The summer is severe every year, with August being the worst in terms of temperature – and that is when it turns into a virtual sauna out there. However, this year, its been the “worst in many many years” if those who are in the know are to be believed. I personally thought it was the same this year as well and it only seemed … Continue reading Burnt out
This is Bahrain’s Watermelon man. Zakareya Al Kadhem is the Chairman of Bahrain’s Sickle Cell Anemia Society and a sufferer himself. And, like any other sickle cell anemia patient, he requires frequent hospitalization to manage his condition. But, over time, this tireless patient rights’ campaigner become so engrossed in what his “subjects”, and he himself, suffer from, that he constantly devises new plans to alleviate … Continue reading Bahrain’s watermelon man
Visiting Mumbai earlier this month, I decided to take a trip to a part of the metropolis I had not been to earlier – Dadar! The thing about Mumbai, India’s commercial capital, is that it its amazing ‘retro’ places, its traditional lifestyle and history are overbearing and, if one has the time, one can get lost in exploring its many facets. That’s what I attempted … Continue reading A day in Dadar
A little more than a year ago when I got the gardener to plant a couple of banana trees in our little garden, he was skeptical. He insisted these plants would just “create a jungle” and become unmanageable. A few weeks ago, he insisted he had been “proved right” since the plants had grown all over the roof of ours and the neighbors house, and … Continue reading Bananas in Bahrain
A quick trip to the little shop round the corner from my office for “breakfast” is an option each day during a break in work but it was only yesterday that I noticed the “colour” on offer. These pictures were taken as I waited for my order of “samosas” to be prepared. The incredibly busy place has this, and more, with sweet and savory delights … Continue reading The corner sweet shop
When I took these pictures, all I had in mind were portraits. But when I looked at them later, I could “see” a lot more. The pain, the longing, the forlorn looks, the emptiness, the hope and, perhaps, the hunger. These two men are among the countless millions around the world who are not only homeless, but perhaps have no family and haven’t had a … Continue reading This, too, is life
This week, as I complete four years of blogging and sharing thoughts, pictures and moments with thousands across the world, I look back to April 2013 when I wrote online for the first time. In the beginning, I thought this blog would be a platform to express an opinion, show off some pictures and, perhaps, share a recipe or two. I also then pledged I … Continue reading Farewell, another year!