Hi. I'mPARIMITAand welcome to my world of travel and my experiences during my travel....in shortWelcome to my Blog "My Travels,My Experiences".Do you know that travelling or going for a vacation is one of the biggest stress reliever activity? So in this online journal of mine,you can walk with me and become a traveller along with me as I share my experiences, stories,places of interest, tips, photos,hotels,restaurants and many more facts about a place. Here I share my travel experiences of the past and present. So read for the JOYRIDE!
I think it is important to open your eyes and really see your surroundings, much as you do when you see a new city,town or country for the first time. So apart from writing about places I travel, I will be sharing information, my experiences,places to visit in Kuwait,in general life in Kuwait,shopping bargains, cultural events and happenings,sightseeing tours,restaurants,shops,shopping malls,theater and music evenings.....everything and anything on KUWAIT.
KUWAIT: Ahmadi Governor Sheikh Ibrahim Duaji Al-Sabah inaugurated yesterday the 10th Kuwait Gold and Jewelry Exhibition at the International Fair Ground here. In press statements following the inauguration ceremony, Sheikh Ibrahim hailed the great development in this year’s exhibition, citing the efforts exerted by the organizers.
He also welcomed all participating companies and sponsors of this important event which runs through April 28. For his part, Board Chairman of Kuwait International Fair Company Ahmad Tifoni, the event organizer, lauded Sheikh Ibrahim’s patronage to the exhibition and all government bodies’ help to render it a success.
He added that the famous Jewelry companies from Italy, Hong Kong, India, Thailand are taking part in the exhibition. Over 75 local and international fashion houses, department stores, boutiques galleries, wholesalers and retailers take part in the exhibition. This exhibition is the biggest in Kuwait and the whole region due to the number for the participants and the diversity of the displayed products. The 10th Gold & Jewelry Exhibition 2011 is one of the most fascinating events dedicated to jewelry sector in Kuwait. It is the organized on annual bases.
Profile of exhibits includes fashion jewelry; fashion jewelry materials; and fashion accessories like watches, belts and buckles, scarves, shawls, handbags, beauty items and accessories, other ornaments and accessories. The event is welcomed to all age groups especially for jewelry lovers. -KUNA (Kuwait Times)
WHERE :Mishref Fairgrounds/Kuwait International Fair (6th Ring Road, Hall 8)
WHEN : April 23, 2012 @ 9:30 am – April 28, 2012 @ 9:30 pm
Persons who barbecue at public locations, which are not permitted for the same, will be fined KD 1,000, the Director-General of Kuwait Municipality warned on Wednesday.
Ahmad Al-Sebeeh, in a statement to news agency, indicated that the authority, after realizing that some citizens and residents do not abide by public cleanliness laws because of soft penalties, decided to increase the fine for such a violation from KD 100 to KD 1,000.
There are specific locations for barbecuing in 144 public parks, he said, stressing that grilling is restricted to these places.
Municipal teams will monitor such violations, he re-stressed, urging the nationals and expatriates to abstain from inflicting damage on public properties, such as the seaside green spots, with such random barbecuing, dumping of ashes on plants and littering. Beautification of the public spots costs the State millions of dinars for entertainment and well-being of the people, thus these properties must not be target of such harmful acts and conducts.
The Palestinian Cultural Center, in coordination with the Women’s Cultural Society, invite you to an exhibition of traditional Palestinian handmade embroidery including dresses, jackets, cushions and ceramics in a variety of colors and sizes. Traditional Palestinian Dance (Dabkah) on Thursday at 6:30 pm & children’s activities & a bake sale only on Thursday.
Don’t miss this chance to experience true Palestinian culture in Kuwait!
India today signed a memorandum of understanding with Kuwait on cooperation in medical sector.
With a large number of Indian doctors and nurses employed in Kuwaiti hospitals, New Delhi signed the MoU wanting laying down of an institutional framework for developing medical cooperation between the two countries.
