Photo Story: In Preparations Of Eid At Tariq Road

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Tariq road is presenting a dazzling light show these days, full of life and colors as shoppers flock from all over the city to enjoy and shop extravagantly for Eid.

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Artificial jewelry and fashion accessory shops are the most crowded spots At Rariq Road, and most of the shoppers are women and children shopping for colorful bangles, jewelry, handbags and other accessories to match their Eid outfits.

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Artificial jewelries on road side stalls are being preferred while shops are being avoided due to the price difference. This shop has absolutely no customer while the other roadside stall is crowded.

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Venders who want to make a few extra bucks for their family or them selves this Eid have made make shift shops on foot paths, Some have even set up their shops on the hood of cars.

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These Poor hawkers too earn more than the usual during Eid proving the Eid shoppers a snack or two to enjoy while they shop. For them these few extra bucks earned during the Eid season are a blessing.

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Most are busy shopping, others selling, enjoying the Eid season while this poor crippled man, almost invisible in the dazzling lights and the moving crowds dragging him self is begging to be noticed.

34 Comments so far

  1. Ali (unregistered) on October 12th, 2007 @ 1:00 am

    They should be conserving energy in a city so deprived of basic amenities, instead of wasting it in the name of Eid. People need to know that Eid isnt all about flashiness, and IMO it shouldn’t be (especially in KHI where daily power outages are often a problem).


  2. ALAM (unregistered) on October 12th, 2007 @ 1:15 am

    @Ali

    Abey kion rung main bhang dalta hai, khabees?

    don’t be a party pooper… let ppl enjoy it. Hopefully they will work full time and better after Eid :)


  3. ShahidnUSA (unregistered) on October 12th, 2007 @ 1:23 am

    Wow Wow Wow !
    Mashallah!
    May Allah keep the evil eyes away!
    Eid Mubarak guys
    Too bad cant join you personally but you will be in my heart.


  4. Neena (unregistered) on October 12th, 2007 @ 1:23 am

    Thanks Jamsh now it’s feel like Eid. Hope you guys keep the festive mood at KMB at least for couple of days.

    Eid Mubarak to everyone

    Ali,

    Unlike oil or gas in a pipeline, electricity cannot easily be stored. It must be generated and delivered at the precise moment it is needed. Read More here
    http://www.mnpower.com/about_electricity/

    Suppliers in Pakistan should produce more electricity to match the demand and charge public fairly. If it’s too difficult we should look into Nuclear Power plants which are very popular in France and other countries.


  5. Neena (unregistered) on October 12th, 2007 @ 1:25 am

    Thanks Jamsh now it’s feel like Eid. Hope you guys keep the festive mood at KMB at least for couple of days.

    Eid Mubarak to everyone

    Ali,

    Unlike oil or gas in a pipeline, electricity cannot easily be stored. It must be generated and delivered at the precise moment it is needed. Read More here
    http://www.mnpower.com/about_electricity/

    Suppliers in Pakistan should produce more electricity to match the demand and charge public fairly. If it’s too difficult we should look into Nuclear Power plants which are very popular in France and other countries.


  6. kaduna2003 (unregistered) on October 12th, 2007 @ 1:27 am

    Yayyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Thanks for sharing. Lovely pics. keep em coming.


  7. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on October 12th, 2007 @ 1:59 am

    Beautiful captures, Jamash


  8. KhiTorPit (unregistered) on October 12th, 2007 @ 2:21 am

    Cool pictures with good comments.
    Waiting for others to put some more pict. :)

    Luv ya Karachi.


  9. MS (unregistered) on October 12th, 2007 @ 2:52 am

    Very nice pictures; good work Jamash. These pics remind me of good old days of “shopping” @ Tariq road on Chaand raat (if you guys know what I mean :D)


  10. Reality_Check (unregistered) on October 12th, 2007 @ 3:01 am

    These are the scenes that I miss so very much!! I remembsr how much I dreaded driving my sisters to the Bazaars, night after night during the last week of Ramzaan, but my mother wont let me shy away from that duty, that really tested my patience. On the flip side I also went with my friends and that was altogether a different experience. Here are some lines that I want to share;

    Yaar usney smile dee thee yaar!

    Chor bhae…Khawab tou nhein dekh raha.

    Usne Kaha thaa woh yahein chaat waley key pass melay gee.

    Shit…Mein card tou bhool he ayaa!

    Great pics! and have Fun on Eid!


  11. Balma (unregistered) on October 12th, 2007 @ 3:09 am

    These pics remind me of good old days of “shopping” @ Tariq road on Chaand raat (if you guys know what I mean :D)

    ****** I didn’t get it. Please explain.


  12. ALAM (unregistered) on October 12th, 2007 @ 4:09 am

    @Reality_Check

    Nowadays, line will be like these:

    1. She said she would be in black burqa, yaar I am confused now
    2. Yaar, I could see her eyes, and the laal burqa was slim, so she must be pretty

    etc etc


  13. Zee (unregistered) on October 12th, 2007 @ 4:55 am

    OMG!!! FINALLLYYY something on KMB that we can ENJOY… Thanks Jamash!


