There was a time when it was said if someone did not get any other job, he became a journalist! After all, all one needed was a shoulder “man” bag, a loose-fitting long shirt, a pen and a notepad and a rubber “Hawai” slipper to get going. That was unfortunately the impression when I set…
These “policemen” from the days Bahrain became independent in 1971, were at the Interior Ministry stand during the recent Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix. The Indian influence in their uniforms and headgear is apparent – no surprise since, among other things, even Indian “external rupees” were the currency till the mid 1960’s.
The first-of-its-kind initiative in Bahrain where local farmers can sell their produce, without the middlemen. This place started off as a vegetable and fruit market and progressed to be a weekend family picnic spot.
Life goes on in Muharraq, Bahrain’s ‘original’ town, where tradition and modernity go side by side.
This Ariel shot of Bahrain’s financial district was taken when I hitched a ride in a police chopper