Theatre of the Absurd

So today, former Bihar chief minister Laloo Prasad Yadav (who was once invited for a guest lecture at Harward, while he was the union railway minister) has gone to jail. Something we did not expect, 17 years after he was known to be involved in a $310 million fodder scam. Great news! Mr Sreenavasan has…

Awesome Twosome

I have always been an admirer of the Bahrain World Trade Centre. But this admiration has only increased in the last month, ever since I became a regular at my gym, located within the premises. Going in and out every evening, I never fail to be awed by the “awesomeness” of the structure, the twin…

A turn for the desert!

Bahrain’s annual desert camping season to begin in the next two weeks. The “festival”, when hundreds of families stay in tents in the sandy and rocky parts of the Island for months on end, is a time when the area transforms into in large city. Small markets also come up and telecom companies set up…

Yes! Sadhya at last

I finally got to have the traditional Onam meal this afternoon, 11 days after the Malayali community from the Indian state of Kerala celebrated the festival. I had then missed out on the party due to mostly my lethargy, but also because several restaurants had run out by the time I reached there after work….

Cool folklore

It was yet another extremely windy evening in Bahrain today. This confirms the deadly summer is finally on its way out, with the remnants, in the form of the still very hot sun, also waning slowly. Though it is unusual for this time of the year, the local weatherman has said these are the north-westerly…