Colours of Bahrain

One of the best and most endearing images of Bahrain I have ever taken. Shot from a chopper, this picture of the Galali neighbourhood near the Bahrain International Airport, is what most people arriving into the country will see from the sky as they approach to land. I have been in the area scores of…

The Gateway

This was once the gateway to Bahrain – the ‘main door’ – from where everyone entered the island kingdom, also called Bab Al Bahrain – entrance to Bahrain. That was, however, until the early 1960’s, after which gradually, things began to change and reclamation became the order of the day. I once met an elderly…

Sentinel

This picture of Bahrain’s Arad Fort shows how much development has taken place in the last couple of decades. Now surrounded by large areas of heavy population, even until a decade ago, the fort ‘stood out’ with nothing around it for miles. One could then get a clear shot of the majestic structure and could…

Landmark 200-year-old sweet shop in Old Delhi downs shutters

I saw this piece in Outlook magazine the other day. What a pity this landmark had to close down! One of the ‘icons’ of Old Delhi and a place we have been to many times when we were growing up. Will surely miss this place. RIP!! Ghantewala, an over 200-year-old sweet shop in Old Delhi’s…

Lonely life in the desert

This is perhaps one of the world’s loneliest trees. Bahrain’s Tree of Life, reportedly around 500 years old, is also number 6 in a list of the world’s seven most amazing trees. The mesquite tree sits at the highest point in the barren desert, miles from the another natural tree and is thought to have…