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CreAm of karachi 06 Best of what the city has to offer EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: Samir Feroze CREATIVE: Sherjeel Javed Design & layouts GREYDENSITY.COM COMMUNITY MANAGER: Saba Kamran

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Olive Café W

e had heard good reviews about Olive Cafe and decided to try it out last night and it was a brilliant experience! The three of us (all guys) got there for dinner around 9 pm. We picked a table next to the creek. Although it is open-air it feels more sophisticated than the other open-air clones lining Beach Avenue. I’ve been to some of the others and though they are nice, this was so much better. The owner of the place was very welcoming and helped us with the order. The extra personalization and care on a first visit makes such a huge difference. In fact, he even advised us against a menu item we wanted because he felt it wasn’t as fresh as he would have liked it to be! We were very impressed by that. We over-ordered by choice: Chicken Handi, Prawn Masala, Green Boti, and

Address: Beach Avenue, Phase 8, DHA, Karachi Email: Reshmi Kabab as we wanted to try different things, and I’m glad we did. Everything was great! Especially the Green Boti and Chicken Handi (cooked in butter, I think). We polished off the food (Alhamdulilah!) and ordered fresh Kino juice, coffee and tea. We spent three hours eating and chatting there and had a great time. Overall, we were very satisfied and I will definitely take my family there, insha’Allah. Congrats to Raghib and Co. on their new venture, and a big thanks for setting the quality standard so high! Keep it up guys. :)

Indian Kitchen Must for Lunch


’m a frequent customer at Indian Kitchen whenever it is time for lunch. The menu mostly consists of desi cuisine including the spectacular biryani, kofta, haleem, karahi, qorma etc and an exclusive “Dish of the Day” which may feature something completely off the menu. They also have a special fruit chat for dessert. The biryani is so good that they’ve run out of it many times so best of luck when you go there ;)


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Address: Olivetto, W street, 25B Block 4 Clifton, Karachi Phone Number: 34222955, 0332-822-2855 Email:

An enjoyable and classy experience


y husband and I arrived at the newly opened cafe/lounge to find an elegant French/Italian cuisine restaurant, with a friendly staff, and a well-thought out menu. We were first sent complimentary blue-cheese dip with veggies and a bread-basket with garlic-herb butter. Our order of Caesar’s Salad with chicken (we had a choice for chicken or prawns) and Tomato soup arrived promptly and both were delicious. The croutons in the soup were a bit soggy but the rich flavour of the soup made up for it. We ordered the Chicken and Mushroom Risotto and Stuffed Ravioli with Spinach and Cottage Cheese in a creamy sauce, which were just perfect. Perfectly

seasoned, both dishes lived up to the expectations after the soup and salad. For dessert, we called for Crème Brulé and Italian bread pudding. The Crème Brulé was above expecations, but the Bread Pudding was a bit of a disappointment. All in all, the experience was fabulous. It was a delight to know that they welcome children in the restaurant. Olivetto is a place you must visit soon.

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took my better half out on our anniversary so I thought I’d try something new and chose Olivetto. I liked the place as soon as I entered. The ambiance was great; it had a cozy setting unlike other cafes which I find really cramped. The decor is also good with a mixture of contemporary art, water colors and oils complimenting the wood work. The Spring deal is really attractive and is very well priced. I ordered the Tomato soup, Alfredo Pasta with Prawn and the Crème Brulé and my better half ordered the Spring Salad, Grilled Chicken and Crème Brulé. For the starters we ordered the Chicken Pizza bun which the waiter recommended. For drinks we got a Shirley

Temple and Shikanjbeen. We got complimentary vegetable sticks and bread and I really liked the bread because it was warm and fresh. The starter, Chicken Pizza bun was awful; the bread was dry and the topping was cold and I was not pleased with the food at first. But when the Tomato Soup arrived, it was delicious. When the main dish came, the waiter had my order wrong and had put in Chicken instead of Prawn but was happy to bring me some Prawns separately which I didn’t mind, it’s extra free food after all. This took only a few minutes to correct. The Alfredo sauce and Grilled Chicken were really good too. I tried a bit of the chicken and it was really

succulent and the Spaghetti it came with was perfect. Finally the dessert arrived and it was amazing. I’ve never had a better dessert and I can’t even explain how delicious it was. My companion who hardly ever finishes her food refused to give me some of hers. I would definitely go back there again.

