Superman at Sabzi Mandi

30 Comments so far

  1. Adnan Siddiqi (adnansiddiqi) on February 7th, 2009 @ 12:13 am

    This picture reminds me that how thankless I am that I never realize about the tiredless efforts made by these unsung heroes while eating fruits.

  2. Adnan Siddiqi (adnansiddiqi) on February 7th, 2009 @ 12:14 am

    oh yeah, awesome catch Raja Islam..

  3. Faisal.K (faisalk) on February 7th, 2009 @ 1:03 am

    Super Khaaaaaaaaaaaan :)

  4. calyps on February 7th, 2009 @ 2:43 am

    i am sure they are empty boxes ;)

    Jokes apart, nice image!!!

  5. karachite on February 7th, 2009 @ 3:14 am

    even if they are empty i bet it must a pain in the rear to keep that thing standing upright

  6. barrister on February 7th, 2009 @ 5:33 am

    bacho parho! education is important or you will end up like him!

  7. بستنی (wasiq) on February 7th, 2009 @ 7:21 am

    I love karachi….!

  8. balma on February 7th, 2009 @ 9:26 am

    sirf paRho nahi’n, balkeh technology aur maths paRhoe aur nit-nayae karaobar shrro karo. Sirf paRhnaa kaafi nahi’n, I will not be surprised that even the guy in the picture is faazil of some hadees program.
    Voh paRhoe jiss say muaasharay may kuchh acchhaa kaam kar sako.
    Aur vikaalat hargiz nah paRhnaa:-)

  9. alias on February 7th, 2009 @ 9:57 am

    poor chaap…….:(
    i feel sorry for him…

  10. alias on February 7th, 2009 @ 9:57 am

    though hez working hard
    to live an earning…

  11. Ghalib (ghalib) on February 7th, 2009 @ 1:10 pm

    Is that funny??? For some people, poor guy, may b working less then 1$ per day

    Sorry man they cannot change your life

  12. barrister on February 7th, 2009 @ 3:11 pm

    Infact we the people of Karachi do not want Large Scale Manufacturing Units but we should be concentrating on building and promoting SME(s) and High Tech business since Big Factories will bring in more people from North into Karachi while SME(s) and High Tech Businesses will not only be environment friendly but will employ the locals of Karachi..

    We have met the honorable Minister for Industries and are working on that agenda to promote SME(s) and High Tech Industries too ….

    So instead of making huge Industrial Parks; GoS should give out 200 yards plots to investors to setup cottage industries (semi-tech/tech driven)…Arif Hassan of Orangi Pilot Project is an asset…

    Balma Bhai is right about Mathematics & Tech-Oriented Studies…

    BTW, for those who just completed MBA – Chevron/Shell is hiring ….

  13. barrister on February 7th, 2009 @ 3:13 pm

    aur haan Vakalat Nahi Karni Hai warna…LOL

  14. rockfella25 on February 7th, 2009 @ 4:04 pm

    Surely Vakalat nahi karna or you’ll end up like barrister.

    By the way, we do need large scale industries in Karachi to jump start the economy. And if we dont need immigrants in Karachi, may suggest that the ones who immigrated to Karachi in 1948 be the first to please leave.


  15. mkasa on February 7th, 2009 @ 9:47 pm

    How difficult is the life of common name, even nobody in A.C room can realize it.

  16. calyps on February 7th, 2009 @ 11:18 pm
  17. Adnan Siddiqi (adnansiddiqi) on February 7th, 2009 @ 11:44 pm

    @Rockfella: Write his full name, Chudhary Barrister AK47. Ye tu pyar ka ek Andaz hay warna Chudhary Ak47 sahab ko bachpan se Chudhary bana chahta thay aur kahta thay k ‘mey bara hokar Chudhary Bano ga’. Gao se Chudhary Saab Karachi Aye thay Sun 70 mey k Sultan Rahi k Tarha Khaito mey Thamkay Lagao par Qismat ki Yavri aysa hona saka aur Devil’s advocate ban gayee.

  18. Tariq Khanani (tariqkhanani) on February 8th, 2009 @ 10:25 pm

    How difficult is the life of common name

    it would have been lot easier if we had good spellers between us who don’t spell men as name.

  19. kabirdas on February 8th, 2009 @ 11:25 pm

    @ Balma

    I don’t think you can obviate or circumvent this kind of labour by Likhna and PaRnaha even of sciences. Suppose every one in Pakistan becomes an FSc or BSc for that matter. Who would do this kind of work which will still need to be done. An FSc or BSc doing this kind of work will be more disgruntled and create more problem than this uneducated guy.
    So what is the solution to this problem??? The solution lies in industrilization of the country. In an industralized country we will still need labour for menial work but then the menial work will not be as uncomfortable or inhumane as this one. This guy, whether educated or uneducated, will then be using a fork lift for this kind of work and no one will mind that including him.

  20. balma on February 10th, 2009 @ 12:51 am

    KD Saheb,

    I did say ‘karobar’ shroo karo.
    Most of the work done by labor in Pakistan can be done using machines, as you pointed out.

    After listening to live Ghalib ghazals last night, sung by a beautiful, lambay baalo’n vaalee gaaikaa and a not so good looking guy, I was driving back listening to some saarangi music CD thinking about jahaalat and ghundagardi/mullahgardi in our country. Then later, I had a dream last night where instead of good looking women doing kartabs with me in their thongs, I started dreaming of status of Muslim education in Lucknow…of all the places.

    I need to cool down.

