WAPDA Transformer Being Used as a Daig?

Posted on June 6, 2009
Filed Under >A for [Pine]Apple, Food, Humor, Photo of the Day
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Asma Mirza

Look at this picture carefully. What do you see? Look carefully again.

My first instinct, when I first saw this picture, was that it was a WAPDA transformer being used as a daig (of deg; ultra large cooking container) over an open fire. Wow, what a picture!

My first thought was “I just hope this transformer acting as a daig is not in WAPDA’s use these days.” I was also reminded of the story about the crow and pebbles whose ‘moral’ was: “Necessity is the Mother of Invention.” (Although Ibn-e-Insha suggested in Urdu ki Akhri Kitab that a straw would have been more useful and less tiring for the crow, especially in the wild heat of Pakistan).

However, upon more investigation, I found that in fact this is not a cooking scene. In fact, it is a bunch of WAPDA employees trying to convert the moisture in Transformer’s oil into vapors by lightening up some coal fire under it.

I wonder if that is a good idea? I just pray and hope that the WAPDA employees know what they are doing.

The above para I wrote when I just saw the picture itself … does look like a cooking scene, no? But the reality is not that. The person who submitted this photograph to BBC had something to say. According to him, employees of WAPDA are trying to convert the moisture in Transformer’s oil into vapors by lightening up some coal fire under it.

Image Courtesy: BBC Photograph Archives
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19 responses to “WAPDA Transformer Being Used as a Daig?”

  1. ali says:

    hahahahaha this is the way to remove greece frm the transformers hahahahahahaha

  2. Ameer Hamza says:

    This is a fairly interesting photograph and shows our country and its varied faces. It is remarkable in a sense that it bellies any proper description.

  3. AishaFbi786 says:

    now we know why they are doing this outside! lol

  4. Qausain says:

    is “daig” main zaror Load Shedding pak rahi hogi

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