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Aanties 2

After the massive *cough* success of Aanties wala article, we thought that there should be more because we missed some of them. Here are the new ones, which you can find easily around your mohalla/galli.

First of the lot are the kamayti waali anntiyan. They can be found in every mohalla and they have the knowledge of who’s the richest in the galli. She’ll try to get in that house and with some lallo chappo, woh aapko kamayti daalne pe majboor kardain gi. She’ll get knowledge of your relatives and will ask them to contribute in it too with offers like ‘aadhi aap daal lain, aadhi koi aur le le ga’ and ‘aap ko doosra number dedoon gi, bas yeh members pooray kara dain’

Next up, there are the udhaar maangne wali. Mostly, they are also found in every locality. She’ll come every month/week to your doorstep and moan about the inflation, recession and the political situation. Between the talks, she’ll start talking about her bad financial position and will ask you to lend Rs. 500 or 1000 (at least) for a week, claiming that she’ll return as soon as her spouse/brother will get his salary. For amounts less than 500, they are never counted as udhaar and as a matter of fact, ab apne paison per aap fateha parh lo, the return date never comes. Trust me.

Thirdly, there are the braggers. She’ll brag about every single thing she buys or she gets as a gift, even if its a Lota. She’ll praise it so much so that you will be convinced that it has no other substitute. She’ll brag about her clothes, accessories, appliances and will try to make an issue out of anything. She’ll brag about her kids’ academic results and activities. ‘Haaye Allah, mera Pappu first aaya hai, top kara hai school mein. Aur Chunnu bhi peechhe nahin hai, bilkul apne bhai k jaisa hai. Aray haan, mere bhai ne bahar se Camera bheja hai, iss se achha to aur kahin hoga he nahin. Allah, itni saari tasveerain aati hain iss mein. Yeh meri tasweer dekho. Buhut achhi hai na?’ And that picture will have nothing, just tons of makeup on a painted pastry of an aanti.

Anyone remember that old Butterscotch ad, well we have our very own “Chalti jaaye’ aanties. She’ll never ever get tired of talking. Be it her susraal, maika, mohalla or family matter, she’ll just talk and talk like a never ending tape. If you’ll try to add your bit in it, she’ll never let you finish, cut you in mid sentence and start all over. She’ll change the topic in an instant and you’ll never be able to get how the conversation suddenly changed

With modern day innovations, some technological aanties have appeared too. They don’t harm you in any sense but they are up to date on the new gadgets and stuff. Be it a laptop, iPod or smart phones, she is always updated on them and will be seen with possession of latest gadgets where on the other hand, there are majority of aanties who don’t even know how to move the mouse icon. And you may also find the wannabe techno-wiz aanties. They call iPhones, the ‘iPod jaisa touch kerne wala phone.

Then comes the superstitious/wehmi aantiyaan. She’ll bring the cheap superstitions in almost everything you do. Kaali billi jin hoti hai, uss se door rehna !! Chaurahay (Roundabout) k paas se mat guzarna. Ganda andaa para hua hai, kisi ne kuchh kara hua hoga, iss per se phalaangna mat. Haven’t we all heard similar things from some aanties sometime in our life? The stupid Indian channels have increased the number of superstitions too.

There are also taanay maarne wali aantiyaan. She’ll scold you or anyone else every time she’ll talk about them and will go like ‘Haaye kumbakhat, keeray parain manhoos ko. Apne kaam se kaam nahin rakh sakti, jahannum mein jaayen. Aik shahkhs bhi shareef nahin hai in k ghar mein, pata nahin kis mitti k banay hain’.On the other hand, there are phadday wali aanties also. She is the aanti whom the whole mohalla fears, specially the kirkiter bachchay. They fear to hit the ball in her balcony or at windows. Kisi shaitan se kum nahin hotin yaar, becharay bachchon ki ball le leti hain. She also holds grudges against some people in the neighbourhood and are never on good terms with them or even their children. Make sure you are NEVER on their bad side.

