When I applied as a fellow blogger on Karachi Metblog on October 2, the plan was to begin to write something fun. Something tangy, salty, and razor-sharp, which is my style. But as I begin today, my words are lost, or grimly focused. Uptight. Close-lipped. October 8 changed many plans; and I quietly sit among this circle of fellow Metbloggers.

Yet there is something about the cycles of life that led Man to invent the myth of the Phoenix: a bird that rises from its own ashes. It lives, and perishes, and is re-created and re-gone again. It continues. The circle of life goes on. We are now in the alterna-phase of life: death. But it will move on. Tomorrow, we shall have overcome. One day, on these pages, we will write about this tragedy of the past and how we, the people, kept our hopes alive and re-created the buzz of life from the silence of death.

In anticipation of that day, I begin writing here, and join a circle of people who have done a tremendous job – nay, khidmat – through these pages.

So I sit amongst you now – Altamash, Aman, Babar, Hafsa, Huma, Imtiaz, Jony, Kiran, Rizvi, Saba, Safiyah, Salma, Sara, Dr. Saab (Teeth Maestro) and our City Captain, Umar: Assalam-o-alaikum! May peace be on you.

10 Comments so far

  1. JonyBr (unregistered) on October 17th, 2005 @ 6:46 am

    Walaikum salam. God bless u…may HE bless us all.

  2. umar (unregistered) on October 17th, 2005 @ 7:03 am

    Walaikum Assalam. Welcome to metroblogging.

  3. Imtiaz (unregistered) on October 17th, 2005 @ 8:21 am

    Walaikum As Salaam Ramla….

    I too joined yesterday.
    I feel the same…….so much done, much more to do….

    the reason why i joined this community (and why i run the other) is on the backburner now….

    we have a greater mission to accomplish…and God willing, we will..

    best wishes to all….


  4. huma (unregistered) on October 17th, 2005 @ 2:00 pm

    may our tomorrows be better – amen. welcome to the team ramla :)

  5. Teeth Maestro (unregistered) on October 17th, 2005 @ 3:03 pm

    Welcome to the Gang of crazy nutheads of Karachi Blogsphere – looking forward to some interesting stuff from NExt>by Ramla –

  6. Asma (unregistered) on October 19th, 2005 @ 2:10 pm

    Prayers !

  7. Ramla A. (unregistered) on October 19th, 2005 @ 11:45 pm

    Thank you all for the welcome notes. On to our very urgent mission now, together!

  8. Sadaf Shaikh (unregistered) on October 29th, 2005 @ 1:45 pm

    Hi All,

    I want to join in as a blogger , so can anyone tell me how to go about it ?

    Sadaf Shaikh

  9. Zubia Jamil (unregistered) on October 29th, 2005 @ 2:12 pm

    I am one of those who manages to put her feet in her mouth after every time i speak. :o) hehehe such potential!! so how do i join?

  10. Ramla A. (unregistered) on October 29th, 2005 @ 3:12 pm

    Sadaf, Zubia:

    Go here: You might need to have an active current blog to present as your ‘resume.’ Good luck!

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