Bananas in Bahrain

A little more than a year ago when I got the gardener to plant a couple of banana trees in our little garden, he was skeptical. He insisted these plants would just “create a jungle” and become unmanageable. A few weeks ago, he insisted he had been “proved right” since the plants had grown all…

A very special moment

What started off as a “work” assignment last weekend turned out to be an unforgettable experience. Though my Arab colleagues were unable to explain to me fully what the assignment was all about, I could gather it was something important for having me be at work on the regular day off. While it was important…

Moods on the weekend

A trip to Bahrain’s Old Manama Suq can be exhausting if you are not able to stand crowds, the heat and the grime and the noise. But this is exactly what I did last evening. While I expected to catch some pictures of the old buildings and the stalls selling a variety of stuff, it…

The corner sweet shop

A quick trip to the little shop round the corner from my office for “breakfast” is an option each day during a break in work but it was only yesterday that I noticed the “colour” on offer. These pictures were taken as I waited for my order of “samosas” to be prepared. The incredibly busy…

Farewell, another year!

This week, as I complete four years of blogging and sharing thoughts, pictures and moments with thousands across the world, I look back to April 2013 when I wrote online for the first time. In the beginning, I thought this blog would be a platform to express an opinion, show off some pictures and, perhaps,…