The Rhythms of Karachi

Posted on February 27, 2007
Filed Under >Adil Najam, Society, Travel
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Adil Najam

Since we are on a roll here in talking about Pakistani cities, I thought I would share with you this very interesting video on Karachi I saw posted on Karachi Metroblog. It is done by something called ‘Chai Panni Productions.’ Unfortunately I could not find much information about them (if anyone knows, lease share). I have titled the post as I have (instead of using the title ‘Dekh Magar Piyar Se’) because it struck me that his does capture the rhythms of Karachi so wonderfully and authentically. I like it for the same reason that I liked the video we had posted earlier on Nihari in Karachi. While I was not particularly impressed by the child reciting rote learned ashaar (because of the selection), but the pace and the sound, and the style made me think back fondly of the years I spent as a child in Karachi.

Karachi: Dekh Magar Pyar Se Part 1
08:47

Part 2 of this three part video can be viewed on YouTube. And Part 3 is here:

Karachi: Dekh Magar Pyar Se Part 3
08:47

12 responses to “The Rhythms of Karachi”

  1. jyoti says:

    @Eidee Man: shall i say , like India:) hope your blood pressure won’t hit the roof.. he he

  2. Eidee Man says:

    [quote comment=”35863″]jalebeeeee:) and baraf Gola:) wow.. so very much like “Aamachi Mumbai” ( hamaari Mumbai in Marathi). very cute. And what’s that tall, round building in the 3rd part? It looks so much like Nehru Centre in Mumbai..[/quote]

    Like Mumbai…God forbid.

    The video itself is very nicely done…it captured the feel of Karachi very well. But why were they asking for the way to Abdullah Shah Ghazi…I mean, what kind of Karachiite does not know that? :)

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