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|Cooking Classes| Riwayati Desserts

Start: 31 Mar 2011 - 2:30pm End: 31 Mar 2011 - 5:30pm

Kheer, Sheer Khorma, Shahi Tukray, Zarda, Caramel Custard Instructor: Shazia Abbas Day: Thursday Rangoonwala Community Centre, Dhoraji Colony, Karachi Phone Number: 4938146, 4935168, 4938025

Biryani Lazzat

Start: 24 Mar 2011 - 2:30pm End: 24 Mar 2011 - 5:30pm

Vegetable Biryani, Jahangiri Biryani, Dehli Walli Biryani, Broast Biryani, Singapuri Rice Instuctor: Shazia Abbas Day: Thursday Rangoonwala Community Centre, Block-4, Dhoraji Colony, Karachi Phone Number: 4938146, 4935168, 4938025

Steaks Special

Start: 21 Mar 2011 - 2:30pm End: 21 Mar 2011 - 5:30pm

Sizzling Pepper Steak, Coriander Steak With Spinach Sauce, T.Bone Steak With Bar B.Q Sauce, Chicken Steak With Vege Fish Steak. Instructor: Roohi Allawala Day: Monday Rangoonwala Community Centre, Dhoraji Colony, Karachi Phone Number: 4938146, 4935168, 4938025


Start: 17 Mar 2011 - 2:30pm End: 17 Mar 2011 - 5:30pm Basic Pizza Dough, Pizza Sauce, Chili Corn Pizza,

Chicken Tikka Pizza, Pizza Supreme, Pizza Buns Instructor: Shazia Abbas Day: Thursday Rangoonwala Community Centre, Dhoraji Colony, Karachi Phone Number: 4938146, 4935168, 4938025

Arizona Grill

Start: 16 Mar 2011 - 2:30pm End: 16 Mar 2011 - 5:30pm

Mashroom Lazania, Pepper Chicken, Arizona Chicken, Shashlik Skewes, Italian Chicken Instructor: Naushaba Ahmed Day: Wednesday Rangoonwala Community Centre, Dhoraji Colony, Karachi Phone Number: 4938146, 4935168, 4938025

|Business & Finance| Presentation Skills

Start: 16 Mar 2011 - 9:00am End: 17 Mar 2011 - 5:00pm

This is for presenters to be able to express themselves in a creative & influential way with Umair Jaliawala & Urooj Mazhar. SOL - School of Leadership, Business Executive Center, Phone Number: 353772 51-2, 35373946

Brand YOU

Start: 15 Apr 2011 - 2:00pm End: 15 Apr 2011 - 6:00pm

For Professionals to brand themselves leveraging on the power of social media by Abid Naseem SOL - School of Leadership, Business Executive Center Phone Number: 353772 51-2, 35373946

Business Writing

Start: 13 Apr 2011 - 9:00am End: 14 Apr 2011 - 5:00pm

It is for Corporates to learn & practice the thrillers & killers of written communication by Urooj Mazhar SOL - School of Leadership, Business Executive Center Phone Number: 353772 51-2, 35373946 created for all parties involved. Venue: Marriott Hotel

|Literature| Writer’s Forum 56 - Literary readings and discussions

Start: 25 Mar 2011 - 6:00pm End: 25 Mar 2011 - 8:00pm

Both Urdu and German literature will be recited and discussed. The German texts will be read out in Urdu translation. The Pakistani writers will be present. This is an open session and is followed by a discussion. Writer: Hans Erich Nossack. German short story with Urdu translation: “The Pocketknife”. Urdu short story by A Khayyam. Venue: Goethe-Institute, 2, Brunton Road Civil Lines, Karachi Phone Number: +92 21 5661633-6

Library Open House

Start: 24 Mar 2011 - 11:00am End: 24 Mar 2011 - 8:00pm

Inauguration of the refurnished Goethe Library, this 3rd Open House Day at Goethe-Institute Pakistan will hold German and English language titles with an emphasis on German philosophy, language, art, literature and history. German newspapers and magazines are also available. On this occasion different games and interesting multimedia sessions have also been organized. Venue: Goethe-Institute, 2, Brunton Road Civil Lines, Karachi

