Myyy Kolaachii!!

May 7, 2007 at 10:32 pm (Life, Me@myself)



Yaar there is no place to shop like there was in
Karachi…yahan to naak chidani ho to chandi ki taar se koi ni chidtaa…everyone uses the gun… and in
Karachi..har choti bari shop me taar se chidati thee..along with guns…u had the option…

Yahan pe agar certificates ki plastic coating karwani hoto dhondatay raho shops..wahan har book shop me hoti thee…


Yahan agar chabi ki copy karnai ho to…das jaghon se pooch..wahan thori thori dair baad chabi maker 🙂 betha hota thaaa…


Although I don’t wear that lawn stuff..still yahan sbky aik prints..n
Karachi me..sabkay different:) well not sabkay..but most of them had a variety to choose…


wahan pe public transport system itna achaa tha..yahan pe choti choti suzukis chalti hain..un me aik shariff insaan beth ni sktaaa…beth jai to yehi sochta rehta k apnay paoon kahan rakhay…kab utray..or utray b to kesay? so majbooran taxiis

n wahan 25 rupay me ba izzat tarikay se poora Karachi ghoomo:)  Metro 🙂


Yaaaaaaaaaar I miss Karachi a lot… loads… last Friday while in OPD I saw a card under the table mat…it looked a bit like Dow..i pulled it out and it was a picture of Dow 🙂 since then iv been missing Dow and
Karachi like anything…


May be its because iv spent most of my life there…but there was something in
Karachi…something I cant find in the people here…in the markets here.. there is no social life here…in
Karachi even docs n medics had such a lovely life…seminars…workshops…CMEs and here???


We were planning to give Farewell to old House officers today…and we could not find a single good place to go or to make a delivery 4m…we ended in international food chains…
Karachi me to jaghain mukti ni theen…. International chains to baad ki baat..



I wish I could visit Karachi soon… 🙂 sb jagho pe ni to Bahadrabad ka chicken roll n Dilpasand ka special Faluda khanay ka mauka mil jai… yahan to wese Faluda b ni milta…jo milta wo kulfi falooda…kabab paratha to bhool he jain…


btw: Old name of Karachi was Kolachi…named after the name of Maai Kolachi 🙂 some fisherman’s wife..and a leader too… miss Kolachi!



  1. jahanzib said,

    I live in new york and still think my village is better than new york.All these things you have mentioned about karachi, when we were studying in karachi, we use to complain karachi has not nice places to eat and blah blah. I think one always admires the city where he/she grows up, no matter what.

  2. zios said,

    I agree with Jahanzeb..I had the opportunity to live in different cities and cultures including Lahore and Karachi but nothing like Pindi:)..I do not feel like am in Pakistan till I visit Pindi:-D.though I have to to admit…no better food than Lahore!!:)

  3. esSJee said,

    yeah agreed Lahore is one of the best places…but Pindi is just Pindd…
    and Karachi is the best 🙂

  4. Asma said,

    khuch khauf e khuda karein khatoon – aisaa bhi kaal nahi parra hua 😛

    To me pindi looks like smaller (not literally) version of lahore … Come to Islamabad, you’ll find chabhi walas say lekar all classy hangouts here :”) [[with such nice company like moi *aham aham* :P]]

    Lawns … hmm … I guess in pindi they’ve better variety … I get confused in Islamabad and in Lahore my whole shopping ends in 10-15 minutes 🙂

  5. اجمل said,

    ہر شہر کی اپنی اپنی کوئی خوبی ہوتی ہے ۔ میں راولپنڈی ۔ اسلام آباد ۔ پشاور ۔ لاہور ۔ کراچی اور کوئٹہ میں رہا ہوں ۔ اور اچھی طرح گھوما پھرا ہوں ۔
    آپ کو راولپنڈی آئے ہوئے زیادہ عرصہ نہیں ہوا اور آپ کو کوئی سہیلی اصلی پنڈی وال بھی محسوس ہوتا ہے نہیں ملی ۔ راولپنڈی میں سب کچھ ملتا ہے اور دکاندار کراچی والے دکانداروں کی نسبت زیادھ اچھا سلوک کرتے ہیں ۔ آپ نے شائد سارا کراچی نہیں دیکھا اور صرف بوہری بازار یا طارق روڈ یا ناظم آباد کی بات کر رہی ہیں ۔ پورے ڈی ایچ اے میں کتنے ہیں کان چھیدنے والے ۔ مہمان آ جائے اور آپ کے پاس گاڑی نہ ہو تو مصیبت بن جاتی ہے ۔ کراچی کے بہت سے علاقوں میں بھی چھوٹی چھوٹی چیز کیلئے تین سے چھ کلو میٹر دور جانا پڑتا ہے ۔ اور پورا راولپنڈی چھ کلو میٹر نہیں ہے ۔ محترمہ راولپنڈی میں ہر چیز ملتی ہے اور ویرائٹی بھی ہے صرف کراچی کی نسبت مہنگی ہو گی کیونکہ سب کچھ کراچی سے یا کراچی کے راستہ آتا ہے ۔ اور پنجاب میں ٹیکسز بھی سندھ کی نسبت بہت زیادہ ہیں ۔ اور ہاں راولپنڈی میں سفر ٹانگہ سے سیدھا ٹیکسی کا ہو گیا تھا آج سے اڑتالیس سال پہلے ۔

    لاہور کے ساتھ آپ نے زیادتی کی ہے ۔ لاہور جیسا شہر پورے پاکستان میں نہیں ہے ہر لحاظ سے ۔

  6. esSJee said,


    uncle ap theek kehtay hain… magar kia karoon k mujhe Karachi k muqablay ka koi ilaqa ni lagta….

