Colours of Bahrain

One of the best and most endearing images of Bahrain I have ever taken. Shot from a chopper, this picture of the Galali neighbourhood near the Bahrain International Airport, is what most people arriving into the country will see from the sky as they approach to land. I have been in the area scores of…

Singing at Singshore

We never thought we would make it here but did. The incessant monsoon rains, landslide-infested roads and the steep and slippery terrain notwithstanding, our expert driver and guide ensured we would not miss one of the “wonders of Asia”, as the Singshore suspension bridge is called.The highest bridge in Sikkim and the second highest bridge…

We even have ostriches

This is one creature I never expected to see in Bahrain. I had been told there are “dozens” at the Al Areen Wildlife Park far away in the desert but had not “seen” them in so-called flesh and blood. However, when I had time to kill on a trip to the area, I drove towards…

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…

Ferns and curries

I never did imagine this large leafy growth we see so often in the hills of North and North Eastern India could actually be turned into a very tasty meal. But that’s exactly what we discovered when we travelled to Sikkim last year. I had seen ferns of various sizes and shapes since childhood but…