Shahi Sawari – شاہی سواری

Donkey ya Khota ya gadha

One thing you find en abundance in Lahore is this very animal, My city was built courtesy him (it looks a bit HARSH to me for the poor animals). I feel sad at the condition of most of Khotaas in Lahore city roaming around and being treated exactly as lahoris call KhottTTTtaaa (with an accent).

BTW, can you figure something in this Image??

Hint: An important CHAIR :>

Message of the Day: Treat the animal kindly, Aaakhir Khotaa bhi Insaan hay :|

Image Courtesy: Here

10 Comments so far

  1. jan gee (unregistered) on March 21st, 2007 @ 4:54 pm

    kia bat hey shahi sawari ke lagta hey ke ap ne kabi is shahi sawari par ridind ke hey

  2. anonymous (unregistered) on March 21st, 2007 @ 11:36 pm

    I think industrialisation age hasn’t begun for us yet.The developed world gave up horse and mule driven carriage in the early 20th century while we’re still relying on it.Not a good sight for our progressive look and image :-).
    I also used to grumble at such sights like garbage,pollution,illiterate people,indiscipline but gradually became accustomed to these accepting it as part of fate.I think life is too short and precious to be wasted on teaching people how to behave like good citizens.Who has the stamina and time for that? The noise and pollution has slowly infilterated the very psyche and behaviours of the people and is depicted in much of the violence and short temper in society.Ever wondered why we feel so much exhaustion after returning from offices or schools or markets? The city grind is resposible for much of nerves or blood pressure related diseases.I once took a hike in galiat and was so much overjoyed by the tranquility and serenity of the place that shouted two or three times just to hear my echoe and break the silence.The tongas shuttling between my village and GT Road doesn’t seem odd either as they perfectly and smoothly blends in the environment but seem quite odd here in the cities.These should be gradually phased out and replaced by more environment friendly mechanised transport.For heavens sake on one side we are talking of bullet trains and metros and then we have such relics of past on our roads.

  3. anonymous (unregistered) on March 21st, 2007 @ 11:39 pm

    OOPS!!!! Sorry for ruining the post.
    butter finger :-)

  4. Sabyn (unregistered) on March 21st, 2007 @ 11:47 pm

    Lollzzz. Very interesting.

    Acha, i think the same way, they are really mazlom. Whenever i happen to have a close look, while passing through sabzi mandi specially, her khotay kai chahray per itni fikar hoti hai, soch-o-bichar main goum, sharafat say neechi nazrain, sarak par pora dhyan, kaan daba kar chaltay jatay hein, chaltay jatay hain..koi thaka hoa hota hai, or kisi ko ghar pohanch kar aram ke fiker hoti hay. Aik pur-takaluf seriousness hoti hai.

    Very true, ruthlessly kaam lia jata hay inn say, uff itna wazan k faza main mo-alaq ho jatay hain….but still their innocence remains on their faces. Or koi shikwah zuban par nahi lataiy :(

    I have never seen a kharant qisam ka KHhhhotTTta or gadha.

    Waqye, khota bhi akhir insan hai :|, or us ka bhi dil hai, gurda hai, kaleeja waghaira bhi.

    Indeed the above-mentioned khotaa is a shareef one.

  5. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on March 22nd, 2007 @ 10:22 pm

    I have always admired a Khotta’s innocence!

    We should have a pity on these ‘mazloom’ animals… :)

  6. d0ct0r (unregistered) on March 23rd, 2007 @ 12:52 pm

    CHAIR ?

  7. Sabyn (unregistered) on March 23rd, 2007 @ 10:11 pm

    It must be SHAIR, not CHAIR, like, arz kya hai,

    Jo sota hai
    Wo KHOtTTaa Hai.


  8. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on March 23rd, 2007 @ 11:08 pm

    @Doctor: Chair as in official seat / position :>

  9. Sabyn (unregistered) on March 25th, 2007 @ 7:17 pm

    oh :(

  10. mustmoojy (unregistered) on April 2nd, 2007 @ 5:00 am

    bhai jaltay kyon ho.

    laoo sab mil kay dua karo,



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