Ways of missing Karachi

Having asked a friend living abroad, “What do you miss the most about Karachi?”
“Karachi, yaar” was the reply.
“What in Karachi?”

And there came a long list: “PIDC ka bun kebab, Orange wali ice lolly, bakery key chips, Bengali ka churun (LOL!), Lala walay Badam, Nazimabad key Qulfi walas, Woh chand raat per larkiyon ka rush (HUH???), woh crank calls (Hahaha!!!, good ol’ days), 8:00 Bajay walay Dramay, DMC ki bachyan (Really:-o), Karachi University ki “prem Galli”,KU canteen key rolls……”
Phew! Seems like we all have our strings attached to some thing (or may be many things) in this beloved city “Karachi”.

26 Comments so far

  1. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 11:32 am

    Well, my reason for missing Karachi is simple: it’s HOME, a place where I was born and raised.

  2. Mona (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 12:02 pm

    Same, got a sense of belonging to that place – no matter how much I call adoptive homeland “home’ :P

  3. Äß│Ç│ (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 12:12 pm

    ok lets b practical, how much of them really wanna come back and spend their lives here in karachi

  4. MB (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 12:34 pm

    Good Question

  5. unaiza nasim (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 12:44 pm

    @AB|C| : My dad did, my brother did, I did and catain KMB did.

  6. Äß│Ç│ (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 12:48 pm

    first of all sorry it should be

    “ok lets b practical, how many ‘not much’ of them really wanna come back and spend their lives here in karachi”

    @unaiza there are always exception and your family may be one of them but when it comes to reality, people normally keep themselves to word of mouth. most of them feel free to say and comment about karachi but in turn they really dont wanna come back again

  7. unaiza nasim (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 1:04 pm

    What ever!
    where ever we live, the thing is “Karachi lives in our hearts”.
    Be possitive, even the ones who cannot come back to Karachi, for some reasons (again, what ever the reasons are) they publicize Karachi by telling people how much fun it is.
    It’s like spraeding the word.
    Chill! every one have a right to live, the way they wnat to live.Life has given us an oppurtunity avail it the way you want it.

    just another post.

  8. Äß│Ç│ (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 1:29 pm

    ok i have no way but to agree with unaiza, cheers, m i positive now :)

  9. unaiza nasim (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 1:44 pm

    hahahha! :-) You got me all wrong!
    Dude, see the post is about missing Karachi, not about living here or not.

  10. tooba (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 1:46 pm

    nice post. oh and tell ur frend that there isnt any Prem gali in KU anymore, all thats left are its ruins :-)

  11. unaiza nasim (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 1:49 pm

    @ Tooba: Any “Tayeb Ali Pyar key dushman, haye haye” hehehe???

  12. Sameeh (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 1:55 pm

    @ Unaiza…just curious, what country/city you moved to Karachi from? I am interested into moving back to Karachi as well but want some insight on what you miss and not miss about place you lived before moving to Karachi? By the way I am in Houston, TX USA.

  13. unaiza nasim (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 1:59 pm

    @ Im currently in Karachi. Was born in Abudhabi and raised in different countries of Middle East.
    However, rest of my family is in Tx,Houston.

  14. Sameeh (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 2:26 pm

    So living abroad earlier in your life, do you recommend someone to move back to karachi?? How your experience was after move? Sorry to be bit personal but it will be a big help for my decision. Thanks in advance.

  15. unaiza nasim (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 2:30 pm

    I think you should email me about it:) I cannot startup in teh comments box:)
    I would love to share my experience but through email.

  16. Akif (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 2:48 pm

    i spent my whole life in karachi and then moved to newzealand about 6 years ago, i miss karaachi like hell. Cant wait to come back and live there again. having said that im realistic i know i’ll ahve to deal with problems with electricity, water traffic etc. If i come back thinking it’ll be roses and hearts then of ocurse i’d be in for a shocker.

    in fact i harp on about Karachi ive convinced two of my friends from New Zealand to come and visit karachi with me in December 2007 so really looking forward to that.

  17. Äß│Ç│ (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 2:51 pm

    ok u r right unaiza, the post is about missing not living, by the way how can we have anyones email address here on metblog

  18. Aussi_Paki (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 4:04 pm

    I miss Karachiiii. It is so apna. But yeh it would not be easy to settle back again :( and I really wish things could be the same:(!

  19. Sameeh (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 4:14 pm

    @ Unaiza… I am not much of a blogging guru myself, even-though I do have a blog myself at blogger.com but; I am not able to get any contact page when clicking on contact page(http://www.unaizanasim.com/contact). Is it link issue, or you dont have any contact info there? If not I should follow poster “√Ñ√ü‚îÇ√á‚îÇ” in asking…how should I email you? :)

  20. imran (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 4:33 pm

    Yes i’m coming back Karachi as that what counts the good ol’ days.

  21. Sameeh (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 4:43 pm

    Ok scratch that. I got your email over at your blogger.com blog. Had to go through your number of blog sites and finally…. anyways hope to see your response in email. By the way I didnt know we got THAT MANY blogs about Karachi, yet Pakistan alone. Glad to see that :)

  22. unaiza nasim (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 5:15 pm

    @ Sameeh: Thanks, for finding that out! I do have the information at unaizanasim.com but lemme see where:-)
    And yes, we love this country, this city and we keep blogging about it:-)

  23. youknowme (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 6:55 pm

    “bolta jadoo gogya pasha”
    “amil sayyad dil barzaidi”

  24. parvez ahmed (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 10:28 pm

    Oh my beloved karachi how are you? I have a plan visit karachi alone. refresh my yadain going to govertment commerce college eating baloch icecream , Aga juice wally ka juice, hydri kay cholay super hihway ka roast and spencer kay bun kabaab. hay guys pls help me i dont need to saty with my relatives i have tons of them in karachi even though iam here for last 25yers i just want to reconnect with karachi by myself i need some nice decent hoter(not five stars) to saty and see karachi again i live karachi and want to coem back but not mywife and kids so i just visit and be in my city for fewdays for old days sake sad in usa

  25. unaiza nasim (unregistered) on November 3rd, 2006 @ 2:17 pm

    @Pervaiz: There are a lot of decent hotels you can stay at. Tell me what “decent” is for you and I will send you a list of such places.

  26. Adnan Mansoor (unregistered) on November 3rd, 2006 @ 3:16 pm

    Good girlGUIDE like help!!

    Keep spirits high :)

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