A N I M A L S !

I had only heard of animals and birds on sale in Bahrain’s Isa Town on the weekend. But what I saw yesterday was appalling – several times over! These poor creatures, in 40 degrees C plus temperatures – most of them without even water – were literally broiling in the heat. A peacock, in particular,…

On the chopping block

This is how live chicken are sold in the old part of Manama, the Bahrain capital. Though this is visibly cruel method is not common, there are times when these small-time ‘weekend sellers’ make a quick buck bring in fresh stock from the country’s farms. What is worse is that many a times, buyers also…

Sikh and tired

I came across a tweet this morning saying the Supreme Court of India is to hear a petition by an accused in the anti-Sikh riots in New Delhi in 1984. The petitioner, Congress party leader Sajjan Kumar, is accused of having a direct role in the killing of five Sikhs during what has come to…

God (Damn) Men

So now, finally, we have the son on the run! Of course, I am talking about Nairan Sai, the infamous son of an infamous Asaram. While it was only a matter of time that he, too, fell into the police trap, what I am astounded with is that for so many years, the father-son duo…