Remembering the Sikhicide

Originally posted on MANDEEPSINGS:
Thirty years ago to the day, a genocide against innocent Sikhs in India started. Thirty years ago, also to the day, top ruling Congress Party politicians led gangs of goons who went about torching Sikh homes in several Delhi localities. It was also then Sikhs, young and old, who were butchered – shot, slit and tires flung around their necks and… Continue reading Remembering the Sikhicide

Sikhicide: No Media No Cry

Originally posted on MANDEEPSINGS:
I am hurt today. I feel insulted. I am appalled and ashamed of the politicians and the system we have in India. The media is also silent – not one of the channels is discussing the 1984 incidents even when they can have lengthy tirades on non-issues like a police officer not tying his shoelaces! Thirty years to the day, watching… Continue reading Sikhicide: No Media No Cry

Bahrain’s Bougainvillea bazaar

The Bougainvillea is out in force in Bahrain. It’s everywhere, in full bloom. While this hardy plant is perfectly capable of weathering the harsh summer, it’s rather colourless, dull and drab. But, come October and the easing of the heat, it comes out with a vengeance and shows its true element. Our own garden, in keeping with the “mood” everywhere, is in full bloom as … Continue reading Bahrain’s Bougainvillea bazaar

The weekend sale

This gentleman, perhaps well into his 80s, sells “electronics” at a roadside “flea market” over the weekend. While it is creditable that even at this ripe old age, he has found something useful to do, it’s quite amazing to see all those things he’s selling actually work – be it the “vintage” mobile phones, the watches or the ancient transistor radio! Full marks to enterprise! Continue reading The weekend sale

Nothing fishy about this

I spotted this roadside fish market quite by chance as I drove through an area where I seldom go. There, right next to a newly-constructed fishermen jetty in Hidd, was this place swarming with just about any kind of fresh catch. Over the weekend, we drove down and this is when we saw the wonderful collection – straight from the fishing dhow to the tray, … Continue reading Nothing fishy about this