The MoU signed today provides that degree and other qualifications issued by institutions in respect of medicine (including traditional medicine), nursing, medical technicians and paramedical recognized by government bodies will be treated at par by the Ministry of Health of Kuwait for appropriate job placements and benefits.
It also provides for training to Kuwait doctors in centers of excellence in the field of traditional and modern medicine and allied health specialities in India and provisions for treatment of Kuwaiti patients in approved specialized Indian hospitals and to encourage medical tourism.
It also proposes the setting up of a Joint Working Group (JWG) to further elaborate details of cooperation and to oversee implementation of the MoU.
While Union Health Secretary P K Pradhan signed the MoU on behalf of Government of India, Ibrahim Alabdelhadi signed it on behalf of the Ministry of Health, Government of Kuwait.
Kuwait Times :Kuwaiti inventor Adel Jumaa Abdine was yesterday declared winner of the silver medal at the prestigious International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva, the most important inventions-related event in the world. Abdine won the silver medal for his invention of a unique system for emergency runway for civil and military aircraft which will help solve many problems which face air planes while landing. “I dedicate this winning to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah for their support to me,” Abdine said.
Abdine said that his invention provides better communications between the control and rescue rooms in the airport and the plane crew. It also allows rescue teams to operate fire-extinguish pumps on both sides of and beneath plane pavements. The invention also includes a system for heating the pavements during cool times. “This award encourages me to do all in power to help Kuwait become the first country in the world to use this system,” he said.
Abdine revealed that he has received two invitations to participate in Geneva civilian aircraft exhibition to be held next month and the military aircraft exhibition to be held here next year. “I hope HH the Amir would sponsor my participation in the two exhibitions,” he said. The 40th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva, the most important in the world, is a special event, with 46 countries, represented by 789 exhibitors who show 1’000 inventions. The exhibition, which is held between April 18 and 22 in Hall 7 of Palexpo, attracts more than 60,000 visitors. – KUNA
Every year Shaastrotsav, the highly popular science & technlology festival, used to present latest techological developments to public. Similarly this year Shaastrotsav - Festival of Science will be exhibiting a very high tech driving simulator. This driving simulator is the only one of this typle based in Kuwait. In this simulator people can drive in a real life like virtual roads and highways and experince various scenarios like heavy rain, dust, snow, vehicle tire blowout, changing traffic patterns etc. This expensive simulator is used by international companies to train drivers on how to takle safely such situations.
Shaastrotsav visitors will be allowed to drive in this simulator, which is a very rare opportunity. NAPESCO, which is a major company working for upstream oil industry, is bringing this driving simulator for Shaastrotsav.
Dr. S. Ahmed who was Vice Chancellor of Hamdard University, New Delhi, and Director of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and Director of Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute (CEERI), Pilani, will be delivering a lecture on 'Human Problems - Green Nanotechnology Solutions' . This will be very usefull for engineers and students who wish to know about career and business prospects in Nanotechnology.
Shaastrotsav - Festival of Science will be held on Friday, 27th April at Salmiya Indian Model School (SIMS). Shaastrotsav will be open to public from 10 AM to evening 7 PM. There will be many interesting events like Rubik's cube solving contest, computer animation contest and science & technology exhibition.
Young Doctors Academy will be holding an Open Day / Registration that will be taking place on Saturday 21st 4:30 to 6:30 pm.
We are a private after-school program in Kuwait for elementary students ages 7-13 aiming to bring the world of medicine into the classroom where they will be learning all about health and their fascinating body in a fun, interactive manner through:
> • hands-on activities
> • group discussions
> • experiments
> • games
> • simulated role play
> • reading and math skills
> • medical case scenarios
Join the AWARE Center in their Cineclub for a wonderful movie afternoon! The multi award-winning film from writer/director Philippe Lioret, WELCOME is a compassionate & inspiring drama about the hope of new beginnings & the power of true love, centered on 2 couples contending with issues of separation & dislocation. A huge critical & box office success in its native France, this profoundly moving masterwork was awarded the Ecumenical Jury Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival, named Best Film at the 2010 Lumiere Awards, & received an astonishing 10 Cesar nominations including Best Film and Director.
