Its Raining!!!!

We, Karachities are suckers to a good hearty rain, the minute it starts to pour everyone celebrates as if there is no tomorrow. It has indeed started pouring just now after a heavily overcast late afternoon where we held our breaths in anticipation.

Karachi celebrates, but with a guarded effort, it may mean a much needed relief from the tormenting heat which was made worse by our ‘super-efficient’ KESC an organization which appeared to be adamant at conserving electricity. But on the other hand, rain is known to devaste our roads to the point of floods.

All said — let Karachi celebrate like there was no tomorrow
HEY ITS RAINING

31 Comments so far

  1. x (unregistered) on June 21st, 2007 @ 9:16 pm

    yayy!!

    love love love

    the rain

    xxxxxxx


  2. Hasan Zuberi (unregistered) on June 21st, 2007 @ 9:20 pm

    Am still in my office (in DHA area) and plan to go to my home in Gulshan.

    Can anyone guide … which route I will encounter the least flood ?


  3. redsnapper (unregistered) on June 21st, 2007 @ 9:42 pm

    And if you see BBC weather site, they forecast more rain in the next few days !!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/world/south_asia


  4. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on June 21st, 2007 @ 9:55 pm

    Hasan, better stay back a while. Leave after 9.30 and go via korangi by pass. Road Opposite CSD is messy – One Tanker Truck is half toppled.

    If you live across between Hasan square & nipa better take straight on shahrea Faisal and then via COAD artery dash to Nipa., and double back on ur home route.

    Traffic is FQD up.

    and yes am home power less – but i enjoyed rain.


  5. x (unregistered) on June 21st, 2007 @ 10:26 pm

    Check-it

    http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/tenday/PKXX0008?from=search_10day

    rain predicted for the 10 ten days.
    yay?

    :) :O =T


  6. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on June 21st, 2007 @ 10:33 pm

    STILL DOUBTFUL – Nature acts the way PEOPLE ARE.

    Nature also changes the course :) :D

    http://www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/wxdetail/PKXX0008?dayNum=1&from=search


  7. Zeeshan Syed (unregistered) on June 21st, 2007 @ 11:09 pm

    Power failure! The light went before the rain and then after a while came back on, then it started to rain, power failed again and then came back on and then again it failed for another hour. My gawd! This is going to kill us!

    I live in Gulistan-e-Johar and I would like to warn all the people who are planning to visit this place or who live here, please avoid Johar Chowrangi at all costs. There are HUGE holes and they are not visible. These holes are big enough to swallow a whole damn car so please by all means, AVOID Johar Roundabout. IT CAN BE FATAL


  8. redsnapper (unregistered) on June 21st, 2007 @ 11:16 pm

    I don’t recommend weather.com. Their info is usually not accurate as far as our area is concerned.

    Try the following:

    For general forecasts: http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/world/south_asia

    For satellite pics:

    1. http://aviationweather.gov/obs/sat/intl/

    (select ICAO Area D)

    2. http://www.eumetsat.int/Home/Main/Image_Gallery/Real-time_Images/index.htm?l=en

    (select Full Disk) You can also use controls to move back and forth in time (3 hours) to view satellite images.

    3. http://www.imd.gov.in/section/satmet/dynamic/insat.htm (Select North West Sector)

    For the more technically inclined:

    http://buoyweather.com/wxnav6.jsp?region=pakistan&program=Maps (click on the red dots) This site is meant for mariners and is an excellent source for cyclone watch.


  9. Balma (unregistered) on June 21st, 2007 @ 11:28 pm

    * live in Gulistan-e-Johar and I would like to warn all the people who are planning to visit this place or who live here, please avoid Johar Chowrangi at all costs. There are HUGE holes and they are not visible. These holes are big enough to swallow a whole damn car so please by all means, AVOID Johar Roundabout. IT CAN BE FATAL

    ******
    Actually, Gulistan may turn into Qabristan!


  10. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2007 @ 12:02 am

    chalo ab aam khana k baad danay nahi nikley gey, yay!!!!

    It was maghrib time when rain started in North Nazimabad area. We were in masjid and had offered fard. Due to power failure, the jamat was offered in compound of masjid. The lovely rainy weather doubled the experience of salat in absence of electicity.


  11. Balma (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2007 @ 12:28 am

    * It was maghrib time when rain started in North Nazimabad area. We were in masjid and had offered fard. Due to power failure, the jamat was offered in compound of masjid. The lovely rainy weather doubled the experience of salat in absence of electicity.

    *****
    You meant Farz by fard? And Namaz by salat?

    This is not metroblog for an Arabian city, it is KMB. Please use words understood by most KMB readers!


  12. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2007 @ 1:10 am

    Laro laro barish mai bhi laroo……. !

    kaheen tou chup ho jao !


  13. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2007 @ 1:41 am

    Balma, you yourself using a Hindi word as your handle on a Pakistani forum and asking me to use non arabic terms? Interesting *grin*


  14. Balma (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2007 @ 2:27 am

    * Adnan write
    Balma, you yourself using a Hindi word as your handle on a Pakistani forum and asking me to use non arabic terms? Interesting *grin*

    *****
    BaiTay, hum jahan khaRay hotay hai’n, line vahaan say shroo hotee hae. Meaning, if I am using it, then it is an Urdu word :-)

    Also, Urdu/Hindi are same thing. If I write, meraa naam balma hae, would you say that this whole sentence is Hindi?

    And, if you notice, I did not object to your use of other words that are originally from Arabic but have now become part of our culture – such as jamat (thank you for not writing it Jama’a), maghrib, and masjid.

    And finally, bohut salat-o-soaam ho gayaa, yeh bataao keh sunnaa hae jo yeh night clubs hai’n North Nazimamabd may, yeh kaha’n hai’n? Any idea?


