kya baat hai!

There was a friend of mine who used to say ‘aap ki kya baat hai’ a lot. Once you land in Karachi, you almost blurt ‘kya baat hai’! And that is about the breeze that blows here all the time. Coming from the northern part of the country where we either have strong winds or still air, this is a refreshing experience. And this breeze seems to keep environment very clean and pleasant which otherwise would have been quite humid.

I landed here on sunday morning and for a four day tour, you’re always rushing. Meeting family members all around, connecting with old friends and in-between creeps in a meeting of sort. But one thing you find very disturbing here is Roads. You always seem to be up for an hour journey and it’s rare that you go over 40km which makes it even worse. Tall buildings, narrow/bumpy/broken roads! I feel our biggest industrial city deserves better than this and local government has to payback atleast something to the people of the city. For me, Karahi has more penetrating feel unlike either Lahore which is very loud and in-your-face, and serene Isloo.

Having said all this, I feel the high-point of last three days were meeting a long-time online friend and a few of karachi metrobloggers. This time it was just about lauching Karachi version of Danka – an events/activites guide – for karachi people and after meeting Omar, Doc and Inspirex I can only hope for the better. Better still, we hope high! I must admit these karachiites are very unlike any of us in Lahore; serious-looking-psuedo-intellectuals :). I hope to see (all of) them again and have a rather chit-chat time next time. And now, I’m staying for three more days! Karachi rocks 2 the core!!

6 Comments so far

  1. Afreen (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2006 @ 2:57 pm

    Looks like you haven’t experienced the trademark Karachi “lou” yet.

    But, of course, Karachi rocks! :)

  2. Inspirex (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2006 @ 8:03 pm

    afreen: lets hope he leaves before that….:P
    Purple dude: im not being rude, i just want the best for u!! u really dont want to experience it!!!

  3. Inspirex (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2006 @ 8:08 pm

    was that a compliment or otherwise??

  4. subsepehlepakistan (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2006 @ 11:52 pm

    Also no matter how it is during the day… the sea breeze starts kicking in at around 4 pm every evening ! except may be the worst of the days

    Mushy uses that term for the select few who inflict more harm to our nation than outsiders.

  5. wasiq (unregistered) on February 23rd, 2006 @ 5:57 am

    a guest author! now this is something very new isn’t it…?

  6. Purple Balloon 2 (unregistered) on February 23rd, 2006 @ 2:21 pm

    Afreen: sure, I’d love to experience that, whatever is the outcome!

    Inspirex: Not at all buddy! And yeah, more or less (considerably less or more than more or less) it was meant to be a (semi-)compliment! ;)

    Wasiq: I hope you see more guest authors in the days to come.

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