I usually observe so many different quotations, sayings, names, verses and messages on Rikshaws in Lahore, but I just read them, enjoy them, appreciate the esthetic of the writer and then forget them. Most bothering quotations for me are the ones, which show some tragedy, the “Milna, Bicharna and Sari Omer Yad Rakhna Formula”. It always makes me ask this question to myself, why he chose this tragic verse, though, on the other hand, I found them catchy too.


Positive aspect of this is the evidence of existence of non-verbal communication between people of Lahore :) , do you agree?

Like this couplet in this picture is very meaningful and making me question again, but presumptively, if most of them had fallen in love, had break-ups etc, why on the earth the Rikshaw Wala’s post their tragedies on their Rikshaws?. I have not seen this practice in any other corner of Pakistan of this extent :)

Is it all about intricacies of love or they really get bunch of customers attracted?

20 Comments so far

  1. Faraz (unregistered) on June 25th, 2007 @ 12:01 am

    i think we, the people of south asia, are a bunch of very emotional people. nothing wrong with it as such… for i am too, often a follower of the heart rather than my feeble but logical mind. its just the way we are brought up i think, for generations… our movies, poetry, writings, even art, depicts every aspect of sadness, longing, tragedy of all kinds. West has had one shakespear for centuries, we have one in every corner of our cities. i guess we take things too seriously sometimes…

    on a second look though, is it just me or can we see a strange figure carved on the central curtain of this rickshaw… look closely right at the central curtain at the back of the rickshaw… a face with triangular cap, longish hair, pointed nose… is it just my own imagination :)….

  2. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on June 25th, 2007 @ 12:14 am

    I agree, maybe its in our soil, its in the air of south asia.

    Yes, i can see that too :)

  3. Faraz (unregistered) on June 25th, 2007 @ 12:30 am

    we should tell this rickshaw wala that there’s a strange joker with pointed nose riding in the back!!

    he’ll probably forget the “piyar ka shahara” for a while :)

  4. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on June 25th, 2007 @ 2:35 am

    No, we should not bother him, let him live like this, dont ruin his world. Dont become zalim zamana :)

  5. >man!< (unregistered) on June 25th, 2007 @ 4:17 am

    I think its the psychy case..
    I mean that if u have observed the nature of these lower middle or lower class people like these Rikshaw walas or van drivers etc… you’ll find these type of people there..
    but I don’t think that I can truly explain their psychy here..

    they all consider them “Dil Jaley”..
    they live in an imaginative world and try to mould realities towards their imagination..
    they see movies and try to relate it with their own lives..
    most of them fell in love with the girl they consider is reachable.. I mean “aashiqs”..

    but when this two or three month’s love ends they become “Dil Jaley(s)”..
    and they portrey them selves as “heart broken”, “dil se haara hua”.. etc… and alot that u can’t even think.. :D

    but again its a thing to observe practically..

    n now please don’t ask me that how do I know it..

  6. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on June 25th, 2007 @ 3:25 pm

    Now there is no need to ask even :p

  7. Faraz (unregistered) on June 25th, 2007 @ 5:33 pm

    btw. TragickShaw is a very apt name for such rickshaws :)… impressive !

  8. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on June 25th, 2007 @ 5:43 pm

    Thank you thankkkk you

  9. Opee (unregistered) on June 25th, 2007 @ 8:47 pm

    @Faraz: You are absolutely right about your comments about South Asians.

  10. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on June 25th, 2007 @ 11:25 pm

    South Asia is full of Dil Jalaaassss ;)

  11. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on June 26th, 2007 @ 2:21 pm

    But why we are SO emotional?

  12. Faraz (unregistered) on June 26th, 2007 @ 2:59 pm

    we dont take action when life presents us with such beautiful opportunities… we just stay away for no reason…

    i think we should be more proactive in profiling our lives… being emotional is okay as long as we are also able to be happy and content with all the good things in life!!!

  13. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on June 26th, 2007 @ 3:25 pm

    If u r pointing to actions, yes most of us really just spend our lives thinking and thinking…but we can divide South Asians in two kind ov ppl …one who think and imagine and one who take action. But both fall into category of romantic ppl, eg Rabindarnath Taigor, Munto, Faiz, Iqbal, Ghalib ….Amrita Pretum…Mumtaz Mahal …many more.

    Masla ye hai k baray baray log nakam ashiq tahray :) dil jalay banay….ab rikshay walo ka bhi tu dil hay :)) …anyhow, no doubt we south asians are emotional ppl…for some unknown reason :)

  14. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on June 26th, 2007 @ 3:27 pm

    Wo mairay naseeb ke barishain….haq haaa!!!!

  15. Faraz (unregistered) on June 26th, 2007 @ 4:49 pm

    :)… its raining cats and dogs over here…

    amazing weather.. no samosay, no pakorays.. just coke & KFC :( … and i am drowned in some seriously crazy excel worksheets… aur ooper say log pata nahin kin baaton main laga daitay hain… Taigor, Munto, Faiz …. :)… reminds me of that famous Faiz poem, “woh log bohat khush qismat thay” ….!!!

  16. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on June 26th, 2007 @ 7:08 pm

    It rained here too. Idher, samosay and pakoray chal rahay hain. mausam bhi zalim hay :)) ….magar waqye log aur he kamoo main laga daitay hain.

  17. hareem seher (unregistered) on June 27th, 2007 @ 10:16 pm

    this is directed to p.s:
    i’m the one who do such poetry:((,n ask rakshaw wala to write that on their rakhshaws…actually cudnt manage to get a proper publisher n sponser..

  18. Opee (unregistered) on June 27th, 2007 @ 11:25 pm

    Ohhhhhhh.. so thats you Hareem :D… This means u write those advertisement that get posted at the back of Rickshaws? Stylo Silayi Machine.. :)

  19. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on June 28th, 2007 @ 12:03 am

    Now, lemme take care of this culprit :D ….

  20. Opee (unregistered) on June 28th, 2007 @ 12:10 am

    lol… u betta! :D

    Run.. there she goes again.. Catch her .. :D

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