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Tyred and tested

I Street protests all over the world, including in some of the word’s most advanced nations are marked, among other things, with burning tyres. But, thanks to an innovative idea by officials of Bahrain’s Interior Ministry, tyres are used to create objects of art and decoration. These not only present a very pleasing sight for…

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Manama ‘street art’

This is what the ‘street art’ looks like in a ‘suburb’ of Manama, the Bahrain capital. Inhabited by hundreds of thousands of blue-collared workers from the Indian Sub Continent and The Philippines. Very few, if at all, local people stay in this area, which is also full of shops selling Asian food as well as…

Suq Art

Spotted this painting on one of the walls in Bahrain’s Old Manama Suq during the weekend Bab Al Bahrain (BAB) Market! While I have no idea what the artist is trying to convey, the expression on the face of the drawing is rather stoic and the lady’s lips are “sealed”. There is also a flower…

That’s is the truth!

This very apt quote is what I have always believed in – ever since I started to take pictures with a Diana box camera and a Kodak Baby Brownie. I try to adhere to this even now, taking pictures that are not “seen” by the naked eye. I am not sure how far I succeed…

Life like it is

I have no idea why this has happened but, over the last few days, I am being constantly reminded of the days of black and white photography. I remember the days of the box camera, the photographer at school with his head under a black cloth taking the class picture and the days when I…