Wheels of fortune

This bicycle sale and repair shop In Downtown Manama, with bicycles hanging upside down, perhaps exemplifies the lives of thousands of Asian expatriates who come thousands of miles from their home countries in search of greener pastures – and, perhaps, a change in fortunes!


I observed thisĀ  man in Bahrain’s Muharraq Suq. Though it did not count for much when I clicked, the chains on the bench are ominous. Sadly, this signifies life for countless thousands in this part of the world – people who leave their homes and families in search of a good life but end up…