    Lets discuss beautiful things, and not the problems of Pakistan.
    I don’t like scary dreams.

    Murree kaisaa thaa?

  21. ڈفرستان کا ڈفر (duffer) on February 10th, 2009 @ 11:37 pm

    there is a reson behind his supermanhood, isn’t it?
    dufferistan. com

  22. kabirdas on February 11th, 2009 @ 6:16 pm

    @ balma

    Murree was great. I didn’t go (actually seldom go) to the Mall of Murree. I am still not old enough to go there without getting disturbed by the hordes of chicks going up and down the Mall. My sanctum is only few miles away surrounded by thick jungle and only few other houses of our tenants at the land. It had snowed heavly and still snowed more when I was there.

    I mostly remained indoors and flipped throught two books which I had already read. One was The God Particle by world renowned Physicst Leon Lederman and the other was The Selfish Gene by one of the most brilliant biologists and science populariser Richard Dawkins.

    I went out for Two long hikes as well and while doing so thought about something which I had read in these two books.

    In the case of God Particle it was the statement of Democritus which he made some 400 BC quoted by Lederman as follows: " Nothing exists except atoms and space; everything else is opinion."

    Lederman apart from many other things has this to say about Democritus: ‘ Imagine, then, the focus and integrity of a mind that could ignore the popular beliefs of the age and come up with concepts harmonius with quark and quantum theory. In ancient Greece, as now, progress was an accident of genius—–of individuals with vision and creativity. But even for a genius , Democritus was far ahead of his time.’

    On my part the more I thought about this one line statement made some 400BC the more I found it to be true.

    During my second hike I thought about the theme of Dawkins’ classic The Selfish Gene which is a line of the most famous poem of Lord Tennyson ‘In Memorium AHH’ which he wrote in memory of a friend of his who died at a young age. He took some 17 years to complete this long poem. The Canto 56 of this poem while referring to man reads:

    Who trusted God was love indeed
    And love Creation’s final law
    Tho’ Nature, red in tooth and claw
    With ravine, shriek’d against his creed

    The much quoted phrase which is the theme of this book is: Tho’ Nature, red in tooth and claw.

    The more I thought about it the more I got convinced that indeed the nature is red in tooth and claw all around us. ‘Might is right’ is indeed a law of nature. Bertrand Russell was also right when he said: I do not understand where the ‘beauty’ and ‘harmony’ of nature are supposed to be found.

    During a brief discussion with one of our tenant about the current situation he gave me this as food for thought: It is all the fault of you city dwellers who have given such undue and undeserved respect to Mullas that they have started meddling in the affairs of the country. You should have kept the Mullas at their place like we keep them at their place in the villages. Around here a Mulla has just two functions to perform; to lead the prayers and to help bathe and bury the deads. In return for these two services we feed him and he is at our mercy for that.

  23. kabirdas on February 11th, 2009 @ 6:20 pm

    @ duffer

    And pray sir, what that reason for his supermanhood could possibly be other than his instinct of self preservation which is the case with us all??? The more your survivl is threatened the more superman you become. That is how we have come to be made and to survive for some 3.5 billion years. Think about it !!

  24. بستنی (wasiq) on February 12th, 2009 @ 8:53 am

    @ Balma jee…..see that is why i love big cities…chances of being picked up by an alien ufo are minimal…i’ll pray for your mentor and friend…but i’ll have to charge….!

    Mein hairat O hasrat ka maraa chup chaap khardaa houn sahil per…..

  25. balma on February 12th, 2009 @ 10:13 am


    You write quite an impressive stuff in your very young age. I am double your age and still can’t match you.
    I have never been to Murree, but I promise if you are there when I get there, I will take you to the Mall my zair-e-saayaa, so no naukhaez kaleez will do chhaiR-chaaR with you.

    I have to admit based on some recent observation, you were right that some thongs can cause khyaalee chubhan even in front.
    Aisay hee thongs kay baaray may balma nay kyaa hoob kahaa hae:

    arz hae:

    khoob purdah hae kay thong may choopay baiThay hai’n
    saaf chooptay bhee nahi’n, saamnay aatay bhee nahi’n.

    And, wasiq, what is this bakwas about mentor? I have no mentor, nor I am anyone’s mentor. Kyaa thong choub raha hae?

  26. balma on February 12th, 2009 @ 10:15 am

    or better, let me ask you wasiq, in more typical bhayyaa style:

    thong choub rahaa hae, kyaa?

  27. بستنی (wasiq) on February 12th, 2009 @ 11:07 am

    @Balmaa jee….Gustaafi maaf…miltey hain power shut down kay baad…!

    Btw, iam very serious…if I have a jamshedtown memon bachchi free…for even one week….not only the power crisis in karachi…the power crisis upto mumbai will end…if I fail I’ll surrender myself to the institut..or you can sale the oil at $179/b…

    Happy valentine’s day SMS: meri toh aati jati rehti hai tu apni ki fikar kar

  28. kabirdas on February 12th, 2009 @ 1:38 pm

    @ balma

    Sir, when comparing our ages it seems you are talking of the ages of our hearts. Yes, it is quite possible I am younger at heart than you are :-)

  29. szulfiqar on February 12th, 2009 @ 5:38 pm

    i hope the boxes wer empty…
    relly like the title though :p

  30. بستنی (wasiq) on February 14th, 2009 @ 1:59 am

    @Bajma jee…aadaab !

    happy valentin’s day SMS:mein hansee tu keun phassi…!

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