What makes us tick?

Last night, I had this vivid dream about a bomb blast on Tariq Road. While my dreams are almost never a warning sign towards the future, it made me think – what makes us Karachittes tick? How do we survive each day, one after the another, in this madness, this frenzy, this fast-paced life? What makes us take pleasure in the small things that Karachi offers us, like the sea breeze, the delicious food, the fact that at 4 AM in the morning, you’ll be able to find a restaurant open that’s serving naan chanay?

2 Comments so far

  1. Faraz (unregistered) on April 6th, 2005 @ 9:37 pm

    Karachi is ‘home‘ .. :)


  2. alias (unregistered) on April 6th, 2005 @ 9:58 pm

    If you were born here, you’d know it’s got this insane attraction about it, in spite of the paan stains, the mini-bus roller-coaster rides, mobile-phone insecurity (hah!), life-threatening pollution and depressingly inherent corruption.

    I personally feel the city itself portrays itself as a challenge for me to overcome, for me to stand up and stare at it straight in the eyes. And when it spits at me right on the face, I still stand there and smile, still willing to face the gruelling task of simply surviving each day.

    Like Faraz said, it’s ‘Home’. Say what you shall, Karachi is where our heart is.



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