Ap-beeti, Tourism Promotion!

If you want adrenaline rush, just hire a rickshaw, doesn’t matter if its CNG, should have an hyper-active angry driver, maybe drunk, who knows how sit on the seat by a monkey jump and doesn’t fall from the other side, who drives really really fast and swears at all the passerbys. Eid days are better for this. And you will know Why Karachi Sucks. Sadly truck art alone can’t save karachi.

If you are lucky, I guess most of Karachites are, you will reach safe and don’t know ‘if’ “sound” to your home.

11 Comments so far

  1. Billie Jeans (unregistered) on September 30th, 2009 @ 6:50 pm

    Can’t understand what are you trying to say

  2. balma on September 30th, 2009 @ 8:01 pm

    Well, rickshaws are fun. Pakistani rickshaws are little bit cheapy and chhichoraa looking…all the chamkeely goaTaa paTTee. Indian rickshaws are bit bigger and look more decent (or people will say less chichhora.
    I have seen rickshaws in China too. They were really ugly.

    I enjoy rickshaw rides except Karachi roads are so bad that it loosens your anchar-panchars.

    They have been talking about banning rickshaws in Karachi for a while now. They (known as auto rickshaws in india) are going to be banned in many Indian cities soon.

    I don’t think they should be banned. They are a nice savaari and cheaper. Airy and havaadaar. Karachi rickshaws should be made just less chichoraa and cheap looking, engines should be improved. I know that woman in Karachi feel safer in rickshaws than in taxis. Aurtou’n ko rickshay may aghvaah karnaa zaraa mushkil hotaa hae.

    I admit rickshaws can lead to bit uncomfortable situations too…like the time when balma was riding a rickshaw in Defence (DHA, the slummy and slimy part of Karachi) and this donkey stuck its face inside the rickshaw. I had my havaa bund instantly keh saalaa kaheen kaat nah lay!
    Oos gadhay kay peelay peelay daantou’n kaa khyaal aataa hae to ab bhee jhurjhuree aa jaatee hae.


  3. Well-wisher (unregistered) on September 30th, 2009 @ 9:03 pm


    Take a creative writing class.

  4. seskey on October 1st, 2009 @ 11:13 am

    motorcycle walay apni jaan sai aajeez hotay hain badmashi sab kai sath kartay hain toot phot jatay hain tou badmashi chohr kar faqeer hojatay hain kai aspatal lay challo ham ghareeb hain khuda ka khouf nahi hai inn shaytani chakay par dornay walon ko zindagi sai bayzar maloom hotay hai baad bakht

  5. wildanjel (unregistered) on October 1st, 2009 @ 2:35 pm

    I think the writer himself is quite drunk.

  6. Raheel Lakhani (raheel07) on October 1st, 2009 @ 3:03 pm

    @balma, rickshaw isn’t chichora, the drivers are.

    @wildangel, frustrated, not drunk.

  7. balma on October 1st, 2009 @ 9:02 pm

    I was talking about Karachi rickshaw colors and decorations being chichoraa!

  8. Raheel (unregistered) on October 2nd, 2009 @ 12:13 am

    koi nahi.. they are so rangeen. they are the spice of karachi. I love the truck/rickshaw art.

  9. fasee on October 2nd, 2009 @ 6:51 pm

    @ all

    Beauty, really lies in the eyes of the beholder….if some can find anjuman, rani, musarat shaheen attractive…they can find watter buffaloes hot….then there wud certainly be people out there who love such heidious ugly paintwork called as art work.

    Just take a second look…don’t u think a 10 yrs old can do a better paint job.

    Street dwelling malnutriounied negroz doing wall graffitie..dats art….

  10. yahudi4 (unregistered) on October 8th, 2009 @ 10:57 am

    a friend wrote this article in the dawn last sunday…


  11. balma on October 8th, 2009 @ 6:28 pm

    Great article jew-bhai. Rickshaws are fun, but ride is uncomfortable due to Karachi roads being in bad shape. They just need to make rickshaws of Karachi less noisy and less chhichoraa looking.

    Btw, in 70s there were stories about MA graduates driving taxis in Bombay and Madras.

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