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…

Second Childhood?

“The summer sun is not meant for boys like me. Boys like me belong to the rain.” Sometimes I wonder why I am in Bahrain – where there is no rain at all in the summer and very little in the winter, when in any case, you do not need it! Stepping out into the…