WHERE :AWARE Center (Surra, Block 3, Surra Street, Villa 84)
A sea of tyres burns in a wall of flame in Rehaiya in Jahra yesterday
MPs, environmentalists slam govt for negligence – Fears for environment after massive tyre fire
Kuwait Times : Hundreds of firemen yesterday fought to contain a massive fire in a dump for used tyres in Rehaiya in Jahra, with some MPs calling the blaze an environmental catastrophe. Firemen from the national guard, the army and the oil sector joined efforts to extinguish the fire that was still raging hours after it broke out in the dump of more than five million tyres, the fire department said. The dump is 4 km from the Amghara scrap yard and 15 km from Saad Al-Abdullah city. Eighteen fire station centers were fighting the blaze and 200,000 gallons of water had been used so far.
Environment authorities advised residents in the area to stay away and to use masks, but the education ministry rejected calls by MPs to suspend classes at local schools. A number of MPs described the fire as an “environmental catastrophe” and vowed to demand a debate on the issue in a special parliamentary session next week. Some said they will demand an official probe. Medics said that six people were treated for minor burns.
Visiting the scene, Information Minister Sheikh Mohammed Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah stressed that the government will form a special committee to investigate the blaze as well as ask the municipality for an alternative site to be used as a landfill for used tyres away from residential areas. He said that the only merit about the disaster was the response of firemen, the municipality, the national guards, the ministry of interior, the ministry of health, Kuwait Oil Co (KOC) and the Environment Public Authority (EPA) that reported to the scene in record time to contain the fire and limit its damage. Jahra Governor Sheikh Mubarak Al-Humoud Al-Jaber vowed to control the fire before nightfall, adding that firefighters have built a barrier of sand to prevent the fire from spreading.
MPs demanded an investigation into the incident without excluding the possibility that it might be intentional nor exempting the government from responsibility because it failed to respond to repeated warnings. MP Faisal Al-Mislem vowed to demand a full investigation, since the fire resulted in toxic fumes. MP Mubarak Al-Waalan said that the fire was a real disaster that reflected the incapability of the government to manage crises and protect the environment. MP Hamad Al-Mattar, who was present at the site when the first fire engines arrived, urged the minister of education to temporarily close area schools. He also urged the prime minister to visit the site in person.
Education Minister Nayef Al-Hajraf said any decision to close schools today would be subject to a technical report on the areas affected by the toxic fumes. “If any, suspension will be limited to schools in Rehaiya,” he said at a press conference held at the Jahra educational zone directorate, emphasizing that reports have indicated that gas levels were so far within normal limits and that there was no need to shut schools. The acting undersecretary and assistant undersecretary for public education Mohammed Al-Kandari reassured parents that exams for students who were absent yesterday would be postponed. He also urged students with special health conditions to stay at home.
Khalid Al-Hajeri, Chairman of Green Line Environment Group – Kuwait blamed Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak for the environmental disaster. “Sheikh Jaber was the Chairman of the High Council for Environment since the 2004 till he became the prime minister, and he didn’t pay attention to the danger of collecting millions of damaged tyres without any environmental safety measures. His responsibility covers the disaster as he is the one to give orders to activate emergency plans,” he said a statement.
Hajeri also demanded that MPs should act seriously towards this environmental disaster, which put the lives of people in Jahra in danger. “Green Line will support the head of the environment committee in the parliament MP Matar if he decides to grill the ministers responsible for this disaster,” he said. He said Green Line is in contact with the residents of Jahra to counter the negligence of the government and parliament towards finding real solutions for disasters in Kuwait.
Hajeri also blamed the EPA as the first body in charge of inspecting and observing waste buried in the country. “EPA is responsible to set the necessary rules and conditions that enforces public authorities to execute them. EPA didn’t do this,” he charged. “Burnt tyres produce extremely dangerous and poisonous gases including carbon monoxide, which causes blood poisoning and carbon dioxide that can cause suffocation and death. The smoke also causes different kinds of diseases as it contains cancerous and toxic substances,” he explained.