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Karachi Literature Festival

Start: 20 Mar 2011 - 10:00am End: 21 Mar 2011 - 9:00pm

The festival, first of its kind in Pakistan, provides the opportunity to put Pakistan on the map as a country rich in culture and creativity. The Karachi Literature Festival will be promoting young writers through a creative writing competition and is also developing an educational strand to video-link students in the UK and Pakistan using debate around contemporary writing. Venue: Carlton Hotel, Phase VIII, Karachi Phone Number: 35071580-86, 35839932

|Exhibitions| Sitara Lawn presents Shamaeel

Start: 11 Mar 2011 - 11:00am End: 13 Mar 2011 - 9:30pm

It’s time to up the ante and meet design diva Shamaeel. Witness her limited edition luxury lawn which includes unique embellishments in her exclusive pret kit for each outfit. Venue: Avari Tower Hotel, P.O Box No.15503 Fatima Jinnah Road, Karachi

Sana Safinaz Lawn

Start: 21 Mar 2011 - 10:00am End: 23 Mar 2011 - 10:00pm Sana Safinaz Lawn Print. Exhibition 2011 Imperial, The Palm, Sea View, Karachi. Contact: 0323-2247209

Umar Sayeed Lawn

Start: 20 Mar 2011 - 10:00am End: 22 Mar 2011 - 10:30pm Umar Sayeed Lawn, a foray into lawn in collaboration with Al-Karam textiles.

Nomi Ansari Lawn Prints spring/ summer 2011

Start: 17 Mar 2011 - 9:00am End: 20 Mar 2011 - 9:00pm Venue: Dynasty, Near II Talwar, Clifton, Karachi Email:


Deepak Perwani Exclusive Lawn Collection by Orient Textile Mills

Start: 19 Mar 2011 - 10:00am End: 21 Mar 2011 - 10:00pm The launch of exclusive lawn collection by Orient Textile Mills. Designed and styled by Deepak Perwani. Venue: The Palm -Marquee, Comm. 5, Block-4, Adjacent Beach Park, Karachi

WARDHA SALEEM LAWN - Spring Collection 2011

Start: 12 Mar 2011 - 11:00am End: 14 Mar 2011 - 9:30pm

Experience Vibrant Colors and Contemporary Prints inspired by popular traditions of the subcontinent as we showcase WARDHA SALEEM’s collection of Lawn this Spring. Presented by: FOREST & Amin Lakha Venue: The Palm -Marquee, Comm. 5, Block-4, Adjacent Beach Park, Karachi

Purple Patch Summer Collection 2011

Start: 11 Mar 2011 - 10:00am End: 13 Mar 2011 - 11:00am A new range by Purple Patch with elegant stones, swarovski crystals and other embellishments. The sandals are worked with beautifully textured and other exotic material.The exhibition is a three day event starting from 11th to 13th of March 2011 Venue: Expo Centre Hall no 5, Near Hassan Square, Karachi. Phone Number: 0323-8658429

|Health| Health Asia

Start: 22 Mar 2011 - 9:00am End: 24 Mar 2011 - 5:00am Venue: Expo Centre, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi

|FAir & Festivals| Textile Asia (UFI Approved Event)

Start: 16 Apr 2011 - 9:00am End: 18 Apr 2011 - 5:00am

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Venue: Expo Centre, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi Plastic, Packaging & Print Asia Start: 26 Apr 2011 - 9:00am End: 28 Apr 2011 5:00am Venue: Expo Centre, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi


Start: 5 Apr 2011 - 10:00am End: 7 Apr 2011 - 7:00pm

IFTECH Pakistan 2011 will exhibit pharmaceutical machinery and food chemicals, in addition to the food processing equipment and technology Venue: Expo Centre, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi


Start: 28 Mar 2011 - 10:00am End: 30 Mar 2011 - 8:00pm

ITIF Asia 2011 is providing a single marketplace where local and international manufacturers can showcase their latest products in technology and design, establish new contacts, renew old ties and exchange ideas. Venue: Expo Centre, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi


Start: 25 Mar 2011 - 8:00pm End: 25 Mar 2011 - 11:00pm

Venue: SZABIST, 90 and 100 Clifton, Karachi Phone Number: 111-922-478

|Art exhibition| Group Show at ART FLO

Start: 31 Mar 2011 - 5:00pm End: 31 Mar 2011 - 8:00pm

ART FLO brings you an interesting blend of various artists with their introspect in a form of group exhibition. ART FLO, F-40 Block 4, Clifton. Phone Number: 35820471

Exhibition German Jazz

Start: 22 Mar 2011 - 6:00pm End: 22 Mar 2011 - 8:30pm

The Exhibition “German Jazz” shows the life cycle of this unique type of music; how it came to Germany,

