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Cats and dog

These are just two of the (i am guessing) nearly 100 cats that stay in our residential compound. They are everywhere – around car tyres, on the roof, in the garden, on trash cans and even sunbathing at times. They are quite harmless but we have to be extremely careful of our mutt Tyson attacking…

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Second Childhood?

“The summer sun is not meant for boys like me. Boys like me belong to the rain.” Sometimes I wonder why I am in Bahrain – where there is no rain at all in the summer and very little in the winter, when in any case, you do not need it! Stepping out into the…

Dog Books

Tyson’s ‘booked’ his new space!

Tyson looks mighty pleased with his new sitting space next to my living room library but is not very happy at being ‘disturbed’ during sleep. He has reserved this new ‘corner’, among the several others throughout the house, to make sure he is among ‘people’ at all times!

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The Neighbourhood

The best part of staying in Busaiteen, on Bahrain’s Muharraq Island, is the neighbourhood. As we step out of our house, and just a couple of minutes away, is where this neighbourhood begins. The piers, fishing points, the majlis on the water. the seaweed, migratory birds, dogs and cats, are all there. Every day of…

Town folk and their homes

This is the sprawling “fisherman’s township” on Bahrain Muharraq island. The intriguing picture was taken as I moved back to my car after an abortive attempt to photograph seagulls in flight with the Manama skyscrapers as a backdrop. I have been to this area scores of times but this is the first shot I have…

Fine Living

This is certainly not a villa by the seaside in the Mediterranean but this palatial ‘mansion’ in Busaiteen is the weekend home to a Bahraini family. Built over large piece of land, the premises houses more than a dozen people at one time. It has a kitchen, a living room or majlis, two bedrooms and…