Street Smart Bahrain

photo 4A typical street scene in the Old Manama Suq over the weekend. At many times, wandering in the area, I feel I am actually in the back of beyond in some remote Indian city and not thousands of miles away, in Bahrain. There are many similarities between the two countries mainly stemming from the fact that Indians have been known to have “made” Bahrain over the years. More than a third of the country’s population is still Indian and these are people who not are blue-collared workers but hold senior positions in industry and the government! And, of course, everyone knows that even as late as the 1970’s, the Indian rupee was actually Bahrain’s currency and that its “fils” part is still called the ‘rupaiya.’
As I say to any visitor to this country – welcome home to India!

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  1. Thanks for letting me camp out in your blog for a little while today. I had a great time and tried to leave my campsite as good as when I arrived. I’ll be back!


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