Freeze out


It’s an incredibly cold day in Bahrain today. I say ‘incredible’ because the ‘apparent’ temperature is 4 degree C in a place that is known to touch 50 degrees in the summer. Even in the ‘cold’ winter months, the mercury rarely goes below the 8 or 10 degree mark.
While this may seem ‘warm’ to folks back home in Northern India, where I come from and in the West, the reality is that such temperatures, with wind speeds touching 30 knots, and in an island nation like Bahrain where the sea is not far away from anywhere, it is pretty chilly.I took a ‘camera walk’ this evening on the seaside but quickly realised it wasn’t a day for such an exercise. The entire area, which is normally crowded with the country’s famous ‘sunset watchers’, was deserted, as were the ‘weekend homes’ along the coast. Not a soul in sight but, yes…

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