The Second Floor – Inaugurating

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The Second floor (T2F), originally announced here, was scheduled for opening in March, however due to certain unavoidable (read: construction related) concerns, the inauguration was postponed till Saturday, May 12. However, due to the incidents taking place that day, the opening has been further re-scheduled to Tuesday, May 15, 2007.

A few friends and I had the opportunity to take a sneak peek at the place, on Friday May 11 for an evening coffee.

T2F has something for almost everyone. Great food and drinks (do try the green apple juice), WiFi, a book shop, a mini library so you can take a book of your choice and lose yourself in it while you are at the place.

Whats more, unlike almost all other coffee joints, the ambiance is brightly lit…and has chairs….that make you sit up and conciously think. Botoom line, the ambiance keeps you awake, and pushes your mind to work.

While some may seriously feel the lack of couches, I guess its rather ok to skip them. The space is more focused towards functionality and keep people attentive.

The best part, this place has its own digest. Hoping that it would be available on subscription, the T2F digest is a compilation of interesting reading material from across the world.

As its inaugural, T2F will be hosting a graphic design exhibition by Mariam Asif, a graphic design student from Indus Valley.

The second event, dates or which will be announced shortly, is a local edition of Cafe Scientifique, which basically involves a scientist answering normal questions from daily life. A famous scientist and social activist wil be conducting the session at T2F later this month.

Drop in, experience it, share your opinion.

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33 Comments so far

  1. henna (unregistered) on May 14th, 2007 @ 6:11 pm

    Sounds exciting. Insh’Allah Karachi will soon be in a better frame of mind.


  2. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on May 14th, 2007 @ 6:52 pm

    Ahh! A breath of fresh air……..


  3. Salman A. (unregistered) on May 14th, 2007 @ 7:08 pm

    Bold decision to go ahead with this idea. Good luck!!


  4. tee (unregistered) on May 14th, 2007 @ 7:41 pm

    sounds good! Inspirex can u plz tell more abt the book shop and the library part? it just sounds too good to be true :)


  5. Red_Munk!! (unregistered) on May 14th, 2007 @ 7:41 pm

    Great. Wish everyone concerned all the luck & hopefully it gets all the appreciation it deserves.

    Will surely check it out :).

    Btw, do let us know about the “Cafe Scietifique”,
    Are the Q’s expected to be Physics releated? AND will comedy be allowed? :P.


  6. Teeth Maestro (unregistered) on May 14th, 2007 @ 8:18 pm

    I also happened to go to the pre-inauguration bash. I think it is a great new addition to the coffee hand outs in Karachi. Sabeen has done a great job and I wish her all the best.

    I think its time to propose T2F as the official hang-out of Karachi Metroblog, how about it?


  7. zahra (unregistered) on May 14th, 2007 @ 9:02 pm

    sounds awesome! I can’t wait to check this out when I visit. But, really, no couches?!?

    Also dare I ask(!)-is there a prayer room on the premises? I think that’d be nice, like a simple, small prayer/meditation area for people of all and no faiths, so symbolic it’d be. and useful!


  8. KhiTorPit (unregistered) on May 14th, 2007 @ 9:42 pm

    kiya yaar tum logon nay had kar di qasam say… itniii shadeed garmi main tum log coffee ki baat kar rahay ho ?? Pagal tu nahi ho gaye tum sab log ?


  9. KhiTorPit (unregistered) on May 14th, 2007 @ 9:46 pm

    I am sorry guys, I thought they just sell coffe, I take my words back, as Second floor looks similar to Second Cup, which is a coffee shop.


  10. KhiTorPit (unregistered) on May 14th, 2007 @ 9:47 pm

    I am sorry guys, I thought they just sell coffe, I take my words back, as Second floor sounds similar to Second Cup, which is a coffee shop.


  11. MD (unregistered) on May 14th, 2007 @ 9:49 pm

    kiya yaar tum logon nay had kar di qasam say… itniii shadeed garmi main tum log coffee ki baat kar rahay ho ?? Pagal tu nahi ho gaye tum sab log ?

    o bhai tum jaa kar cold coffee pee lai naa


  12. Red_Munk!! (unregistered) on May 14th, 2007 @ 9:51 pm

    preference ki baat hai. + cold coffee or mocktails bhi hon ge.


