I have always been fascinated with Mumbai. Though I have not been to the metropolis very many times and have not stayed for more than three days at stretch, I salute the resilience of the city inhabitants and their ability to take so many hardships in their stride. These two pictures, of the Vile Parle station, show just some aspects of that resilience and hardship … Continue reading Time travellers
I have driven by this very busy traffic island in Bahrain’s Salmabad area scores of times but this shot from on board a helicopter presented an entirely different, and surreal look. I cannot for the world of me figure out how a mosque came up ON this roundabout and attracts thousands of worshipers. To top it all, there is no traffic light – a RED … Continue reading Prayer Island
I guess it’s time for this cat to say goodbye – to this life at least! Barely had I escorted Tyson inside the house than this rather menacing looking creature appeared from behind the wall and sat on the ‘toadstool’ I have set up with a makeshift birdbath, having a rather ‘cool’ drink! Tyson, as expected, went ballistic – thankfully behind closed doors. What I … Continue reading Being foolish?
Several moments before I took this picture, I wondered what these birds might be saying to each other after a rather strenuous day out. The racket they made was deafening and ‘exciting’. They were visibly happy, however. I wish we spoke their language. How awesome would that be? Continue reading Anybody speak ‘bird’?
Lanterns hang from an old building near Bab Al Bahrain and seem to gel with the twin towers of the Bahrain Financial Harbour in the background. Continue reading Looking Up in Manama
Bahrain is all lighted up and ready for the Eid festival this weekend. The five-day accompanying holiday is looked forward to with most families preferring to take a shot break overseas. This picture, taken just inside the Isa Town Gate, gives a sense of the decorations around the country! Continue reading Eid is round the corner