Tired of ‘Foot’ball?


40 Comments so far

  1. Zain (unregistered) on July 6th, 2006 @ 5:15 pm

    those need discounts, contact undersigned.

  2. YO YO (unregistered) on July 6th, 2006 @ 5:25 pm

    A BALL..you mean like men and women dancing for the cause of CHARITY….SOUNDS more like a liberal movement covered under the disguise of charity…INSIYA please clarify if I am wrong..but seriouly this charity drive appears to be for the selected few.

  3. Wahidi (unregistered) on July 6th, 2006 @ 9:00 pm

    WOnderful!!….in our Islamic “Republic” of Pakistan…..we’re having a Ball…..as a charity event:P. Why not have a beach toga party?…that would make things more liberal…
    I certainly respect the intention in which this is being done. But i have no idea how this rs.5000 dance thing reached ure grey matter. Come on guys….have some mela or some exhibition or something….or do something that would spread some awareness among ppl….I doubt ne1 would care abt the charity….a few claps…”aawww”s…laughs…..and pump the music!……
    Cmon….we ignore our beliefs today in everything we do….atleast keep them in mind when you intend to do something good!…..

  4. N (unregistered) on July 6th, 2006 @ 11:10 pm

    but in the end all the 5k tickets would generate a lot of money for the cause – why do you think a mela or watever would generate more awareness? no one cares about awareness, its all about hte money, and lets face it, this is a better way to generate more money.

    PS nothing wrong with dancing and some fun.

  5. Tee (unregistered) on July 6th, 2006 @ 11:35 pm

    a BALL? for charity???
    more of an elitist idea of fun and glamour rather than fund raising…completely agree with YO YO

  6. Mansoor 'Manny' Siddiqui (unregistered) on July 6th, 2006 @ 11:38 pm

    Hey Insiya,
    How about single dancers? Would there be arrangements for hooking them up with a partner? or only couples are allowed?

  7. YO YO (unregistered) on July 7th, 2006 @ 1:01 am

    EIDHI is a shinning example for all who want to do serious/stable chairty work in Pakistan. He has a proven track record with many hospitals, foster homes, ambulance/emergency services etc.

  8. Xill-e-Ilahi (unregistered) on July 7th, 2006 @ 1:51 am

    i had a suspicion a post like this would degenerate into a debate on culture, tradition, religion and morality etc. while i myself am not comfortable with the whole “lets sin for a cause” idea, you have to admit that it does generate more money. i mean i’ve done the whole mela and bake sale etc routine and what you make is peanuts when you compare it to a couples only dance party.

    and yo yo, my friend, when we discuss edhi we can acknowledge him for a tremendous achievement in ambulance services, an awesome network for his emergency relief services – but don’t include his orphanages and women shelter things in the package. you have to visit one and discuss how life is there with the inmates. i’m not saying he’s not the greatest philanthropist in pakiland, but that’s the way it is.

  9. Modax (unregistered) on July 7th, 2006 @ 3:02 am

    hey tee…… this is a dance ball not a strip club u fu**ing moron

  10. modax (unregistered) on July 7th, 2006 @ 3:05 am

    i truly truly truly apologize to tee my message was for mansoor yeah u fagg*t this is a ball for raising money for the underprivelleged not a place where u can find private escorts and lap dances! because that wud be just haraam!!!

  11. Modax (unregistered) on July 7th, 2006 @ 3:08 am

    hey nothing wrong wid lapdances, every man has his needs ;)

  12. bheegi_chut (unregistered) on July 7th, 2006 @ 3:17 am

    yes lap dances are very very bad i am very agasint it!!!!

  13. khara_lohra (unregistered) on July 7th, 2006 @ 3:19 am

    no bheegi_chut u are wrong i love lap dances and hookers

  14. modax (unregistered) on July 7th, 2006 @ 3:19 am

    wus rong wid lapdances? its a couple dance still….whether it be a lapdance or a square dance…

  15. bheegi_chut (unregistered) on July 7th, 2006 @ 3:21 am

    no khara_lohra and modax_lohra u are both wrong and fucked up lets deal with this problem as adults!

  16. modax (unregistered) on July 7th, 2006 @ 3:22 am

    y0 u wanna deal with this? lets take it outside and deal with it….

