‘wheeling on the beach

Originally Flickr’d by Ahsan Ali

27 Comments so far

  1. G V Balasubramanian (unregistered) on December 2nd, 2007 @ 2:24 pm

    Nice image. How do you like this ?

  2. SK (unregistered) on December 2nd, 2007 @ 3:19 pm


  3. JAY (unregistered) on December 2nd, 2007 @ 4:28 pm

    Great catch !

  4. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on December 2nd, 2007 @ 4:35 pm

    A very ‘joyous’ picture.

  5. ShahidnUSA (unregistered) on December 2nd, 2007 @ 9:05 pm

    “Look! how blue the water is!”

  6. Red_Munk!! (unregistered) on December 3rd, 2007 @ 12:37 am

    Kudo’s to the photographer!.

    Anyone living in Karachi would know the realities -especially those of the location of the picture. (For one, the water is every other color but blue!) – & shows the pure joy of the kid doing cart-wheels! :).

  7. wasiq (unregistered) on December 3rd, 2007 @ 9:03 am

    jahaan main ahley emaan surat-ay khursheed jetay hain
    idher dubay oudher nikley oudher dubay idher nikley…

  8. Raza (unregistered) on December 3rd, 2007 @ 12:07 pm

    Nicely shot!

  9. Jado (unregistered) on December 3rd, 2007 @ 8:47 pm

    Bari Zarkez hai zara num ho yeah Matti……

  10. Balma (unregistered) on December 3rd, 2007 @ 9:17 pm

    This picture is one reason I have proposed a ban on shalvar qameez , for both men and women.
    What an ugly sight.
    Sure, the kid is having fun….but…

  11. Hassan Abbas (unregistered) on December 3rd, 2007 @ 10:11 pm

    Boy has definitely having fun

  12. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on December 3rd, 2007 @ 10:25 pm

    – this clip fits to this pic –http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phL0RLKL8bc –

  13. Reality_check (unregistered) on December 4th, 2007 @ 2:29 am

    BALMA if it was a girl doing this cart wheel then you would have waited endlessly for the next frame and your comments might have been different. :-)

  14. Balma (unregistered) on December 4th, 2007 @ 4:02 am

    Yes, reality_check, perhaps. But then may be not, because I think shalvar qameez allows some of desi women to remain or become unfit and unhealthy.

    It should be illegal for PK men and women to wear shalvar-qameez.

    And what is this fascination with naaRaas (azaar-bunds) hanging all over? Did we miss this whole industrial revolution sparked by the patent on zipper? And, what ever happened to good old buttons. Come on desis, show some creativity.

    And, Mr reality check, I am not falling into this trap you tried to set for me…no Siree, I ain’t gonna start talking dirty on KMB…not me Sir! Never ever!

  15. ShahidnUSA (unregistered) on December 4th, 2007 @ 7:06 am

    Dont want to rain on poor kid’s joyful parade but I agree with “Balma”.
    Shalwar kameez is a good outfit for the people who are out of shape.

  16. jijijanab (unregistered) on December 4th, 2007 @ 8:05 am


    I back you on this issue…

  17. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on December 4th, 2007 @ 11:19 am

    Damn – Z.A Bhutto introduced the Awami suit in 70s’ putting everyone in one line.

    Shalwar kameez – Hide all you rbulges & curves and doesn’t let you notice how unshapely disfiguered human you have become. – and on top people of certain class take all the advantage of scratching groin tickling privates.

    and – since there is no support to groin, people with shalwar kameez as regular outfit end up having hernia, which is something very very common like common cold.

    :) so smile, if you don like shalwar kameez other then for eid namaz :)

  18. king_faisal (unregistered) on December 4th, 2007 @ 9:46 pm

    on the human totem pole, turks are only a couple of notches higher than us but yet the turkish awam appears so much more civilised because it dresses up in shirt pant. pak would be a much nicer place to live if only we could get a leader like ataturk who force the awam to act, think and dress like goras do. karachi would be one of the nicest megacities to live in if for instance, awam showered once a day and did not treat the city like one big garbage dump. our well being depends much more on cleanliness rather than on following some moth eaten document called the constitution which half the awam cannot even read. according to class 3 urdu qaida, safai was nisf eeman. by that measurement, we are not even good muslims. no wonder most of our brother muslim countries treat us like dirt.

  19. Balma (unregistered) on December 4th, 2007 @ 11:11 pm

    * King_faisal wrote

    which half the awam cannot even read

    I strongly object. About 80% population of Pakistan has no functional understanding of any written langauge, either Urdu or English or Saraiki.
    i.e. about 80% people of Pakistan are illiterate. Where in the world you got this ‘half’ figure? From Government of Pakistan’s year book? Get real! You know how PK govt measures literacy level and my “Muhammad Khan” theory on that!