  14. MS (unregistered) on October 12th, 2007 @ 6:06 am

    @Balma,

    Yaar ab yeah bhi samjhana paray ga? Khuch tou REALITY_CHECK nay bata dia, ab khuch aap bhi samajh jaayain khudh say ;)


  15. Tariq Khanani (unregistered) on October 12th, 2007 @ 8:09 am

    Karachi Roxx (eh…sometimes)


  16. M SaeedUr Rahman (unregistered) on October 12th, 2007 @ 8:13 am

    What a wonderful way of you taking time to describe Eid shopping and fun at Tariq Road.People do need to see happy and merry posts around Eid time specially.
    Please keep up the good work.Also encourage people to take time to do more charitable work and help the unfortunate folks.Life is about once you get your needs met go out and give it to others.
    This is what we do with OneUmmah Foundation worldwide.Have a merry Eid but dont forget your poor neighbors.


  17. M SaeedUr Rahman (unregistered) on October 12th, 2007 @ 8:14 am

    What a wonderful way of you taking time to describe Eid shopping and fun at Tariq Road.People do need to see happy and merry posts around Eid time specially.
    Please keep up the good work.Also encourage people to take time to do more charitable work and help the unfortunate folks.Life is about once you get your needs met go out and give it to others.
    This is what we do with OneUmmah Foundation worldwide.Have a merry Eid but dont forget your poor neighbors.


  18. ShahidnUSA (unregistered) on October 12th, 2007 @ 8:42 am

    Who wears the lal burqa? :)
    and guys and gals dont push and shove during shopping I hate that. Only ask him/her politely if they want to be pushed. :)


  19. Sufi (unregistered) on October 12th, 2007 @ 8:43 am

    Beautiful pictures Jamash. Super Crisp..

    Thanks a million for sharing. :)


  20. Raja Islam (unregistered) on October 12th, 2007 @ 9:03 am

    Great work Jamash.


  21. Reality_Check (unregistered) on October 12th, 2007 @ 9:43 am

    ALAM :) well we didnt had to deal with the burqa dilemna, I can only sympathize with the current lot. However, when you watch Pakistani Music Channels I am filled with envy. Dont know what to make of the paradox. But lets not be serious.

    BTW nothing has changed for the chori wala’s, burqa or no burqa.


  22. Karachi Lover (unregistered) on October 12th, 2007 @ 10:36 am

    These beautiful full of life pictures remind me the days I used to spent on Chand Raat on Tariq Road and Clifton with my family. Being overseas such delightful events are just a good memory.

    Mats. EID MUBARAK to all my country men and women.


  23. Reba Shahid (unregistered) on October 12th, 2007 @ 11:05 am

    Very Nice!


  24. sadia (unregistered) on October 12th, 2007 @ 2:28 pm

    real nice, it’s making me hungry now.


  25. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on October 12th, 2007 @ 4:04 pm

    Nice work, Jamal…..please post some more pictures….thanks.


  26. Concerned (unregistered) on October 12th, 2007 @ 7:42 pm

    Those are some good pics, wht camera are you using??


  27. scarlett (unregistered) on October 12th, 2007 @ 8:48 pm

    so is it eid tomm in pak ?


  28. Tazz (unregistered) on October 13th, 2007 @ 2:57 am

    Oh man thanks alot for posting. I am missing Karachi and Eid in Karachi more by looking at your wonderful captures. I wish so much I could be there and enjoy like everyone else. But some other time maybe
    Eid Mubarak to all!!! Have fun filled safe Eid!!


  29. Ameer Hamza (unregistered) on October 13th, 2007 @ 5:12 am

    This is just brilliant.


  30. sarah (unregistered) on October 13th, 2007 @ 8:10 am

    NIce capture….. Wish I was there ….. Eid MUBARAK TO ALL !!!!!!:D


  31. MB (unregistered) on October 13th, 2007 @ 11:17 am

    Great pics Jamash


  32. Wahidi (unregistered) on October 13th, 2007 @ 12:55 pm

    Rock Karachi ROck!!!…
    i misssss homeee like craazzzyyy!!…..nostalgic attacks have been pouncing me all day long!!!…..
    Wish u all a very very happy happy EIDD!!!!!
    :P
    @ Mohammad Akram….cool itt dude!!….restrain from using Mullah force….become an example and people will listen to you!!….don’t ruin Eid through ure “Church’s” tactics of 11th century!!


  33. DA-Man (unregistered) on October 14th, 2007 @ 5:17 am

    Tariq Road with all the lights and the people looks great.

    Mohamad Akram. Why don’t you put on a dhamaka belt and go to a madrassa and attain jannath with your friends. Then you don’t have to see average people enjoying themselves and feel bad for us.

    Eid Mubarak to everyone!


  34. Imran (unregistered) on October 14th, 2007 @ 11:35 am

    Subhan-Allah … what an illuminated night :)

    How beautiful is my city … i pray Eid becomes a wonderful reason for all friends, lovers, young and old, to come a little closer. Great post.
    Eid MUBARAK!

    Lag ja gale ke phir ye haseen raat, ho naa ho
    Shayad phir is janam mein mulaqaat, ho naa ho

    Hum ko mili hain aaj ye gharyaan, naseeb se
    Jee bhar ke dekh lijye ap hum ko, qareeb se
    Phir aap ke naseeb me ye baat, ho naa ho
    Shayad phir is janam mein mulaqaat, ho naa ho

    Paas aaeeye ke hum naheen aayenge, baar baar
    Baahein gale mein daal ke hum ro lein, zaar zaar
    Aakhon se phir ye pyaar ki barsaat, ho naa ho
    Shayad phir is janam mein mulaqaat, ho naa ho



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