Hajeri claimed Green Line was the only body in Kuwait that sent warning messages via social media to Jahra residents from the first minutes of the fire informing them of the best ways of facing this disaster, while other authorities including EPA were caught napping. Chairperson of Kuwait Voluntary Work Center Sheikha Amthal Al-Sabah said the center’s volunteers were ready to help. She said she called Kuwait Fire Services Director (KFSD) Maj Gen Jassem Al-Mansouri to offer the help of volunteers.
By A Saleh, B Izzak, Hanan Al-Saadoun, Nawara Fattahova and Barrak Al-Hindi
Last year, Home Centre gave away fifteen Room Makeovers. We had such an overwhelming response that we've expanded the 2012 edition to six countries - and are giving away twenty Room Makeovers (plus 100 special-edition cookbooks). The worst rooms with the best stories win!
Entries accepted from 2nd April to 21stApril, 2012
The Embassy of India will present Dr. Tahseen Khan’s art work at an exhibition aptly titled “Be the Change”, at the Bayt Lothan Gallery. Ambassador of India will inaugurate the Exhibition on April 16, 2012 at 6 pm, and the display will continue on April 17 and 18, 2012.
Dr. Tahseen Khan’s passion for life in its varied hues is mirrored in her myriad colors on canvas. Dr. Khan creatively uses mixed media in her art as a language when words no longer do justice to describe a spectacular seaside sunset or a bustling South Indian village landscape.
Art is also her call to action, so with just a different twist of her brush, her colors can evoke a burning desire to take a stand on important issues. Her pieces such as “Despite all Odds”, “War and Peace”, “Liberation” and “Give Me a Chance” depict issues such as social disquiet, disasters and gender discrimination. However, there is something in all of them that gives us hope for a better tomorrow, only if we can “Be the Change”.
Dr. Khan uses art as an outlet to decompress from the intensity of work as a Pediatrician in Kuwait. It calms her soul and gives meaning to life.
The exhibition is an initiative of the Embassy of India in collaboration with the Indian Women’s Association.
SALSA continues for the summer and offers a “Summer Discount” also! Better Books & Cafe is proud to be the venue for fun salsa styling lessons where both singles and couples are welcome to join! Learn the moves & unleash your potential. For full details kindly contact Sunita Alvaries or Tony Alvaries.
WHEN :April 16, 2012 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
REPEATS :Weekly on Monday and Wednesday - forever
WHERE : Better Books & Cafe (Located behind Rashid Hospital, right around the corner from the Titanic building and Sanbouk Supermarket, Salmiya)
CONTACT :Sunita Alvaries or Tony Alvaries 5588-5102 or 9988-5102
An evening to remember! Pull out the fedora and slick up for a night of Sassy Jazz this April 13th at Al-Manshar Rotana. Enjoy a delectable dinner by the swimming pool while listening to live jazz music performed by a professional band. The evening will start from 9 pm onwards! So, invite your friends and join them for a night of musical and culinary bliss for only KD 15 per person.
*Rates are Subject to 15% service charge.
For reservation or more information please visit www.rotanatimes.com or call 23931000
KUWAIT: Marina Hotel opened up its poolside Barbeque Nights in the presence of the media and senior management. General Manager, Nabil Hammoud and the entire hotel’s management team welcomed the guests on their arrival to a relaxing evening filled with mouth-watering BBQ delicacies, live Oriental music, shisha and breathtaking views of the Arabian Gulf.
The Hotel’s spectacular settings, beautiful landscape combined with the warm spring weather reflects the ambience of the BBQ dinner buffet. Guests were offered a delicious selection from the sumptuous barbecue station filled with especially marinated and seasoned varieties of succulent meats and chicken, fresh seafood with rich variety of seaside dishes and a delicious salad bar with the assorted breads. For the finale, delectable desserts were served.
