Time for Lunch

Roadside workers sitting down to have a meal has always been one of the best sights anywhere. These men, coming from diverse backgrounds and of different nationalities, find time to get together as they take a break from work and present a picture of bonhomie, camaraderie and togetherness that can only come when they are…

Arad Fort


This picture of Bahrain’s Arad Fort shows how much development has taken place in the last couple of decades. Now surrounded by large areas of heavy population, even until a decade ago, the fort ‘stood out’ with nothing around it for miles. One could then get a clear shot of the majestic structure and could…

The Pier

Sunset Pier

The sun had long gone down. But as I stepped on to this makeshift pier in Muharraq, there was this ‘glimmer’ of light that seemed to tell me to snap it up. This picture, taken on HDR settings, is my first such attempt. Of course, the tripod and the remote shutter came in handy!


Out of the window

We took a bus ride this morning. This is rather unusual in Bahrain for two reasons. One – there has never been (until now) any public transport that got you anywhere and, two, fuel is far too cheap in this country and there are far too many cars for anyone to really bother about taking…


Old Glory

Bahraini girls play hopscotch in the old part of Bahrain’s Muharraq district.
Though Muharraq Island is considered to be the ‘original’ Bahrain, it had fallen on bad days in the recent past, thanks to the population growth and reckless urbanisation. However, in the last couple of years, the Culture Ministry has started several restoration projects, which are hopefully taking the old lanes and by-lanes, not to mention the ancient houses and ‘havelis’, back to their once glorious past.