  13. Red_Munk!! (unregistered) on May 14th, 2007 @ 10:00 pm

    @ Khit—sorry, there seems to be a time lapse for when i wrote that, your comments hadnt appeared.


  14. KhiTorPit (unregistered) on May 14th, 2007 @ 10:00 pm

    Sorry guys passing comment not related to this post.
    The PM of Pak. has just passed a comment saying that “Pak. main fi-kas amadni 950 dollar ho gaye hai aur aglay saal 1000 dollar ho jaye gi”.
    Does this “Fi-kas” means annual ???
    I think it should be annual which means 5000 rupees per month ? But still not everybody makes 5000 a month as he didnt say the average person.


  15. MD (unregistered) on May 14th, 2007 @ 10:24 pm

    KhiTorPit………..yar tumhari confusion ka gurmaanaa lagay gaa. hum sub ko wahaan par cold coffee pilani ho gi……..batao kab?


  16. KhiTorPit (unregistered) on May 14th, 2007 @ 11:09 pm

    @MD, okies no problem … lekin sab ko US aana paray ga. :)


  17. MD (unregistered) on May 14th, 2007 @ 11:14 pm

    @KHITORPIT thank you yar, i am on my way to ariport, another 300 are coming with me as well, muftaa jo lag raha hai :)


  18. KhiTorPit (unregistered) on May 14th, 2007 @ 11:27 pm

    @MD, all of you are welcome :)


  19. Jamash (unregistered) on May 15th, 2007 @ 2:03 am

    :( .. Looks like i missed a lot…
    Its the first place ill visit as soon as this craze ends :) ..


  20. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on May 15th, 2007 @ 2:30 am

    official? you mean you guys will be paid some % by the T2F managment?;)


  21. Tamed~. (unregistered) on May 15th, 2007 @ 2:34 am

    Rome jalta raha aur nero bansari..


  22. wasiq (unregistered) on May 15th, 2007 @ 7:49 am

    more than two hundred trucks have come from Hyderabad…..who else wants to go….???

    How deep is your love girl let’s get serious
    How deep is your love girl I’m so curious
    How deep is your love girl can I fall in it
    How deep is your love girl can I get close to it


  23. mansoor (unregistered) on May 15th, 2007 @ 3:06 pm

    lovely!

    i second doc’s idea of making t2f the offical kmb meetup place!


  24. JK (unregistered) on May 16th, 2007 @ 12:17 am

    Rome jalta raha aur nero bansari..

    Karachi jalta raha aur musho bhangraa daltaa raha…

    Karachi jalta rah aur altafo phone pay bakta raha…


  25. Tamed~. (unregistered) on May 16th, 2007 @ 12:28 am

    Thats Lovely JK..


  26. JK (unregistered) on May 16th, 2007 @ 1:02 am

    Thanks Tamed, just got the flow from your original post/idea.


  27. mia (unregistered) on May 16th, 2007 @ 12:05 pm

    @JK thats pure genius!


  28. Yahya (unregistered) on May 16th, 2007 @ 12:54 pm

    I was there at the opening as well.. The place is simply awesome and like maestro said let this be the official hangout for KMB.


  29. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on May 16th, 2007 @ 2:48 pm

    I will second all those in favour of making it as KMB’s official hangout.:-))

    Plus, it is high time that we should plan a big get-togather.


  30. JK (unregistered) on May 16th, 2007 @ 5:21 pm

    Thank you MIA


  31. Sabeen Mahmud (unregistered) on May 17th, 2007 @ 6:18 pm

    @Inspirex: Thanks for the post about T2F. Glad you and Doc liked the space.

    @Red_Munk: The first “Science Ka Adda” session may just be about physics. Essentially, the idea is to communicate science to laypersons. A lot of us have struggled with science and math at school and missed out on so many fascinating ideas. It’s about time we did something about that. There will be comedy at T2F, for sure. We all need to laugh!

    @Yahya: Thanks :) Come back soon.

    @KMB Writers: Look forward to meeting all of you soon and putting faces to the names.

    Cheers!
    Sabeen


  32. Red_Munk!! (unregistered) on May 17th, 2007 @ 7:40 pm

    Great :). Hoping to droping in soon & wish you all the luck with T2F (Y) :).


  33. Red_Munk!! (unregistered) on May 17th, 2007 @ 7:41 pm

    * drop in.



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