Advertisements

Last weekend was the first time I toured Riyadh in so many months of staying here. The first place the Taxi took us to was a place called Deera.

Deera is the place where there is a huge gallery where they cut the heads of the people who have been found guilty which deserves capital punishment. Right next to this place is the high court. When the high court gives the final verdict, the guilty is executed in this gallery in full public view. The gallery is huge so that many people can see the event.

I am told by my friends that decisions are swift and perpetrators are eliminated swiftly. In my opinion, this is very essential part of Saudi Arabia as this keeps the essential component of fear in the citizen here so that they think many times before committing any crime. With so many posts I see from all my friends asking for capital punishment for the recent incidence in Delhi, I am even more convinced that such arrangement as I saw in Deera is very good.

My friend told me that one could see the events in Deera on Youtube. I will, of course, not see such video as then I will not be able to sleep for years.

By the way, Deera also has the Gold Market in Riyadh.

In Diera Area

In Deera Area

Diera

Deera. I was told that this is the original place which is no longer in use.

Outer View of the Gallery at Diera

Outer View of the Gallery at Deera

High Court Building

High Court Building

Clock Tower

Clock Tower

In Diera Area

In Deera Area

UFO Building

UFO Building

Hanging Bridge in Riyadh

Hanging Bridge in Riyadh

House in Wadih Khalifa.

House in Wadih Khalifa. We also saw the residence of King Fahd in this locality.

Near Kingdom Tower

Near Kingdom Tower

 

Advertisements

Am basically a programmer. Have proved to myself and quite a few people over the 24+ years that I am capable of programming on most platforms using quite a few tools for most problems. However, to be viable for earning a living, have learnt a few tricks and techniques of management. Whatever management techniques I have learnt, I try and convert to simple logic flows to keep my decision process simple and transparent. While managing, have been successful in programming a few individuals and teams to meet required objectives. Though I am not creative, I have enormous potential to innovate and extend creative ideas generated and shared by others.

5 Comment on “Riyadh in 2012

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: