Deikh magar pyar say – Mobile literature


“Deikh magar pyar key andaz sey”
“Naseeb Apna Apna”
“Lucky Kabootri”

So many more such statements we go through on roads daily. “Nagan Nazrein”, “Zakhmi Nighain” , “Dil Jalay”, “Khwaja ki Diwani” (Wonder who this lucky khuwaja is)…

Buses, Rickshaws, taxis are a good time pass, specially when one is stuck in Traffic!
I got stuck in a traffic jam at MA Jinnah road and had no other option then to read this “mobile literature”.

20 Comments so far

  1. Sameeh (unregistered) on December 18th, 2006 @ 10:14 pm

    lolzzz. yeah that is fun. Do you think new transporation (taxi, buses etc) that Govt is trying to launch will continue this mobile literature trend of ages?
    W-11 is still popular name here in USA…thanks to Omer Shareef comedy shows.

  2. Karachiite (unregistered) on December 18th, 2006 @ 10:29 pm

    Hehe.. the best I’ve read was this..

    “I may be slower than you but atleast I’m ahead of you”


  3. Anathema (unregistered) on December 18th, 2006 @ 10:41 pm

    thank you unaiza. this is indeed a lovely and warm and for once not-so-nonsensical post. in all sincerity, thank you.

    whoever labelled them: The Brides on Karachi streets.

    and salutations to whoever thinks up these catchy lines.
    i remember reading one behind a rickshaw: “main barra hoke gaari banoonga”

  4. Sameeh (unregistered) on December 18th, 2006 @ 10:46 pm

    [i remember reading one behind a rickshaw: “main barra hoke gaari banoonga”]
    lolzzz @ Anathema.

  5. Sufi (unregistered) on December 18th, 2006 @ 10:59 pm

    Maa Ki Dua, Jannat Ki Hawa

  6. ash (unregistered) on December 18th, 2006 @ 11:00 pm

    Literature and art too :)

  7. Tee Emm (unregistered) on December 18th, 2006 @ 11:15 pm or for a cool collection of mobile graffiti..

  8. cyberina (unregistered) on December 19th, 2006 @ 1:23 am

    once i read that funny one “himmut hey tu pass ker… werna berdasht ker..!!lolz

  9. Tamed~. (unregistered) on December 19th, 2006 @ 2:00 am

    @ Unaiza;

    “Khwaja ki Diwani” (Wonder who this lucky khuwaja is)…

    Dear Unaiza, this Khuwaja is none other than the
    famous sufi saint Khuwaja Nizamuddin Aulia of Ajmeer Sharif india.
    His Followers are in almost all countries where ever the religion exists.

    After this background information I hope you will
    be able to figure out what Khuwaja ki dewani means.


  10. Razi (unregistered) on December 19th, 2006 @ 2:38 am

    Oh Boy! Kya yaad dila diya. Miss those days stuck behind smoky buses and rickshaws in the Greatest city in the World (Karachi that is).

    How can we not include the (in)famous “Papoo Yaar tang Na Kar”…..and no Junoon or Ali Azmat did not come up with this line.

    And then these verses:

    “Driver ki Zindagi bhi ajab khel hae
    Maut se bache tu Central Jail hae
    Warna Naukri tel hae…Baqi Rail pail hae”

    Another commonly seen one was “Hum chale…Dushman Jale” :)

  11. Tamed~. (unregistered) on December 19th, 2006 @ 4:02 am


    Erratum to my above comments; Khuwaja Nizamuddin
    was based in Delhi not in Ajmeer Sharif as mistakenly mentioned.

    Khuwaja Moinuddin Chisti’s (commonly known as Khuwaja Gharib Nawaz) shrine is in Ajmair, India.

  12. Kumail (unregistered) on December 19th, 2006 @ 9:44 am

    Good one Unaiza – classic Karachi.
    Another one I remember was a follow up to the Maa Ki Dua line. It read Maa Ki Baad Dua Rickshaw Chala :D

  13. Abdul Sami (unregistered) on December 19th, 2006 @ 10:11 am

    yes Hazrat Moin-ud-din Chisti R.A. is commonly known as khwaja ghareeb nawaz and the phrase “khwaja ki deewani” is famous from the Qawwali by Sabri Brothers “Khwaja ki Deewani”

  14. turab (unregistered) on December 19th, 2006 @ 11:32 am

    Na mera naam yaad rakhna
    Na mera peghaam yaad rakhna
    Bus itni si iltejaah hai keh
    Mera SALAAM yaad rakhna

    Karachi ka rambo!

  15. KINGDOM (unregistered) on December 19th, 2006 @ 12:11 pm

    Read a unique one once … “Uff Aapa … W-11 Chalii Gaee ! “

  16. Sameeh (unregistered) on December 19th, 2006 @ 12:47 pm

    I had lady client here in Houston, TX-USA who admired trucks (those bedford trucks) from Pakistan. She took so many pictures of fancy customization done on truck. I was laughing my ass off because we never gave those trucks another look when they passed us by back in days.
    But yes those mobile and un-mobile advertisements (on walls) are funny memories for us not in Pakistan. Remember that “mardana kamzori ke liye raabta karen” lolzzzzzz. That was funny.

  17. Nomi (unregistered) on December 19th, 2006 @ 2:21 pm

    Mobile art and literature of Karchi minibuses has acquired international fame of sorts. Go to following DAWN clip to find out more about W-11 plying on melbourne roads during commonwealth games.

  18. Ahmed (unregistered) on December 21st, 2006 @ 11:19 am

    Khwaja ki Diwani means Khwaja Gharib Nawaz (Rehmat-ullah’alaihe, a sofi) ki diwani…Now you know who the Khwaja is?

  19. Ahmed (unregistered) on December 21st, 2006 @ 11:22 am

    The one verse i really liked was as “Maa Ki Dua Jannat ki Hawaa….Baap ki bad-duaa, Taxi Chala”.

    See there is no connection between two parts of the verse :) but seems like nice fit :D

  20. Common Man (unregistered) on December 22nd, 2006 @ 7:34 pm

    The most unique one i ever read, Written on the back of a RICKSHAW is:
    “”” Mein Bara Ho Kar Truck Banno Ga “””

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