Oman: Diet, Podcast, and the Higher Educational System

Omani bloggers are back in the blogging scene as they start the new year with big resolutions and plans. Blogger ATGM started a new blog to share his extreme diet program which involves having only four extremely small meals a day while drinking loads of water. However, ATGM is aware that it is not possible to maintain this diet as a permanent lifestyle and is considering healthier lifestyle options:

What I know and realise from all related information I came across related to dieting and how to eat healthy; that it is all about your eating habits. If you balance your eating timings around the day, have smaller portions and have a reasonable amount of water; then consequently you should be able to stabilise your weight, stay in shape and most important have a healthy eating routine.

You can learn more about his diet progress over at his blog.

New in the Omani blogging sphere this year is a launch of a satire podcast called T-Junction which discusses in a comic manner in its short audio episodes the latest news published in local papers. The show is made by Mohammed Al Tamami and Abdulla Ali. You can learn more about them from and their Facebook page. Embedded below is their latest episode:

On a more serious note, Undercover Dragon of Muscat Confidential interviewed recently the COO of Michigan State University in Dubai to learn about his opinion on the higher educational system in Oman. The interview suggests that the Omani education system is poor due the spread of plagiarism, the inappropriate of the assessment system, and the culture of passing everyone. Suggestions on how to improve the system mentioned in the interview include introducing an accreditation system and publishing employability data and salary figures to make it possible to compare colleges and force them to compete. You can read the whole interview at Muscat Confidential.


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