Enough of these evils, there are also some aanties within us who work for the betterment of others around her. For example, tuitions wali aanty. They might not be well educated themselves but her house is always full of students. From little kids to grown ups/matric students, she teaches them like a mother. There are also tailor aanties. She is well known around the mohalla and her home is usually filled with different clothes, laces and cotton reels. She is a master in bargaining. Her day revolves around the household chores and the sewing machine.

We all also have our very own dan danaa dan, Rahat baaji in almost every house. She thinks that no one in the world is a better cook than her and regularly tampers with recipes. Sit with her and she’ll start talking you about the food related stuff. The Most said dialogue will be, ‘Zaiqa tou aurat ke haath mein hota hai.’ You will surely end up having at least one recipe handed to you and she’ll also call you timely to ask if you tried it and will ask you to share your experience.

And this, fellow friends, concludes our edition dedicated to the colourful aanties that surround us. And behind 3 tonnes of makeup, there is love hidden in their hearts. Too bad that some traits overshadow it. Lekin, phir hum dua kerain ge; ‘Iss aafat se bache rahein, phuss gaye tou marr gaye Sir jee!’

Composed by Zain and Ayela with contributions from Sana

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Posted by on January 27, 2012 in Humour, Karachi

 

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Flyovers

It isn’t Red Bull. It’s neither skydiving, nor Hagrid’s hippogriff. For Karachiites, it’s the flyovers in Karachi that give you wings. Wings so that you get the most amazing view of Karachi, which leaves you awestruck, each time you travel over those winding flyovers.

As you zoom across one and look around, aap hayraan reh jaao ge boss. Street lights casting pools of warm orange light down onto the streets are visible. You’ll be able to spot the areas facing loadshedding too. From slums to skyscrapers, LandRovers to rickshaws, hospitals to hotels, signal towers to minarets, billboards to buses, you’ll be able to see it all. It is one way of exploring this beloved city, in a much broader perspective that you could never experience elsewhere. Even a bird’s eye view from an airplane gets marred by tufts of clouds coming in your way. However, flyovers give you a view of your very own city as clear as crystal!

And you no longer need to yearn for Aladdin magic carpet! Whether it be the Nagan Chowrangi flyover or the Shaheed-e-Millat wala, naam jo bhi ho, flyovers in Karachi take you places. Within a matter of a few minutes, tadaa! You are at your destination! The Naagan Chowrangi wala has such height that middle class cars like Alto or Coure lose their speed while going up, no matter with how much force you push the accelrator. Aur na bhoolna, all kudos to Mustafa Kamal for accomplishing this feat. Signal-free corridors, flyovers, overhead bridges, ye sab ke buss ki baat nahin dost!


Aur jee haan, no need to wait for Milad-un-Nabi or Chaand Raat to get a taste of coloured lights, KPT flyover hai na! A row of lights run along its length and change colour form blue to red to green…. It is indeed an enjoyable spectacle as you whiz across the city on this three-tier flyover – the first of its kind in the whole of Pakistan. Oh yes, be proud, Karachiwaalon!

While underpasses in Karachi get converted into lakes of muddy water during the monsoon, it is the flyovers that remain intact, standing high and mighty above the City of Lights. Within a span of seven to eight years, our city has undergone development on a huge scale. And flyovers will forever be a part of it. They’ve made Karachi a metropolis, made people forget Super Highway and given us Karachiites an escape from the never-ending traffic jaam!

Speaking of traffic jaam, I think a flyover should be built along the MA Jinnah Road, from Jaama Cloth to Tower, so that the every day problem of traffic jaam there should be resolved. The Bacha Khan flyover’s construction should be done as soon as possible and one should be constructed at Al Asif square near Sohrab Goth so that the everyday problem of traffic jaam because of buses coming and leaving from other parts of country at the Bus Adda is solved.

