While roaming the narrow streets of Souq Manama, a small shop window was seen to be displaying a few models. They were not seen elsewhere in Bahrain. Models of cars, helicopters, fighter jets and even a red fire-engine; all made of tin. Other displays included working toys with mechanical spring movement. This yellow beetle stood out due to its workmanship and semblance to the original version.


Bahrain winter

Bahrain winters can be really pleasant. Petunias in white, pink, purple call out to the visitors about the coming of winter. Sunshines through the cool breeze and mothers insist their kids to wear “monkey caps” or less glamorous “skull caps”, much to the displeasure of kids. Caps often display a mismatch of initials as in their first names, but what choice do they have?