I did not think I would ever write about Arnab Goswami and his comedy circus, The Newshour. But, here I am. Honestly, I was ‘encouraged’ by Barkha Dutt and Rajdeep Sardesai. No, I have not watched the show, or shows, these two are writing about (I have kept a promise to myself I wouldn’t) but can see where they are coming from. The court jester … Continue reading Mr. Goswami haazir hoe!!
This is such a common sight in India. Every Saturday, hundreds of men, young and old, dress themselves up in saffron and roam around the streets ‘blessing’ everyone with the power of “Shani Dev” (the God of Saturday). And everyone gives them a few coins, India being in the grip of religion as usual. I cannot really explain what the tradition so here is an … Continue reading Saturday spirtualism
Mumbai during the monsoons – July and August in particular – is magical everywhere but by the sea, it’s heavenly. The view is beautiful and one cannot but sit on wet sand or take a walk along the coast, to soak in the view. But, as these pictures show, how can one escape the stench, the filth and the garbage so very common in Indian … Continue reading Monsoon Magic – or ‘aswachh’ Bharat
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This classic once again appeared last night on our dinner table. The weekend is always lazy, particularly in this extremely hot weather, so one has to try and manage with the ‘easy cook’ options. And what better way to do it than use the ‘slow cooker’! Just get as many vegetables as possible, chop them, add tomato and onion, as well… Continue reading Sitting stew
One of the best and most endearing images of Bahrain I have ever taken. Shot from a chopper, this picture of the Galali neighbourhood near the Bahrain International Airport, is what most people arriving into the country will see from the sky as they approach to land. I have been in the area scores of times but all that colour visible from the air makes … Continue reading Colours of Bahrain
Not everyone shops at malls or at chic stores. Many cannot even afford to shop. But, come the festival season and a group of young enthusiasts display used clothes in the interiors of the Manama Suq in Bahrain for anyone to take away and use. Needless to say, these are a great attraction for those who want a fresh dress or a piece of clothing … Continue reading The ‘mall’ on the street
We never thought we would make it here but did. The incessant monsoon rains, landslide-infested roads and the steep and slippery terrain notwithstanding, our expert driver and guide ensured we would not miss one of the “wonders of Asia”, as the Singshore suspension bridge is called.The highest bridge in Sikkim and the second highest bridge in Asia, the ‘hanging’ structure is over 100 meters in … Continue reading Singing at Singshore