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events how it suffered during the time it was restricted and its status today. Venue: Goethe-Institute, 2 Brunton Road Civil Lines, Phone Number: 35661633-6

|Workshops| Choo Lo Asmaan

Start: 18 Mar 2011 - 2:00pm End: 18 Mar 2011 - 6:00pm

Train the Young Trainer

Start: 14 Mar 2011 - 9:00am End: 18 Mar 2011 - 5:00pm

Facilitators: Shireen Naqvi, Farhad Karamally, Nadeem Chawhan, Fakiha Imran. Investment of Rs 48,000/ participant Sheraton Hotel, Karachi Phone number: 35388308

Power of Perception

Start: 21 Mar 2011 - 9:00am End: 21 Mar 2011 - 5:00pm

POPª can help you and your organization plan, design, re-engineer, create or restructure products/systems, and introduce a culture for continuous improvement Workshop Investment PKR 19,999/- per participant Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Club Rd

Android Boot Camp-Training Course

A twenty four hours intensive course designed to cover all key aspects of developing apps in Android platform, covering everything from basics to advanced concepts including apps publishing and marketing. Trainer: Ali Khan Phone: 0332-2464323 Email:

|Handicrafts| Foam & Net Flower

Start: 16 Mar 2011 - 11:00pm

Instructor: Afshan Saleem Total Classes: 5 Days Days: Wednesday Fee: 500/Rangoonwala Community Centre, Dhoraji Colony, Karachi Phone Number: 4938146, 4935168, 4938025

Primary Course: Books + Stationary for Rs 500/- Only. The schools include Sadiq Public School, Littlestar Academy, Lyari Public School, Saudabad Grammar School of areas: Lyari, Saudabad, Saleem Goth, Bhimpura, Hawabhai Chali. Phone Number: 0313-7771666 & 0313-2727222


Start: 28 Mar 2011 - 6:00pm End: 28 Mar 2011 - 8:30pm

Ceramic Flower Advanced

It is for housewives to redefine their life goals & arrive at a balance in life and for female professionals to learn assertiveness to go up the ladder of success. Facilitator: Asma Mustafa SOL - School of Leadership, Business Executive Center, Phone Number: 353772 51-2, 35373946

Start: 12 Mar 2011 - 9:30am End: 19 Mar 2011 - 5:30pm

End: 20 Mar 2011 - 1:00pm

Start: 16 Mar 2011 - 3:00pm End: 20 Apr 2011 - 5:00pm

Instructor: Sana vali Total Classes: 6 Days Days: Wednesday Fee: 600/Rangoonwala Community Centre, Dhoraji Colony, Karachi Phone Number: 4938146, 4935168, 4938025

Crystal Work

Start: 17 Mar 2011 - 1:00pm End: 7 Apr 2011 - 3:00pm Instructor: Ayesha Arshad Total Classes: 4 Days Days: Thursday Fee: 550/Rangoonwala Community Centre, Dhoraji Colony, Karachi Phone Number: 4938146, 4935168, 4938025

Stammtisch is an opportunity for both students of German and German native speakers to meet regularly in relaxed surroundings and chat away in German. This event is strictly for those who speak German. Venue: Goethe-Institute, 2, Brunton Road Civil Lines, Karachi. Phone Number: +92 21 5661633-6

|SPORTS| LIVE Screening Pakistan Vs. Australia

Start: 19 Mar 2011 - 1:30pm End: 19 Mar 2011 - 9:30pm

Entry Pass @ Rs. 200/- each Venue: Royal Rodale Auditorium, 4th Street, Kh-eSehar, Phase V Ext. Phone Number: 35856825 – 28

Candle Making Advanced

Start: 17 Mar 2011 - 3:00pm End: 14 Apr 2011 - 5:00pm

Instructor: Ayesha Arshad Total Classes: 5 Days Days: Thursday Fee: 550/Rangoonwala Community Centre, Dhoraji Colony, Karachi Phone Number: 021-34938146

|Community Events| Hold Hands

Start: 22 Feb 2011 - 11:59am End: 1 May 2011 - 12:21pm


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SHAMAEEL ANSARI about Shamaeel Ansari


