This beautiful “couple” was spotted near the Bahrain International Airport. The stork “interaction”, even if it was two weeks after Valentines Day, took place as the high tide was coming in at the Arad Walkway, providing hundreds of evening walkers with an interesting interlude. Continue reading Love Birds
The Bollywood Masala Orchestra performed in Bahrain yesterday. Though not one of the top-notch groups, the enthusiasm and energy of the dozen-odd performers was enough to entertain a select audience of senior government ministers, VIP’s and other guests at the imposing open air ‘auditorium’ of the Bahrain Fort. Though all the songs and other acts centered around the traditions of Rajasthan state, the 90-minute programme … Continue reading Indian ‘masala’
After I took this picture of a rather desolate looking man sitting among the remnants of a building that had just been demolished, I felt he could have had a story to tell. I saw him sitting on a concrete block, staring at a mobile phone, possibly trying to make a phone call home; or he could have just lost his job; he might have … Continue reading Shattered dreams?
Eric Clapton’s coming to town. I wondered what the fuss was all about until I saw the morning papers which said tickets had sold out “within no time”, leaving hundreds disappointed. I still couldn’t figure out what was so great about “just another singer” coming in to perform for a couple of hours but when I saw preparations for the concert at the historic Arad … Continue reading Clapton’s Coming to Town!
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Yes, I am a proud mom. My son made his debut on the professional stage last week in Mumbai with ‘One Coin Please’. Sure, he had wanted to be an actor for a while now. Advaaith has been training for the acting career for the past five years. And as far as I can see, and as far as his mentors’… Continue reading Proud mom
Muharraq, the former capital of Bahrain, is known for its cultural splendour and traditional Bahraini houses dot the town’s narrow lanes. The Shaikh Isa bin Ali house is Bahrain’s most impressive example of Gulf Islāmic architecture featuring four courtyards and beautiful carved wooden doors and perforated gypsum panels. The beautifully restored houses that make up the Shaikh Ebrahim Centre for Culture and Research give an … Continue reading Visiting tradition
This ancient Singer sewing machine and a His Master’s Voice (HMV) gramophone are just two of the ‘antique’ items on display at a dealer’s ‘showroom’ in Muharraq Suq. This area of the country is known as the ‘original Bahrain’ with scores of heritage houses, traditional bazaars and shops, selling everything from mouth-watering sweets, clothes and all kinds of jewellery. A walk down the narrow alleyways … Continue reading ‘Treasure’ hunt