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Masgouf for lunch

Subhash called me in the morning asking me whether I am interested for having masgouf for lunch today, then he would ask his department colleague Nadia to arrange for it at the Iraqi Hunting Club. I immediately consented for it as it’s been a long time that we enjoyed the Iraqi delicacy — Masgouf. It is […]

Zerde — a Turkish dessert

Today, Ibrahim brought zerde to our office. Zerde is a Turkish dessert, a sort of sweet pudding from rice that is colored yellow with saffron. It is a festive dish popular at wedding, birth celebrations and during the sacred month of Muharram. Zerde differs from rice pudding insofar as it is prepared with water instead […]

Annakoot — Mountain of Food

Annakoot — Mountain of food — is celebrated in observance of the episode in Sri Krishna’s childhood, in which He gave protection to the cowherd clan of Vrindavan from the wrath of Indra and humbled Indra in that process. The cowherd, their wives, children and cattle jubilantly surrounded Sri Krishna. They were awed by His […]

Dining at Alfresco, Kolkata

On 16 October 2014, I came to Kolkata with my parents for my mom’s health check up at Quadra Medical Services, Hazra Road. My dad booked at Great Eastern Hotel in Dalhousie for our stay tonight. It’s the oldest five-star hotels in all over Asia and its establishment dates back to 1840s during the East […]

India Gate at night

India Gate is the pride of Delhi. An imposing structure, the gate was built in memory to the of the 90,000 Indian soldiers who laid down their lives during World War I. The India Gate is a war memorial located astride the Rajpath. 13,300 servicemen names, including some soldiers and officers from the UK, are […]

Lunch with colleagues

My colleagues told me in the morning that they are planning for a lunch for the Investment Department and Back Office department. They requested me to join them too. Some of them decided to join with their spouse. The lunch was planned at Bestoon Samad Restaurant nearby. I agreed to join them. It would be a […]

Dinner with Indian Ambassador

Yesterday, while talking over phone Mr. Dharam Veer Singh, HOC, Indian Embassy invited us for dinner. Mr. Singh is a nice, friendly person and I agreed immediately. He again called me in the afternoon to confirm our presence in the evening at the residence. It’s so nice of him. He also informed me that he’s […]

Independence Day 2014

Today is India’s 68th Independence Day and I am in Baghdad. There was an invitation from the Indian Embassy, Baghdad for the flag-hoisting ceremony in the morning. We reached the embassy at 8:00 a.m. Soon the Indian flag was hoisted and the national anthem was sung. It was followed by customary reading of the President’s […]

Kahi and Geymar

One of our colleagues,  brought traditional Iraqi breakfast — Kahi and Geymar — to our department today in the morning. Kahi and geymar combo is a popular, traditional breakfast in Iraq. Having Kahi and geymar A photo posted by Indrajit Roy Choudhury (@iroychoudhury) on Aug 8, 2014 at 1:17am PDT Kahi is a breakfast dish […]

An afternoon in Mansour Mall

It’s been long time that we went out in Baghdad. So, we decided today to go to Mansour Mall. It’s the social pearl of Baghdad. We arranged for our visit and went there at around 5:30 p.m. The mall generally remains busy, but today it was empty due to Ramadan. We walked inside the mall […]

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