This artist apparently had had too much with one painting. He finally lost his head! Continue reading Surreal Saturday
It looked like a piece of thermocol in the far corner of the “10 am flower” patch, or was it plastic? But as I continued to water the plants, I forgot about it – until the gardener came over this evening. And he saw it. before I could say the proverbial ‘Jack Robinson,’ he had plucked it out of the soil and held it in … Continue reading Mushroom? Here? Now?
Finally it has happened. Someone – and that to a senior judge of the Madras High Court – has said what I have all along – castrate child rapists! I know this is not ever going to be possible in India – not in the foreseeable future anyway – thanks to its ‘human rights’ and ‘democratic values’ but the observation that ‘traditional law is incapable … Continue reading Chop His Off
That the Punjabis (read Sikhs) love their drink is no secret. But in the city of Patiala, known for its royally extravagant lifestyle and very tall men, they love it even more. The “Patiala Peg” is famous worldwide but not many know the real reason why it has been so named. The accompanying illustrations will throw some light on the phenomenon about which even I … Continue reading The Patiala Peg story
“10 am flower” or “Morning Blossom” – call it what you want but the Portulaca Grandiflora is one wonder of nature that has fascinated me since I was a kid. It was then that we used to pluck it early in the morning and ‘colour’ our hands and faces and went to one of our mothers to judge who had ‘painted’ himself the best. This … Continue reading Bloom Boom
The sun had long gone down. But as I stepped on to this makeshift pier in Muharraq, there was this ‘glimmer’ of light that seemed to tell me to snap it up. This picture, taken on HDR settings, is my first such attempt. Of course, the tripod and the remote shutter came in handy! Continue reading Sunset Pier
Originally posted on bahrainiablog:
Despite so much hullabaloo about dogs, dog fights, abandoned dogs, stray dogs and malnourished or maltreated dogs in the Bahrain Press you do not really get to see dogs in certain parts of the island. There is no trace of any dogs [except pets on leash] in Adliya, Zinj, Juffair, even Gudaibiya, Manama or Busaiteen. The menace seems to be confined… Continue reading Where cats rule the roost