On the occasion, Hammoud said: “It’s just so beautiful outside at this time of the year so we have taken the opportunity to launch our BBQ nights. The lovely weather proves to be the perfect setting for guests to enjoy our unique dining experience with our specialties cooked with the freshest possible ingredients. Every year we receive a very positive feedback on our BBQ Nights, this year; there will also be an even bigger variety of choices. With the launch of our Barbeque Nights, we would like to offer our guests a scrumptious dining experience at the pool.”
The Marina poolside BBQ takes place every Wednesday evening, has a capacity to accommodate up to 150 guests at a time and has a special area for groups.
The Sultan Center is proud to announce the launch of our first photography contest to celebrate Earth Day. We encourage everyone to participate in the contest to promote sustainability, to protect the health of our ecosystem and to conserve our natural resource.
Share with us any photo that shows how you're helping to promote sustainability and get a chance to win a 500 KD voucher from Sultan Center.
Here are a few examples of photos you could share:
1- A picture of your reusable shopping bag.
2- Something related to fluorescent light bulbs.
3- Recycling bins at home.
Submissions should be sent to email@example.com. Please make sure that you write your full name and your phone number in the email.
Terms and conditions:
- Each winner will get a voucher of 500 KD
- The Participation is limited to TSC's Facebook followers only.
- Only TSC's Facebook followers can vote in the contest.
- The first draw will be held on 18th of April and the second draw will be held on 29th of April.
-The first winner will be excluded from the second phase of the competition.
- Each participate can share only one photo.
- The winner will be determined by the number of votes AND the quality of the photo and its relevance to the subject of the contest.
- The Participants can pick whatever photography device they wish to use.
- The Participants have to take the pictures themselves.
- People can vote to as many pictures as they want. You can vote by "liking" the pictures.
- We will only count the likes on TSC's page.
- We encourage everyone to be respectful of the work of all participants. We will not allow any comments that show disrespect or bad taste to the participants.
- TSC has the right to eliminate any picture in cases of plagiarism.
- The contest will commence on 9th of April and will end on 29th of April at 11 AM.
Al Sadu weaving is an embroidery form in geometrical shapes hand woven by Bedouin people. This traditional art form was developed by the nomadic Bedouins over centuries, and was facing extinction because of modernization. To protect this traditional art form of hand weaving with dyed, spun and colored wool, the Al-Sadu Society was formed in 1979.In addition to reviving the ethnic art of hand weaving, they also contributed a lot to protect the Bedouin community. As a result of the society's efforts, the Sadu House came up in 1980. Towards 1984 end, the Sadu House had registered 300 Bedouin women and they are producing about seventy different items every week.
The Al Sadu House which protect the interests of the Bedouins and their ethnic handicrafts is a unique tourist attraction of Kuwait and is located close to the National Museum.
Hi. I'm Parimita Barooah Bora. A onetime lecturer, currently I am a stay-at-home mom. Having done my post graduation in English,Education and Travel and Tourism, I taught for few years until my relocation to Kuwait. I like to share the experiences of my life as a freelance contributor to various newspapers, magazines and websites. My writings have been published in The Assam Tribune, The Sentinel, The Eclectic, The Telegraph, Outlook Traveller, The Hindustan Times, Posoowa, www.assamtimes.org, www.indiansinkuwait.com, www.glimpse.org, www.ndtvtravels.com and www.asiantribune.com
Though an Indian, I am base in Kuwait. It's here my little princess MEHR and my prince ESHAAN are born. Now they, duties as a wife, mother, freelance writer, teaching children in the evenings at home and as active executive member of IWIK( Indian women in Kuwait ) forum keeps me busy.
I belong to ASSAM,a beautiful north-eastern state of INDIA.Assam is known as the land of nature,the land of tea, one horn rhino and where the mighty Brahmaputra flows. For me no other place in the world is naturally so beautiful as my state Assam.
As a kid, dad used to take the family ( mom, bro and two sweet sis) to various tourist destinations. And luckily I have a husband who shares my love for travelling and exploring new places.
Apart from travelling and writing, I love to play my sitar, cook, collect ethnic jewelry, swim and click lot of pictures to capture my experiences and memories.
Hope you find my blog interesting, fascinating and helpful.