Geeta Chhabra's letter to her Readers



27th March 2019

My dear Readers,


As always, it is a tremendous honour to be invited to Zabeel Palace at Dubai. The double bonus was the privileged moment when I presented my poem: An Ode to Sheikh Saeed Maktoum’s House to His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum – Deputy Ruler of Dubai and the Minister of Finance and Industry of UAE.

At Zabeel Palace, on 6th March, 2019, I attended celebrations related to the Summer School (June/July 2018) and the Winter Academic Training Programme (February 2019). The arrangements of the evening welcomed the Emirati girl-students who had gone for the above training sessions to the Al Maktoum College for Higher Education in Dundee, Scotland.


The creation of Al Maktoum College in Dundee is the result of the vision of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum; the practical goal of the above training programmes is to expand cross-cultures at an intellectual level while encouraging engagements with other local student organizations.


My brief interaction with H.E Mirza Al Sayegh, Chairman of Al Maktoum College and Prof. Fatima Al Sayegh, Professor and Chair at UAE University, flashed happy memories of the launch of my first book: An Indian Ode To The Emirates. Both of them had graced the event with their presence, in the year of 2012.


This month, in the section of Different Dialogues, we present the interviews of H.E Mirza Al Sayegh; the interviews give a great insight to learn and absorb so much!  To view the interview kindly click on


The Photo-News and Prose sections are related to the Al Maktoum Foundation, and to the visionary leader – H.H Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Kindly click on and


In the Music Section we have Talat Mahmood.  Kindly click on


My poems are from my books: No Journey Ends and Smash My Glass. To view them please click on


The book: The Vision by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum… is full of vision. Kindly click in the section of Book Review:


Viewers' Corner is active, as always. I thank my social media friends and well-wishers for their interest in my Blog, Facebook and my tweets on Twitter. To view the comments kindly click on


Enjoy the Issue.

With warm regards,

Geeta Chhabra

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