Gift-giving season midway round up

There’s excitement in the air!!

Over 15 cities all over the world are offering up the best of what they have to offer to the world this holiday season. Karachi is one of them, and so is Islamabad. Other cities participating are Los Angeles, Washington DC, Chicago, Seattle, Detroit, Portland, Dallas, Sacramento and Philadelphia from the US, Montreal from Canada, Vienna, Berlin, London and Graz from Europe, Karachi, Islamabad and Chennai from Asia and Melbourne from Australia, making this a truly globe-spanning effort. Since we’re already half-way through the exercise, i thought i’d let you in on what some of the other cities are upto.

David Markland at Los Angeles Metblogs is keeping a running list of the various gifts the cities are offering up. The list, or The Guide as he calls it is maintained here.

The list is definately worth checking out. My favourite gifts by other cities so far are the Black Cab from London, the TV series Dallas from…. well Dallas, Improv from Chicago and ofcourse the Simpsons from Portland. Which ones are yours?

Update: Till from Berlin has setup a delicious bookmark for all the gifts given from each city. Check it out here.

10 Comments so far

  1. umar (unregistered) on November 30th, 2006 @ 1:12 pm

    Graz has the best gifts so far… each and every one of them


  2. Anathema (unregistered) on November 30th, 2006 @ 1:41 pm

    blackfish from karachi could be a strong contender


  3. A for apple (unregistered) on November 30th, 2006 @ 1:55 pm

    Mine is seattle – havent seen graz’s though …!


  4. Reality Bites (unregistered) on November 30th, 2006 @ 2:44 pm

    bomb blasts,secatarian violence,street crimes,corruption,bribes,strikes and many other things which I cannot mention here because Ifeel a shame to metion are the best gifts from karachi.


  5. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on November 30th, 2006 @ 3:06 pm

    I think Mr.Sattar Edhi should be the #1 Gift from Karachi.


  6. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on November 30th, 2006 @ 10:50 pm

    Edhi sahab has my vote too, for the top slot.


  7. zarish (unregistered) on December 1st, 2006 @ 5:34 am

    Mohammad Yousaf deserves a spot on this list. He has broken such a great record. It happend in karachi and Im surprised you guys haven’t written a word about it. What a shame.


  8. mansoor (unregistered) on December 1st, 2006 @ 10:16 am

    zarish: our resident cricket fanatic (TM) is out of town :p the rest dont follow it or something i guess…


  9. ash (unregistered) on December 3rd, 2006 @ 6:40 am

    So there is only one cricket fanatic on this blog? I am shocked senseless.


  10. mansoor (unregistered) on December 3rd, 2006 @ 11:27 am

    ash: lol.. it would appear so :D



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