  20. Balma (unregistered) on December 4th, 2007 @ 11:21 pm

    * King_Faisal wrote

    class 3 urdu qaida, safai was nisf eeman

    ***** And, don’t get me started on this. Last year I was reading some kid’s Urdu kee teesri or chauthee kitaab and was shocked to find it similar to an Islamiat book! For example, towards the end of the book it included a chapter on tajveed-e-Quran. When I enquired if the kid went to a Jamat-e-Islami run school, I was told that though it was true, the book was published by Sindh Text Book Board, and they were correct.
    These Jamatis (i.e. Jamat-e-ISlami members and their types with lambaa-kurta-oonchi-shalvar-moTi-tond-lambi-daaRhee) have infilterated text book boards and are playing with our future generation minds. Simple question to these idiots – why are children from christian, hindu, jain, and parsi families injected with religious material in a language book?
    oh btw, Qazi, noorani, all their kids went to american universities… in case anyone is wondering…go figure!

  21. Reality_check (unregistered) on December 5th, 2007 @ 1:00 am

    BALAMA couldnt agree with you more. Our text books suck!

    The great Zia-ul-haque reduced history to Pakistan studies that too all fabricated, same is the case with languages.

    BTW it was never my intention to intice you to talk dirty. I was just trying to tickle your imagination.

  22. Hena (unregistered) on December 5th, 2007 @ 2:32 am

    Geez you guys know how to kill the moment!

    Can we please change the name to this blog from “Karachi” to “Complain about Karachi All The Time”?


    p.s. It’s a wonderful pic!

  23. Balma (unregistered) on December 5th, 2007 @ 2:53 am

    * Shamsi wrote:

    and – since there is no support to groin, people with shalwar kameez as regular outfit end up having hernia, which is something very very common like common cold.

    ********** The type of hernea you are talking about leads to surgery, and though I am not a physician by any means, this surgery is the most common surgery for men….ok, the second most common…the first being you-know-what.

    Women ususally don’t get this type of hernea, because I guess, and again I am not a physician, they have stronger muscles that are required for child birth. May be someone can correct me on why women don’t have this type of hernea.

    Anyway, wearing or not wearing of underwear has nothing to do with this hernea business among men. Most underwears are not strong enough or tight enough to stop hernea. They do make belts that can provide some temporary relief, but surgery is the final solution.

    Talking of underwears, Pakistani men and women should be forced / told / taught to wear underwears regardless of what outer garment they are wearing. And for men, I think boxer shorts type underwears are better considering Karachi’s weather.

    And, talking of herneas…ab toe chheennk bhi aatee hae, toe Dur lagat hae!

  24. Balma (unregistered) on December 5th, 2007 @ 3:04 am

    * Hena
    Geez you guys know how to kill the moment!

    Geez, what kind of magic moment or kodak moment were you having looking at this picture?

    Granted, most Pakistanis are not into exercise or work out, and could be amazed by this picture – and this picture is a bit interesting – but to me it is a tamaachaa on the face of Karachiites that this dirty, mangy, badly dressed person is actually photgraphed. YEs, it is truth and this truth hurts. His clothes are dirty, azaar-band is all over, and so on…basically, our clothes really suck.
    So that is what some of us are commenting on…sorry, if that killed “this m a g i c moment” for you.

  25. Red_Munk!! (unregistered) on December 5th, 2007 @ 4:59 am


    Sure you lot raise a lot of good points, I dont wear a lot of Salwaar Kameez myself, but to ban it out right. Whats the difference b/w u and the Taliban and their supporters.

    Next thing ull be doing is bombing barber shops!.

    a) Its personal choice
    b) We really have bigger problems in this country than the dress code- & NO!. Starting at that wont do any good.

    c) Shows alot about you lots mental state.

    I agree this picture is not a poster for sucess, but if all you see are negatives then there is more wrong with you than it.

    Why is it that you cant see a boy, who even despite the poverty, un-clean surroundings, un education (etc etc etc) is enjoying himself.

    Have you stopped for a min and thought of what he might have done after he got off the beach?

    Went back to picking thrash? Or Begging or sniffing glue!?

    What are you lot doing to improve his situation or the millions you so heartily critisize & preach on your ideals.

    Oh and commenting on ppl wieght. Easy to type on a keyboard isnt it? Have you ever checked your bmi’s? Just being thin isnt being healthy.


    King Faisal: Have you ever been to Turkey? Go read on some history and current affair before preaching on the success of Attaturk and his policies.

    Turkish have a higher education level than Pakistani’s, but most importantly they have morals and self respect.

    Not showering is not the fault of your leader. Its yours. The first ppl to scream Jihad, yet the avg Paki loathes to do what Religion tells us.

    As someone said “Safai nisf Eemaan hai”.

    Clearly Hum Be-Eemaan hain :{

  26. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on December 5th, 2007 @ 4:22 pm

    BALMAY tum sada kay namaqol ho.

    Yo dragged ladies into it for no reason, and whatever i talked was in context to shalwar kameez,

    Allah kay wastay Bara ho ja warna….!

    RED_MUNK you are very right – HAM BAY_EMAN hain,

    //// sigh \\\\

  27. Balma (unregistered) on December 6th, 2007 @ 2:21 am

    Buzurg Shamsi,
    What lack of support did you mean in case of shalvar qameez then? If not underwear, did you mean langote?

    Other than a special purpose belt, nothing can stop intestine from porturbing through weak abdominal muscle. All it needs is a presence of weakness of muscle for an ‘event’ to trigger hernea.
    In my case, the event was falling from a moving bus in my younger days. Aahhh, what do you expect in Karachi?

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