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Rambling on: on mean streets

Monday, February 14, 2005

on mean streets

written on a rickshaw

"baree ho kar corolla banoon gee"

(when i grow up, i will be a corolla)

:)

9 Comments:

Anonymous umar said...

perhaps the dream of every wannabe corolla that might never come true

2:36 PM  
Blogger Deevaan said...

yes umar but 'hope springs eternal in the human breast' ... we cannot grudge the rickshaw walla a little optimism .. faith in their cabability entrepreneurship and of course the good lord

and a little bit of humor can never hurt

good to have you on my blog...i hope karachi is treating you well !

11:06 PM  
Blogger Morquendi said...

If you don't have dreams you have nothing. That's what I live by :)

12:34 AM  
Blogger S said...

That really put a smile on my face... I guess there is no point in dreaming smalll, if you are going to dream, Dream BIG!!

S.

1:11 PM  
Blogger sidrah said...

haha :)

Do all people get this funny with age? Chalo, atleast something to look forward to :)

Loved the previous post.

9:33 AM  
Blogger Salacious Samosa said...

Now that is truly genius....

4:58 AM  
Anonymous Saadat said...

Rickshaws are getting ambitious day by day. I heard about a rickshaw who wanted to be a truck when it grows up.

3:19 PM  
Blogger Deevaan said...

dear saadat, another way of saying that "mighty oaks from little acorns grow" ... i am convinced that karachi has a unique humor on its street...it is just a matter of taking the time to notice these gems strewn all over....

3:45 PM  
Anonymous Noor Khawaja. said...

When I lived in Karachi until 15 years ago, I always used to watchout for those funny yet quite emotional lines written on the back of rikshaws or a mini-bus or a truck. I always tried to remember the good ones and tell it to my circle of friends and family.
My cousin S.M.Shahid in Karachi who has written quite a few books on our Pakistani classical music and the art of ghazal singing has also compiled a small book "Pappu Yar Tang Na Kar" inspired by those verses or lines from the back of public transports. It's very interesting and I really appreciate his efforts to throw some light on that segment of our society as well. In my opinion, these poets or philosophers, at whatever level, are afterall creating art which deserves admiration. I also recall one of Anwar Maqsood's talk show on the PTV quite a while ago 'Studio Dhai" in which he had invited a poet "Shauqeen Mini-Busi" who was also one of those poets who in the show kept saying "mera har sher dhuaan chhor ria haey"
Well, I just came accross your website for the first time and I have already like it very much.
Thank you and Allah Hafiz.

11:00 PM  

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