Did you know that Quetta embraces both 'new' and 'old' times? By old I refer to the time-change that happened once-upon-a-time close to a year ago. As it turns out, Balochistan says 'fie' on the new time and they continue to maintain their clocks as before. What that means is that people like us who come in from Islamabad have to keep asking the locals 'what' time they refer to: puraana ya naya, when anything time-related comes up in the conversation. This be most confusing, but-what-can-you-do, like when dealing with most other afflictions of the land of the pure one just grins and bears it.