Mutrah Souq: Heritage, History, Commerce

Mr Shahid Chougule from Mumbra on the outskirts of Mumbai, a Muscat resident since a decade has made this beautiful antiques shop in the winding bylanes of Mutrah Souq, a charming old Musqat commercial neighbourhood, evoking the maritime trade routes of the empire. We spoke on the tourist seasons of Oman, and the off season during summer that we are in at the moment. The Urdu and Marathi medium educated Chougule quipped in Marathi about his interests in old coins and spoke about how Bengali is taking over as the language of the street when once Gujarati and Malayalam reigned.