Reaching for the sky

What I am interested in with birds, just as I am with spiders or monkeys, is what they do and why they do it. Pigeons take to the skies near the Bahrain Financial Harbour Twin Towers, Manama. Summer 2015



This Ariel picture of Downtown Manama is from March 2009, when I went up in a chopper for the first time. The photographs I took then were some of the best I have. The overall skyline has not changed a lot since then, but for a few more skyscrapers that have come up. And, of…


Weather Blues

The weather’s turned nasty. Cold, windy and dusty. Unhealthy, in other words. This is usual during what we call the winter here in Bahrain. But when it begins, it hurts as if it’s the first time it’s happened! This is the view this evening from my living room window and it’s now gotten worse, with…


End of the Day

This ‘end of the day’ picture taken from Juffair of the Manama skyline shows lights and skyscrapers reflected in the waters of the rising tide. The horizon is also lit up by the light of the sun, which has just disappeared behind the buildings.


India’s Dharavi set to become a Kowloon

A couple of days ago, I read a book on Hong Kong’s famed Kowloon Walled City, which was pulled down to make way for a park in the late 1980’s. This after it became well-known as a hotbed for everything illegal, unlawful and undesirable. It was a haven for crime and criminals and both the…