This, people, is religious tolerance

People the world over talk about religious freedom but how often have we seen it being implemented in letter and spirit? Take the case of India, where particularly in the last year or so, there is increasing intolerance among the various religious groups in a supposedly secular nation. The majority dispensation is literally bulldozing its way around at the cost of the minorities. In the … Continue reading This, people, is religious tolerance

Let’s Get Lost

A walk through Bahrain’s Old Muharraq town can throw up some interesting sights – like these ancient doors and door knobs. There are also a lot of old houses – several of them needing urgent restoration – as the cracks on an accompanying photograph show. In many cases, even modern construction has old doors, carefully restored, installed – something that gives a period look to … Continue reading Let’s Get Lost