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Eid in Dubai: Where to eat desi food.

Food, My Dubai

What is a festival without food? We bring you a few choices that caught our eye! – The Indian Trumpet’s Festival Special Edition Eid Brunch The venue will feature live music during the brunch as well. And the meal would include Chaats like Dahi Papdi Chat and Palak Pata Chat. Appetisers would include Chilly Fish, Murgh Angara Kebab, Paneer Tikka Khas Nawab. For mains, Chicken Tikka Masala, Veg Kofta Curry, Dal Makhani, etc. with desserts like Gulab Jamun and Seviyan. Jebel Ali Recreation Club, Dubai | When: 3-4 May Asli 1 Kg Mutton Wali Biryani Sthan Dubai, a restaurant serving North Indian,…

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Ramadan in Dubai: Game for a Butter Chicken omelette or Burrata Butter Chicken?

Indian Belly, My Dubai

If there’s a Rajniknath in North-Indian dishes, it is the Butter Chicken! Punjab and Butter Chicken are something like Santa and Banta – you can’t really imagine one without the other. No wonder then, as we celebrate the vibrancy of Punjab in this issue, we can’t help but rediscover the one dish that all Punjabis swear by – Butter Chicken! – The Indian Trumpet’s Punjab Edition We play Sherlock to find out when and how did the recipe of the Butter Chicken originate. And not to our surprise, there are many versions, and a popular story goes such – What…

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Dubai: How much chaat, chai can you have?

Indians in Dubai, My Dubai

That’s the question, a Dubai-based restaurant is asking. Yes, it’s not us, it’s them. Claiming to be offering a once in a lifetime chaat offer, Bol Gappa, a fun, quirky Bollywood themed restaurant in Karama, is calling out to all chaat addicts and chai lovers. Every state, city, town & village in India has street food all of its own. Here’s a handful of soulful snacks – deep-fried, spicy, dirty, cheap, mouthwatering, sweet, fresh, stale, overcooked and evenly roasted – that’s had us licking our fingers for decades – The Indian Trumpet’s Bachpan (Childhood) Edition Here’s how it works!For the…

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40 artists come together to celebrate India’s Republic Day in Dubai

Bharat Darshan, desi emotions

“During our growing-up years, the highlight of Republic Day celebrations at school was dressing up in Indian wear for the day and the laddoos (Indian sweet) that were distributed at the end of the function! Funun’s Rang came close enough to that!” said Purva Grover, founder-editor, The Indian Trumpet, “It indeed felt like we were back in school, waiting for the treat as we all wore the Indian colours as pride.” The Indian Trumpet, your favourite magazine for Indian expats, was the Media Partner of the event. The art exhibition titled ‘RANG: Colors of India’ was organised by Funun Arts…

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There’s nothing known as too much ghee!

Indian Belly, My Dubai

If you’re from North India, especially New Delhi or Punjab, then you too, like us, would associate Sagar Ratna, with mostly South Indian fare, including but not limited to the range of dosa, idli, and uthappam. So, it was quite a surprise for us when at Sagar Ratna, Dubai, we were told we’d be sampling authentic Marwari cuisine. Ghee, bring it on! As we sample an authentic Marwari meal at Sagar Ratna, Dubai, we vouch for the fact that there’s nothing known as too much ghee. Sit back, soak in the Rajasthani folk music, and eat on… – The Indian…

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Life in a metro

Photo Essays

A pictorial tribute to the life line. Dubai, a city that never sleeps, dreams big, boosts ambitions, inspires richness & spells glamour is connected by the Dubai Metro. Foremost, we fall in love with Dubai Metro. Later, we hail cabs, rent cars and drive our machines. Let the affair unfold. – The Indian Trumpet’s Debut Edition The familiar & the unfamiliar meet on the tracks. The old & the new greet us on the doorstep. The journeys & destinations become safer, closer & comfortable – courtesy the Dubai Metro. Images on the featured pages: Nabi Ahmadi; artwork: Kamaini Mittal. Keep…

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Buteh, the paisley

Our Shabdkosh

There are many theories on its origin. One of them being that it is a fertility symbol, the fresh shoot of a date palm. The date palm represented the tree of life for primeval Babylonians, being a source of their food, wood and wine. And from there it travelled all the way to Kashmir, India. But how did it get the very Anglo Saxon name paisley? Also known as ambi in Punjabi, carrey in Urdu, kalga in Kashmiri, kolke in Bengali, koyari in Marathi and mankolam in Tamil… – The Indian Trumpet’s Debut Edition It’s believed that in Kashmir the…

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Tu Jaanta Nahi Mera Baap Kaun Hai

Bharat Darshan, desi emotions

Saddi Dilli, is what we Dilliwallahs love to call this city of dreams, denominations and destiny. Known as ‘Delhi’ to the world but, always and forever, as ‘Dilli’ to the insiders, this open-hearted capital of our nation doesn’t discriminate on the basis of where you come from or where you’re heading: in life, or on its big, broad roads.

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The good ol’ Ambassador — baati waali gadi!

desi emotions, Horn OK Please, Nostalgia

There are many cars across the globe, which have carved a special identity for themselves over the decades. The Ambassador is one of them but totally unique in the way that it’s still being produced. Yes, a 1958 model, which hasn’t been changed much and is still selling and also finding some growth!

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Sachin Tendulkar, the name says it all

desi emotions, Nostalgia, Trumpet Lead, Trumpet Toot

Thwak! The swing plane comes down in a perfect vertical arch to meet the orb, dismissing it from his five ft something presence. A billion smiles light up the Indian diaspora across the world. Rasp! A horizontal spectacle that sends the orb into spatial travel. Another billion flashes lighting up the night sky, enhancing the mood of a nation, perhaps even boosting the economy.