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No, this is not Bahrain

Originally posted on MANDEEPSINGS:
Picture for representation only I haven’t felt like this in a long time – if ever! Angry, miserable, annoyed, call it what you want but that’s not the way Bahrain is. A perfect start to a perfect day at work was ruined by an obstinate and rude “gentlemen” who insisted on…

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Ceiling Art

Looking up at the ceiling as we sat at Emmawash, a traditional Bahraini restaurant, for breakfast this morning was a revelation. The graffiti and the talent of the artists gelled completely with the ambiance of this very energetic place on the Budaiya Highway. Clientele, among them Europeans, Arabs, Asians and Africans, were equally at ease…

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Tall Story

  I had no idea these would even grow in Bahrain, let alone develop so well. When a plant shop salesman handed me these seeds months ago, he was also not sure what would happen. Yes, they will grow, he said, to a few feet above the ground and, maybe, give some flowers. You can…

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And then it burst into flames

The sky looked surrealistic this afternoon as I gazed out of my bedroom window. It was cloudy, as if about to rain; it was windy, with the icy winds (yes, seems improbable, but there WAS snowfall in Saudi Arabia today and that’s having a ripple effect on Bahrain); and it was dull and dreary, with…

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The lonely one

This crane (I think it’s that) did not move for more than 30 minutes when I photographed it in Bahrain’s Arad Bay. I was hoping I’d catch it taking off in all its splendour but that did not happen. It was the only one there at that time, though there were plenty of seagulls around…