Karachiwalon, on a windy evening, when the towering buildings block the refreshing breeze from coming your way, make a trip across any flyover, roll down the window, and here comes the refreshing breeze whistling into your ears. Flyovers in Karachi indeed make you feel on top of the world!

Never had a trip across the Sydney Harbour Bridge or the Golden Gate one? Still deeming yourself unlucky that you haven’t? Think again! Karachi ke flyovers Zindabad!

 
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Posted by on January 17, 2012 in Karachi

 

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Gully Kirkit

Since we join school, we are taught that Hockey is our national game but a kid who has not been to school knows about kirkit already. He know the names of Pakistan kirket team’s players and around 90% of kids can be seen with bat and bowl just as they start walking. That is what kirkit mean to us, it is in our genes.

Ask us about the hockey rules, we may be able to explain only penalty corner and penalty stroke but when it comes to kirkit, we are completely updated by its rules and regulations and we know them by heart.

We will await Krikit World Cup like we do for the end of school or college. We may not be able to go all crazy for the team in stadium; we make sure that TV room does not lack the feel of a stadium. Food, dholak, flag and everything else needed is arranged before a crunch match so that no one will have to miss a single ball. We will cheer at the top of our lungs for Pakistan until the match is over. We glue ourselves to TV as if we are using Facebook, with our hands crossed against the chest over a critical situation. We clad in green, if not completely green, we make sure that whatever we are wearing must have little of the green. We pray for the win of team more than we do for our exam results. We pray till the last ball, pass on messages of prayers for the team, and sometimes this regime is so intense that the entire match is missed out after this. (Don’t forget those countless words of praise for KESC in case of a power cut)

We have got kirkit players not only in the team, but also in every gully and konay of Karachi. We have kirkit fanatics all over. Their kirkit is not run-of-the-mill type. Don’t we always refer to them with this jumla “in se acha toh hamari gully ke bache khelte hain”, whenever Pakistan is losing. So, yes, the Gully Kirkiters are also not any less than stars.

They come out on holidays, whether it is Sunday, a strike or a public holiday (other than Eid days) and occupy every deserted gully of the city where they could play, where they could bring out the Afridi, Gul or Akhtar within. They put life to it.
If you think Gully kirkit is just some boys having fun, then Sir you are wrong. Gully kirkit is blood, sweat, heart and soul, with its own special set of rules and features.

The game does not start off just like that. Firstly, all the necessary equipment is arranged for. The lack of wicket is countered by chairs, tapes and balls are arranged by contributions from everyone and the bat, well there is that one person in every gully who keeps his kirkit equipment up to date. When everyone’s done with arranging stuff, its time for the rules to declared.

The rules almost favours the person/team who brings the bat or ball. Some of them are as follows

Agar ghussay wali aanti k ghar ball gayee to out bhi hogay aur ball bhi le kar deni paray gi !!

Kisi ka sheesha toota to khud he jawab dena un ko !!

In case of conjusted gulliyan, one tip aur three body ka bhi out hai.

Ball agar jhariyon mein gayee to 1 run hoga.

If a tree is outside the boundary but its bushes are well spread, if the ball touches a leaf, it’ll be a 4 or 6.

Besides these rules, there are some features of the gully kirkit too. The match starts in a peaceful environment but never end like that. The game starts with the mentality that never let the opposing team win. Batting first after winning the toss is a must. Both teams play with the belief that Jeetain ge to hum he ya doosri team haaray gi Umpires in the gully kirkit will never ever be honest and a thelay wala or a respected uncle will always act like a third umpire.

Another feature of gully kirkit are the phadday !!! Yes, you are reading it correctly. A kirkit match in a gully can never end without a phadda. Whether you lose a wicket or it seems that your team is going to lose, get into a phadda as soon as possible. Throw the bat away as you lose a wicket and enjoy others first paying you some respect with amazing words and then going to get the bat. If you are the owner of that bat or bowl, threaten everyone k aap chalay jao ge. Like a BOSS !!

