Seeing Eye to Eye in Okara

Posted on July 30, 2009
Filed Under >Owais Mughal, Photo of the Day
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This closeup portrait of a young buffalo is from Okara, Pakistan.

The photographer seems to have the full attention of his subject. Also note a wooden stick in left background. It is called khonta in Urdu and killa in Punjabi. One day when this buffalo will grow up, it may become powerful enough to run away with this ‘killa’.

I draw your attention to this scenario because I wanted to share this sher, which others might also recall:

bheNs cudd ke laay gayee killa
laa hol wala quwwat illa billa

Well I wanted to present this image as our ‘photo of the day’ but as usual my mind and typed words have gone away from Okara, killa to a runaway buffalo. So I will stop here. Enjoy the priceless expressions above.

Photo Credits: With many thanks to Mr. Farhan Bhatti who generously shared this photo with us.
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10 responses to “Seeing Eye to Eye in Okara”

  1. Adil says:

    So cute !!!

  2. Raheel says:

    It’s more a mouth-lens contact than an eye-to-eye one. What they call, ‘Itna bara tou iss ka MunhH hai’.

  3. AllahWasaya says:

    someone told me this sher some time ago and I could not stop laughing, its not about the beautiful expressions on this buffalo’s face, its about its rear end! with apologies to Ghalib

    BhaiNs ki dum bay-wajah nahiN Ghalib
    Kuch to hai jis ki parda-dari hai :)

  4. ASAD says:

    Is the bHainS cock-eyed, or is it the camera :-)

  5. Aamer says:

    oh kya yaad dilayei Okara. My Dad’s hometown..

    Loved that shair btw…

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