To Karachi, With Love.

It’s only fitting that my first post here be an ode to the city that has given us all a home and an identity to call our very own. Even though our city of lights is going through an energy crises right now it still manages to maintain the elegance and charm that is unique to it alone. It radiates a glow that light has nothing to do with.

With it’s unstable political situations, bad roads, worse transportation system, haphazard construction plans, routine power outages, beautiful sunsets, various beaches, humid summers and mild winters, it garners loyalty from it citizens like no other. It’s like a drug you can’t get out of your system. Denial is no use, acceptance is the right course and embracing it is the only solution.

From the moment you take your first breath in this city, it hooks and reels you in.

Karachi, you are a wonder that will always have surprises to throw our way, sweep us off our feet and make us fall in love with you. Over and over again.

25 Comments so far

  1. Poo Poo Head (unregistered) on June 17th, 2006 @ 4:42 am

    Welcome but for the sake of you , I hope you are a gal. I do not want to repeat my comments which I posted in Insiya’s welcome note, please go through them.

    Have a safe trip.


  2. Inspirex (unregistered) on June 17th, 2006 @ 10:30 am

    Hey hey! Welcome aboard! That was a pleasant surprise!


  3. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on June 17th, 2006 @ 10:56 am

    Welcome aboard, Extiinct….and please a little intro on yourself.

    Looking forward to good posts from your side as well.


  4. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on June 17th, 2006 @ 10:58 am

    I checked your profile and your blog site is not mentioned.Was it not a mandatory requirment?


  5. Extiinct (unregistered) on June 17th, 2006 @ 12:07 pm

    Thankyou guys=) It’s great to be here.

    I’ll update my profile. till then my blog is in this comment=) And we have a choice as to wether or not we put in our personal blogs.


  6. Darthvader (unregistered) on June 17th, 2006 @ 12:13 pm

    oh no….sighhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
    i thought MB was the dumbest thing to ever hit KMB..i stand corrected.
    Extinct : who are you ? when was the last time you posted/commented on KMB. and O btw , can you be a little more disingenuous : the radiant glow you speak off is actually Smog.
    karachiites know that and live with it .
    try a little sincerity.

    and before i forget ..WELCOME

    love as always
    Vader, the Dark Sith


  7. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on June 17th, 2006 @ 12:56 pm


    we have a choice as to wether or not we put in our personal blogs.

    OK.AFAIR,some kmb blogger posted requirments of metroblogging site on orkut commuity and this blog thing was one of them.Anyway,thanks for prompt response.Have fun!!


  8. Inspirex (unregistered) on June 17th, 2006 @ 3:19 pm

    Allow me clarify adnan. Its required to have a blog. Which extinct does have. Its not mandatory to link it to the kmb profile however.

    Additionally, its not mandatory to post comments regularly either.


  9. Zain (unregistered) on June 17th, 2006 @ 3:24 pm

    Welcome abroad Extinct!! Lets start kicking…


  10. Tee (unregistered) on June 17th, 2006 @ 3:44 pm

    heyy…nice to see u here. i assume u r the same person i think u r? welcome aboard!! :-)


  11. Extiinct (unregistered) on June 17th, 2006 @ 6:34 pm

    Adnan, Inspirex has answered before me. But I have put up the link to my blog for your and everyone else’s perusal.

    Thankyou Zain =)

    Arsalan, sorry I missed you earlier. I’ve been blogging for almost 2 years now. Am a student and a female.

    Tee: Thanks, I’m exactly who you think I am=)


  12. Original-Anon (unregistered) on June 17th, 2006 @ 6:57 pm

    Welcome; your ode to Karachi inspired a haiku;

    Ah, Karachi my love
    smog, dirt,bad traffic,blackouts
    paan stains like blood drops


  13. Kashif (unregistered) on June 17th, 2006 @ 8:46 pm

    Welcome Extinct, hope thou are not :)


  14. Hira (unregistered) on June 17th, 2006 @ 10:13 pm

    and i know you too :)
    welcome.


  15. Hira (unregistered) on June 17th, 2006 @ 10:14 pm

    and i know you too :)
    welcome.


  16. Hira (unregistered) on June 17th, 2006 @ 10:15 pm

    and i know you too :)
    welcome.


  17. Hira (unregistered) on June 17th, 2006 @ 10:17 pm

    and i know you too :)
    welcome.


  18. Hira (unregistered) on June 17th, 2006 @ 10:19 pm

    and i know you too :)
    welcome.


  19. Hira (unregistered) on June 17th, 2006 @ 10:25 pm

    and i know you too :)
    welcome.


  20. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on June 17th, 2006 @ 10:40 pm


    Additionally, its not mandatory to post comments regularly either

    Imtiaz is it for me?


  21. Extiinct (unregistered) on June 18th, 2006 @ 1:00 pm

    I assure you I am not, Kashif.

    Thankyou Hira=)


  22. Original-Anon (unregistered) on June 18th, 2006 @ 6:46 pm

    Thanks for providing your website link. Just one thing ; it is ‘per se’ not ‘per say’ as written in your latest entry there.


  23. Extiinct (unregistered) on June 18th, 2006 @ 7:35 pm

    No problem. And thanks for the spell check =) My post before that one has a lot more. I’m just too lazy to edit them.


  24. Asif Shah, (as-if i did'nt know) (unregistered) on June 20th, 2006 @ 10:58 am

    I just found out about KMB. I was thrilled at what I saw. The sheer candidness of the comments and outlooks was really refreshing. I hope to be a witty source of ideas and comments in the near future. Its a great creative escape from the mundane and ordinary. Great work y’all.
    as-if i didnt know.


  25. Extiinct (unregistered) on June 20th, 2006 @ 11:07 am

    Welcome to KMB As-if. And thankyou. Feel free to contribute and comment at any/all our posts.



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