The Huddle

Traders in Bahrain’s Old Gold Suq meet to discuss strategy. Participants are all ears as they listen in rapt attention to the one of the members speak. The picture was taken from the top floor balcony of the the Suq building.

As fresh as it gets

Can it get any fresher? Possibly, it cannot! As I drove to work after an interview last Thursday, I saw a large number of camels on the roadside. They were there right on the highway – a somewhat strange sight – since these lanky animals are not seen in this situation. But when I stopped…

Hunters tamed!

I was this morning invited to Bahrain’s Khalifa bin Salman Port to meet with senior Immigration officials and do a story on how they work at the country’s seaports, particularly when thousands of cruise tourists come calling. Other then the interview and taking several photographs of the visitors, I came across this Bahraini hunting falcon,…

“Maafi Mushkil”

Of all the weird and strange shop names I have seen, this one was the most forthright – No Problem Shop. The owner of the ready-made garments store in the Indian mountain resort of McLeod Ganj tells it all – Maafi Mushkil – as the Arabs would say!!