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Dr. Navniit Gandhi


Dr. Navniit Gandhi is an academician, and a freelance writer/columnist. She has been writing extensively for several newspapers, magazines, web-portals and academic publications and has authored five Books, till date.

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A Satvik Restaurant in Kuwait

“A recipe has no Soul; You as the Cook must bring soul to the recipe” -Thomas Keller Yes, you have read the title right!!! And, yes… the restauran...

Redefining Lifestyles…… the Indian Way

There could not have been a name more apt than Harmony House, for the place that it is. Rabindranath Tagore would certainly be pleased that many ...

Black In-tensions

One decision of our government was announced one fine evening. PM Narendra Modi sent shockwaves through the country by announcing on November 8, 2016...

Black In-tensions

One decision of our government was announced one fine evening. PM Narendra Modi sent shockwaves through the country by announcing on November 8, 2016...

Being a Nobody...

I am a Nobody. There is no designation I hold; no property I own; there is no glamour or beauty I was born with; there is hardly a success story in t...

“There is no such word as ‘Obstacles’; there are only Excuses”

On a long stretch of academic and educational proficiency, the milestones have been happily crossed by one or the other Institutions managed by th...

A Punjabi in Kerala

“Sheeja, keep this bottle of Jam in your suitcase. In case your friend can’t eat anything there, she can at least have bread and jam”, said Sheeja’s ...

Money is Black, Hopes are White, Confusions are Grey

Lots of charcha over chai these days is all about Black Money. Where it is? How much there is? How will it be brought back? When will it...

Do not get up

Surf more at high speed Play new games Upload faster Shop online Read your favourite classics online Message unlimited Send unli...

“Just do not get disappointed in life, never…”

He is a miracle India might as well, not do without… Son of a clerk in the Postal Department who could not afford to give ‘excellent’ education t...

What do we leave behind?

The waters of the tranquil Khecheopalri lake were shimmering brightly... the surroundings- serene and still; and the breeze, fragrant. The beautif...

It is infectious…

Farhad is a salesman at a shop selling watches… Rasheed runs a tailoring shop in Salmiya… Christina is working as an Export Assistant for a ...

It’s always a Cycle...

It all comes back. It may take years or decades, but life has this tendency to complete full circles and bring us back to where we once were… Ther...

Another Trip Home…

Aaahhhh, the annual trip to India. Prior to the trip, there is a tinge of anxiety mingled with layers of excitement. Excitement—because one is go...

I am intolerant...

I am an ordinary citizen of India. No, not a bigwig; not famous; not rich; not an achiever... Not a movie star; not a politician; and have won no awa...

‘I never look back; I have no fears of the future.'

The first two words that come to mind in the first two minutes of meeting 47-year young Mr. Shahzad Gidwani are: affable and a down-to-earth achiever...

Sweets, Starvation, and Suicides… - Dr. Navniit Gandhi

The festival season has begun in India. Eid has just been celebrated with gaiety, while Dussehra, Deepawali, Christmas are just around the corner… Ac...

My enormous wealth... - Dr. Navniit Gandhi

An eleven-year old shy girl was trying to grapple with the turmoil of adolescence. One paramount emotion at the time was: ‘My parents do not love...

We, the innocent … - Dr Navniit Gandhi

Wash your utensils with this dish-cleaner and sparkle your relationships… There is saffron in the soap… There is chocolate in ...

Heads are bent low… The finger moves... And they sit still!!! - Dr.Navniit Gandhi

We are different personalities, and our ideas, memories and experiences are obviously different. One childhood is also different from any other child...

Who Says We Are Not Happy? - Dr Navniit Gandhi

The Pakistanis are happy… the Bangladeshis are happier… the Bhutanese are happier too. We, Indians are not. ? Says who? Well, according to the la...

“No one can inherit Fame…”An exclusive Interview with Abhishek Bachchan

Kuwait welcomed an unassuming celebrity, armed with the most disarming smile – on his maiden trip to this land, on Wednesday, 29 April. Invited by th...

“I want to give back much more to this world” - Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

An exclusive one-to-one Interview with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan first on IIK The bright and cool morning of March 11, 2015 in K...

1-2-1 Moments with Dr Navniit Gandhi

Dr. Navniit Gandhi is an academician, writer and an author. She also writes poetry in Hindi and some of her poems have been published in some literar...

Our dual existence

I am a citizen of India... my roots; my family; my future is there... I am a resident of Kuwait... my work; my present; my livelihood is here... ...

A treat for the taste-buds at Avanti Palace

Food holds a place in the lives of us all, which is irreplaceable. And, particularly for us who live in Kuwait, a weekend is often translated as an o...

Where shall my next vacation be?

