Meet Chucky the adorable

This is Chucky – an 18-month old Shujistu mix. He almost became victim of a heartless landlord and complaining neighbours when his owners were told to move out of their apartment or give him away. I am glad we chanced upon this very playful and affectionate fellow and took him in, much to the relief…

It’s the weekend again

Blue-collared workers in Bahrain, a very large majority of them from the Indian Sub-Continent, relax on a traffic roundabout at Bab Al Bahrain (the gateway to Bahrain) over the weekend. Thousands of such workers gather for two days every week to exchange news and gossip and spend time talking to their families, window shopping and…

Tomato fest in town

The tomatoes are here – they really are. Bahrain’s had a bumper harvest this year and prices have hit rock bottom. This this year’s harvest has been quite exceptional – and very colourful – and prompted organisers of the”Saturday Market” to hold a “Tomato festival”yesterday. Though nowhere near the famous La Tomatina festival held in…

The one that got away

  This is one of those lucky cats that got clean away – in fact, it repeatedly gets away. The feline (this particular one among the scores that we have around the compound) makes it a point to come snooping in the garden only when Tyson is indoors nut, of late, it has started venturing…