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…

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…

Why Bahrain is the coolest Arab country to visit

Bahrain is not only the most liberal Isl─ümic country within the Arab World, it is certainly the coolest! So, why should you visit Bahrain? Source: Why Bahrain is the coolest Arab country to visit Nelsoncarvalheiro.com

Old Glory

Bahraini girls play hopscotch in the old part of Bahrain’s Muharraq district.
Though Muharraq Island is considered to be the ‘original’ Bahrain, it had fallen on bad days in the recent past, thanks to the population growth and reckless urbanisation. However, in the last couple of years, the Culture Ministry has started several restoration projects, which are hopefully taking the old lanes and by-lanes, not to mention the ancient houses and ‘havelis’, back to their once glorious past.

Shocker at the Bay

This is what the Arad Bay Protected Area looked like this evening – dry, barren, dirty and not a bird in sight. Normally, there would be scores of migratory and local birds swarming all over, whether or not the tide is there or not. It’s not that our migratory friends have left for cooler climes…