Summer visitor

We do not see many birds in these parts and in this weather but this feathered friend created quite a racket early one morning. On hearing the rather unusual noise, I discovered three of these on the branch just outside my window but in the time I got the camera, only one of them was…

The bright side

If this is the sight that greets you as you step out at 5 am after a good night’s sleep, then one tends to forget the nauseatingly hot and humid weather that is now sweeping Bahrain. Even at that hour, with the sun just about making its way up, on any day, it’s in excess…

Sun-burnt flowers

This one sunflower plant (top, left) managed to defy the odds and grow, even though clutching to the gulmohar tree in the front garden but when I saw it this morning, it wasn’t a very happy sight. In the extreme heat (screen grab on right), it lay drooped, distraught and forlorn as if it had…

Superman’s Bahraini, is it?

“Not only am I awesome, I’m Bahraini too” says a sticker outside this curio shop tucked away in the by-lanes of Old Muharraq Town. And, of course, one cannot help but notice a larger than life-size model of Superman, wearing the traditional Bahraini headgear. Maybe, the sticker should’ve read: “Not only am I awesome, I’m…

Love at high tide

This pair of flamingos were spotted in the waters off Bahrain’s Tubli Bay. Not unusual but very uncommon during the summer months when most migratory birds make their annual trip back home to the cooler climes of Siberia and Western Europe. The bird “season” in Bahrain begins from the end of September until April, after…