Burnt out

The summer is severe every year, with August being the worst in terms of temperature – and that is when it turns into a virtual sauna out there. However, this year, its been the “worst inΒ  many many years” if those who are in the know are to be believed. I personally thought it was…

An oasis in the desert

Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka Park in Bahrain’s Awali township is one of the country’s greenest places. In the winter months, in particular, it is an oasis of beauty, tranquility and peace. Along with the beautiful fruit and flower plants and trees, it has fountains, an artificial lake, a mini zoo with exotic birds and…

Going..Going… Almost gone!!

There are perhaps the last pictures of the winter colour in our little garden. We are well into February and it’s just a matter of time the weather will begin to warm up and leave a trail of dried plants and empty patches. The petunia’s have already started drying up, the zinnia’s are losing colour…

Finally – the real taste

I was missing the real taste of of the real Punjabi style cauliflower for the last many years. But that changed a couple of days ago when the first “flower” emerged from our little organic garden. Rajubhai, the gardener, proudly showed off the “harvest” and suggested it be cooked immediately so that it doesn’t get…

At least something appeared!

They said it would not happen. They said these would only occupy space in our little garden. And, guess what, they were right!This is what’s appeared after two months of me defying the weather and the odds and sowing cucumber! Of course, I am not amused. But, on the other hand, I am quite satisfied…