This gully cricket has produced great kirkiters like Hasan Raza (youngest player to debut in Test Matches), Hanif Mohammad (first Pakistani to score a triple century), the legend Javed Miandad and our very own, Shahid ‘LALA’ Afridi.

Despite all the phadday, every other day there is a new beginning. bad happenings of the last day are forgotten and room is made for the new ones to replace them. With the pack of such awesome rules and features, the game is bound to be successful. These may sound crazy, but have the true essence of Karachi and its Kirkit. Despite all the violence and roars, the love for Kirkit and for each other will not go weak. We will keep playing with the same spirit, with the same rules and we will be champions of the game known around the world as Cricket.

By Asma Ali with expertise from Zain Bin Imran

 
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Posted by on January 16, 2012 in Karachi

 

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Aanties

Species: Aanties

Place where found: Each and every locality/gali in Karachi.

Habits: Varying in different conditions. Depends on what type you have encountered.

Darr gaye? Darna bhi chahiye. But don’t worry, after reading this feature you will know all about the different types of ‘Aanties’ Karachi is populated with, but we will leave it to you alone to figure out how to deal with each type. Anyhow, Lets move to the first type.

The rishtay wali aanty. This type of aanty will keep on finding a perfect lad/lady for you because it’s her life’s mission. She will show you ladies or lads in weddings, parties and every place whatsoever. They might even bring photos of lads/ladies and will khusar phusar in your mum’s ears to tie your knot with any one of them. She might also try to fix your friend with someone.

For example: You and your really pretty best friend are sitting happily at a shaadi. Rishtay wali aanty comes and bursts, ‘HAAYE. How are you meri jaan? Kitna bara hogaya 😮 And who is this pretty girl?’ Just as you introduce your friend, she goes ‘Haye Allah! Ye meray chacha ke behnoi ke mamoo ke Betay ke liye kitni acchi rahe gi. Hain na?? Bohat acchi jodi jamay gi !! As she’s blushing while already planning the wedding, you are left embarrassed in front of your friend.

The second type of Aanty that you may encounter is the Gossip Maestro. This one will NEVER, EVER get tired of hearing and sharing gossips. She will keep her ears on the door of every single home in the neighbourhood trying to listen to anything that is being said against you or said by you for anyone else. And if Lady Luck is not with you and she gets a juicy bit of gossip related you, then, sir app ki khair nahin. That little piece of news will be heard by the whole of Karachi even before you have a chance to utter, ‘oh Bhains’. And then…. I’ll say nothing but wish you lots of Good Luck. Aap to Munni, Faraz aur Pepsi se bhi zaada badnaam hojao ge 😆

Another type is the Advisor aanty ji. She does not belong to your family or close relatives but when it comes to give advice on something, they are first to provide an opinion about everything and everyone, even if they are asked not to do so. They will interfere in your matters and impose their opinion on you. A common scene that happens with girls,

Aanty: Beti tumhari skin ko kya hogaya hai? Itney pimples kyun? Rishtey kaisey ayenge?
You: *silent*
Aanty: Anday, timatar aur adrak ka paste bana ker roz do dafa lagaya kero.
You: *Poker Face* 😳
In other words, she will act like Zubaida Aapa. The only difference is that you have not asked for her opinion and it may be worse than that described. It all depends on your luck.

One more scene that happens usually
Aanty: Beti kahan ja rahi ho?
You: Friends ke saath
Aanty: Kahan?
You: Lunch pe.
Aanty: Lunch? kahan hai yeh lunch? (As if she’s her mum)
You: Studio Cafe (Here she thinks that its a date !!)
Aanty: Restaurant mein? Aaj kal ke haalat dekhe hain? Bahar larkiyon ko nahin jana chahiye. Ghar mein raho. Amma ka haath batao haandi mein !!

