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Trigger Happy

Scores of people among the thousands who converge on the Bab Al Bahrain area every weekend make it a point to get their pictures taken to send to their loved ones back home. Thanks to technology, it’s now become all too simple and images are transferred in split seconds. I remember when I first went…

Different strokes!

This picture of two very contrasting images of Bahrain was taken this evening courtesy a “land grab” in Busaiteen area. The “land” came into existence around three months ago when a large part of the sea was reclaimed following two weeks of non-stop activity. When we went for a walk along the coast today, we…

Trash this beach!

This is the scene at Mumbai’s “world-famous” Juhu Beach. It was low tide and raining but there were still some waves coming in. Scores of people were walking on the sand along the coast while several scores of others were playing football. That is the good part! But one look at all the litter and…

No, I don’t want a picture!

Monkeys in the hills of Northern India are well-known to be at one with humans – and mix freely with them. I have earlier seen, and photographed these extremely clever creatures and who have even posed for the camera. But this “gentleman” here, spotted in Kasauli, was the least bit interested in having himself snapped.…

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Then – and Now!

These two buildings, in the heart of the Old Manama Suq, couldn’t be more apart in terms of looks. One, a modern structure with many apartments and the other a dilapidated, crumbling structure which had clearly seen better days. However, the older building stands out in terms of its sheer architectural brilliance, with large windows,…

Laugh Out Loud – and Smile

These pictures of life during a typical Manama weekend show several kinds emotions among Bahrain’s blue-collared workers who gather at the ‘two square’ every Thursday and Friday. One just has to stand in one corner to see all that goes on. While it is difficult to capture everything and photograph everybody, I have attempted to…

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Fish(singh) Fiasco

We went fishing today. Rather, fishing for fish! Having shopped for some fresh vegetables at the popular Farmer’s Market, we were enthusiastic that it had expanded to cover local fishermen who were invited to sell their catch. But not only was the variety of fish available rather disappointing, the prices were more than what we…