A city that never sleeps, a city that was known as “city of lights” (and now, is in dark, average 730 hours of the year), A city where there is no trust, no security only hi-alerts.
A city in the streets of which daily dies more than a person in either car/road accident, in ambulance (due to traffic jams), in mobile snatching, robbery, police encounter or get murdered by “unknown people” for “unknown reasons” (and these unknowns are never known). Every six months (on average) a bomb blast, hundreds die, thousands affected.

A city which despite of so much, is still full of life!

Every Saturday night dance parties, every other night bottles of wine opened up-for no reasons (and absolute reasons) to celebrate. Concerts (sometimes in the name of charity), thousands of eat outs full of people, streets jam packed with cars, loud music….

“We have all the reasons to celebrate, we are descendants of the city they call “Karachi“”.

55 Comments so far

  1. zahra (unregistered) on November 18th, 2006 @ 4:50 pm

    i was scrolling down the answers, people talking about good english and what not, and see arsalan’s “mine last comment”….oh GOD,unless thats some new age trend in karachi that im not aware of….that’s just…

    @ash: you’ve made your point, i might not agree with you, but in a way you’re right- we cant expect all post at KMB to be of the same standard

    @ ARSALAAN: thats NON SENSE, the number of replies generated by a post is by NO NO NO means a barometer for the blogging quality! and the replies are not as pointless as the post…


    p.s. correction to one of my posts above it’s “unazia writes…” hehe

  2. Kumail (unregistered) on November 18th, 2006 @ 7:29 pm

    I am just wondering if there could be a position for Zahara as the official spell/grammar checker of this blog.
    I dont know you personaly, but I find your judging the quality of contributions on this blog primarily by the sytantical accuracy to be extremly shallow. The idea is to get the point across, if you can comprehend what is being said then great, otherwise just ask for an explanation.
    As for responses, the only thing they prove in this case is that people love to make a mountain out of a mole hill. Whatever happened to freedom of speech, Unaiza wanted to say something, she did, if you like it fine other wise just ignore it and move forward. As pointless it maybe its not come at an expense to anyone. Thats what rants are all about.
    Also Zahra do excuse any gramatical slip ups or spelling mistakes in this response, the mind thinks much faster than the fingers type.

  3. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on November 18th, 2006 @ 7:42 pm

    @ Zahra: Okay, I made a mistake and I admit it. The word should had been ‘my’ and not ‘mine’….many apologies for offending you.

    Now, since I have apologized to you, I think it is now your turn to do the same to me.

    In case you don’t know, what I am talking about, then re-read your last ‘comment’.

    You talk about good English, well, your ‘english’ is almost as ‘flawless’ with the absence of proper punctuation and capital letters (where required) as anyone else’s.

    I think that was enough to make it as a suitable candidate for, how shall I put it, a POINTLESS COMMENT.

    And I have never ever mentioned anywhere at KMB that the number of comments are in any way a barometer for quality of the post. My comments (more than one for this post) have indicated that in my opinion this post doesn’t give out any meaningful information to the readers. Thus, to me, that makes it a meaningless post. And then we have people like you posting irrelevant and useless comments that too in INCORRECT English, all the while advocating CORRECT English to others.

    My two cents worth!!! :-))

  4. Adnan (unregistered) on November 18th, 2006 @ 7:47 pm

    I am just wondering if there could be a position for Zahara as the official spell/grammar checker of this blog.

    Since current govt recently passed a bill for women so I think we should promote Zahra. I am tired of seeing Faisal and Orignal All the time strugging to fix others *grin*

  5. zahra (unregistered) on November 18th, 2006 @ 9:44 pm

    ok, ok, ARSALAAN and KUMAIL, the WHITE FLAG is being waved!! peace guys, let unaiza say what she wants, however she wants. and you guys post whatever you want, however you want, in whatever syntactic (and not syntantical, ooh i couldnt resist!) structure you want… (even though that has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with FREE speech, i mean how did that even get into the subject..??!?!)

    adnan, i appreciate the support but after the response i’ve received on this thread vis-a-vis good english or correcting others’ english….thanks but no thanks, man, let someone else do the job…if at all!


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