When there is a will


Ye dosti hum nahi chorain ge, torain gay dam magar tera sath naa choray gay

[image credits: Fayyaz Ahmed]

19 Comments so far

  1. Imran (unregistered) on August 5th, 2007 @ 9:53 am

    Cool :)

    But had the companion been a (lady) friend, what would the picture then be? The Mullah brigade chasing the rickshaw, thirsty for blood perhaps :)

    And the poetry:
    Ye dosti hum nahi honay deinge, torain gay dam magar tera peecha naa choray gay

    NOTE: Guys n gals CAN’T be FRIENDS … right ? :)

  2. zee (unregistered) on August 5th, 2007 @ 10:40 am

    OMG! That’s hilarious! Good find! :)

  3. M SaeedUr Rahman (unregistered) on August 5th, 2007 @ 12:07 pm

    This is a sad commentary about a failed nation like Pakistan.The amount of funds we are wasting on our no good military machine is way out of proportion.As a nation we should have Three real objectives.
    First Education.Second healthcare.Third housing.We can learn so much from the Successful models like Singapore.To do that we need transparency.Are we ready for that?

  4. HASSAN' (unregistered) on August 5th, 2007 @ 1:22 pm

    wht a funny AND DANGEROUS transport.

  5. Adnan Sheikh (unregistered) on August 5th, 2007 @ 5:21 pm

    @Hassan mind you thats not a transport, its just a test drive by a mechanics. I guess you dont even want to know, how much better transport we have in our city as compare to many others countries. Just dont forget we are a third word country and we will always be. So stop dreaming for things they have in developed countries. And be happy with what ever we have.

  6. Imran (unregistered) on August 5th, 2007 @ 9:51 pm

    Yeah, actually this picture is bittersweet.
    Its sweet, and sad, for reasons alreay explained.

  7. Bolshevik (unregistered) on August 5th, 2007 @ 9:54 pm

    LOL yeah, one can see a lot of these on the road that goes from the Lasbella flyover towards Guru Mandir. Good picture! (Y)

  8. KhiTorPit (unregistered) on August 5th, 2007 @ 10:13 pm

    Bravo, thats what we can do, as we have a jiger.
    No doors no seat belts, two guys on one seat.
    Proud to be Pakistani.

  9. MB (unregistered) on August 6th, 2007 @ 10:32 am

    “Lasbella flyover” ???

    Where is that ?

  10. HITMAN (unregistered) on August 6th, 2007 @ 1:35 pm

    Lasbella Bridge to be precise :).

  11. Bolshevik (unregistered) on August 6th, 2007 @ 5:59 pm

    Haan wohi. :P

  12. Balma (unregistered) on August 6th, 2007 @ 7:55 pm

    And that road is called Business Recorder Road. Earlier it was called Qazi NAzrul Islam road, but after East Pakistan became Bangladesh, that name was changed to Business Recorder Road.
    Also, known as Patel PaaRah Road when I was younger.

  13. Hasan Zuberi (unregistered) on August 7th, 2007 @ 6:37 pm

    @ IMRAN:

    What seems like a normal and humours post by MB …. you with your anti-Ulema stance made tried to make it controversial.

    I wonder when you and alike will grow up ?

    Do remember .. It was some Mullah who validates your parents marriage … so mocking them will make you something :)

  14. Bolshevik (unregistered) on August 7th, 2007 @ 7:15 pm

    Yeah I used to think it’s STILL called Patel Paara until a couple of months ago when I went to visit some friends at Aaj TV.

    Me: Where the office?
    Them: Business Recorder Road.
    Me: Where the hell is that?
    Them: Ummm … the road down from Lasbella waala bridge…
    Me: That’s Patel Paara!
    Them: It’s the Business Recorder Road. :P
    Me: %$#^^$%^$&

  15. Balma (unregistered) on August 7th, 2007 @ 7:27 pm

    It was called PAtel Para road because it was heavily populated on the Garden East side by gujratis (including Ismailis) until 70s and probably still is. Gujratis then mostly lived in flats in that area. Then all the rickshaw valaas took over and destroyed the whole area. Otherwise it was a beautiful street, lined with trees on both sides, big bunglows including Bahai Center and Adamjee College etc. It even had something totally unusual for a city inhabitated by totally uneducated and uncivilized educated people: a public toilet!
    Anyway, no one ever called it Qazi Nazrul Islam road. Most Pakistanis, even the uncivilized educated one, didn’t know that Nazrul Islam was a famous Bengali poet. Few years after 1971 disaster, the name of this road was changed to Business Recorder Road, right around the time I noticed a five / six floors building for the newspaper Business Recorder! I think that building was completed in 1976 or 1977.

  16. Balma (unregistered) on August 7th, 2007 @ 8:56 pm

    *Do remember .. It was some Mullah who validates your parents marriage … so mocking them will make you something :)

    I hate to bring this up, we don’t need any fucking mullah to validate any nikkah. Esp these jahil ones roaming around in Pakistan.

    Having a Mullah present at wedding is not a religious requirment. In fact the concept of these two aanaa Mullahs has nothing to do with Islam.

    Down with mullahs, Down with burgers. Mullahs should be shipped to Afghanistan, and burgers should be shipped to Canada, where there are lots of opportunities at McDonalds – inn burgers kay diladar door ho jayae’n gae, vahan jaa kar. Vaha’n jaa kar gaanaa, yeh urdu gaanay angrezi accent mai’n. This stupid Hadiqa Kyani and some idiot by the name of Atif could become their area managers at Toronto McDonalds. Yeh dono’n Urdu gaanay aisae gaatay hai’n jaisay koee Irish 10 saal Calcutta mae rehnay kay baad bangali accent may urdu bolay.
    aatay hai’n, jaatai’n hain…what kind of stupid song is that you stupid Hadiqa? what kind of accent is that, and at least come up with original music. Stop stealing music like Nazia and Zohaib used to do. When I grew up, I found out that half of the songs by Nazia and Zoheb were using charbah music. Shame on Pakistani singers.

  17. hena j (unregistered) on August 7th, 2007 @ 9:22 pm

    dang, you guys are weird. its just a picture of two random guys trying to get somewhere, obviously. but why the need to use this image to talk about burgers and mullahs. sheesh guys get a life and instead of talking about problems (and singers?) and sitting on the comp all day, go out there and do something.

  18. MB (unregistered) on August 8th, 2007 @ 1:48 am

    This is interesting, the way different words were used in comments about the pic. A strange and interesting relation

    Rickshaw, Patel Para, Mullah, Atif Aslam, Mc Donald


  19. Balma (unregistered) on August 8th, 2007 @ 2:16 am

    Ever heard of mind mapping?

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