Bahrain’s pearl project

Until a couple of days ago, I wasn’t even aware this place exists in Bahrain. However,¬† a visit to Muharraq’s Coast Guard base revealed the excavations and restoration that have been going on for years. The site is now in the final stages of completion and a new museum will open shortly. And this will…

That’s the way it is!

This is not a circus performance. It’s also not a joke. The images are real – from India. Such sights are common everywhere across the length and breadth of the country and makes one wonder what lies in store for road users in the event these precariously-balanced vehicles topple over. Having stayed outside India for…

Electric moment

We had what is called and ‘electrical storm’ in Bahrain tonight. It came out of nowhere, really. Window panes rattled, trees shook and television went off air. This is a rare occurrence in this country but it does happen. I have not, however, heard thunder for a long time and tonight wasn’t an exception. The…

We even have ostriches

This is one creature I never expected to see in Bahrain. I had been told there are “dozens” at the Al Areen Wildlife Park far away in the desert but had not “seen” them in so-called flesh and blood. However, when I had time to kill on a trip to the area, I drove towards…