kulfi wala (Ice Cream Man)

Posted on July 15, 2008
Filed Under >Darwaish, Culture & Heritage, Food, Photo of the Day
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I am also an old Kulfi lover like Owais. This photograph, from Lahore Nama, immediately got my attention and brought back so many childhood memories.

Kulfi Walla, Lahore

Originally taken by Ane Malik, this photo represents once the most cherished desserts of Lahore. It was posted on Lahore Nama by Raza Rumi, a gifted writer whose articles are regularly featured at ATP.

Unfortunately, just like the Gola Ganda and Lacha/Gatta (man with ringing bell who sold us sweet candy in shapes of cars, giraffe, cats, superman etc), the traditional Kulfi is also diminishing slowly. It is rare now that we see the traditional styled Kulfi Carts decorated and painted in vibrant colors and with traditional motifs and with names of Allah and Sufi Saints.

I, at least, am disappointment at losing our Kulfi, Gola Ganda and Lacha/Gatta walas who brought us joy when we were kids.

34 responses to “kulfi wala (Ice Cream Man)”

  1. Owais Mughal says:

    Khalid saheb, your comment “pichon kithon dey O” made me laugh out loud

  2. Khalid Hassan says:

    It is not the way (eat falouda) & become Lahori. You need to know the way Lahori lives. If you ask where you from, answer is from Lahore. You have a pendora exent of speaking punjabi & then when you ask, pichon kiton dey O. They will tell you from Toba Tek Sing. People all around from intrior Punjab invaded lahore & spreading ganna & gandarian & trash every wher in Lahore. Lahore was the city of Gardens. These paindoos, destryed my Lahore. I asked lot of people where is Chohatta Mufti Baqar or where is Chubacha & why those places are famous, no body knows because you are not from Lahore.

  3. Rafay Kashmiri says:

    @Saqib Mumtaz,

    Bhai, yeh Azaad shairi hey, azaadi mein kabhi wazan
    hoa karta hey ? Ishqia ghazal sey kis ko raghbat hey ??
    Becharay ATP ki umr-e-raftah ka lehaz hey hamko, isliay
    hans-khail kar waqt guzarta rehta hey!!

    Shair guzar jaeiy, agar sar sey apkey,
    Shukr kijiay keh apka sar salamat hey

  4. Saqib Mumtaz says:

    Rafay Kashmiri Sahab: you are hilarious really. Didn’t get anything about you sher as it neither has wazan nor qafia. Like they say: shairi ki latta bawan tor dittian aie tussi, kuch reham karo.

    Post is great though and I enjoyed reading comments as well. Yusuf falooda is sure heavy and their glasses are extra large.

  5. Rafay Kashmiri says:

    @ Kha ke qulfi, chaley hum jo sanam khaney ko,
    kho gaei janey kahan, wo mahin rahat-e -jan

    Dhoonta phirta hon, us raunaq-e-siyyasat mein,
    hey hujoom-e-Rabrian, badaamian-o-faloodaha’n
    Rafay Kashmiri

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