  17. mansoor (unregistered) on July 7th, 2006 @ 3:29 am

    i’ll never get it why people think is so ‘smart’ to be rude or derogatory… thats the easiest (not to mention, the most brainless) form of making a fool out of yourself!

    modax (and all your other alter-egos).. while i appreciate your ‘orignality?’ in propogating derogratory comments on this blog, if thats what your only capable of, then i wish you’d remain a silent observer only.. or go find some other blog where your comments might suit. KMB is surely not the place for your twisted sense.

  18. Mansoor 'Manny' Siddiqui (unregistered) on July 7th, 2006 @ 5:41 am

    Good advice Mansoor.

    Insiya, is it possible for you or some other author to delete some of the messages from this post? Thanks.

  19. Extiinct (unregistered) on July 7th, 2006 @ 9:00 am

    Let me get this straight. You guys are miffed because it’s a ball and that there will be dancing.

    If it were a Charity concert you wouldn’t be batting an eye. Now what gets to me is the dancing part that you guys are all so against. You seem to have forgotten that dancing is the core of any concert after the music.

    So basically it’s okay to dance at [charity]concerts and not at a ball.

    Hypocracy combined with idiocracy. Priceless combination.

  20. Foize (unregistered) on July 7th, 2006 @ 9:21 am

    I agree with Mansoor….if ppl think their crap could be counted as creativity, they might as well join those myriad of websites waiting for thier unruly sense of humor….
    and Mansoor, is there any way u can block ppl off this blog….a mission clean-up is despeartely needed to save the reputation of KMB as being a mature and decent blog.

  21. Anathema (unregistered) on July 7th, 2006 @ 9:27 am

    so all those people who attend new year’s balls, and the marie adelaide balls, and the fexx and casablanca nights and beac parties all against it all?

    how come we enjoy reading about it in the friday times but have an issue here?

    are you sayinng you will not enjoy a ball when one is held?

  22. Poo Poo Head (unregistered) on July 7th, 2006 @ 9:32 am

    “dancing” is the core of any concert after the music. Is that correct ???? Some one please tell me seriously. I have never been to any concert [read, could not afford it ever]

    Let me get this straight. You guys are miffed because it’s a 5000 ticket and you can’t not afford it. Come on, its for charity. I am sure the people who could give 5000 for a couple of hours must be very noble and we should not ever doubt their intentions[no pun is intended ;)]. I am all game for this ball party, just let me know the place. I guess the organization committee is too scared to publish the venue.

    5000 Rs only for a dance plus charity[bonus]. Priceless combination.

    P.S. Zain what sort of discount is available publicly? I thougt it were all for noble cause. Oh poor, innocent soul of mine.It would never understand this world.

    P.P.S. When I was in Karachi, 5000 Rs. was quite a money, isn’t the case any more ??

  23. LaydeeBird (unregistered) on July 7th, 2006 @ 3:41 pm

    All those people not living in karachi seriously need to revamp Karachi’s image in their minds. Such balls are held very regularly here and for more exorbitant prices than this one. And they’re not just held for charity, but for product and service lanuches all the time. Of course they’re for the elitest and by the elitest.

    Some people here really need to wake up and stop seeing Karachi through rose-colored glasses. This is the reality–stop getting shocked at it and deal with it in a way that contributes something.

  24. Umer Zaman (unregistered) on July 7th, 2006 @ 4:27 pm

    These balls are held through out the year, every other weekend has something or the other happening in town..
    Rs. 5000.00 per couple aint that much a price for nowadays standards. You goto a Rave party in Hauxbay and that would be 2K per head or something..
    They’ll have a ball and people would dance and thats wat its all about, at the end if they send some money to charity i guess its very nice on there end..

  25. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on July 7th, 2006 @ 5:06 pm

    Insiya whats *wrong* did i say which was offensive and not approved?

    Its amazing few *filthy* nicks still exist on your comment list

  26. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on July 7th, 2006 @ 5:15 pm

    This is the reality–stop getting shocked

    No most of them are shocked because majority dont possess a *girl friend*

    Of course they’re for the elitest and by the elitest.

    Fair enough! Now all of you just shutup and wait for the pics of the event that insiya would upload in comming days.

