Rain or No Rain ???

July is approaching and a question is bouncing in my mind… “What is better in current circumstances? Do Karachi really Needs Monsoon This Year?” I think “Yes” but every time when I cross Karimabad flyover looking down at Lalookhet Underpass or Filtering out my bike at Souhrab Goth Signal or jammed Packed from Karsaaz to Civic center I feel “No Dear It is not possible for us to welcome The Rain this year…or the second option may be importing transport boats from Bangkok”
Although city government claim that they are prepared for the coming season but looking at the ground realities it seems very difficult… but I am optimistic let us see what they do if it rain….

Hey! My question “Karachi needs Rain in this Monsoon or in the next?” Share your thoughts :)

13 Comments so far

  1. Mansoor 'Manny' Siddiqui (unregistered) on June 20th, 2006 @ 10:24 pm

    Guys, have you run out of the ideas to post on this blog or what? I think something similar has already been blogged recently! http://karachi.metblogs.com/archives/2006/06/monsoon_anyone.phtml

    An idea for you guys. I am not sure how appealing that would be but considering the fact that this blog is also being read by non-Pakistanis (at least I know of two people @ my work who browse this blog), it would be nice to have some blogging about the educational institutes such as University of Karachi, NED, FAST, DMC, SMC, etc etc. Those blogs should include very precise and to-the-point information such as number of students, courses offered, how many MS, PHDs etc per year, couple of pictures, etc etc. The idea is to give reader some clue about the educational institutions in karachi.
    I don’t know how feasible it is for authors to go out and do a blog on each educational instituate but its something that can be done with little efforts.
    One more idea is the announcements about the new development projects such as new apartments, houses, etc. It would be beneficial for people like me who are not in Pakistan and want to do some investment back @ home, so it would be nice to get this information

    What do you guys think?

  2. SWA (unregistered) on June 20th, 2006 @ 10:32 pm

    Nabeel, not to be offensive but your English is very poor. I am wondering if the metroblogging team has any standards for admitting bloggers to the Karachi Metblogs! If not, then it is indeed a shame.

    On the note for the monsoons, I think they should really pass us this time or wait till December.

  3. yo yo (unregistered) on June 20th, 2006 @ 11:24 pm

    Cough..Cough…I am choking..dust of negativity I can’t stand.

    Guys come-on give KMB authors a break…Ok. I think they all try their best to keep the site alive and they dont get paid for it.
    I am always proud to see a pakistani making an effort in english even when their first language is Urdu. So its ok to have bad english as it is not our first language.

  4. umar (unregistered) on June 20th, 2006 @ 11:33 pm

    while i would love to get soaked in the rain… the thought of getting stuck in traffic due to rain and all the mess that comes with it makes me sad.

  5. Jamash (unregistered) on June 21st, 2006 @ 12:22 am

    City Government is preparing to deal with the emergencies in case it rains, The whole of our city has been dug up, I am sure a satellite photo will show Karachi as a city with lots of good buildings but no roads at all. Getting back to the topic, In case of rains the huge ditches formed by all the construction work are big enough to swallow whole busses and cars, there might even be a few landslides at places where they are constructing underpasses .. In short Rains can spell Disaster.

  6. Jamash (unregistered) on June 21st, 2006 @ 12:32 am

    English is a foreign language and it is not a matter of shame if someone doesn’t write good English, Metroblogging is about sharing our thoughts, our views and ideas, about raising issues, discussing social problems and bringing people closer together. Our language is Urdu and it’s a shame that we have done very little to promote it.

    If you find any errors in any of KMB posts kindly correct us so that we can learn and improve, criticizing won’t help.

  7. Extiinct (unregistered) on June 21st, 2006 @ 12:59 am

    The message came through in the post. That’s all that matters.

    And a summer without monsoon isn’t really summer. But then the thought of more power failures, traffic jams, and worse roads are enough to make anyone reconsider.

    As for the city government, they claim to be doing a lot of things.

  8. Zain (unregistered) on June 21st, 2006 @ 3:55 pm

    YO YO and Jamash, I totally agree with you. SWA I am sorry I cannot simply tolerate people like you so I would not be that much polite like Jamash & YOYO. PHULLLLLLLEASEEEEEEEE no one is asking you to come here and read and give your pathetic suggestions. Keep yourself away from KMB. Too bad if my English or any Pakistani’s English is poor!!! Happy????

  9. Zain (unregistered) on June 21st, 2006 @ 3:56 pm

    One more SWA….. “No offense” pls :)

  10. Checkmate (unregistered) on June 21st, 2006 @ 3:57 pm

    It will be very dangerous if the ditches get filled with water. I miss rain but don’t know if it is such a good idea right now.

  11. danny (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2006 @ 12:19 am

    I agree with Manny — I’m also in the US and read the blog to get news about Karachi. It would be nice to more relevant posts.

  12. Afreen (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2006 @ 11:38 am

    I would love some rain for sure because its getting frickin’ hot! I can bear the ditches for some days. Come on, Rain!

  13. Zain (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2006 @ 2:56 pm

    I would love not some but more and more rain. Last year it was a Sunday I guess or Saturday (argh I don’t remember) and there was heavy rain in the morning.. My family and I went to have halwa puri.. that was awesome :)

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