The blistering summer is upon us in Bahrain – in all its fury. Temperatures are touching an average of 45C (113F) in the sun, making everyone broil – literally. However, these remarkable animals – camels – the ships of the desert – seem to be the only ones not affected by heaven’s fury, out in the heat and grazing away on dried grass. Nature has … Continue reading It’s hot out there but not for them
Bahrain’s all lighted up for the last few weeks. While it is the traditional holiday season in the Western world, Bahrain has its own celebrations. The festive season in Bahrain starts from December 16, which is the National Day. This is followed the next day by the anniversary of His Majesty King Hamad’s accession to the throne, which is celebrated as Accession Day. And, of … Continue reading All lighted up
Five days in Mumbai at the beginning of this month were not enough for me. Over the last couple of years, I have fallen hook, line and sinker for life in one of India’s most well-known metropolis – not the least because of the hustle and bustle of life there – but for the myriad variety of food it offers. Mumbai, in one sense, can … Continue reading Mumbai, it seems, lives to eat
Bahrain’s Spice Market may not hold charm for the local population any more but, tucked away in the lanes of the Old Suq in the capital, Manama, it is a must visit for tourists and visitors. The conventional ways of shopping have, in any case, taken a beating in the last few years with the advent of supermarkets and suq’s (traditional markets) have been among … Continue reading The spice of life is not in tradition any more
Visiting Mumbai earlier this month, I decided to take a trip to a part of the metropolis I had not been to earlier – Dadar! The thing about Mumbai, India’s commercial capital, is that it its amazing ‘retro’ places, its traditional lifestyle and history are overbearing and, if one has the time, one can get lost in exploring its many facets. That’s what I attempted … Continue reading A day in Dadar
A trip to Bahrain’s Old Manama Suq can be exhausting if you are not able to stand crowds, the heat and the grime and the noise. But this is exactly what I did last evening. While I expected to catch some pictures of the old buildings and the stalls selling a variety of stuff, it was virtually impossible to do that in the pushing and … Continue reading Moods on the weekend
This is my first post this year. It took a long time coming – all of 25 days – but, hopefully, is prelude to more writings and pictures in the coming months. The sun set on 2016 nearly a month ago and it’s been a roller-coaster ride since then. Wasn’t an entirely bright start to the New Year but, now that things seem to be … Continue reading Down, but not out!