Photo of the Day: Suggest a Title

Posted on May 4, 2009
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Owais Mughal

khayaal-e-Khatir-e-ahbab chahiye har dam
Anees Thes na lag jai aab-ginoN ko

The truck here is transporting earthen clay pots (called ‘matka’ – singular) which are used to keep drinking water cool. Being made out of clay, one would imagine not to try transporting them without any packaging BUT that is the beauty of Pakistani transport which continues to defy the norms of Aesthetics, Physics, Mechanics, Capacity, Luxury, Hilarity, Logic, Poetry, Center of Gravity, Speed Limits etc.

What do all these fragile matkas hanging so precariously remind you of? Can you suggest a title.

The photo is from April 26, 2009 taken on Sukkur bypass by Jehangir Khan.

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47 responses to “Photo of the Day: Suggest a Title”

  1. Owais Mughal says:

    thinker and Abdul wadood. I agree. slingshot is the most appropriate word for ‘ghulel’

  2. Abdul Wadood says:

    @ thinker and owais
    catapult is the first word which came to my mind for ghulel btw, slingshot is a better choice, sounds more like it and has a feel of action.

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