Contrasts

Two years back I had the opportunity of attending the book launch of ìSadequain: The Holy Sinnerî at the Mohatta Palace. It was a pleasant July/August evening and the event had been arranged in the lawns of the Mohatta Palace. After a few hours of enlightening speeches from the whoís who of Pakistanís art scene and an amazing presentation on Sadequainís work we left the place. As we were making our way home my aunt suggested we take the route from Saddar instead of Shara-e-Faisal as it would be jam-packed due to some dignitaryís visit. So we decided to make our way through the electronics market and guess what? Within minutes we found our tiny little Mehran stuck between two contract buses. Yes, not even the regular mini-buses, they were those HUGE ones. In those 45 minutes that we were stuck in that traffic I was wondering what contrasting scenes we have in this amazing city. One minute we were sitting in the serene lawns of Mohatta Palace, admiring the work of Sadequain and 15 minutes later we were stuck between two huge buses honking like crazy. Sigh. One can find such contrasts only KarachiÖ

6 Comments so far

  1. Anathema (unregistered) on March 29th, 2005 @ 10:53 pm

    i guess that’s what makes life, and Karachi itself, the best ever in the whole wide world. Suhukar AlHamdOLillah


  2. Abdallah (unregistered) on March 30th, 2005 @ 12:02 pm

    Masha’allah. Jazaak’allah Khair.


  3. Saadie (unregistered) on March 30th, 2005 @ 12:42 pm

    Yup this city doesnít have any uniformity (you really cant expect this in a metropolitan). Even the change is not uniform within a small radius you can see such a contrasting life style not only that even there are differences in infrastructure and security .But then that what makes it so special for us and yet makes it so troublesome for outsiders.


  4. hafsa (unregistered) on March 30th, 2005 @ 2:35 pm

    karachi rocks! :)


  5. Abdallah (unregistered) on March 30th, 2005 @ 10:27 pm

    Astaghfiru’llah. Na’ouzobi’llah!! ‘rocks’ is an infidel’s pleasure term. Do not indulge in sin, untouched little sisters. Jazaak’allah Khair. Allah bless the believers in this blessed city of Karachi and in Akhira.


  6. saphiya (unregistered) on March 31st, 2005 @ 1:41 am

    very true. And these variations are the reason it never gets boring here:D



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