Archive for May, 2009

It’s all in the ‘Messeage’

messeageNo no – that is NOT a spelling mistake – at least not by me! This is the last slide of an ad that keeps running on the World Call channels – I can’t be sure but I think it’s an appeal to people to pledge funding for the PM’s anti-terrorism fund, but then I’m not quite sure how many people are getting the right “messeage”. Now, it’s important to appreciate that the ‘spallings’ that I make also have a lot of errors, but then, I’m not being read or seen by millions every few minutes!!

Whose building is this?

On M. T. Khan road, there is a new building under-construction with a very modern and innovative design. It borrows classical elements in its architecture, and combines it very well with modernist steel and glass trends. Best part about this building is its innovative energy efficient design:  a glass facade is used in order to provide the interior with the maximum amount of natural light, and giant tensile fabric awnings are suspended in front of the facade to shield the entire building from the intense heat of the sun. Seems to work very well. This building is breaking new grounds in terms of architecture in Pakistan. 

But who does it belong to??


Unidentified new building on M.T. Khan Road

Unidentified new building on M.T. Khan Road


Wo aaye hamare ghar mai Khuda ki Qudrat . . .

Do Karachiites now regret allowing the title of Capital taken away in 60s ? How this city would be today if it stayed capital at least for 50 years then? Is reverse possible ?

City to be de-flagged and de-bannered

Sometimes, you just gotta love CDGK.

No matter how many beautification projects it undertook, for me the city remained an eyesore owing to the flags and banners everywhere. Areas and towns all over the city were owned by political or religious parties by putting up their multi colored flags.

Below are but a few examples:

greennred 19012009001 16012009002 19012009006 200120090021

But according to the CDGK website:

City District Government Karachi has said to citizens especially religious and social organizations to remove the banners and flags installed in the city as they no more fulfill the purpose for which they had been installed or fixed by the concerned organization.

The announcement of City District Government Karachi said that banners and flags fixed in different areas of the city by various political, religious and social organizations and NGOs have now due to the dust and smoke changed into blackish cloths.

It is also mentioned in the announcement that if these banners and flags are not removed by the concerned organization than City Government would itself initiate action for their removal.

Maybe the CDGK can provide impetus to this initiative by removing the ruling party flags and banners first. I cant wait to see how clean and undivided Karachi would look after that.

Fire on Chundrigar road

A fire broke out on I.I.Chundrigar road on the 2nd floor of a building just opposite the New Jubilee Insurance building. The road was closed on one side while fire brigades tamed the fire. Geo breaking news van was present on the scene.


New Generation!

How powerful is our new generation :)

How powerful is our new generation :)

Katha presents ‘Main Adakara Banu Gi’

saneaBoth Katha and Sania Saeed (whom I consider the finest actress ever) is making a comeback into the theatre scene after a span of five years with a play ‘Main Adakara Banu Gi’. The play has been adapted from ‘Educating Rita’ by Willy Rusal and is written by Baber Jamal. It revolves around two individuals, a young female student (Sania Saeed) who hails from the Peela (yellow) school culture and is eager to learn acting, and another a veteran actor and teacher (Ehteshamuddin). ‘Mein Adakara Banoongi’ will be performed from 6 to 9 June at the Arts Council, timings are 8 PM.

The ticket is priced at Rs. 700 and is available at Agha’s. The proceeds will go to charitable programs of the Rotary Club of Karachi. The play boasts to be socially relevant and humorous, in addition you will delighted to see two great actors performing so go for it if you plan to do so.

Photo credit: FB Event

Football crazy Karachiites

Its 2:30 AM and people are watching UEFA cup final

PNCA – Sindh Sargam


[Daily Jang]

of feathers and stones

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Do visit and encourage these young photographers and their art about Karachi.

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