A quick trip to the little shop round the corner from my office for “breakfast” is an option each day during a break in work but it was only yesterday that I noticed the “colour” on offer. These pictures were taken as I waited for my order of “samosas” to be prepared. The incredibly busy place has this, and more, with sweet and savory delights … Continue reading The corner sweet shop
“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?
I have been to this shop several times. The pakoras (fritters) this gentleman makes are awesome, particularly for those hungry souls in nearby offices as well as for starved passers-by. And this place is forever crowded. Strangely, for a short while that I was there this morning, there wasn’t a soul in sight – but for this gentleman who was busy frying away. He makes … Continue reading The little pakora shop
We visit the fishmongers in Manama once a month. And this gentleman, from Bangladesh, keeps the choicest catch ready, cleaned and packed for use as we reach. He is also up to date with technology, liberally using WhatsApp and Instagram for marketing, sending out messages and pictures to customers, who can then decide what they want. The best part, however, is we can pick up … Continue reading At the Fishmonger’s
This evening I did something I have not done for a long time – a really long time. I took out my bicycle and gave it a ride in the SUV to the downtown repair shop! Yes, I have decided to give it a go – again. Ride as much as I possibly can. It was gathering dust – and rain – for the last … Continue reading By Cycle
This gentleman, perhaps in his 80’s if not more, is possibly the most-photographed man in Bahrain. He is seen featured in practically every travelogue, coffee table book or brochure and even on picture postcards sold all over the country. I, too, was attracted to take his pictures when I first stepped into the heart of the old Manama Suq with my camera several months ago. … Continue reading Keeping Watch