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The Revived Caper

The Revived Caper

1 May, '120 Comments

I bought this caper several years ago from one of the Bahrain International Garden Shows, I think it was the 2006 or thereabouts. I left it in a medium-sized pot and it did well for a while. But like with everything else, time caught up with it and I thought it had died and being […]

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Through the eyes of a lens

Through the eyes of a lens

30 Apr, '120 Comments

It’s really strange that when you observe a garden, or any other space for that matter, and you are used to that particular view, you not only get to take it for granted but your mind disappears some detail and you never really appreciate it. However, I found that if you do frame it through […]

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Microclimates

Microclimates

30 Apr, '120 Comments

One would be forgiven to think that in a garden as small as mine that distinct climates exist in its different parts. I know the pictures make it look big, but trust me on this, it’s less than 700 square meters in total area. The garden is divided in three parts; here, you see the […]

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Hearing the furious beating of the wings of Capital

Hearing the furious beating of the wings of Capital

24 Apr, '1230 Comments

Another day, another mindless attack on businesses in Bahrain, this time in Jiddhaffs. I don’t give a damn what religion, sect, colour or sexual orientation of the criminals who’ve done this and other crimes against businesses. What I do care about is that this, much more than demonstrations and, dare I say it, burning tyres, […]

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Why do most armed robberies happen in Riffa?

Why do most armed robberies happen in Riffa?

23 Apr, '1236 Comments

Riffa is the seat of power. It is the chosen home of the monarchy. It is one of those areas reserved for the chosen ones and part of the population are barred ownership for some unknown reason. One would be forgiven to think that it should be safe, don’t you think? But no. Most, if […]

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