With all due respect AANTI JI, PONKA !!! 😡

Then there are some aanties who might advise you to go to or sometimes even take you to Babajis when you spill your guts to them or talk of your troubles. Want an example of a babaji, here it is: ‘Takye k neechay taweez rakheay…Saas ko apna ghulam ki jiye. Mout k ilawa har cheez ka ilaaj. Junaid Bengali. Kaalay Pull Walay. 👿

You may even encounter the drama fanatics. In modern terms, the Humsafar Deewanis. Once you mention Humsafar and if you tell them that you haven’t yet watched it, you’ll be scolded so much at first and then they will suddenly launch into the whole story of the drama and will have no other topic to talk about. They will tell you what dialogue Khirad delivered in the 3rd episode on so and so date and what was the colour of her clothes she was wearing, even its design. They will not leave you alone until they would have made you watch all the episodes on Youtube. Oh and one more thing, do not EVER mention the fact that Fawad Khan is married in front of a fanatic. Even if she is 60 years old, you will be murdered, literally. And also do not mind the respect (gaaliyan) given to Khirad’s saas. According to them its legit.

And one last type will be the nosy neighbour. Jeena haraam. She will come to you asking for Cheeni, dahi, mirchain, doodh etc. She will not leave till she has eaten dinner/lunch/snacks and if nothing then at least a cup of Chai. They are so much irritating, every time she comes, she starts to moan about her family problems. And unke bacchey apka PSP kharab kerte hain. Hide it, ASAP 😐

But, whatever it is, we can only say one thing. Tobah. There is a reason why we call them AANTIES. They creep in your life and home like ants and will slowly destroy it. Yeh Zalzalay se bhi zyaada hila ker rakh deti hain. Allah apko iss Karachi ki aafat se bachaye.

P.S. Do share with us if you’ve encountered any such aanty and how have you countered them.

By: Ayela Najeeb and Zain Bin Imran

 
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Posted by on January 3, 2012 in Humour, Karachi

 

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Karachified !!

All credit to Swaleha Ahmed for the first report on the first meetup of KarachiTips Blog Team, now recognised as ‘Karachifiers’ as decided there. As a true Karachite, any one of the co-owners were not on time for the meeting. Any ways, we were soon joined by the two co-owners AbdullahBilal and the rest of the members of the team.

It began with Abdullah and Bilal telling us about how they started Karachi Tips and the difficulties they faced at the start. Soon we were also joined by the the 3rd and final co-owner, Baakh and the discussion really begun. After all the intro and the story of the establishment of Karachi Tips, we were also told about how to make the tips and the ideas behind them. Just for some fun and experience, we were divided in three teams and were asked to produce some tips, which were scheduled to be published on the page tonight.

The amazing trio of Baakh, Abdullah and Bilal.

 As the tips were discussed and short listed to be published, the team name was decided, and it was decided ‘Karachifiers’ as described earlier. Saad Saeed (The official photographer of the event) and Muhammad Ali were picked to be given free Tees for suggesting the team name.

All the suggestions that were put forward for the team name, read the first one as KUTAS 😀

Continuing with the proceedings, we started sharing our ideas of how we could be different from anyone else and make Karachi Tips a brand. There were ideas of telling the world (and even Karachites) about Secrets of Karachi (the things still unknown to many people about Karachi), promoting the hidden talent in Karachi, organising events and how to raise awareness about this blog, the development of bumper stickers/notebooks, how Karachi Tips could be promoted by the team members in their institutes/universities and the current goal was decided to reach 40,000 fans by the end of January, 2012.

As for the long term goal, I suggested to make it such a brand that in 4-5 years’ time, visitors from abroad or even when Pakistanis wants to search anything about Karachi, the first result on Google or any other search engine should be karachitips.com

So we had lunch (Pizza mufta FTW) after the ideas were shared and just as we were opening up the Pizza boxes, we were joined by the FM 100 RJ Umm e Kulsoom (what timing I must say :p) and shortly after, the guy from Oh Bhains !Hammad Ilyas joined us too.

