Titanic Sightings in Pakistan

Posted on February 28, 2008
Filed Under >Owais Mughal, Humor, Photo of the Day
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Owais Mughal

Last year ATP had brought you a post on Chinese Characters on Pakistani Transport.

Today we are bringing you a brand new piece on Titanic sightings around the country. There are 5 such documented sightings. So don’t forget to go to the next page to see more.

(1) At The Banks of River Kabul:

The photo below is from NWFP, Pakistan. It shows mighty ‘Titanic’ (or a lifeboat of it) tamed as an amusement park ride on the banks of River Kabul.

Photo Credits: Umar Marwat at trekearth.com

(2) At Lasbela Chowk, Karachi:

Following Titanic (locally spelled as Taitanic) image is painted on a Karachi Bus. I personally took this photo on June 11, 2005 when our car was stopped on a traffic light at Lasbela Chowk. There are quite a few details worth mentioning in this photo. Do not forget to note the shadows of Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio at the front of the ship. The shadows however, seem to be sitting back to back after an apparent fight between the two. Also note the presence of two huge dish antennas on top of Taitanic. They are the size of those which are used to detect the presence of extra-terrestrial intelligence in the universe. It is amazing that inspite of so much technology present on our Taitanic it still managed to hit an iceberg.

And of course see how just above Taitanic’s deck, the gasoline in-let of the bus has been covered with a silver lid and a traditional lock.

(3) At a Bus Terminal, Karachi:

Following photo is courtesy of gramali2007 at flickr.com. This Titanic was spotted in Karachi on January 23, 2007. Note a sentence written on the image as: ‘deedar shauq BalochaaN da’. Does it mean Leonardo DiCaprio was a Baluch? Don’t know.

Following two photos are courtesy of Muzaffar Bukhari at flickr.com.

(4) In Pakistani Airspace Aboard a Islamabad to Karachi Flight:

This photo is a huge piece of cloud in Pakistani airspace which the photographer witnessed aboard a Islamabad to Karachi flight. It reminded him of Titanic.

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(5) On Highway N70 Between Quetta And Loralai:

While travelling on highway N70 in Pakistan, one comes across this scene. The hill visible in the photo is called Titanic as its frontal view is very much like that of the real Titanic.

History Lesson:

RMS Titanic was a British Ocean Liner which sank on its maiden voyage on April 15, 1912 after hitting an iceberg. Approximately 1520 people lost their lives in the accident. The ship was 269 m long and weighed 46328 tonnes. Titanic could carry 3547 passengers.

11 Comments on “Titanic Sightings in Pakistan”

  1. Anwar says:
    February 28th, 2008 9:48 pm

    A superb Titanic post – thanks.

  2. February 28th, 2008 10:07 pm

    Owais, I no longer get surprised by your ingenuity in digging up interesting pictures…. but on this one I did…. this is one amazing collection of pictures.

  3. aac says:
    February 29th, 2008 1:35 am

    very interesting n amusing post

  4. Umar says:
    February 29th, 2008 2:39 am
  5. A concerned pakistani says:
    February 29th, 2008 4:55 am

    The second Titanic is also hosting a Pakistani flag.

  6. February 29th, 2008 6:58 am

    very interesting….

  7. Owais Mughal says:
    February 29th, 2008 8:03 am

    Thanks Umar. I’ve added credits to you, under the first photo

  8. Tina says:
    February 29th, 2008 8:45 am

    I never liked the movie; I found it formulaic, unrealistic, and derivative (not to mention the sensationalized depiction of the deaths of all those people was disturbing). Yet its worldwide appeal cannot be doubted. Does the evergreen theme of doomed love have something to do with that? Is there something about Kate Winslet’s defiance of her arranged marriage that especially appeals to traditional cultures?

    I mean Titanic is probably right now the most beloved American movie on the subcontinent. When I was in India last most people said they had seen it several times.

    Great collection of pictures. I have a small collection of painted tin rickshaw panels from Bangladesh. I never got lucky enough to find something like this, although I do have unicorns, Tarzan riding a zebra, and other Western pop-art themes (although Bollywood is still #1!)

  9. December 14th, 2008 1:17 pm

    one of my british friends’ great grand parents died on the titanic.

  10. T Time says:
    December 14th, 2008 8:10 pm

    Ships don’t “drown” they SINK !!!

  11. Owais Mughal says:
    December 14th, 2008 9:51 pm

    T Time thanks. I’ll make the correction. In the whole article is that the only thing you found worth commenting on ? :)

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