Stupid ways of celebrations [reader advice]

Sometime back, I was jolted awake at around 2:30 at night by heavy firing that seemed inside my house. While scarred and tip-toeing, I reached my father’s room and found him to be relatively calm. He told me that the firing was from the house just behind ours as a wedding celebration at the reception of baraat.

2 nights ago, the same thing happened, this time at a wedding lawn very close to our house. I was obviously very calm this time, but the fact that we have lunatics amongst us that have no concerns of any sick or old people, and who think they’re ‘cool’ by using arms and unsafe fireworks in residential areas in the dark hours of night is disturbing at the very least. I felt if only I knew some sort of ‘bhai log’ that could pull their ears…………

Tell us in comments what would you do in such a situation.

15 Comments so far

  1. perrin on April 1st, 2008 @ 2:15 am

    Hi,
    For what it’s worth we have a similar problem in the USA, but usually it is on July 4. When it happens my first reaction is to get as low to the ground as possible, if it really is a celebration then there is nothing to worry about, but I was caught in the Rodney King riot in CA a few years back and I’m still paranoid. If its a constant party then call the police, or if they are not around, then find oranges, apples, some really big fruit. Then go over to the party, and start plugging mufflers with the fruit. After this is done, then go home and wait for the party to quit, once it does you suddenly have a lot of people who can’t go any where. I strongly reccommend calling the police first, as there is a slight chance you could get sued.
    From,
    Perrin


  2. zeeshan on April 1st, 2008 @ 3:27 am

    KMB has come up with the APRIL FOOL :)

    Check out the story below

    Saudi Arab to provide 400MW of electricity to Karachi


  3. karachi4eva on April 1st, 2008 @ 3:54 am

    Last year on 14th Aug (midnight)when I was in khi one of my neighbor’s son (16 yr) old who was recovering from a life threatening disease died , he was standing outside his uncle’s house with his 1 yr old cousin (he was showing him the fireworks and the passing guys on motobikes with flags) when a bullet hit him in the head from nowhere…………


  4. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on April 1st, 2008 @ 10:45 am

    :s

    Wats with KMB down :\\


  5. Shamsi (shamsi) on April 1st, 2008 @ 11:41 am

    KMB down – seems like APRIL 01 – Prank – :) ?


  6. d0ct0r (d0ctor) on April 1st, 2008 @ 3:12 pm

    metblog should just flush the whiners/complainers and continue as it iz


  7. glaxzy on April 1st, 2008 @ 5:39 pm

    @ KMB taking a break;

    Are they making us April Fool or really they are serious?


  8. concerned on April 1st, 2008 @ 5:42 pm

    So who has been whinning anyways?? And who the hell has been voting for closing the place down.

    Guys come on, we disagree all the time, its normal but why involve others.

    Ghar ki baat ghar mein rakhna seekho.


  9. Amna (tiger123) on April 1st, 2008 @ 6:07 pm

    When you have people like MB and this guy farrukh ahmed calling themselves authors then what else would you expect? I am glad that MB has taken action some thugs who call themselves authors here. Instead of reflecting what’s happening in the city, KMB became a political propaganda machine and cause of spreading hatred. Comments are so nasty and loud that no decent conversation is possible. These guys dont anything else to write except for Anti/Pro-Musharraf, Anti/Pro-MQM and fight and abuse each other.

    I totally agree with MB admin’s action. Fire all authors and bring new people on board. Ban political, cheap and controversial stuff aimed to get attention only.


  10. Adnan Siddiqi (adnansiddiqi) on April 1st, 2008 @ 9:55 pm

    it’s matter of few hours and then we will have April 2,2008.


  11. GOTCHYA !! | Karachi Metblogs (pingback) on April 1st, 2008 @ 10:01 pm

    […] What became a genuine concern a few hours into the prank was when some of our readers started using other posts for communicating their April fools theory, we had to scramble and plug these loops holes and […]


  12. Shamsi (shamsi) on April 1st, 2008 @ 10:25 pm

    As expected :) – had cyril not attempted Saudi Power line it could have extended beyond lunch hour :) Assumptions !


  13. kabirdas on April 2nd, 2008 @ 1:18 am

    farrukhahmed:
    You are complaing about stupid ways of celebration. Think of me. I have been complaining of stupid ways of praying —- over the very powerful speakers —- 5 times a day, 7 days a week and so on and so forth —- simultaneously from many directions —- as if in competition to please Allah.
    Long time back while looking for a house I was shown many by the agent. At the end of the day he recommended one in close proximity of a mosque for convenience of praying. I decided in favour of one in close proximity of a grave yard for convenience of tranquility.
    The matter become worse if you happen to have a house between two mosques one belonging to Depbandis and the other to Brailvis. I once visited a friend on Friday living in such a house. Mulla of each mosque was cursing the Mulla of the other mosque each using additional more powerful loudspeakers than is the general practice. I asked this friend of mine why was he living in this house. He smiled and said:" The rental is as good as free thanks to these Mullas. I tide over the situation by using these ear plugs normally used by swimmers." He pulled out another pair of plugs which he kept for guests. I said: "No, thanks. I will visit you again but," added while leaving ‘never on friday’.
    Is there then any thing wrong with my small prayer which I say 5 times a day — 7 days a week —: ‘Oh, God ! save me from the prayers of your followers’.


  14. balma on April 2nd, 2008 @ 6:34 am

    Most Mullas declared loud speakers illegal when the technology first arrived in the Sub-continent. Today, you can’t keep them away from it.
    I have proposed many times that the use of loud speakers should be banned in Masjids. I will add that they should be banned, period. Masjids, weddings, whatever…

    It may seem like graph coloring problem but most points in Karachi can be covered by speakers from at least five masjids.
    It is annoying when at least 5 muezzins start their azaans at 5 different times and they all mix together….kahee’n say allahu akbar aa rahaa hae, kaheen sae hayaa al-falah, then next is out of order hayaa asalah, then some thing else out of order…..shows how screwed up Muslims are.


  15. kabirdas on April 3rd, 2008 @ 3:26 am

    It was during Zia time when Islam was being shoved into us through all our openings that Mullas were encouraged to make full use of loud speakers not only for Azan but also for their sermons and Nat and Hamd Khwanis. Mulla never had it so good and took upon himself to mold us into his image. When providence rid us of Zia the Mulla continued with its use of loudspeakers. It was only recently that Musharraf found the courage to ban the use of loudspeakers by Mulla for anything else but the Azan.
    This law like many other such laws is not being fully implemented for fear of retaliation by Mulla who by now has also equipped himself with FM radios and Klashnikoffs to implement what they preached. Do this or get done in by us was their new policy.
    It is about time the government implemented this law and established its writ. It is also about time we spoke our mind about what we really think of Mulla’s writ in our lives and our rights. It is no blasphemy to say use of loudspeakers is a nuisance. If it is then be it so. There then must be something wrong with the blasphemy law.
    It may be noted use of loudspeakers stands completely baned in mosques in Egypt.



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