I couldn’t let this ‘pass’


We’ve heard it a million times. We’ve cursed it, laughed at it, praised it, ridiculed it enough times for it to become a self-serving clich√©. One thing’s for sure though, the underpass will go down in Karachi’s history as the widely circulated joke of our nascent post-modernism (which in our case gained momentum with Mustafa Kamal’s tenure). Like it or not, the underpass is here to stay. Nando’s joked about the chicken crossing the underpass and Geo called it the Asian Venice. Enough about that though. This picture found its way to my inbox today on this lazy afternoon when the dry heat is almost sinful and I just couldn’t let it pass. Let it be a reminder to a glorious rainy month that August was last year. And if it’s too trite for you, I say don’t sweat it out ;)

Thank you for the anonymous originator. The dolphins look precious!

13 Comments so far

  1. d0ct0r (unregistered) on April 4th, 2007 @ 6:21 pm

    this pic was posted earlier as well on kmb when every one was discussing that KPT underpass

  2. Farhan (unregistered) on April 4th, 2007 @ 6:33 pm

    It’s like the moderators have nothing to post

  3. Hasan Zuberi (unregistered) on April 4th, 2007 @ 6:53 pm

    Thanks Bayl for reminding us of the good old “rainy days” !!

  4. Anathema (unregistered) on April 4th, 2007 @ 10:14 pm

    umar: at least guide ure team to go throuogh old blog posts

  5. Darthvader (unregistered) on April 4th, 2007 @ 11:48 pm

    OuCH !!

    buenas noches Bayl


  6. F. AHMED (unregistered) on April 5th, 2007 @ 12:12 am

    i was not in khi last summer and this pic is new to at least me:))

    after seeing the pic and i was just wondering which nullah runs in this direction in front of the scaun circle.

    i really thought it was a new nullah made by the city govt to solve the drainage issue esp. after last years floods:))

    things became clearer after reading the piece!

  7. F. AHMED (unregistered) on April 5th, 2007 @ 12:19 am

    “umar: at least guide ure team to go throuogh old blog posts”

    habibee….the number of posts per week on this blog is crazy….so how do u expect people who are new to this blog to go through last years topics:))

  8. MB (unregistered) on April 5th, 2007 @ 12:20 am


    Here we go :

    You got the picture too late, don’t you? , lol …

  9. MB (unregistered) on April 5th, 2007 @ 12:37 am

    Make the picture click able. Right now the user cannot click to see it in full size. Here is a possible link for usage :

  10. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on April 5th, 2007 @ 1:01 am

    OK, what if the pic is old – thoughts are new ppl so take it easily :)

    Nice one BTW – but I’m sure dolphins would die of smoke — asigh :>

  11. ash (unregistered) on April 5th, 2007 @ 2:36 am

    are these the much touted blind dolphins? because they should fit right in with khi drivers :)
    fantastic pic thanks for reminding me why i keep dropping by kmb. you guys are the bomb!

  12. karachiite (unregistered) on April 5th, 2007 @ 6:35 am

    It looks beautiful. I wish they would dig a canal that winds it’s way all through Karachi with fresh clean and cool water. Ahh that would be sooo nice.

  13. Mona (unregistered) on April 5th, 2007 @ 5:10 pm

    MEhhhhh! I miss Karachi so much :(( Can’t wait to be back this December Insha Allah!

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