Pizza FTW

After the lunch, we began from where we left and the ideas were shared again. The screenshot of the website was revealed by Baakh and the layout was discussed too. As much as I remember, it had the KT traditional yellowish theme, designed mostly with the Truck art of Karachi. Speaking of Truck Art, Umm e Kulsoom started telling the names of the buses she has travelled in and was soon joined by others too. An idea was put forward to place the ‘Naqaab Posh Haseena’ (as seen on many Trucks, Buses or Rickshaws), lets see what the designers decide.

A glimpse of the website

After the website was revealed, we again broke into teams according to the roles we applied for to be part of the blog. My team, the writers’, was headed by Umm e Kulsoom, photographers with Baakh and Designers and Marketeers were headed by Abdullah and Bilal.

The ideas kept coming and in the end, the writers’ team had put up all topics related to Karachi that we can write articles on, into 6 separate categories. They were related to food, people, attractions, secrets, humour/comics and fashion trends.

So it all finished some 30 minutes before 4:00 PM and we had group photos then. The photographers tried their best to snap a crazy pic of the group, but no one was up for it. To wrap it up, we all signed a banner and shared free chocolates, thanks to Sadiya Azhar.

A glimpse of the banner that was signed at the end

It was quite fun attending the meetup because I learnt so many lessons from it. One being that I will never ever trust Facebook display pics again :p !!

There were a couple of awkward moments too, once when Bilal had a slip of tongue (mentioned in the group by Hira) and another when Abdullah fell off his chair while deciding the team name.

The awkward moment when Abdullah fell down :p

Overall, it was all fun and we’re looking forward to work with them. First, lets just bring 40k fans to Karachi Tips and start the blog with a bang !

Group photo of all the attendants

p.s. Tried to compile the report in a serious and the most professional manner I can, but looks like I failed. Looking forward for your comments and suggestions 🙂

 
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Posted by on December 25, 2011 in Karachi

 

Karachified !!

All credit to Swaleha Ahmed for the first report on the first meetup of KarachiTips Blog Team, now recognised as ‘Karachifiers’ as decided there. As a true Karachite, any one of the co-owners were not on time for the meeting. Any ways, we were soon joined by the two co-owners AbdullahBilal and the rest of the members of the team.

It began with Abdullah and Bilal telling us about how they started Karachi Tips and the difficulties they faced at the start. Soon we were also joined by the the 3rd and final co-owner, Baakh and the discussion really begun. After all the intro and the story of the establishment of Karachi Tips, we were also told about how to make the tips and the ideas behind them. Just for some fun and experience, we were divided in three teams and were asked to produce some tips, which were scheduled to be published on the page tonight.

The amazing trio of Baakh, Abdullah and Bilal.

 As the tips were discussed and short listed to be published, the team name was decided, and it was decided ‘Karachifiers’ as described earlier. Saad Saeed (The official photographer of the event) and Muhammad Ali were picked to be given free Tees for suggesting the team name.

All the suggestions that were put forward for the team name, read the first one as KUTAS 😀

Continuing with the proceedings, we started sharing our ideas of how we could be different from anyone else and make Karachi Tips a brand. There were ideas of telling the world (and even Karachites) about Secrets of Karachi (the things still unknown to many people about Karachi), promoting the hidden talent in Karachi, organising events and how to raise awareness about this blog, the development of bumper stickers/notebooks, how Karachi Tips could be promoted by the team members in their institutes/universities and the current goal was decided to reach 40,000 fans by the end of January, 2012.

As for the long term goal, I suggested to make it such a brand that in 4-5 years’ time, visitors from abroad or even when Pakistanis wants to search anything about Karachi, the first result on Google or any other search engine should be karachitips.com

So we had lunch (Pizza mufta FTW) after the ideas were shared and just as we were opening up the Pizza boxes, we were joined by the FM 100 RJ Umm e Kulsoom (what timing I must say :p) and shortly after, the guy from Oh Bhains !Hammad Ilyas joined us too.

