Haye Baajii *tali gesture* Kuch to De Jao…!

This post in no way made to make fun of the third kind, but its based on that category of nuisance under which beggars come.

So, you’re driving down Shahra-e-Faisal after a long working day. The warm weather is killing you and you don’t have enough gas to turn on the A/C. You honk on a signal just to wake the slow u-turning drivers, only to be perturbed by a dancing hand beside your window, irritating you further on.

Is it just me or you have been noticing the same melee of eunuchs cropping up, splaying their hands like beggars, with rattofied lines on different signals? I remember seeing them in Tariq road, Bahadurabad and such shopping areas, but now they have kind of come OUT.

So, is it because a drag queen (a.k.a. Ali Saleem), Begum Nawazish Ali, has become a talk-show celebrity? Or simply, they have become bolder?

Good or bad?

10 Comments so far

  1. khurramzaki (unregistered) on May 11th, 2006 @ 2:36 pm

    From what I heard from a few people … most of them are not eunuchs, but men/women (hardened traditional beggers) posing as eunuchs to gather some easy money…. cashing on the age old superstition.. “eunuch ke baddua nahin lainee chahiay …”
    Gone are the days I’d say …

  2. Sajid Khan (unregistered) on May 11th, 2006 @ 4:40 pm

    Uff allah uff baji kaisey mazey ki hey ye chattni, Ahmed ki mango chattni,

    When i read heading, first thing which came to in my mind i wrote as above.

    Sajid kahn

  3. Kumail (unregistered) on May 11th, 2006 @ 5:40 pm

    One thing I dont understand is that if they are heejras then how come their population keeps increasing. Maybe I should have continued biology after class 8, but from little I know of human anatomy, these folks shouldnt be able to reproduce. Right ?

  4. yo yo (unregistered) on May 11th, 2006 @ 6:28 pm

    Its greed and bad economy making more Hijras out of our nation.

  5. mansoor (unregistered) on May 11th, 2006 @ 8:38 pm

    @ kumail: LOL! very true.. they cant.. but they can be born :S apprently, they’re coming out of the woodwork..

    but i agree with khurram.. its the easy money which is making ppl dress up like that..

  6. cube11 (unregistered) on May 11th, 2006 @ 10:07 pm

    unless and untill people of karachi make a serious effort of not to give money to these people..this thing will not go away.people keep on giving them money and they keep on increasing in numbers and getting bolder..

  7. Shaafi Shaikh (unregistered) on May 12th, 2006 @ 1:20 am

    And so let there be a pact: from this day forth, the 11th of April, 2006 AD, no hetrosexual Karachite may ravage this great city’s moral roots by sparing change for the “Third Kind”!
    May this be dubbed the First Act of MBK 2006.
    Long live good old hetrosexuality!

  8. Erum A. (unregistered) on May 12th, 2006 @ 11:49 am

    i would like you guys to look at the other side of the picture. amongst the imposters there are real eunuchs also. what efforts has our society made to accomodate them. we don’t give them jobs, we make fun off them. we think that they are only good for a few laughs and dance numbers at weddings and births. On one hand there are intellectuals, govt officals, artists sitting and giving interviews to Begum Nawazish Ali, (Ali, I think could only find this way of coming out of the closet) but on the other we shun these poor guys. Do they really have a choice?

  9. Inspirex (unregistered) on May 13th, 2006 @ 6:55 am

    Kumail, they cannot reproduce, agreed, but most of them are born slightly abnormal.

    Some children are not easily identifiable in terms of sex by looking at the genitalia. Blood and hormonal tests can however help identify the exact sex and the child then needs some hormanal balance medication, possibly followed by a minor corrective surgery, just to make the genitals functional.

    Sadly, with the deep penetration of poverty, most people are ignorant of this fact and continue to either discard such children or hand them over to the eunuch gurus.

    They have tribes of their own and their own cultures too.

    There are several articles and research reports on these, which im sure would be educating for many of us here. I have one such article on print, which ill scan and arrange a PDF of. If anyone is interested, ill send it over email.

  10. Moiz Kazmi (unregistered) on May 14th, 2006 @ 9:48 pm

    everyone has a life no matter he, she or it !!
    Let them live..when will we Pakistanis stop interfering in others life … wht do u expect frm a eunuch to do in a country whr poor r neglected and not taken care of properly and the authorities keep on increasing the price of regularly used common man products !!

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