Saturday, January 28, 2012

Sardi and Garmi Monsoon In Karachi

bazaar's soup..YummYummmm :)

Ok so I wrote this article for Karachi tips while it was raining. But sadly it stopped by the time I finished writing it! lol. So I thought I should post it here. Btw I had to write it in Minglish :).

We all love rain. It is the only forever true shower for the whole universe.In Karachi rain is considered as a huge blessing by the creator.All citizens crave for it throughout the year and when it finally rains they get totally crazy about it.They come out of their houses to fulfill their utmost desire of enjoying the weather to the fullest.

Karachiites are ultimately resilient, who do not believe in locking up themselves in their houses from the fear of being struck by any violent act.Getting wet in rain here, is considered as the most amazing enjoyment here.During summers,every time when it rains, gali k larkay to play cricket whereas some prefer to play basket ball on their terrace.The lovely view to see little children, searching for papers to make boats and the way they excitedly with grinning faces they leave them on the water floating by the pavements, is so cute that it takes one back to his own childhood memories.

Young girls get dressed up in their brightest outfits and with the umbrella in their hands they walk on foot towards the nearest jalebi and samosay wala, who is for sure surrounded by ample of people in this awesome weather. Everyone anxiously waits for his turn with the only thought in mind that yaar Jaldise baari aaey and I can have these heavenly delicious mouth watering Jalebiyaaan in my mouth.

The weather in summers after rain becomes so pleasant that it seriously becomes must to give a visit to the beach.Oh!!! How can i forget to mention the yummy crispy pakoraas here.Trust me guys having ghar k banay huay ammi k haath k pakoray, served with green sauce hamesha proves to be the best moonsoon treat ever.Moreover thandii lassi which if drunk in mitti ka glass specifically does wonders. Ok, so I am DROOLING now.

The whole view after rain,mitti ki khushbu,the green plants,rainbow (if it shows up in the sky),everything is so mesmerizing. It feels like we are viewing nature in its new fresh look.

Though the scenario of raining in winter is a bit different. Karachiites donot go out if it drizzles during winter because they know that going out wo bhi itnii thittarti hui sardi main , would be a really bad idea , Pakka Kulfii Jam Jaegi!! So they enjoy by staying at home usually.

Since winter comes with the variety of seasonal vegetables, carrots top the list amongst all of them.During barish we Karachi k log LOVE having garam garam Gajar ka halwa, dry fruits, Aloo bharay parathay and many other delicious desi dishes aur Thelay wala chicken corn soup tou Ufff!! <3.Also if you are crazy enough to have icecream and risk yourself from getting sore throat afterwards, in this freezing cold after rain, then do go for it!!!Atleast aik Jet Spot tou zaruuuri hai janab.

Children entertain themselves by playing ludo,playstation and other indoor games whereas teenagers have fun by inviting their friends and cousins to watch movies at their place on by going out for a long drive together.

I enjoy my monsoon in winter by sitting on a comfy couch , beside my room window, to read a book and grab myself a cup of Doodh patti ki chai or hot coffee sometimes. This is a kind of joy for me.  Although when it rains heavily , roads get flooded with water due to poor drainage system, because of which many citizens face a lot of difficult situations. But still we Karachiites stay optimistic and get over everything quite soon, because we LOVE our city to BITS.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Has The Glory Been Restored?

After being fed up of all the India's K shows influenced Pakistani Dramas in almost all of the channels, I decided to buy Cd's of the old drams produced in the time of our parents. There is an old soul in me that makes me LOVE Dhoop kinaray,Tum Se Kehna Tha, Ann Kahi etc. I am a huge Marina Khan fan. Everytime I watch these drama's I reminisce those golden times of my childhood when I used to watch them on cd player with all family members, till late at night.

I had totally lost hope that our drama series could improve, because back in time the only thing I could see being televised was glamor, our directors and producers had this absurd and bizarre thing in their mind that the more the actors will expose themselves the more fame and fortune they'll gain.

But in 2010 and 2011 Pakistani drama's seem to have regained their previous decency and have become totally family oriented. Drama industry is now realizing that they should keep plagiarism aside and should portray our culture which is extremely beautiful in every way.From clothes to food,music to Sufism, its high time that Pakistani culture has to be celebrated all over the world

Drama's such as Daam, Mera Naseeb and the one that is being discussed by almost each and every aunty out there, it has also gained the viewership of younsters as well, yes I am talking about the 'humsafar' whose rage is increasing as much as its episodes are being pursued.

                             "Wo humsafar tha magar us se humnawaai na thi"


                          "He was my life partner, but sharing a life with him wasn't meant to be"

Above mentioned phrase was taken from a really catchy title song of this drama series. Among many reasons this song also has played a vital role in helping the serial to gain a massive fan followng all over the world. The song totally exemplify the central idea of the story i.e a middle class girl gets married to a highly qualified individual who belongs to a rich family.

