Bonded Labor in Karachi ..mizaru, kikazaru, iwazaru ….and awazaru?

Posted on November 1, 2007
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I consider this photo a fantastic one because it catches the plight, hopelessness and face expressions of ‘be-zubaan’ (animals). Note the twig in master’s hand. Sad. I am however unsure if there are 4 monkeys or the photo is retouched to capture four instances of the same monkey. The road island in the background seems a bit disjointed.

‘mizaru, kikazaru, iwazaru’ in Japanese means ‘see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil’. The source of this famous saying is a pictorial maxim on a door of the famous Tosho-gu shrine. The shrine is located in Nikko, Japan and door dates back to 17th century. The above photo reminded me of those ‘three wise monkeys’ (except here we have four). I named the 4th one awazaru because he looks pretty ‘awazar’ (bored).
Photo Credits: Abro.

12 responses to “Bonded Labor in Karachi ..mizaru, kikazaru, iwazaru ….and awazaru?

  1. Rafay Kashmiri says:

    Owais Mughal


    “Pakistan of today is like Charles Dicken’s England ”

    Your comparison is so naive that it should be
    worth recorded in Guiness. England, a colonial
    beast, racist history, with their poors as” sympathetic”
    as Pakistani’s suffering poors, difference is, one is
    alcoholic, and desperately wanting to become rich,
    used for the colony’s repression, cruelty, slavery &
    consolidating riches of “rich England”, there fore,
    nothing but a tool,
    and, the Pakistani poors are ………………????
    what a joke

  2. Rafay Kashmiri says:

    Owais Mughal

    Today when I think of these 4 photos of macacs, it
    reminds me of revolutionaries with there strings
    pulled from one visible leader with invisible

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