Early morning drizzle – A recipe for romance

http://karachi.metblogs.com/archives/images/2007/08/augmg/238312984_c3383fe7f1_o%5B1%5D-thumb.jpgWe left office early morning today (back from night shift) when I saw my city’s mood changing. In between the indiscipline traffic lanes & the smoke here and there I was thinking about yet another good/bad day that awaits Karachi today. The choice here depends largely upon how much rain & for how long. For me, like thousands of professionals who commute daily, an uninvited rain is quite an unpredictable equation.

Personally I don’t like (heavy) rain in Karachi. A drizzle or a Sun-less day is fine. I am sure readers have their choices but mine was due to the trouble-zones when it rains heavily. With infrastructure well known, your only help is either luck or lord. So, though I was busy in a self-developed mood for city the van driver had his tales to tell (evident from his eyes), seeing light drizzle on our van’s screen. I remember well how unluckily we stuck on SF 7/10 days back at midnight, so much so that our manager had to join us to push the van out of water (read sea). He wasn’t saying much but just like all other drivers in city I knew he must be thinking about making sure how he manages the tough schedule for shifts. Also, one of his daughters was ill for sometime now & I was sure even that was keeping him concerned. Many of us while enjoying rain at home don’t realize how much worrisome it becomes for people outside.

Suddenly It just started to drizzle I was praying it to limit itself to that as the dust settled for a while. This made SF look beautiful with its whatever-left trees & it was also an indication that how clean Karachi looks just before & just after the rain. Personally these two breaks would be the best romantic moments in Karachi if one wants to avail but given the recent increase in traffic even that has become difficult. I am not sure about what girls think about rain in Karachi but a safe guess is I guess they have to mostly enjoy it staying at home unwillingly.
Barish ab say pehlay bhi kai bar hui thi
kia is bar meray rungraiz ney chunri kacchi rungi thi
Ya tan ka hi kehna such, ke
rung toh us key hontun mei tha

[Parveen Shakir, Image : Kauonetwo ]

Typical desi foods follow this mood. It has got such a magic in it that even the dumb faces are seen smiling. Although it could rain at any time during the day (or night), light rain early morning or drizzle just gives you enough time to plan the day for someone. Enough time for a recipe to be prepared for a romance.

8 Comments so far

  1. mansoor (unregistered) on August 25th, 2007 @ 12:13 pm

    MB!!!?? u writing about romance???????

    seriously.. you okay dude? u didnt get knocked in the head did u :p


  2. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on August 25th, 2007 @ 12:56 pm

    MB now thats very human :)


  3. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on August 25th, 2007 @ 10:59 pm

    Ahh! So, we have a romantic among us..how cute!


  4. amreekan (unregistered) on August 25th, 2007 @ 11:00 pm

    Translation of Parveen Shakir’s nazm please :)


  5. MB (unregistered) on August 26th, 2007 @ 9:45 am

    @AMREEKAN
    ” It had rained often before
    Did my dyer badly colored the scarf this time?
    Or my torso had told the truth that
    The colour was in his lips.”

    From ATP
    http://pakistaniat.com/2006/10/29/translation-parveen-shakir/


  6. Jamash (unregistered) on August 26th, 2007 @ 3:12 pm

    MB you were writing romance and I was reading “disaster” cuz Drizzle = slippery roads = accidents + to add to all the trouble, we don’t even have roads any more …. I don’t see the romance dear, I just don’t… :( …


  7. MB (unregistered) on August 26th, 2007 @ 9:25 pm

    That romance is if you eliminate the road and all that part. I know it sucks and it ruins your mood but this one was if you could manage it.


  8. Dee (unregistered) on August 27th, 2007 @ 9:38 pm

    MB, If you eliminate the road and all that part then all i can see is a flying carpet as a mode of transportation very “Dastan-e-Ameer Hamza” style :). Anyway its good to read something other than *Noohay* about rain damage.
    Dee



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