A splash of colour

A whole new look at Bahrain’s Galali Township from a helicopter. One can never appreciate the ‘real’ and ‘true’ colours of houses, lanes and streets as one drives along but the striking colourful beauty comes across picture-perfect from an Ariel photograph.

Feeling fresh

As kids, we caught butterflies and put them in a bottle. When it dies, the ‘corpse’ went within the pages of a very heavy book and ‘pressed’, only to end up a few days later on a chart paper – a part of the school project!
I cannot, for the world of me, imagine, how heartless we were when I now see butterflies – and bees – in the garden, hovering over fresh flowers looking for nectar.
I now look at these stunning creatures with a different eye – the photographer’s eye – and it’s a whole new world that I see. Not bothering with the camera, I step out each morning with the phone to see what I can capture.
And this is today’s ‘catch’ – a butterfly so engrossed in its daily chore that it never even attempted to fly off even when I was just an inch or so away.
No wonder, then, we were able to take them ‘prisoner’ and serve them the capital punishment.
Every day – every morning – is a revelation. The very heavy rain last night has made everything even prettier – and more photogenic than ever.
For sure, there’s more to come!

Through the window sill

When I took this picture soon after a sharp shower in Bahrain, I was reminded of this saying about Paris and how the city, it is said, guides you on its own. Wonder how soon, if at all, that will happen again, after last weekend’s terrible events.

When visiting Paris one should throw their itinerary out the window and simply let Paris show you her beauty, her way.

Time for Lunch


Roadside workers sitting down to have a meal has always been one of the best sights anywhere. These men, coming from diverse backgrounds and of different nationalities, find time to get together as they take a break from work and present a picture of bonhomie, camaraderie and togetherness that can only come when they are ‘alone’, thousands of miles from their families.