  27. yo yo (unregistered) on July 7th, 2006 @ 5:17 pm

    Xill..I know Eidhi might not have perfect orphanages/women shelters..but he is the best we got. With all our corrupt system, stacked against him he has been able to produce results.
    Even in USA I have not seen one single charity with network as huge as his.
    So all said and done my point was people like eidhi are practical minded and in it for the long term.
    In my opinion getting heed from people who have produced results in our system would be better.

  28. Cy (unregistered) on July 7th, 2006 @ 7:00 pm

    There’s nothing wrong with a ball, but I’m more sceptical of the organisers.

    ‘MBA Students of Advance (sic) Marketing Management Course’? Are you kidding me? Is their school so rubbish that they are afraid to print its name?

    And the proceeds are going to ‘the Under Privileged Children’?! What the hell does that mean? Why not just specify an organisation that the money will be given to.

    More worryingly, as anyone who has ever tried to stage an event knows, costs can spiral out of control if you’re an amateur. I suspect we won’t be told just how much in overheads and expenses they will deduct from ticket revenues.

    My suggestion: if you really want to help, donate the money to charity; and if you just want to party, give a bootlegger a call, crank up your hi-fi and have an impromptu party at your home. Either way at least you’re not getting screwed by MBA students of indeterminate repute.

  29. Wahidi (unregistered) on July 7th, 2006 @ 10:46 pm

    Theres nothing wrong with a ball??!!…
    instead of discouraging such an attempt we’re encouraging it!….and look at ure justifications!!…simply because we have balls and dance parties everywhere today for promotional events or watever, we should have this one too!!….
    its not abt the dance!! and its not abt the MOney!!….Rizq is in Allah’s hands!….do watever u want to if Allah wishes u wont maake single cent!!…..
    The issue is girls and guys grinding!….and im sure u know what im talking abt!!….
    and as far as concerts are concerned, we have similar stuff there to0!…..and that too should be stopped!….dont use it as a justification!….
    ‘The Book’ was not sent for u to read as a bedtime story!….Saying u believe in it does not mean u do!…..knowing something and believing in something are 2 different things!!….we all know abt it!….Majority of us does not believe in it!….Coz if we did…we would be discouraging these balls!!..we ignore the Hadith saying that it might not be authentic!…..
    in one of the comments above…one of the authors was wondering whether he can get hooked up with some chick!!??….What the hell are you guys thinking abt!….This is not the WEST!!…!!!(And kindly dont reply to me praising their “freedom of speech!”…..read what their think-tanks write first!)

  30. Babz (unregistered) on July 7th, 2006 @ 11:18 pm

    People why cant you guys just see a good thing happening and appreciate it – instead of shooting it down??? i know we are all good at that – but hey how about doing something for good change too.

    there have been enough pros and cons discussed here – to ball or not to ball – all you guys and gals who are interested – why dont you just call up the organizers and get your invites asap – and those of you who dont want too – just dont….whats the issue???

    i know for a fact this is going be a great event – coz i’ve been to a number of Rotary balls – all have been amazing – and i wouldnt miss out on this one for the world!!!

    also, its for a charitible cause “The Garage School – Clifton”- the amount from the invites go to charity – if you have issues about its pricing – i’m sure if you talk to the people concernd they will tell you the same thing – its for charity – its upto you how much you wanna give.

    also – 5000 for dinner and dance – for charity is a good deal.

    i agree with Anathema, afterall thousands of people spend 9000 to 20000 for special olympics, new year’s, OGS, marie adelaide balls – so why not this – knowing Rotary has a good repute and standing – they are probably just using the MBA kids to do the running around.

    i’d say we should call up the organisers and get our tickets ASAP – and should all go to make this event a big success.

  31. faiza (unregistered) on July 7th, 2006 @ 11:22 pm

    i think there is seriously something wrong with mr. Yo Yo…!!!! if u didnt read the ad carefully thats not the organisers fault. it clearly mentions there that its being held for an organisation called THE GARAGE SCHOOL. If you are so against this charity ball thing then dont come… why raising an issue that is meaning less???? you dance, party or do whatever in the end the money is going for a good cause so lets just stick to that.. and the venue is not there coz of ppl like you who will try their best to f*** things instead of being generous and donating!!!!!!

    for the rest of the GOOD ppl who are into this i will advise them to plz contact the organisers for this as so will i.. tc

