The weekend sale

This gentleman, perhaps well into his 80s, sells “electronics” at a roadside “flea market” over the weekend. While it is creditable that even at this ripe old age, he has found something useful to do, it’s quite amazing to see all those things he’s selling actually work – be it the “vintage” mobile phones, the…

Market Day

This pick-up truck is weighed down with “tonnes” of used clothes, books and other articles that are being taken to the famed “Friday Market” in Bahrain’s Isa Town. This is a common sight on the streets around the venue every Thursday afternoon when the temporary market opened for business. Over three days, people can buy…

Sitting stew

Originally posted on cookwithsingh:
This classic once again appeared last night on our dinner table. The weekend is always lazy, particularly in this extremely hot weather, so one has to try and manage with the ‘easy cook’ options. And what better way to do it than use the ‘slow cooker’! Just get as many vegetables…

The ‘mall’ on the street

Not everyone shops at malls or at chic stores. Many cannot even afford to shop. But, come the festival season and a group of young enthusiasts display used clothes in the interiors of the Manama Suq in Bahrain for anyone to take away and use. Needless to say, these are a great attraction for those…

The layered paratha

Originally posted on cookwithsingh:
The typical Punjabi weekend breakfast, though we do not do this very often. The ‘lachcha’ (layered) paratha, the pachranga (mixed) pickle, maah ki daal and fresh curd. No, it isn’t a healthy meal (plenty of oil or ghee) but awesome in taste and looks. And, yes, I do not make it…