When I took these pictures, all I had in mind were portraits. But when I looked at them later, I could “see” a lot more. The pain, the longing, the forlorn looks, the emptiness, the hope and, perhaps, the hunger. These two men are among the countless millions around the world who are not only homeless, but perhaps have no family and haven’t had a … Continue reading This, too, is life
The Bahrain National Theatre building is one of the most iconic in the country, blending modern and traditional architecture. This amazing structure is built on the side of a man-made lake within the National Museum complex and annually hosts a slew of national and international events. Continue reading Reflection in glass
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!
We were in Mumbai – the Maximum City – over four days this week and had planned to look around, take walks and generally experience life in a metropolis – a city that never sleeps. We were hoping for some rain just to experience what it was like during the monsoons but were assured there would be little, if at all, this time of the … Continue reading Maximum City – Maximum Rain
We do not see many birds in these parts and in this weather but this feathered friend created quite a racket early one morning. On hearing the rather unusual noise, I discovered three of these on the branch just outside my window but in the time I got the camera, only one of them was there. These little interludes in the otherwise harsh summer are … Continue reading Summer visitor
If this is the sight that greets you as you step out at 5 am after a good night’s sleep, then one tends to forget the nauseatingly hot and humid weather that is now sweeping Bahrain. Even at that hour, with the sun just about making its way up, on any day, it’s in excess of 35C, and rising to 40C plus as the day … Continue reading The bright side
This one sunflower plant (top, left) managed to defy the odds and grow, even though clutching to the gulmohar tree in the front garden but when I saw it this morning, it wasn’t a very happy sight. In the extreme heat (screen grab on right), it lay drooped, distraught and forlorn as if it had no strength. Humans are also in the same situation when … Continue reading Sun-burnt flowers