Monday, February 9, 2015

Dedicated to my Beautiful Karachi and all the resilient Karachiwalas

Dedicated to My beautiful Karachi and all the resilient Karachiwalas
You can take a girl out of Karachi but you cannot take Karachi out of a girl: it can be said for me .
I know my birthplace has enormous problems from security issues to inflation and ethnic clashes .Yet it is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Karachi maybe dirty,messy and crowded,streets may have garbage stains of "paan" on them,walls would be dirty with posters and slogans written on them.There may be too many uninvited guests ringing door bells all the time,traffic may be too loud and out of control.People may hate to stand in line,aunties would love to ask too many weird questions,it may have load shedding and water shortage ,it may also suffer from pollution and has too many corrupt leaders ...........BUT................this land has People who know how to entertain a guest,neighbors help neighbors,Grand Parents are always present to give "duas" and friends will come to help you when ever and where ever..........Karachi is the city of "moong phali walas" and "kulfi cart walas",it is the land of kids playing cricket on every street corner and often breaking neighbor "s windows .It is where teenagers love to dance on the musical tunes from Bollywood and Lollywood and rock with Hollywood .......where "luddo","hop scotch" and "tag" are highly competitive games.......It is a spectacular city which is home of some amazing "tailor masters", where 1/3 of the female population is a self proclaimed fashion designer ............It is a city which produces the best samosas,kabab rolls,chicken tikkas,chilli chips and spicy corn..........where you can find some of the finest restaurants in the world , city with the yummiest seafood , where food delivery is an art ........It is where weddings are a grand 12 day celebration........It produces the best TV dramas which are the talk of town and talk of billboards , it produces the best political satires . People enjoy the sound of "dholak",smell of henna and saffron,colors of kites,warmth of velvet "razaaies"( wool comforters),camel footprints near Arabian Sea , enjoy roaming around in mega malls for hours , it is where wedding parties start at 10:00 pm and end the next day . It is a land once loved by The Father of the Nation , the streets echo the hallmarks of British architecture .It has one of the best telecommunication systems in the world.........It is where people enjoy watching cricket matches for many hours and many days ,where sportsmen are national treasures.
It is where people enjoy eating "buria ke Baal " ( candy floss)and drink tea all day long.It is where everyone has many cousins and friends,where kids collect "Eidee" instead of gift. On the streets you can smell the fragrance of fresh flower garlands from a mile and smell of "raat ki raani "welcomes you , where colors of bangles,clay pottery , cool sea breeze at night makes life little more spectacular .........a land where uncles still enjoy reading newspapers printed on paper and aunties enjoy chatting with massis ( maids), a city which is a sub continent itself where you can hear urdu , pshtu, punjabi , Kathiawari, makrani and million more languages, a city which is growing day by day .........a land where politicians enjoy ordering " strikes " and where public actually is quite politically educated is Karachi where dads can fit himself ,mom, 5 kids and 3 family members in one car , where rickshaw driver will fit 6 people in his rickshaw .......and where moms can tell the best bedtime stories and raise the most resilient and hard working individuals in the world .........
just open your heart you will see everything , you will feel the love of Karachi and Karachiwalas ........