Why Karachi rocks: Reason #16

There’s nothing like a walk on the beach at 6am in the morning to make you fall in love with Karachi all over again.


Just when you think you’ve fallen out of love with Karachi, it will find a new way to entice you and make you come back to it again and again and again. Early morning on the day of a strike- I’ve never seen Karachi so at peace. Not a single car on the road yet the beach was full of people going on with their early morning exercise, walking, jogging as if there’s nothing wrong in the world.

There’s something about the beach that makes you feel alive.
There’s something about Karachi that brings you back to life :)

18 Comments so far

  1. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on April 14th, 2006 @ 8:18 pm

    A really nice picture.

  2. redsnapper (unregistered) on April 14th, 2006 @ 9:10 pm

    Oh, yes !!

    Very nice pic too. Dirty as sea view beach might be, the reflection in the sand is awesome.

    tip: go again in early morning when the sunlight just begins to peek through (or a little later, say half hour after sunrise). Get closer to where the water has just receded, have someone pose for you with the subject’s shadow visible in the sand.

    The shadow comes out with colored hue on the grey sand. Try it. Great effect.

  3. redsnapper (unregistered) on April 14th, 2006 @ 9:14 pm


    read “… visible in the wet slushy sand …”

    the key is to take the pic where the water has just receded.

  4. Teeth Maestro (unregistered) on April 14th, 2006 @ 10:17 pm

    Redsnapper – I am sure it is a great and creative idea – would u have a shot like such to share …

  5. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on April 14th, 2006 @ 10:21 pm

    Kiran awesome post,after reding few depressing posts on this site,your post is like a fresh air.Yes karachi rocks in every form and shape.

    How come your parents allowed you to go? :>I mean,it was strike today :>

  6. Xill-e-Ilahi (unregistered) on April 14th, 2006 @ 11:02 pm

    It is the resilience of a harassed people which brings them out on a day like this. And the stubbornness of a city that refuses to quit.

    And thats what makes us all beautiful.

    I love you too, Karachi.

  7. Tee (unregistered) on April 14th, 2006 @ 11:15 pm

    Awesome picture! and thanx for the post especially after the last few sad posts! it really did make me realize how much i love this city despite everything……i had forgotten that in the last few days!

  8. eluxzion (unregistered) on April 14th, 2006 @ 11:27 pm

    indeed, it surely must have a relishing experience, beyond compare. what makes it more enticing is the absolute simplicity and beauty that rests on the cool waves.

  9. Jay the big J (Jamash) (unregistered) on April 15th, 2006 @ 12:27 am

    Indeed a very refreshing post :).. I have just finished reading ” KARTOGRAPHY” by Kamila Shamsie, a novel that celebrates A Karachi with beautiful sea, humid air, Halwa Puti, and tea with fresh cream in cups and Parathaz served on newspaper napkins and plastic platters and how despite all the violence and terror one can’t help falling in love with the Karachi, .. This post and the Picture seems to fit perfectly as an extension of the Book. :)

  10. Zain (unregistered) on April 15th, 2006 @ 12:32 am

    Idea!!!! All Karachi MetBlog readers and writers should make a plan to spend a “day at the beach”..

    Come on guys and gals, what do you say? Say yes…….

  11. Zain (unregistered) on April 15th, 2006 @ 12:33 am

    That would be awesome guys; we should know each other’s face yaar and it will be fun believe me…………………….

  12. Jay the big J (Jamash) (unregistered) on April 15th, 2006 @ 12:55 am

    Hmm…. not a bad idea ! :)

  13. redsnapper (unregistered) on April 15th, 2006 @ 4:35 am


    This calls for a dive in old family pics. Lazy that I am, it might be easier to take a fresh pic and post it. Will try to do so soon.

  14. wasiq (unregistered) on April 15th, 2006 @ 4:55 am

    Excuse me but is this a gear change or the floor-crossing….?Anyways,SO who else wants the old traffic jams back???

    PS: Anybody in the neighbourhood have extra beer cans the supplier did not show up due to trouble in the lines area…..


  15. Mariam (unregistered) on April 15th, 2006 @ 8:29 am

    You made me homesick. I miss my Karachi beach shoe less walks with my boyfriend (now Hubby);). Thanks Kirna, for making my day.

  16. mansoor (unregistered) on April 15th, 2006 @ 11:19 am

    lovely pic! n lovely comments ~! it truly are days like this which make u feel great all over again!

  17. Masroor (unregistered) on April 20th, 2006 @ 4:33 am

    Man what a post. Sitting here many thousands of miles away, this reminds me of the “Channa Jholl Garam” and the donkey races of Clifton. *Sigh* . Thanks for the memory

  18. Umair (unregistered) on April 22nd, 2006 @ 1:25 pm

    Karachi…the best city in the world, my hometown and my home, i can never forget the cool waves of sandspit during the summer and the long walks on clifton beach…it has been 2 years and I definitely deserve to visit K-town once again, just to relive the past 20 years of my life…there’s nothing like Karachi, and I miss it to death…Karachites rule!!!

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