Love is all in the air

Valentine’s Day this year was colder than in many years, however, the feelings remained ever-warm. And Lahore was all covered in red hearts for the occasion.

Balloons, cards, cakes and roses – all posted record demand and in some cases record rate hikes as well. Afterall, this day IS a special day for people like the one pictured below – but obviously for a different reason :S

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Despite of all the critcism by certain circles of the society, Valentine’s Day or ‘Youm-e-Mohabbat’ is becoming more popular by each passing year. Apart from the logical argument of actually not fixing a day to express your love, all other reasons don’t seem to appeal much to the love-birds of today, who just can’t stop falling prey to cupid’s arrows.

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Two interesting Valentine’s Day specials that I happened to listen to on the radio were FM91‘s Munch on Lunch (Ali & Beenish) with the theme ‘HATE‘ and Punjab Rung FM 95‘s ‘Love in Sufism‘.

Munch on Lunch made a funny exception to the usual norms of discussion on love by talking about why people actually ‘don’t love’. On the other hand, FM95 focused throughout on the message of love and peace as spread by Sufi poets of the subcontinent and played quite a moving collection of recitals. Both were a rather fresh take on the usual ‘I ~dil~ you’ themed programs usually aired on our media on Valentine’s Day.

But then again why would those who actually are in love be listening to radio than to their respective ‘wohs’ on all-night free calls packages ;)

2 Comments so far

  1. A for [pine]Apple (unregistered) on February 15th, 2008 @ 12:55 pm

    Aww, the lion looks so cute and happy =))

    The balloons were being sold for 20-30 rs each yesterday … in here !!


  2. Faisal (unregistered) on February 15th, 2008 @ 2:55 pm

    hahaha…you’re right…the lion looks super-cute. Should’ve just given my rose to him… :D



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