Shahi paan at Daman-i-Koh

Posted on February 5, 2009
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Adil Saleem

This is the photo of a ‘paan farosh’ at Daman-i-Koh, Islamabad. A few days ago I went there and was quite amused to see this classical getup. In the background a song was playing with the wordings: “hameN tou loot liya hai husn waloN nay …” .

Note the amazing variety of things on display in this paan shop. Despite all the entertainment, the poor guy had to endure the Islamabad’s cold evening due to his kurta-pajama outfit.

12 responses to “Shahi paan at Daman-i-Koh”

  1. Adnan Ahmad says:

    MQ, Teri khabar ne bekhabur mujh ko kia.. ok a little too much pathos but good to hear from you. Is it Asma’s wedding that has old timers including myself visit this site? :)

    Isn’t paan itself an incongruous thing in the Daman-e-Koh?

  2. MQ says:

    Even though very colorful and eye-catching, I find this shop very incongruous in the Daman-i-Koh (Potohar) setting. I wonder how much business does he do daily. Next time, when I go there, I am going to ask him.

  3. Owais Mughal says:

    Yes it is definitely a marketing stunt but very eye catching.

  4. ASAD says:

    The picture in interesting, but a little cartoonish. Artificially colorful. Kind of like the overdressed doormen outside hotels, the guy is wearing ridiculous clothes which are not really what the classical getup was but is someone imagination of what it could be.

    I guess its all for sun and to attract attention, which is OK because this is marketting.

  5. Owais Mughal says:

    I am amazed at the decoration here. Among other things I noticed a model of an ambulance, and a sword handle in the photo.

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