The spice market in the Old Manama Suq is the place for the freshest and the best spices that can be. Brought to Bahrain from India, Iran and other parts of the Middle East and Africa, almost any spice ever known to humanity is available in this bazaar, tucked away in the lanes and by lanes of this historic and traditional part of the country. … Continue reading Spice Right
In Bahrain, unlike in many other places around the world, there is not much of nature to photograph so one has to make do with what is available in abundance – sunlight! And what better was to soak in the sunlight that photograph the rising or the setting sun on the coast. Anywhere in this small island nation is not far away from the water … Continue reading Paved With Gold
This is the beautiful scene every evening from the Al Dar Islands off the coast of Sitra in Bahrain. The scattered clouds, with the Sitra township skyline in the background, is just one of the attractions at this exclusive getaway, popular among residents and tourists. Continue reading Fatal attraction
I came across a tweet this morning saying the Supreme Court of India is to hear a petition by an accused in the anti-Sikh riots in New Delhi in 1984. The petitioner, Congress party leader Sajjan Kumar, is accused of having a direct role in the killing of five Sikhs during what has come to be known an Independent India’s biggest genocide after the killing … Continue reading Sikh and tired
For the first time this evening, I came across a dhow-making yard (above) in Bahrain, complete with slipways and other infrastructure one would normally see at a large shipyard. While it wasn’t surprising to see the dhows (traditional fishing vessels) being manufactured were primarily of steel with a smattering of wood, what caught my eye were two “dhows” that were being readied as speedboats (top), … Continue reading Sailing ahead, finally!
Beautiful lines. If only all of us would follow this, the world would be a better place to live in! Continue reading Photo of the Day