve-teasing.

    Tackled Eve-teasing.

    Many of us, all over the world, must have watched the first episode of Satyamev Jayate season 2. Lot of people are having different opinions about the show... Read more

    Posted on 13 March 2014
  • God Or No God?


    It’s been a decade since I read Angels and Demons . Last week when I was  taking a quick stroll in a book shop, I found this book on one of the shelves. I... Read more

    Posted on 11 March 2014
  • Visit to Sparky’s

    Visit Sparky’s

    Thursdays and Fridays are the most busiest days for us in the whole week! Husband is at home and we make sure to make most of the weekends because that is the... Read more

    Posted on 09 March 2014
  • First Ride on a Cruise.

    First Ride Cruise.

    While I walked past the passage control, visa check, baggage belt and a huge building of Terminal 3 of Dubai airport, my husband was waiting outside with bated... Read more

    Posted on 06 March 2014
  • Family Re-union 2014

    Family Re-union 2014

    While I was in India last year to celebrate my son’s birthday, I was also there to attend a much awaited wedding of my cousin. Read more

    Posted on 04 March 2014
  • Second Birthday at Boy’s Home.

    Second Birthday Boy’s Home.

    My son’s second birthday was coming up and we decided to celebrate it in India as we had celebrated his first birthday with much grandeur away from our immediat... Read more

    Posted on 27 February 2014
  • Stay Happy and Positive!

    Stay Happy Positive!

    I’ve been so excited about my blog that ever since my first  post, I’ve been thinking about what to write next!! Weekend has gone by and today is the first day... Read more

    Posted on 23 February 2014
  • Little Visitor

    Little Visitor

    I wouldn’t say I am a regular blogger. I’ve had 2 blogs earlier – the first one was active for most of the first 3 years since I began blogging and the second... Read more

    Posted on 18 February 2014