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…

Hanging on for dear life!

Little Chucky is always desperate for a walk – at any time of the day – but we try and limit his ‘excursions’ because a leisurely walk is farthest from his mind. This is what he does and this is what he goes out for – chasing cats! The cats always get away, of course,…

Forces on the ready

Bahrain is now conducting the largest-ever joint security exercise involving police and security forces of all the six Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) countries. The Arabian Gulf Security 1 is being conducted as part of efforts to confront regional challenges and aim to enhance combat readiness security forces to deal with potential emergencies, especially terrorist attacks…

Eggplant ecstacy

These eggplant are from our little kitchen garden! And they almost did not happen. We planted a rather large bed with these saplings at the beginning of the summer in the hope they would give some fruit during those awful months. But that was not to be! Just two weeks ago, I told the gardener…

Remembering the Sikhicide

Originally posted on MANDEEPSINGS:
Thirty years ago to the day, a genocide against innocent Sikhs in India started. Thirty years ago, also to the day, top ruling Congress Party politicians led gangs of goons who went about torching Sikh homes in several Delhi localities. It was also then Sikhs, young and old, who were butchered…