Notes by Nectar

Your destiny lies in your own hands

I enjoyed the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature so much last year I decided I was definitely going to go again this year, especially when I found out Tan Twan Eng was going to be coming to Dubai. He has become one of my favourite authors – I read The Gift of Rain in 2007 …

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After getting all the chocolates and soft drinks for Vinay’s party at the supermarket, our mission for the following day was to get helium for the balloons and wrapping paper for the return presents. My sister had heard that Iponri market in Surul…