Am an average middle-class Indian, residing in Kuwait. Every year, this question leaps like a frog in my mind... In fact, it starts playing around, e...

Is your child showing symptoms of SID?

It is heartening. Our kids these days are so very smart, isn’t it? They learn fast; they imbibe remarkably well, and wonderfully retain all that they...

“Shukriya, India”

In this endeavour to express our sense of gratitude to the State of Kuwait and the people of Kuwait, IIK, through its Shukran, Kuwait, spoke not only...

In the Land we Live...

There is opportunity; There is plenty; My mind is at peace I quietly earn my living My family comfortable; My responsibilities I fulfil Build m...

And, thus the hearts were lit...

Five years in Kuwait, and the onset of Diwali never felt like the way it did on this year’s IIK’s Diwali Mela. All these years, Diwali meant hanging ...

The Liar

‘The small wooden idols look splendid’, muttered Javed to himself, as he stood gaping at the beautifully carved pieces of art being sold on the pavem...

Maid Matters

It is usually on the 1st or 2nd of the month. The face is superficially downcast. There is no regret. There is no guilt. ‘Madam, my ‘hakama’ probl...

Dear Parents...

If you are a sensitive parent- who thinks much about good parenting, and your children live here in Kuwait with you, then this article is just for yo...

Barkat Baba

The entire neighbourhood knew the old and bad-tempered Barkat Baba only too well. Hardly was there anyone in the neighbourhood, with whom Barkat Baba...

To Complain Or Not To !

What a place this is... No life here... Just a few years more... No place for merit... It’s only ‘Vaasta’ that matters... Take a deep...

Expat ladies in Kuwait – An Identity Crisis?

• Sejal has done her LL.B. from Delhi. Excited and exuberant about what lay ahead in life, she came to Kuwait two years ago, after her marriage. She...

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GST: One Nation, One Tax

When parliament of India passed constitutional amendment bill in 2016, it paved the way for GST. An

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Earth Day – Celebrating Earth Day is more important than ever

These days, I have seen people, including children being aware of the consequence of environmental

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An Indian Voice for Football

An Indian football commentator who revolutionized regional language commentary with a unique record

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Confidence, Discipline and Health, the Karate Way

In the present world we talk a lot about self-dependency and the courage to face the world. Self-co

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Creating History in Quality Construction, Dr. Abdul Razzak Rumane

Dr. Abdul Razzak Rumane, a Registered Senior Consultant (RSC) with The Chartered Quality Institute

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We chose happiness and compassion; we chose life

It is a widely accepted fact that the ultimate aim of anyone in this world is to attain the state o

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Just Imagine

I had the flu. I had never felt so alone. I missed my family. Shivering, I huddled deeper inside th

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A Satvik Restaurant in Kuwait

“A recipe has no Soul; You as the Cook must bring soul to the recipe” -Thomas Keller Yes, you ha

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Together we grew…We share the values…

A lady brimming with positive vibrations, she spreads love, joy and a passion for life around her.

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Redefining Lifestyles…… the Indian Way

There could not have been a name more apt than Harmony House, for the place that it is. Rabindr

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Experience Indian Corner Tandoori Nights at Al Manshar Rotana Hotel

Al Manshar Rotana Hotel at Fahaheel, Kuwait launched an authentic Tandoori Night with an Indian cor

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Biryani & Kebabi restaurant opened at Arabia Mall in Egila

Biryani & Kebabi is the newest addition to Al Sabah & Kohli food and beverage brands. Al Sabah & Ko

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Indulge in the luxury of Indian dinner every Tuesday at Jumeirah’s Garden Café

We all love luxury. We have many occasions to celebrate life luxuriously. Be it our anniversary, bi

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A delightful treat to our taste buds- Samrat Restaurant Weekend Buffet.

Delicious Food.. Good Company with Family or friends ... That’s what all look for on a weekend. B

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SR 7’s Cricket Knockout Tournament –Grand Final Day

Salmiya Rockers 7’s cricket tournament started on Friday, 24th March 2017 at Salmiya Rockers Cricke

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Asian Cricket Council organizing Under-19 and Under-16 International Tournaments

Kuwait Cricket is delighted to announce the selection trials for the upcoming Under-19 and Under-16

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Kuwait Konkans were crowned Providence Cup 2017

Kuwait Konkans were crowned champions of the first Providence Cup Women’s Indoor Throwball Tourname

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ICC World Cricket League Division 1 - Asia, Kuwait Cricket Board Announce the 14 members squad

Kuwait Cricket Board led by the President Mr. Haider Farman is pleased to announce the 14 members s

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Newly formed 22 Yards Cricket Coaching Academy inviting school boy cricketers

The newly formed 22 Yards Cricket Coaching Academy would like to invite school boy cricketers, espe