A breath of fresh air!

In spite of the traffic chaos and the population explosion over the last decade, Bahrain is still one of the most road-friendly places in the world, as can been see from this set of pictures, taken from a skyscraper on Exhibition Road. Not only that, there are still plenty of open – and green –…

It’s winter and it’s all in colour

It’s the winter in all its “coolness”. And, it’s in colour. This is the time of the year when Bahrain turns green – lush green! And it’s also the season when flowers of all kinds flourish. In the little garden space that we have, this colour is seen in abundance, even with the not so…

Colour from Kerala

Kerala is incredibly green – and awash with colour! This is perhaps because of its very wet climate, proximity to the sea or just His blessings. Whichever way you look at it, you will see there is never any dearth of a splash of colour – an awesome variety of flowers, plants and shrubs of…

Tomato fest in town

The tomatoes are here – they really are. Bahrain’s had a bumper harvest this year and prices have hit rock bottom. This this year’s harvest has been quite exceptional – and very colourful – and prompted organisers of the”Saturday Market” to hold a “Tomato festival”yesterday. Though nowhere near the famous La Tomatina festival held in…

Bloom Boom

“10 am flower” or “Morning Blossom” – call it what you want but the Portulaca Grandiflora is one wonder of nature that has fascinated me since I was a kid. It was then that we used to pluck it early in the morning and ‘colour’ our hands and faces and went to one of our…