Who is Diya?

this is me

I am Diya.

I am a wife.

I am a baker.

I am a foodie.

I am a traveller.

I live in the UAE.

I am an introvert.

I am a book lover.

I am a cross stitcher.

I struggle with my faith.

I accept my laugh lines.

I have skydived… twice!

I adore Calvin and Hobbes.

I am approaching my thirties.

I couldn’t cook to save my life.

My husband claims I am a slob.

I am sarcastic with close friends.

I am a thinker… often overdoing it.

I am passionately in love with words.

So why Diyalogues?

I have always been in awe of people who come up with witty blog names that are a play on their own name. For single word puns my awe is magnified ten times over. While I may not have been as successful at this as I would like to believe (try spinning a name like Diya and see how far you get), Diyalogues is a pretty close enough pun for me!

Moreover, I have come to learn that blogging is a two way street, a give-and-take. No blogger is an island (What? That’s not how it goes you say?). In other words, blogging is a di(y)alogue.

And last but not the least, this blog is a reflection of all my interests – a catalogue of all my passions.

So there you have it. The story behind Diyalogues. Don’t give up on me just yet, will ya? Stick around and read some more!

To know more about the genesis of this blog and what you can expect to find on it, click here.

212 thoughts on “Who is Diya?

    1. Thank you so much hon! 🙂 🙂 I’m so glad I’m not the only one who thinks so 😉 Intrigued by your name too. Off to find out more 🙂


    1. Thank you so much Lisa! That means a lot coming from you 🙂 I love your blog too so it’s a really great compliment if you enjoyed mine 🙂


    1. Sighhh… it is sadly true. I am the blot of shame on my Indian heritage 😀 At this age I should be expertly whipping up dinners for 50 guests while simultaneously juggling 2 babies and a full time job 😀 In my defense food tastes so much better when someone else cooks it for you 🙂

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  1. Hello Diya,
    It is a pleasure to make your acquaintance. I love your voice and courage to travel alone. My youngest daughter travels a great deal. She has not quite made the leak to traveling alone but has considered doing so. I am going to refer your blog to her. Thank you so much for stopping by the Cow Pasture and welcome to the fence jumpers. I look forward to reading more about your travels. @sheilamgood at Cow Pasture Chronicles

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    1. Hey there Sheila! Lovely to have you here at Diyalogues 🙂

      Your daughter is blessed indeed to get the opportunity to travel frequently. And solo travel is a logical next step for someone who has a deep rooted passion for travel. Would love to cheer her on if that is indeed a dream for her 🙂

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  2. Hi! Just stopping by to say that I love your “voice” on your blog.You make me smile a lot. So wonderful to have you as a friend on here. You gotta love WordPress! Have a great day and don’t struggle too much with your faith. Struggle is normal I think. Just like Jacob who after literally struggling with Him was renamed Israel. You are in good company! He loves you ❤

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    1. Thank you so much my dear! I’m so sorry for the long delay in replying but as you can see I have been trying to work through the whole blog revamp and some comments fell through the cracks 😦

      I loved reading your comment. it was a breath of fresh air in my day 🙂 God bless you! 🙂


  3. Well hello there, Diya! What a fascinating blog! I’m sure to be looking around and finding out more about you and your adventures. I have never “met” anyone from the UAE before (I don’t think), but I loved that we seem to have lots in common! (OK, well, I’m quite a bit older than you, but…) I love food, travel, cross-stitch (and now quilting) and of course, reading and writing! Can two ridiculously sarcastic people be friends? I hope so!

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    1. Lovely to see you found you way here Lynn! 🙂 I don’t think age or sarcasm matters in friendships 🙂 I love cross stitch but haven’t been able to pick up my needle in ages! I’d love to try quilting someday too. Although in this weather it seems a bit redundant 🙂


  4. Hey…I’ve nominated you for the 3-day quote challenge! Do check out my post and find your nomination there…looking forward to reading your take on ‘quotes’soon 😀 Cheers!

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          1. That’s completely alright… I understand that everyone has a life to live apart from the one the digital world asks of us! But do visit my posts to let me know how you liked them.. Also feel free to leave a message for me when you put up your post 🙂 cheers! Have a nice Sunday 🙂

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  5. So nice to have connected with you Diya. I have just read through your This is me and a few more posts and i find all of them a absolutely delightful 🙂 I have similar interests as yours and would love to stay connected and hear from you on my posts as well 🙂

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  6. Hi Diya! I loved reading this page, I feel like I can relate to you so much! I’m looking forward to exploring more of your blog! – Amrita xo

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  7. Randomly stumbled across your blog, Diya! Very thrilled to hear you’re in the UAE (I am too). I would love to meet/chat/get to know you. I’m a baker, artist and blogger (my blog is still WIP- so for the moment I work off Facebook and Instagram)!
    I love your way with words and clicks! Look forward to getting to know you! Cheers!

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    1. Hey Ritu! Warm welcome to P2N! 🙂 I get ridiculously excited to find fellow bloggers in UAE too so I totally understand your excitement 🙂

      Thank you so much for your kind words. Coming from a talented artist like you that really means a LOT! 😀 Now I’m floating away like a helium balloon and it’s your responsibility to bring me back to earth 😛

      Will definitely check out your FB and IG in greater detail soon! Cheers!


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