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Round Peg

Location: Muscat, Oman/ Bangalore, India

Round Peg....in a square hole. That describes me! All my life I have never quite fit in ... now I have just given up trying to live up to the expectations of the square hole or trying to find a round one!

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Eid on a bleat note

Our neighbour, Pakistanis, slaughtered 4 goats in their house today.

It was rather horrible hearing the goats bleating out and straining at the ropes to get away.

We played loud music and shut all windows and drew the curtains at home but it did not make us feel any better.

For the neighbours, this is an annual event they look forward to.

Qatar bans any slaughter of animals within residential premises and this rule is strictly enforced.I am surprised Oman does not have similar laws.

A day will surely dawn when we stop associating festivities with slaughter or sport with the hunting. I hope so!

Friday, January 06, 2006

Mother’s Kitchen!

At Ruwi round about I saw a shop with the name ‘Mother’s Kitchen’.

Mother’s food is aspirational. True. But her kitchen? I am not so sure!