“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 Superman – and Bahraini.” Continue reading Superman’s Bahraini, is it?
This sparrow thought it could weather any storm. Well, not quite. When the wind was at its howling best and the tide at its highest, the little creature could not take it any more. At one moment, it was ‘hopping and skipping’ and, at another, it was in the water, struggling to stay afloat. That was when we happened to be there and carried out … Continue reading Bird brain and sea brawn
It was hot in the day and rather uncomfortable. Yet, these flowers in the garden were bright and fresh! It’s a wonder how they manage to not only survive – but also be ‘happy’ – in these harsh conditions. And, yes, the new macro filter on my camera lens rells the story rather well! Continue reading Macro magic
The summer is upon us. Day temperatures are already in excess of 37C and its getting warmer. Yes, in these “trying” times for vegetation, the garden is in bloom. Well, not really, since there are only a few flowers and shrubs that are thriving. The hardy bougainvillea is one of them and so is the yellow “trumpet” flower that is making its way up the … Continue reading Colours of the summer
We had what is called and ‘electrical storm’ in Bahrain tonight. It came out of nowhere, really. Window panes rattled, trees shook and television went off air. This is a rare occurrence in this country but it does happen. I have not, however, heard thunder for a long time and tonight wasn’t an exception. The rain, too, did come down but it was a sharp, … Continue reading Electric moment
This is one creature I never expected to see in Bahrain. I had been told there are “dozens” at the Al Areen Wildlife Park far away in the desert but had not “seen” them in so-called flesh and blood. However, when I had time to kill on a trip to the area, I drove towards the park and along the perimeter. And this is what … Continue reading We even have ostriches
I found this picture of a rotting and disintegrating dhow – resembling the skeleton of a dinosaur – in an area off the coast of Muharraq, Bahrain they call ‘The Graveyard’ for such craft as well as old fishing boats. Uncanny that it resembles what it does and at the location where it is! Continue reading ‘Skeleton’ at the ‘graveyard’