Karachiite Girl in the BIG city!!

Growing up in any big city, you get exposed to so many beautiful cultures. I’ve grown up with a lot of open eyes around me that’s influenced my eyes to open.

– King Krule

Well, I have to agree with the above statement. As we all know Karachi is filled people belonging to different race, culture, religion and ethnicity. You can experience all kind of experiences that the world have to offer,You have amusement park like Aladdin (Believe me, I am still excited each time I visit it and discovery – the ride, just pumps up the adrenaline.)

I just found this video on YouTube, so those who haven’t been there. Trust me, you will love it.

SAFETY:

One of the major concerns we all have as being an independent girl in the big city is being safe. Well, until today I haven’t been mugged. Just praise the Lord and hope it doesn’t happen. Apart from that, roaming on the streets is not that dangerous as the TV and MEDIA makes it sound. I do have chores to do, get the groceries and pay up the bills. I never knew people of Karachi were so courteous and friendly. Not to disappoint the people of Lahore or Islamabad; but people are not friendly there at all. And they won’t ever bother giving direction. Or maybe I just had the bad experience in the city.

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Learning how to use a gun can be fun. #JustSaying

Friends:

As I am being told by my elders, GIRLS shouldn’t have MALE friends. I don’t know why some people still consider it as a taboo. But things are evolving and people are accepting the two opposite gender can work or study together without having the awkward sexual tensions between them. Kudos to all my loving friends. And just saying, i do have lots of girlfriend who make my life much better.

Komal, Annie, YusraZartashia, Naveen, Osama, Maaz, Danish, Ahmed, Samad, Zubair and many more that I can’t mention. You guys make up my life more bearable and way better than my boyfriend ever did. Love you loads!!

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Friends are also great selfie partners!! 

TIP:

Yes, and one should never give a shit to society. I remember hearing tons of lectures from my mum when one of my male friends use to drop me home. I think they are just being gentleman; whereas the people who see me getting off a car things I might be dating the person should seriously get a life. 

Travelling:

Being in the big city and not having a car to drive is very annoying. You keep on asking your friends if they can pick you up whenever you plan a hangout can be a mess. But what to say, all my friends signed up for it. *evil laugh*

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Apart from that, I do take autos. It’s safe and fun. And very cheap; i mean it. Don’t just let the driver make you pay hundreds when you can always bargain on it and cut to the half price. You guys won’t believe it; I use to travel to Urdu Science College (Gulshan-e-Iqbal) from Tooba Masjid in just 150 rupees. A girl should always know how to bargain in a big city.

FOOD:

I haven’t been to all the food spots but there are quite some that are my regulars. I know this sounds a bit crazy but I am one of those people who love SUBWAY. I know only one person likes it in a thousand according to a study i read. But whatever! Subways are great and I can make the best ones.

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these tables and the perfect blend of chai!!! 

Other than that, I would always love to hit the Chai Dhabbas like Chai Shai or Chaiwala. Both are pretty great. Or if you’re talking about fine dinning; I like Sajjad. I remember three years back a friend introduce me to it. And now I am a fan of their electric lemonade and chocolate sizzling brownie; must have!!

And talk about the food streets, you can munch as much as you can from Boat Basin and still won’t be enough. Ugh, the smell is so tempting.. but my weight machine says no. Always, and it wonders why i hate it so much.

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Tempting!! 

So if you’re new to the city, hit spots like boat basin, burns road, do darya (impeccable services).

SHOPPING:

I am not going to brag about it, but KARACHI is like a paradise for shoppers. From all the big malls to thrift stores. You can easily get what you want. I am not brand conscious but I do love GENERATIONS but apart from that I use to love thrift shopping at sunday bazaar. They had nice shoes over there and you would find amazing painting there. Damn the people, who closed it. But you got places like Atrium and Zanaib Market. Where you get pretty much everything in a decent price. Or if you’re busy studying or working just order it online from daraz.

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So many clothes, so little time to buy them all. 

Strangers:

When I first step out of the home, I felt scared.

Every new face i saw was haunting me; but gradually i realised people don’t notice unless you’re wearing jeans. Being in the big city, people are least bother with what you’re doing. Most of them are into getting their stuff together. And at times I don’t even know what going in my neighbourhood.

But you will realise as time passes by some of the faces fades away, while others be your friends.

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OVERALL I will say, living is Karachi has it pros and cons. But I love the city no matter what people say to me. I will live my life with my ways, and all those considering things as taboo should get a life. I am doing it my way and deal with it.

I guess this above statement shows that girls in KARACHI are not scared to things on their own. And they will study and be on top of their professions. No matter what the people say. You have one life, make sure you live it to the fullest.

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Life is too short to worry about things that can not be changed. 

 

Being raised up in the big city is not as flashy as it sounds, I do remember the look on my cousins faces when I visit them and they will be keen to hear everything I have to say about my city. So why not just share the experience with you. And if I missed on something, do let me know in the comments section below. 

And that all folks. See you soon.

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Generation Gap in love!

We all have watched one romantic movie that has made us fall in love. It is about the idea of falling in love our generation has adapted.  We hate flaws and are so obsessed with perfectionism that we will find flaws in every person. Either s/he is short, tall, fair, dark, fat, too skinny… This isn’t the only labels that we have to deal. A person hanging out with the opposite gender is labeled as stud or slut.

Meet someone new. Exchange numbers. Add them on Social Sites. Late-night conversations. Question-answer games. Ask out. Dates. Make out. Have Sex. Lose interest.  We know the drill all too well, don’t we? Most of haven’t been in love, it’s the idea! The thrill that excites us. Did we really screw the concept of love? It is like a game for us! The CHASE; a better way to rephrase it. Once that ends, It Ends!!

Other who has been broken in love are reluctant to let go, So what if it didn’t work in the first go! Doesn’t mean you can’t love again… We are bitter to let go, to come out of the delusion that our happily ever after is not so happy after all.

We all are hopeless in love, we don’t want to settle for less and that is the cause for the rapid procedure. We fall in love in a speed more greater than light.. But falling out of it is twice  the pace of light. Hence, most of us are afraid to label our relations. Why? Because the whole world will know and if it won’t work? It would be a shame. The idea of love is for two people not the world. Why do we care about what other people think? We are afraid of defining relations because then people would know. And we’d not be able to end this ‘thing’ as easily as we would have.
And then, most of us are finding love on FACEBOOK, TINDER, OKCUPID, POF and many more. We are available but never available, we are out there – on social media websites, on dating apps, at parties, but all this while, are we really available? Delete Tinder, meet them rather than adding them on facebook, have a conversation rather then emojis and DON’T BE AFRAID.

Give it a chance, make it real!

-Njtashu

Are we slaves to technology?

This is something that worries me a lot, I walk on the same street, everyday and I see faces. Faces that I can’t remember, faces that I remember yet I don’t know them. How weird it is? That we don’t know our neighbors properly, or the person sitting next to us in the office or the bus that we take everyday.

How often do we put our gadgets down and try to talk to the person next to us? As we are going towards more advanced technology we are lacking behind in humanity. We forget to greet our parent, talk to our siblings or we barely have the concept of tea/coffee and gossips as it was done with our parent and grand parent.
We barely talk to people around us. All we care about is our phone, to charge it, make sure it is up to date. Posting silly pictures online and getting comments. Fake is the new trend, a person is famous if s/he has 100+ like on her display. Is this how we would be judged? By the number of likes we get or by our deeds?

How about we try to live a day without depending on that phone and try to live life? Let us all try to contribute in building a better place.

-Njtashu