Shoe-shine days

  Children in Bahrain are going back to school. Many are back on Monday with many more starting to attend classes in a week’s time. This means traffic is back on the roads, bringing with it snarls and bottlenecks. It also means stores and supermarkets are on “back to school” promotions and it’s that time…

Rape of the Law

Originally posted on sindhuspace:
Two rape cases in India made headlines this morning, one committed by an “underage” criminal and another by a senior citizen “spiritual guru”. In the first case, a teenager (six months short of turnign 18 years) found guilty of a brutal gang rape of a young woman on a Delhi bus last…

End-Game?

So, Asa Ram “jee” has not been arrested! The “godman” has also not presented himself to the police as he had been directed to. Not only that, now we have a senior police official saying the “saint” will first be questioned and then arrested, “if we think it is appropriate.” Wasn’t this expected? When the…

Flab to Fab

It has finally happened! I have joined a gym. And the first assessment report has encouraged me. I am only three kilos overweight, and a few weeks of regular exercise should solve that problem, so said my personal trainer. The extra kilos are on the belly, which had started to look somewhat like a very…

Top View

Bahrain’s most-famous landmark, the Bahrain Financial Harbour towers,  photographed from another equally famous structure, the World Trade Centre, this evening. The view, which I saw for the first time, is a photographer’s delight at any time, especially at night. It presents a remarkable view of the Manama skyline as well as the busy King Faisal…