    Asma bibi! chorain..ap busy loag hain..bus batain karnay me mahir:P

  7. Chairnan Adnan said,

    Rwl and Isl are so darn boring. Don’t know about Kolaachi (lol)

    Plus your typo is funny. I didn’t understand the chatni chidtani part.

  8. asma said,

    Uffff I’ve taken this on my HEART :S

  9. esSJee said,

    nose piercing by a silver wire… i think it is simple now..less funny.

    Asma:) yaar i know islambad is a nice place..better than pinddd but if u promise me to sponsor all my shopping..i’ll think 😉

  10. Noor said,

    How come a fisherman’s WIFE can be MISS kolachi?

    either she is Mrs Kolachi or anything similar.

    Make it amend. 🙂

  11. esSJee said,

    heheh that miss is not for Miss 🙂 it means i miss Kolachii…
    by the way Maaii means a respected lady… like Madam in agnrezi…

    miss Kolachi .. i do 🙂

  12. Asma said,

    Hmmmm … say whatever u want to:P Chahay lahore ko ind kahein ya karachi ko, sanooo’ kii 😛

  13. Khawab said,

    sup gal….. long time no see….well ofcourse u r a bzy person now han 😀

    well stop compairing dose places n than u might enjoy it there…..
    trust me…..i’m speakin out of ma personal exp 😉

  14. Shakti Mehra said,

    U missing Karachi! sure, everyone likes their hometown. But i heard something about Karachi, Its 24hrs in the news. The chief justice brawl. I love this, its cool. Shows that public is not foolish, u cant drive them, they drive u. Seems like pakistan is making way for a democracy! Democracy is still a long way but something similar might crop up. BEST OF LUCK, and stay away from Karachi till the violence is over.

  15. esSJee said,

    i hope evrything gets set soon…. ameen

  16. Saadie said,

    karachi jana hai 😥 cries

  17. esSJee said,

    cries even more….

  18. Raheel Lakhani said,

    tum kahan rehti ho bhai
    Allah tumhe sabar de

  19. esSJee said,

    🙂 aik Pind me 🙂

  20. Absar said,

    Yup! Wahan phone chinvana ho to armed ghunday dhuundnay partay hein, yahan Karachi mein har sarak pe hotay hein 😛

    Waise I totally get what you’re saying. All my friends that attended university here in Karachi have all gone back to their cities, but they keep messaging me about how much they miss Karachi. I think its not about what city you grow up in, its the city you spend your university days in 🙂 Those are such magical days!

  21. essjee said,

    🙂 ni street crime yahan b hay… magar haan Jitna karachi bara hay utna zada pata chalta k 40 mobile chinay 70 mobila chinay… yahan 15-20 to normal… andaza lagain k if Karachi is 4 times Pindi… then the rate isnt much different is it????

    but yes shayed its about the University n college days…

  22. saif said,

    watz dis comparisn abt, u cant compare dis huge city of karachi wit lil villages like loore, pindh h salaaamabad…
    chaleen thoori c izat rakh letay hain, cald dem NIKAAY SHEHAR,,
    loore,pindh n salaaamabad.. shuru hunay say pehlay he khatam,, 2,4 hrz main complete visit,, haan likin looore kay liyay kuch ziyada time chahiyay abt 1,2 dayz,,
    pindh n salaamabad to ajab hi jaga hai, wahaan ky log solar energy say chaltay hain, sunset huaa n ghayab, sab ghar main,, samajh ni aata wat thay hav gt in der homez,, whan 4 d 1st time in visitd salaaamabad,3 din rukhna huaa, pehly 2 din too bardasht bt 3rd day paass hi na huu,,kuch karnay ko hi ni,,salaamabd walay ghar main hi gusay rehtay hain,than our drivr said “chalen kal main app logon ko pindi ghuma kay laoon ga” i was haapy, chaloo kuch to maza aay ga dusaray city janay main, whn we started erly morning,i asked d drivr “kitna time lagay ga” n he said 25,30 min , i thought joke karaha hai, 2’3 hrz to lageen gay, bt he was nt, yeh aagay 2sara city, PINDHHH,, n mazay ki baat 1 hi din main pura bhee hugaya,, covred all big bazarzz,,
    if i m nt mistakn salamabad sy pindh 8 miles hai,, 16 miles to roz ka ana jana hai karachi city main,,
    karachi ki baat hi alag hai.. yahan ki teez n masroof zindagi,, no comparisn at all,, aviod it

  23. essjee said,

    solar energy 🙂 hahahahhahah
    u have some observation…dekho u were unable to tolerate twin cities for 3 days…yeah pindi jesay 6-7 sehar mil k aram se karachi me puray ajain..we need a whole day to visist just a place or two…and bazar???no way…sirf Tariq road k liay he aik din chaiahy…yahan pindi me aik he area me sab markets…aap aik din niklo…sab me ghoom k sham ko ajao:)

    but meri to matti hay yahan ki…Karachi ko khuab he lagta

  24. qu3st said,

    hi,im from dow too and it felt really nice hearing about dow in your blog…ive experienced the same thing when i was doin my students electives then.

  25. essjee said,

    🙂 🙂

    good to know that..yeah am a Dowite…

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