  15. Zeeshan Syed (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2007 @ 2:35 am

    Round 2… FIGHT!


  16. Zeeshan Syed (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2007 @ 4:19 am

    Light went again at 3:00am

    This city is getting more damned day after day!


  17. amin polani (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2007 @ 6:50 am

    i am waitng for round 2 to start….

    well i miss karachi,it’s rain and school days, St Patrick ground use to fill up and use to stay like this for 2 weeks but it was around august just after summer vacations so the rains i guess are a bit early, no use for kids as they are already on vacations.


  18. amin polani (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2007 @ 6:54 am

    By the way when is altaf bhai giving up his so called British citizenship, no word from him on rusdie’s issue may be he is fan of his novels :p (if he can read)


  19. Faraz (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2007 @ 12:19 pm

    Amin, when did you attend St Patricks? I remember the huge ground used to become one giant lake during the monsoon reason.


  20. amin polani (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2007 @ 12:36 pm

    i passed from science section in 1995 and the rainy season meant nobody can go out and play on the ground (which was a combination of football having a cricket pitch in the middle and some vollyball nets on the far end) meaning we had to stay on cemented paths which were still big enough for i guess more than 2 thousand students.
    The orignal building it self has survivied more than 100 years of different weather patterns (the new contruction cannot make past 25 years i am sure)and it sure is a lake out there now after what i have heard about rains in karachi.


  21. Kashif (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2007 @ 1:52 pm

    Enjoy the rain and swimming pools created on most of the ‘under construction’ roads.


  22. HASSAN' (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2007 @ 3:39 pm

    well i enjoyed it by walking in the rain and nearly everyone is happy of rain. may Allah bless us with rains this summer


  23. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2007 @ 4:20 pm

    Balma – Nightclubs & North nazimabad, wow wow wow – is like Kutta and Stone, Jamat & MQM run that town with Dagger & Gun claiming every 2nd street as their territory.

    Place notorious for Clubing style Hangout & “Massage parlors” is famous known as Zamzama, so famous that people at Garage York and Imperisla suites ask Pakistanis ohh karachi tell us how is “mongering scene on zamzama”.

    I heard it twice from a Pakistani taxi driver and I wonder how come I live in Karachi and not aware of “zamzama” being mongering zone of Karachi.

    here comes word flames towards me………….!


  24. Balma (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2007 @ 7:23 pm

    I thought there were night clubs in North Nazimabad after I read posts from someone claiming such things are being operated by some MQM ministers. I am very disappointed you are saying there is none in North Nazimabad. Hamaari zaraa see khushee nahi’n daikhee jaatee, toom logo’n say.

    On the other hand, Zamzama is a pretty filthy slumy kind of place. What do you expect when half educated army gets into real estate business? As they say, neem hakeem – khatrah-e-jaan. DHA is the worst planned area of Karachi.

    OK, chalo, Zamzama may he kissee night club kaa atah-patah bataao?


  25. RANDOM (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2007 @ 9:28 pm

    Someone really getting desperate here. Friendly advice, please make sure you take all precautionay measures to reduce the risk of getting infected before quenching your thirst. Otherwise both IZZAT and SEHAT will leave together.


  26. Tanveer (unregistered) on June 23rd, 2007 @ 1:12 am

    @ BALMA

    You will find few massage parlour in zamZama area and behind clifton centre, where some objectionable activities are prevailing. As far as night club scene is concerned, when I last visited Karachi, I came to know about two places where you one can get himself indulge party-sharty culture, one of those place was 3 Hoshang Road (behind ABN Amro HO) and another was some where near Korangi creek area.

    Now to keep KMB’s taunting culture alive, i invite comments from all ‘burger type’ & ‘Mullah type’ bloggers.


  27. iD (unregistered) on June 23rd, 2007 @ 9:14 pm

    good news for more of you
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  28. Balma (unregistered) on June 25th, 2007 @ 8:19 pm

    * Tanveer writes

    You will find few massage parlour in zamZama area and behind clifton centre,

    ******* Atually, I was more interested in night clubs, but the info on massage parlors just confirms my belief that Clifton and Zamzama are up and coming slums of Karachi. Zamzama is porbably the best example of the worst these stupid army types can do by getting into things they have no reason to – i.e. real estate.

    *Tanveer writes
    As far as night club scene is concerned, when I last visited Karachi, I came to know about two places where you one can get himself indulge party-sharty culture, one of those place was 3 Hoshang Road (behind ABN Amro HO) and another was some where near Korangi creek area.

    ******* Intersting!
    Who is running the place on 3 Hoshang? MQM or some Parsi dude or Goan or Anglo-Indian?

    And Korangi Creel place, is that run by MQM?

    I am just trying to find out if MQM has any hand in this kaar-e-khair? One benefit of night clubs will be a reduction in first cousin marriages which is effecting the gene pool of Pakistanis.


  29. ShahidnUSA (unregistered) on June 26th, 2007 @ 12:52 pm

    Can anybody please tell me the address of the night club in karachi but wait dont! because I dont want the authorities or mullahs or the “rishwatwallas” go there and harrass them.But I really need to know as I get really bored when I visit karachi. Also tell me please what kind of music they play. I love pop music like madonna or beyonce.I dont need a partners .I can dance by myself for hours. What is the best discreet way to know that address?


  30. shireen (unregistered) on June 26th, 2007 @ 8:32 pm

    we live in Yorkshire and the rain has brought flood into our city! at the same time karachi is full of rain water as well


  31. shireen (unregistered) on June 26th, 2007 @ 8:32 pm

    we live in Yorkshire and the rain has brought flood into our city! at the same time karachi is full of rain water as well



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