Star power rules?

This tree stands proudly on the Manama waterfront as if to say it has weathered the severely high temperatures and is ready for the pleasant months ahead. A leading Bahrain astronomer claimed yesterday the worst of the summer is over and declared today as the first day of the ‘departure of the hot weather’. He…

Major message

I have seen many messages calling for protecting the environment but this one, outside a public park in Muharraq, Bahrain, is perhaps one of the best. It conveys the message in a simple, yet forceful, way and tells people to be “friends” with the environment around them. Hat’s off to the brains behind the campaign!

Face-off in Sikkim!

I have been off regular blogging for the last couple of weeks, courtesy a brief vacation we took to “get away from it all.” However, I have managed to “re-blog” some wonderful posts from the Reader, thanks to the hugely erratic mobile Internet connection in the remote areas where we decided to “get lost”.  for…

Desolate

These trees at Bahrain’s Zallaq beach on the country’s Southern shores present a rather desolate and depressing look on a hot but windy summer afternoon. Perhaps Bahrain’s only piece of land that resembles a regular beach, Zallaq is visited by hundreds of people every weekend who come there to get a feeling of being “at…

Living off the river – revisited

I had written this blog in January, speaking about my trip a year ago to the South Indian state of Kerala. And, now, the state tourism department has emailed me some pictures of their new campaign promoting the backwaters and all that tourists can look forward to when they visit.  I honestly feel this campaign…