  32. Moiz Kazmi (unregistered) on July 8th, 2006 @ 1:16 am

    All Tom’s Dick’s and Harry’s have really spoiled the environment of KMB…it use to be such a lovely well-mannered page.
    Dance is not at all a bad thing…all our respected baba and peer fakeers use to dance … and i dance every day, so find me and kill me or burry me alive if u think its a bad act!
    When i was a learner tat Gansha Academy those were the most beautiful dancing days i ever had..i miss thm !!
    Poor Insiya….u must be regretting after posting abt this ! :S

  33. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on July 8th, 2006 @ 6:36 am

    Dance is not at all a bad thing…all our respected baba and peer fakeers use to dance

    What a stupid(I am being polite) statment Moiz Kazmi.What kinda “babas” and “faqeers” have you seen in your life who dance with women.I am one of those who dont even believe those *fake* sufi people who reside in different shrines these days.

    Guys let me quote again LadyBird’s statment

    Of course they’re for the elitest and by the elitest

    So of all you middle and lower middle class people just keep your mouth shut.Noone is screwing your Imaan,none of member of your families getting spoilt.

    There are more filthiest things in our society than a such dance party and FYI such parties are pretty common in areas like clifton and defence and there many others things are *common* in such areas.Its just insiya penned for one of them.Tht was her mistake.

  34. yo yo (unregistered) on July 8th, 2006 @ 10:04 am

    FAIZA..I am not intersted in a pissing match with you. I have a opinion , dont read if you can not discuss it like a behaved person.

  35. mansoor (unregistered) on July 8th, 2006 @ 11:18 am

    foize: i wish i could block people off this blog, but even if i could, i wouldnt because it would not be right to silence anyone.

  36. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on July 8th, 2006 @ 12:10 pm

    i wish i could block people off this blog

    IP Address.

  37. Michael Jackson (unregistered) on July 8th, 2006 @ 5:10 pm

    Seems like thrust for Dance Bars/Clubs are quenched through this way

  38. Adnan (unregistered) on July 8th, 2006 @ 7:06 pm

    Yes michael tumhari rozi par laat!!!

  39. Babz (unregistered) on July 9th, 2006 @ 4:53 am

    People i found out when i bought my invitation to this Charity Ball that the organizers are also BOOKING INVITATIONS vie

    i’ve heard sooo much about this on others blogs and thru guys – its almost very exciting.

  40. BaronOrkid (unregistered) on July 12th, 2006 @ 12:49 am

    OK guys, I never expected such critism against a charity event.One of the organizers of this event is my father so i feel the need to defend such critism against such a noble cause.

    First Things first the MBA students are of the GreenWich Universty,which is an internationally recognized universty.

    Secondly,there will be no such indecent activies such as lap dancing.Its being held at Avari towers and its a formal event so its not going to be one of those underground parties.I am not sure of you guys have been to a ball but in these formal balls there is no dirty dancing

    Thirdly, the rotary club is a reputable organization known worldwide and it keeps tabs on the activites of its clubs

    Dear Friends, The world cup is over and now it is time to turn to other matters.The rotary club karachi Creek and the greenwich universty (MBA students) are holding a charity ball for under previlaged children. The Rotary Club(a globally recognized charity organization) would be grateful if your parents could help in supporting this noble cause.Which provides free educations, books ,uniforms ,clothes,stationary and food to the children of those poor people who cannot afford to give their children such privelages.

    Friends of The Garage School,

    Greenwich University

    (MBA Students of Advance Marketing Management Course)


    The Rotary Club (Karachi Creek)

    Invite you to a

    Charity Ball and Dinner


    “The Garage School”

    Clifton, Karachi

    On Saturday July 15, 2006 @9:30pm onwards

    At AvariTowers
    Rs: 5,000 per couple
    Dinner included

    Theme: Retrospect
    Dress Code: Semi-formal

    For Invitations or Table Bookings contact:

    The Garage School Charity Ball
    Arshad Shamsi – 03332142253 & 5675474-64
    Huma Arshad-03332359906
    Babar Jhumra, Bisma Shah, Faisal Malik or Sahifa Razvi.

    Ph # 0333-2147018 or 0300-2140276

    Email: ballinvites@gmail.com

    PS: Tickets will not be sold after Friday, July 14, 2006 so book early to
    avoid disappoints.

    thank you for supporting this noble cause

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