Summer visitor

We do not see many birds in these parts and in this weather but this feathered friend created quite a racket early one morning. On hearing the rather unusual noise, I discovered three of these on the branch just outside my window but in the time I got the camera, only one of them was…

Cop meant good; Chill people…

Originally posted on sindhuspace:
In a laid-back southern state of India, a senior IPS officer and Excise Commissioner of Kerala Rishi Raj Singh recently became the butt of many jokes when he asked a gathering of girl students, “Are you aware of the legal protection women have in our country. If a man stares at…

Home-made tandoori roti

Originally posted on cookwithsingh:
For many weeks, I wanted to make tandoori roti at home, in the same way as my mother made once upon a time. For all those familiar with this kind of Indian flatbread, it’s normally (at least these days) available only in restaurants and made in traditional, under the ground, clay…

The bright side

If this is the sight that greets you as you step out at 5 am after a good night’s sleep, then one tends to forget the nauseatingly hot and humid weather that is now sweeping Bahrain. Even at that hour, with the sun just about making its way up, on any day, it’s in excess…

Death need not be painful

Originally posted on sindhuspace:
When the time comes, we should take palliative care take charge and learn to let go. A year ago, when I walked into the Intensive Care Unit and saw my father wailing and roiling in pain, all I wanted to do was run, somewhere far, where his cries wouldn’t reach me.…