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.

Desires.. Never fulfilled.

“Just 2 more marks, I could have an A” – Adam

“Oh, I wish I had a better grade. ” – Ayesha

“I should have concentrated on studies I could pass it.” –Sameer

Well haven’t we been through this? Those wishes…. We all wished for. But have we ever realized and been grateful for all that we have, in the same universe someone might be praying to get what you are neglecting. 

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Could we just halt these desires that have a never ending STOP. And be thankful for all that we have.

I am not going to write tons and tons and make you so bored, in simple words I want to say that no matter what are you going through. Be positive and grateful. You never know when is the last day you would be enjoying all these things. And don’t forget to share, there is no better joy than sharing. After all, sharing is caring. 

 

Cheers!
xoxox

Respect Women!! Not an Option..

So, how many of us have seen people around commenting about girls passing by? Or have been the victim of eyes staring at them? Mostly every second girl I know have been facing this, what I don’t understand why people are so reluctant in respecting women who are not related by birth to them.

So,  your blood will boil is any other guy messes up with your sister/ mother/ any other lady you know, but when you’re with your friends and passing comment on any girl is appropriate? Can you justify yourself? This act of yours is unforgivable!

Few months back I have seen a video posted by ZaidAliT (Most of you will be knowing him) in which a bunch of friends are harassing a girl without knowing who the girl is, and later it is revealed that the girl is his own sister! So if something like this happens with you, how could you face such dilemma?That moment you will be hating yourself, so when you think like this about your sister why not think about other girls like that. A man can only be a man is he knows how to give respect to a lady

What I think that it not the way how a girl is dress, it the way how a boy is brought up. No mater how covered a girl is she will still be the victim of such leech of the society! I have a brother and if he won’t dare to say in such regards. Our mother has told us you need to respect regardless of who they are! And this is what our religion teaches us!

Respecting girls around you is not a choice or option! It’s mandatory, regardless of any discrimination.

Friend or Trend?

Okay, who is the person we seek when we are in trouble. Our friend right? but as we are evolving all we see is that friends are suppose to hangout and take pictures, post online activities and talk to one another on numerous silly things which has no point.
This new trend of friend is really common and most of us face it in college and university, and some lucky ones make it to work. Believe me, you’re lucky enough to go all the way without this fake friend trend.

So, where are the best best forever who will help us in our worries and won’t leave us in the time of distress! Who won’t rejoice with us but will be definitely be in our worries. A friend that we count on, by that I mean really count on them. You know they won’t ditch us. No matter what, those are the friends we need. No these so called friends or people who be our friend just for some work!

I have personally felt it, which urged me to write about it. Why are we going with the flow and trying so hard to blend in? Is this all we want or should we care about our self and the emotions we bear. Having a friend is a blessing, but what happens if this blessing is fake? It horrible even to think about it.

How about we stop this trend. And have something for real!!

-Njtashu

This article is dedicated to Sheetal Dean! I love you idiot (:

Fear of being lonely!

Hello peeps!!

Today I will write about something we all face. How many of us jump into relations because we fear that we cannot be lonely? Is this far moving world, we are so busy in pleasing the world that we forget to give yourself the attention we need and require. We all want to be loved, but what is the use of that love which is not lasting. How can we live with the people who are not our ideal soul mate. Ideal? They are least bothered about us. Putting pictures together on social sites is the new trend. Everyone wants to blend in. But what is the use to blend in when you’re born to stand out? Is being a happy couple online is what our goal is?
I don’t get it why people are so reluctant in loving our-self. I personally believe that if we can start giving us time that’s is how we can achieve it.

We don’t need to live with someone just because we are alone, how can we find happiness in others when we are not satisfied by our-self. Start loving yourself before you start loving others. And believe me, everyone has a soul-mate out there.

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As i always say, we should not look for love but let love find us.

You are the only person who can help yourself
You are the only person who can help yourself

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