Boom Boom Bahrain

I dug out there two pictures from 2006 (bottom) when Bahrain’s now iconic Bahrain Financial Harbour and Bahrain World Trade Centre were under construction. These two sets of twin towers were then, and still are, the country’s most photographed buildings (left). We have, of course, come a long way from those times and Bahrain now…

Now this is enterprise!

This is a restaurant in New Delhi, India. I have no clue who took this picture but was stuck by the ingenuity and enterprise of whoever thought out the name. Not only that, the ‘fried’ turned to a healthier ‘fish’ and the legendary Col Sanders of KFC turned up as a smartly attired and graceful…

Where is everybody?

I was extremely saddened this evening as I ventured out to the Manama waterfront park, or the Corniche as it is called, and found it deserted. But for a handful of children in the company of their bored-looking parents, and some officials, there was nothing else there. The dozen or so “rides” where children normally…

The Trains Strain

Originally posted on Heartranjan's Blog:
At the risk of sounding like Mahesh Bhatt, I must acknowledge that trains and railways have been an integral part of my life. As Indians, we take some sort of pride in quoting off facts and figures related to the Railways. Largest network in the world, the largest employer…

Tinderbox!

Ever since we began to walk at the coast in Busaiteen after moving into the area a little more than six months ago, I have wondered at the safety of the countless shacks that dot the waterfront. Though they look exciting to stay and spend time at, they are very prone to fires and other…