Kool Kollam

My recent short visit to Kerala took me to the quaint little town of Kollam (previously Quilon), virtually on India’s southernmost tip. I did expect the place to be rather quiet (most of Kerala is rather so) but what I witnessed was right of a school history textbook. What was striking was everyone takes it…

Maximum City – Maximum Rain

We were in Mumbai – the Maximum City – over four days this week and had planned to look around, take walks and generally experience life in a metropolis – a city that never sleeps. We were hoping for some rain just to experience what it was like during the monsoons but were assured there…

Wish you were hair

There might still be a permanent cure for baldness, if a colleague has to be believed. This gentleman, a seasoned veteran, has had a medical condition that has evaded all cure for many years until he found to his relief, and amazement, that one particular concoction presented a solution. He claims that ever since he…

The Little Lion

Chucky’s had a shave – a close shave! He had had one in May and we’d decided we would let his hair grow in anticipation of the “winter”. But that was not to be. He had a thick coat until last night when we decided enough was enough! He was miserable, even in an air-conditioned…

Market Day

This pick-up truck is weighed down with “tonnes” of used clothes, books and other articles that are being taken to the famed “Friday Market” in Bahrain’s Isa Town. This is a common sight on the streets around the venue every Thursday afternoon when the temporary market opened for business. Over three days, people can buy…