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Tarun Sakhrani
Tarun Sakhrani recently completed a stint in banking in Singapore. Before moving to Singapore, he got his MBA from the Manchester Business School in the UK. Prior to his MBA, Tarun lived in the U.S. He worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, on their capital markets desk in Chicago, working with and assisting companies around the world raise capital. He is an avid follower of sports and enjoys watching (and occasionally participating in) a variety of sports. Beyond sports, his interests expand into business, finance, politics and food. He enjoys traveling to new places, visiting new countries, learning about their cultures and people, and most importantly trying new cuisines. He is a self-professed foodie and loves experimenting in the kitchen as well. Having lived and worked on three different continents and completed his MBA, Tarun is looking for his new adventure... It could be at a desk, in the kitchen, or who knows where!

Entries by Tarun Sakhrani

Daddy Diaries Part 9

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2016 | 2:37 PM

"AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH".... "Goodness me..... Goodness, goodness... more air... more gas..... AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH... how much longer is this going to take.... Goodness.... AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH... more air.... Don't leave me sweetie; hold my hand..... AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.... I can't do this anymore... there's too much pain... I can't take it any more... AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH... when is this going...

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Daddy Diaries Part 8

(0) Comments | Posted June 15, 2016 | 2:47 PM

So, it is 11 AM and my wife is keeled over, holding the bed with one hand and her tummy with the other, in obvious pain. It is quite obvious that the labor has kicked into another gear from even a few minutes ago and that we are getting closer....

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Daddy Diaries Part 7

(0) Comments | Posted May 31, 2016 | 12:44 AM

So you've done the classes, you've read the books... you've talked to and listened to all the people around you offering their advice. You think you are prepared. But are you really? Are you really prepared for the birth of your child three weeks ahead of schedule when suddenly one...

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Daddy Diaries Part 6

(0) Comments | Posted May 12, 2016 | 6:59 AM

The clock is ticking, the weeks are ticking away... the countdown has definitely begun. We've bought the stroller, we've set up the crib, we've cleaned the house and got the carpets scrubbed. We've even got the baby shower out of the way, and managed to load up on the gift...

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Daddy Diaries Part 5

(0) Comments | Posted April 10, 2016 | 10:27 AM

The next stage in your baby's evolution (or your evolution as to-be parents) is the shower... No, not that kind that you take in a bathroom, standing under a stream of hot water, but the kind that is a party... a celebration... the kind that others are supposed to throw...

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The New Generation -- Misunderstood or Just Different

(0) Comments | Posted March 28, 2016 | 8:10 AM

We live in an interesting world, and interesting times, for sure. Of course, this is the world we live in today, and one that may be interesting to us. However, for those of us that did not know of another time, this is interesting stuff. For instance, as we sat...

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Daddy Diaries Part 4

(0) Comments | Posted March 26, 2016 | 10:08 AM

First there was the honeymoon... then came the babymoon... what's next? Post-babymoon? Anniversary moon? Birth moon? Child's 1st birthday-moon? Glad I am a parent moon? Anything... Just about anything to have a holiday and get away right? Of course... And by doing so, we would get to a stage where...

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Daddy Diaries Part 3

(0) Comments | Posted March 2, 2016 | 4:36 PM

Your baby is on its way... you have a few more weeks to go and so you start wondering about things you need to buy. After all, there are so many things you need to prepare and plan for... a stroller, a cot, a bed, some toys... new clothes, sheets,...

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Daddy Diaries Part 2

(0) Comments | Posted February 6, 2016 | 10:22 AM

So now that people know you're having a baby, the next level of absurdity is asking about the child's gender... two days after your first scan. "Do you know if it's a boy or a girl"... "Ummmm... no!" You say with the politest of voices and avoiding even hinting at...

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Daddy Diaries Part 1

(0) Comments | Posted January 27, 2016 | 3:09 PM

There's four magic words that can change your life forever... or for the second time... or for the time after you thought that three magic words were the ones that were about to change your life. Those four key words are "let's have a baby". You think, 'it's the right...

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The Sindhis of Sindh And Beyond

(3) Comments | Posted January 4, 2016 | 5:09 PM

As I sat there, on that dreaded dentist's chair with my mouth wide open, and subject to poking, and prodding by a myriad tools, gizmos and devices, my polite dentist tried to distract my attention away from the pain. She tried to make polite conversation.

Having noticed my last...

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Tamasha... Real or Reel Life?

(2) Comments | Posted December 31, 2015 | 11:24 AM

Tamasha is a movie about a boy with a passion, with a fondness and a liking... more like a love, actually. It is about a boy who loves the theatre, who loves drama and yet as he grows older, society, expectations, familial pressures make him veer towards a path of...

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The Ordinary Man's Restaurant Review Series: Chapter One Malta

(0) Comments | Posted June 29, 2015 | 5:01 PM

It's not often that you just walk into a high quality restaurant run by a star chef... especially a chef who has worked and trained under a Michelin star chef in Paris. This is Chef Hiram Cassar's first venture out, aptly titled Chapter One in the St. Julian's bay area...

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The Ordinary Man's Restaurant Review Series: Dishoom

(0) Comments | Posted May 1, 2015 | 10:42 AM

What do you get after an hour and a half of waiting in the cold, poor service, a mix up with your table and a restaurant that doesn't have several items you want? It definitely isn't a restaurant that I would term as 'One of the Best in the UK'...

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The Ordinary Man's Restaurant Review Series: E&O

(0) Comments | Posted April 28, 2015 | 3:31 PM

We never asked our server what E&O stands for; maybe we should have, because it may as well have been 'Excellent & Outstanding'. You never run out of a good restaurant in London and that's what we found to our surprise today at E&O. Just off the well-worn path that...

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The Ordinary Man's Restaurant Review Series: Gogi London

(0) Comments | Posted April 6, 2015 | 3:10 PM

We've always been under the impression that to find good Asian food in London, we would need to trek over to Chinatown in the centre of the city. So, you can imagine our surprise, (relief?) and joy when we noted that there was a Korean BBQ restaurant a few minutes...

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The Ordinary Man's Restaurant Review Series: The Summerhouse London

(0) Comments | Posted March 29, 2015 | 4:00 PM

We've been away for a few weeks and the first thing to do on a rainy and typically gloomy London morning was to dig in to some brunch and get back into the groove of things... To go back to all things British and leave our Asian sojourn behind. Time...

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The Ordinary Man's Restaurant Review Series: Trishna London

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2015 | 5:09 PM

There are so many options here in London... you can choose not only the cuisine you want, but also pick a restaurant dependent on (a) how much you are willing (able?) to spend; (b) how close or far you want to travel; and (c) how much or how little you...

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The Ordinary Man's Restaurant Review Series: Hunan London

(0) Comments | Posted February 23, 2015 | 9:53 AM

This was going to be restaurant weekend. We were short on time and in a hurry to get in as many as we could. So the day after a heavy dinner at Trishna, we booked ourselves for lunch at the aptly named Chinese restaurant Hunan. This tiny spot, located in...

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Please Protect Me From My Password

(0) Comments | Posted September 21, 2014 | 10:26 PM

We live in a world that is surrounded by fear, by a bit of paranoia and maybe rightfully so. We have groups lopping people's heads off and posting the videos online. There is the fear of your not so friendly neighbor invading your territory under the pretext of protection and...

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