Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Yaad Aa Rahi Hai...

I miss a time when the only thing on the young miss mind as she jumped into the pool was "Please no E.Coli " not "Oh My God, they will take pics of this and it will be OK to kill Daddy ji".

Your favorite tipple equaled liver cirrhosis not the fear of "Kal Daroo Pee tau Aaj Goli Khaney pareygi"

When Facebook was a way to stalk the relationship status and photo albums of loves left and lost. Not paeans to a killer"malik mumtaz allah humain bhi aap k naqsh e qadam per chalney ki taufeeq ataa farmaey salam aey deen k mujahid"

And I miss a time when you could just hate a guy's guts due to class politics. But we are living in strange times, somehow now the very cringe-worthy bourgeoisie lifestyle that I abhorred a lifetime ago is the last bastion when it comes to the fight between the have-some backbone and the have-nots. And a "sun-glass wearing businessman" had more empathy for the forgotten and forsaken than well some of us who Waited and Watched and Wondered What use it Was Worrying. To all of them "Because if even I dont, how will others get over their fears?

So it is another sad morning for us, where we scream just a little bit more as the toddler dawdles over breakfast, where you curse yourself soundly for bringing in the wrong shower curtain, when you shrug your shoulders and say Don't Know Don't Care when you are asked about your cup of tea. And then you have one of those exchanges which have become all too frequent.

So now what?
Don't Know
Should you be in Pakistan? will that help?
Who knows
So what will you do today?
I will write

And they breathe a sigh of relief, as writing is the equivalent of masturbation in today's Pakistan, it might lead to blindness but nothing to be taken seriously "strange sick people doing strange sick things to themselves, teen qul parhey and they might grow out of it".

I wish we could take a megaphone and stand outside these factories of hate and recite a wird of You Blasphemers You. I wish we could take to the skies and rain a shower of pamphlets so now we could brainwash a generation of young minds into what Islam and humanity is. But what I really want to do is ask Hamid Mir, Ansar Abbasi and Fareed Paracha if they are OK with Qadri doing guard duty for them in the near future?

3 comments:

  1. But what I really want to do is ask Hamid Mir, Ansar Abbasi and Fareed Paracha if they are OK with Qadri doing guard duty for them in the near future?

    Word.

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  2. It was horrible to read about:(

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  3. Quirky prose, this, and good reading.

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