We all know what Oman is...and perhaps many know where Wadi Kabir is and how it looks..
I have been living in Wadi Kabir since 2001...when I was 11 years.
I grew up at this place and many have come and gone to this place. Except a few, many who have and stayed there for a few months and move to other place and completely forget about this place.My family is among those few families who have known what Wadi Kabi was
Back in the past, Wadi Kabir is one of the most peaceful places in Muscat. With majority of Indian expats living, it was filled with children, families and a completely harmonious view of life.
The Omani families are really friendly...we used to play with thier children. Over the years, many expat families have left the place and owing to this the Wadi Kabir has slowly turned into a bleak place.
Many new buildings rose..higher and higher. The new habitants to these new buildings came in groups....seeking their careers in those big malls of Muscat..
The messy lifestyle of these people became a symbol of Wadi Kabir. With these, the local bars got worse and people from all over Muscat started visiting Wadi Kabir for two things: One, for drinking and peeing in streets after that, secondly for girls.
The (in)famous school at this place too had played its part in getting the bad name, the school has turned messy every year and now it has become enough messy to not-to-be called as a school.
Every time, I meet my old friends we recall those golden days at that very school..wondering if it was the same school.
Now, at Wadi Kabir...I find new dustbins added at street ends, more baldiyah (municipality) workers struggling to keep the place clean..yet no matter what they do, they too know that Wadi Kabir is no more and every day we are losing.
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