At least something appeared!

They said it would not happen. They said these would only occupy space in our little garden. And, guess what, they were right!This is what’s appeared after two months of me defying the weather and the odds and sowing cucumber! Of course, I am not amused. But, on the other hand, I am quite satisfied…

Look into the SPAM folder, people!

Just a note to all the followers of this blog – Look into the SPAM folder on WordPress. I have, of late, found several comments from regular followers in that folder. Rather unusual. Some of these were too old to approve now, anyway but I guess lots of my comments are going into SPAM as…

Toy train to the hills

A trip to the hills is always special but when it happens on the famous toy train that runs from Chandigarh to the Summer Capital of the erstwhile British Empire in India, Shimla, it’s even more so. Though I have not recently visited Shimla, these pictures from 2008 show the beauty along the journey and…

Bahrain’s Christian cemetery

I wasn’t aware until that Bahrain has a second cemetery for Christians and that, too, in the heart of the one of the country’s most congested neighbourhoods. Salmabad, as it is known, is not only home to hundreds of thousands of blue-collared expatriate workers, it is also one of Bahrain’s most well-known workshop areas, where…

First Rain

  I am sure it sounds strange but here in Bahrain we celebrate the first rain of the season. A few days ago, an impending ‘thunderstorm’ was announced in the local Press and smartphone weather apps started giving out ‘warnings’ of ‘unsettled weather’ over the weekend. So it was with much anticipation that virtually everyone…