Though the story is not very impressive but the actors have put in their stupendous efforts, also there's a plus point that Fawad and Mahira had a huge number of fans after their films Khuda Ke Liye an Bol respectively and both are love and admired by the public.So the smart choice of actors also added a spark in the success of this whole series. Thus a big applause to the directors of Pakistani Drama Industry for their brilliant comeback and for producing that are that are worth watching and are being cherished worldwide.

In the end I would like to suggest to all those who like me are the followers of the star world seasons, must give their drama;s a glance, I bet you all won't regret in the end.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A Second Chance (Part 1)


Jack: Lets make a deal Ben, you'll play basket ball with me every evening after getting back from your tution.

Ben: Sure my best bro

They both had recently won a singing competition where Ben played the guitar and Jack sang the song. They were good at almost everything.Their hearts were wired together and the bond of these two was unbreakable.They both loved gallivanting and were also fond off discovering quaint places across their streets, to have fun and spend time together and most importantly they were the best students of their classes, which was a huge reason behind the proudness of their mother upon both of them.

Jack was nine years younger than Ben, who was the eldest among the two of them and was about to turn twenty four that year.Ben was studying engineering from a well reputed university whereas jack studied in school. Ben was quiet, shy but daring at the same time.Quiet because he was the eldest and had responsibilities. But he became a completely different person when he was with Jack. His little brother meant a world to him.

Their mom and dad i.e Mr and Mrs Stevens had broken up when Jack was ten.Ever since Ben became more careful and concerned towards his little brother.

Ben was studying in his last year of engineering college and the day of his convocation was near. The whole family was super excited for Ben's graduation. He was a brilliant and most popular student among all his mates.

Atlast the moment came for which the whole family specially Ben's Mom had been waiting for. All the hard work paid off, Ben cleared his last semester with excellent grades. He went on stage to receive his B.E certificate from his teacher.

Professor George: We have high hopes from you my boy

Ben: I also have high hopes from myself , Sir.

Prof. George : Good Luck!

Mrs Stevenson's eyes welled up at this, she stood up with joy and Jack started jumping on his seat in excitement. Ben thanked his teacher , with a blushing and grinning face came down the staircase of the stage and hugged them both. After the whole event was finished Ben's friends told him about a party at Peter's place. He confirmed his plan without asking his mother's consent.

On their way back home Mrs Stevens received a call, from work on her cell, it was a quite long call, after a few moments Ben stopped the car in front of his house. His mom told him with a sad tone in her voice that she had to leave for work because its an urgent call. She then strictly forbaded both the boys to get out late at night. Ben argued that he had a plan to hangout with his friends.

"Drop the topic Ben you are staying at home tonight and thats it", Mrs Stevenson muttered and left for the stop to catch a bus.

Ben went inside the house along with jack, with a frowned face.Unable to resist himself ,Ben late at night got out of his room. He grabbed the car keys and secretly went into the garage. The moment he ignited the car he saw a torchlight reflecting into his eyes through the windshield. Jack was standing out side the car. He asked Ben to take him with him, or stay at home and watch movie with him. But Ben was reluctant to do that so he refused. This made Jack so upset and he stood there gazing at the ground. Ben's heart melted at this and he allowed Jack to get in the car.

In car he still seemed quite sad, Ben asked him the reason behind his mood. Jack then told him that he didn't wan't him to leave the city and move to London for the completion of his Diploma.He further said that things from then won't be same anymore. Ben then looked at his brother with a smile and told that its only about two months, after that everything will get back to normal.

Jack gave a lopsided smile at this and gave Ben a brotherly punch on his arm. Ben got amused and all excited at this that he got so involved in playing the brotherly game, he didn't even realize when he lost the control over car's steering. Suddenly he saw that there was a car behind them, Ben pressed the break with pressure due to which their car first revolved and then ceased at a single point in the middle of the road. He then took a sigh of relief, but suddenly when Ben looked outside the window that was in the direction of Jack, he was left stunned along with his mouth opened. Jack asked him if he was all right. But before Ben could answer him the bus that was rushing towards their car, hit it so bad that the pieces of glasses and seat doors were shattered on the road, all over. The two brothers were left stuck in the remaining skeleton of the car that headed downwards, badly wounded. After a few minutes the Sheriff with the rescue team came into that area.

Jack: Mom will scold us for all this Ben, please you don't leave me here..please

Ben: I won't leave you, I am right here, don't worry we'll get out of here soon.

Jack: Promise me you won't ditch me like Dad.

Ben : Believe me I won't, I am not him.

Jack couldn't hold his breath for long, but Ben was able to survive after getting several electric shocks on his chest. When doctors told him about his brother's demise, he couldn't forgive himself.His brain had psychologically shutdown and he was left traumatized even after being discharged from the hospital. Ben blamed himself for that accident, and lived with that painful grudge in his heart from so on.

To be continued....