Pizza FTW

After the lunch, we began from where we left and the ideas were shared again. The screenshot of the website was revealed by Baakh and the layout was discussed too. As much as I remember, it had the KT traditional yellowish theme, designed mostly with the Truck art of Karachi. Speaking of Truck Art, Umm e Kulsoom started telling the names of the buses she has travelled in and was soon joined by others too. An idea was put forward to place the ‘Naqaab Posh Haseena’ (as seen on many Trucks, Buses or Rickshaws), lets see what the designers decide.

A glimpse of the website

After the website was revealed, we again broke into teams according to the roles we applied for to be part of the blog. My team, the writers’, was headed by Umm e Kulsoom, photographers with Baakh and Designers and Marketeers were headed by Abdullah and Bilal.

The ideas kept coming and in the end, the writers’ team had put up all topics related to Karachi that we can write articles on, into 6 separate categories. They were related to food, people, attractions, secrets, humour/comics and fashion trends.

So it all finished some 30 minutes before 4:00 PM and we had group photos then. The photographers tried their best to snap a crazy pic of the group, but no one was up for it. To wrap it up, we all signed a banner and shared free chocolates, thanks to Sadiya Azhar.

A glimpse of the banner that was signed at the end

It was quite fun attending the meetup because I learnt so many lessons from it. One being that I will never ever trust Facebook display pics again :p !!

There were a couple of awkward moments too, once when Bilal had a slip of tongue (mentioned in the group by Hira) and another when Abdullah fell off his chair while deciding the team name.

The awkward moment when Abdullah fell down :p

Overall, it was all fun and we’re looking forward to work with them. First, lets just bring 40k fans to Karachi Tips and start the blog with a bang !

Group photo of all the attendants

p.s. Tried to compile the report in a serious and the most professional manner I can, but looks like I failed. Looking forward for your comments and suggestions 🙂

 
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Posted by on December 24, 2011 in Karachi

 

KarachiTips All the Way 2 :D

This post is a sequel to KarachiTips All The Way 😀.

Friday, 16th December, was not a very good day for me. I had a BBQ party at a friend’s place next day and I wanted to go because I have been sitting at home, doing nothing in front of this screen for more than 4 months now, but my parents didn’t allow me. I had a moment with them and was trying to indulge myself with some movie to shrug off the bad mood and then KarachiTips updated their status asking those who filled the form to be a part of their blog to check their emails.

Before I describe it further, it was on 8th December that they asked everyone on their page if anyone is interested. Just been back from my exam, I filled that form without any hope that I’ll be selected, considering my English grammatical errors and lack of vocabulary. (Thanks to the person who designed the spell checker  :P)

Back to 16th December and as described earlier that I was all angry, I checked my mail box and it was a surprise. I was selected and was one of those first three people to join the group (created to bring all the people that have been selected and get them introduced to each other). Within two days, I became such good friends with some people in the group, it seems like I’ve known them for ages now. We are spending our nights on the chat, pulling each other’s legs and doing other fun activities. Yes we are Karachiites and we roll like that (H)

If you’re on Twitter, you should be following the Fantastic Four [Ali YousufSaad SaeedSwaleha Ahmad (She was my 100th follower too) and Zain Bin Imran (that’s me :p)] You’d simply love to have our tweets on your timeline (=

Coming back to the point and the surprise that I got, I still don’t know on what grounds I’ve been selected. Maybe because of this :p

On that same day, I realised that they have acknowledged my tip too :p 

Thank you AbdullahBilal and Baakh Nusrat for considering me a part of this group. Looking forward to work with you and make the best use of all the time spent in front of this screen 🙂 Anxiously waiting for the meetup on Saturday.

 
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Posted by on December 21, 2011 in Karachi