Monday, December 31, 2007

Kuwait Scene

Here's another painting done on a box like room. I had posted one before in October. My Kuwaiti friend tells me, these indeed house Electricity Metres. Like the water dispensers of Kuwait, these paintings too are a standard feature in Kuwait.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Ship at sea

This is the place we go to for our evening walk. It's near the Shuwaikh Port. Chanced upon a cargo ship passing by and clicked a pic with my cousins cell phone.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Learn English

Arabic is the national language and most Arabs don't speak English very well. The Government too works in Arabic. Many offer English learning classes to Arabs and people of all communities who want to learn English.

Friday, December 28, 2007

At the Petrol Pump

Stopped to fill Petrol/Gas. Rarely will you find pumps that are too crowded. Petrol is 0.60 fils per litre. That comes to US$. 0.219 / UK GBP 0.109 / Indian Rs.8.70. Yup! It's pretty cheap in the land of black gold!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Chicken Shop

This is the outside of the Chicken Shop that I had posted yesterday.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Chicken & Duck

The Chicken seller was delighted when I requested he pose for the pic. I also saw a lonely duck among the chickens.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Happy B'day, Baby Jesus

This is the crib of the Holy Family Cathedral, Kuwait.
Happy Christmas to you and your loved ones.

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday, dear Baby Jesus,
Happy Birthday to you.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Happy Christmas ~ 2007


Baby Nikita, enjoying her first Christmas Eve

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Happy Eid Al-Adhaa

We have 6 days holidays for Eid Al-Adhaa. In India, we call this Eid the, "Bakri Eid", literally meaning, "Goat Eid".
Celebrated yesterday in Kuwait, this Eid is for the memory of prophet Ibrahim (Abraham to the Christians) who, for the love of God, was willing to sacrifice his son when a voice from heaven stopped him and permitted him to sacrifice a ram instead.
The feast re-enacts Ibrahim's obedience by sacrificing, usually sheep, but also camels, cows, and goats. The family eats about a third of the meal and donates the rest to the poor.
Needless to say, Mutton costs a BOMB this week!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Fruit Sellers

This is a summer photograph. Fruit sellers selling mangoes from India in the city. If they see cops coming, they pack up in record time and disappear. This photograph wasn't clicked by me. It was clicked by a visiting consultant in the office. (I've forgotten his name!) If you, Mr. Kuwait-Visitor-who's-name-I-have-forgotten sees this, please email me and I'll credit you for the pic.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

All that glitters

Visited the gold souk (market) in the city to buy a small gift for a friend. This huge gold set with a very Indian design caught my eye. It must be costing a bomb. Most probably, a bride to be would buy it.

Friday, December 14, 2007


A mosque near the Minstry of Chambers (I had posted yesterday). There are many, many... many,...... many Mosques in Kuwait. Infact every 800 meters you will find a Mosque. Some are really beautiful.

5 times a day the Mosques call the faithful for prayers. When you are new to Kuwait it's very disturbing (especially at 4 am!) but you get used to it evenually.

Al-Tijari is the Commercial Bank of Kuwait. This board tells us if we go left we'll get to a branch of the Commercial Bank.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Ministry of Chambers

The Ministry of Chambers and many private offices are in this building. I don't know what that orange thing sticking out from the top is.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


Here's another water dispenser that looks like the Water Tanks, a picture of which I had posted on Friday.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Liberation Tower

The Liberation Tower is the tallest structure in Kuwait and the 10th tallest tower in the world.

Construction of the tower commenced before the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait and construction resumed after Saddam's forces were expelled. Upon completion in 1993, the tower was renamed the Liberation Tower, symbolizing Kuwait's liberation from Iraq.

The tower contains a revolving restaurant and observation platform (in the first disc-shaped pod; now closed to the public for security reasons), and also houses radio and other telecommunications offices. The structure stands at 1,221 ft at its pinnacle.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Kuwait City

This is Kuwait City.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

X'mas fun for kids

Little children (6 to 8 year olds) presented a cultural program on the occassion of Christmas in the Catholic Church, Kuwait. That's Mother Mary in blue and St. Joseph in brown. Cute, aren't they?

His Lordship, Bishop Camillo Ballin, MCCJ, the Bishop of Kuwait, wishing 8 year olds at the Christmas Cultural Program held for them.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Water tanks

Water tanks in Kuwait. Clicked on a mobile phone. Driving at 100 kmph, a little difficult to juggle the steering wheel and the mobile phone! At night, blue lights light them up. There are many like this all over Kuwait.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Kitty, kitty coming

Master of all I survey! Kuwait is filled with cats. You will rarely, if never, see a dog, but you will always see a few stray cats checking you out.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Tiny black dots

Look! Look! Those tiny black dots are actually sheep.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Microsoft Error

This is a government building with a big electronic board on it that used to show us the temperature. It now shows us the total electric & water consumption of Kuwait, updated constantly. But, look! Microsoft did it's thing here too! Heh! Heh! They did solve it in 5 minutes, but I was lucky I chanced upon it to click it.