Bringing time back to life


The Old KMC building clock has been out of order for almost two years.
Finally, the CDGK has decided (?) to bring it back to life.

The clock mechanism comprises a three-story building and heavy machinery to keep it running. Two engineers from Hyderabad have been enlisted who are said to have expertise in fixing clocks from the days of British.
Let us see when the clock starts ticking off, again.
Seems like a Herculean task to fix it!

9 Comments so far

  1. SWA (unregistered) on November 22nd, 2006 @ 9:58 pm

    What is your source for this tidbit of news? I dont remember reading it in the newspapers.

  2. unaiza nasim (unregistered) on November 22nd, 2006 @ 10:59 pm

    ‘The News’ i guess 20th was the date.

  3. wasiq (unregistered) on November 23rd, 2006 @ 7:34 am

    Why do I feel it’s all up to me to see that
    everything’s right and it’s how it should be
    Why don’t they just leave me alone
    I’ve got to prove I can
    Little girl with stars in her eyes they’ve
    got her all figured out and there’s nowhere
    to hide why can’t they all see who I am
    when will they understand

    It may take some time they don’t know how
    it feels because they can’t read my mind
    They always say I’m too young and they
    feel they should help me
    But I can make it all alone out here on my own

    Every day I feel so in demand and all I
    wish I could find is a place I can land
    One day I’ll feel comfort inside cause I’ll
    know who I am

    I can hold the line if I know in the end
    that I won’t be left behind I don’t regret
    what I’ve done I don’t think you can blame me
    Now I’m standin’ all alone out here on my own

    I’m not thinking ’bout leavin’ home
    But I need to be on my own
    Doesn’t mean I have a heart of stone
    I won’t even ask them why
    I can’t ever let them see me cry
    Here I’m standing all alone out here on my own…
    out here on my own

    Feeling lost in a world full of lies
    I can’t help thinkin’ that love is just
    passin’ me by Hold on to what I believe
    and keep an open hand

    Can I have it all if there’s no one to
    turn to when I stumble and fall
    Is there a secret I need because no one
    has told me-all alone

    It may take some time cause I know
    how it feels to have a lot on your mind
    I’ll never feel all alone cause!
    Know that I have me
    Now I can make it all alone out here on my own

    On My Own
    (by Alanis Morissette, Leslie Howe & Serge Cote)

  4. Yahya (unregistered) on November 23rd, 2006 @ 8:48 am

    “The clock mechanism comprises a three-story building and heavy machinery to keep it running.”

    Why not replace three story machinery with modern one square meter machinery and use the space for something else?

  5. IQ (unregistered) on November 23rd, 2006 @ 9:43 am

    Why dont you buy yourself a watch?

  6. Jamash (unregistered) on November 23rd, 2006 @ 11:18 am

    @ YAHYA: Why don’t we just erase all the old buildings as well and build new ones, and while we are at it why not erase our whole history we are already forgetting our cultural values what good will it be to know what we did some hundred years back :P ….

  7. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on November 23rd, 2006 @ 12:55 pm

    @Jamash: Lol….Just erase our whole history going back to 7,000 years.

  8. Yahya (unregistered) on November 23rd, 2006 @ 5:24 pm

    @Jamash: You probably misunderstood me. I didn’t mean any change to the building and especially to the exterior. But if more space can be had for something extra *inside* the building for offices etc then what is the harm?

  9. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on November 25th, 2006 @ 1:00 pm

    This is another scam to SELL OF THE ANTIQUE AT price of KACHRA.

    I do not know how to start a BLOG – if some Acredited Bloggers send me an e-mail address i can send a pic and story related to it published in TIMES OF INDIA Sept 19 2006 Web edition, about how things are removed from Karachi and Interior of SINDH and taken back to India these days and put up as HISTORY of Undivided India.

    Anybody – goto I.I. Chundrigar Road end at Tower on weekend. proceed to Bridge slowly while stayin in left most lane, immediately after bus stop on left – you can see a STONE structure. STOP BY try and locate a date on it. You will get shock of your life. Such STONE Structures existed in whole of down town old karachi and gradully disappeared – discarded as KUCHRA, taken away by Selected individuals as “stone” sold at SOTHBYs as Antiques.

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