ith sharp aesthetics, simplistic values and a penchant to transform clothes into individual statement, Shamaeel Ansari whirled into the fashion scene more than two decades ago. After graduating from University of California with a major in Finance and Corporate Law, Shamaeel’s initial plans were to join her family business. But instead she chose a path less travelled. At the height of her career, Shamaeel took an eight year hiatus from designing to focus on international buying. This time she settled in the fashion capital of America New York, buying for US based customers, such as Donna Karen Home, Club Monaco, Eddie Bauer, Vonducth Akademiks, procuring textiles from Pakistan and India. In 2007 Shamaeel came back into the limelight and devoted herself to her first love - fashion designing. Geared with international experience, she continues to play effortlessly with colours, fabrics, designs and patterns in her couture and prêt line. In 2010 Shamaeel ventured into the realm of printed fabric and launched her first cotton lawn collection for mass market both nationwide and internationally.


oday Shamaeel Ansari brand has become a force to reckon with in the fashion and glamour industry. She has developed a unique style of her own, reflecting the tradition of Pakistani craftsmanship in contemporary style. Her understanding of Pakistani culture, design and an innovative use of intricate embroidery and distinctive use of colours has created a new classicism. Her collections exuberate delicate femininity and elegant mellowness that is gently imbued with a sense of magic and mystery. What is your fondest memory of a place in Karachi? The Hill Park years ago was a delight to go to as a child and eat at Shezan.

would you like to have come to Karachi and why? Alice in wonderland. The city needs humour, reality, fantasy and magic.

How do you remember Karachi 10 years ago? A safe haven called home. One could move around the city without any fear.

What’s your vision of a perfect society? Peace, civility and a mindset that recalls the spirit of Faith, Justice, Unity and the power of positive intent.

What’s your favourite place to eat in Karachi? Fried Kababs at Burns Road.

Which place is most overrated in Karachi? The shopping malls.

What do you find is a unique trait in Karachiites? Their ability to roll with the punches.

Describe yourself in one tweet. Ammunition fired and powder dry.

What do you feel is the most critical problem we face in our city today? Safety/Security for future. Basic civic amenities. Let there be light! And water! And petrol! If I gave you an Elephant what’s the best place to hide it in Karachi? All the Government Bureaucracies..... If I came to your home and looked inside the refrigerator, what would I find? Comfort food. Which fictional/non-fictional character


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y uncle came to Pakistan from America after 11 years and since he was a cleanfreak he thought that the boiled water here was dirty. He soon had an upset stomach drinking the ‘dirty’ boiled water. In order to salvage his brother’s stomach, my father bought a gallon of mineral water and all was well. One fine day, as we were sitting down for lunch, my uncle mentioned to my father that he was out of mineral water and needed some more. My father had just started his meal and was really angry at the timing of my uncle’s request. In his haste to get back to lunch, he did not go to the mineral water supplier and instead filled the container with tap water and brought it to the table. My uncle was satisfied that he was having ‘mineral’ water and spent the rest of his trip drinking what was in fact, tap water. There were no further bouts of upset stomachs and my uncle returned to America a healthy man. As you can see mineral water is just an illusion for fooling the elite class of Pakistan and for people visiting from abroad. We don’t know how the mineral water suppliers get the water. It could be treated sewage water for all we know.

COMMENT ON THIS BLOG: Comments This is incredible. It’s amazing how people tune their mind to believing something is fine as long as it’s coming out of a glossy box. Hats off to your dad for taking the initiative. M. Ali Samejo

Pakistanis are stuck in that cycle. If it’s a branded shirt costing Rs. 3000 then it’s beautiful and comfortable but if the same shirt is bought from a non-branded store for Rs. 350, the quality is low and will give you a skin rash. Durrain Jamal

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oes it not bother you why all the superheroes live in America? Is it because it is a land of opportunity? What sort of an opportunity would a superhero be looking for? How have they managed to divide their jurisdictions and not intervene into each other’s area? Is USA in that much trouble that apart from attaining one of the biggest armed forces with the largest cache of sophisticated state-ofthe-art weaponry, they still need that many superheroes? Do I think way too much? I think it’s high time we get a superhero

in these troubled times we’re facing as a nation and “Commander Saabun” doesn’t seem to be doing that much for us. As we all know, Commander Saabun works for a corporation who feeds us fear and makes us consume for the sole purpose of their profit. What about Shaan? Umm no, because like his predecessors, he only specializes in Dupatta-Snatching cases. We need somebody who can multitask, dealing with Talibans up north, targeting the target killers down south and occasionally managing the queue in flood affected areas during the distribution of Watan Cards. To be honest those superheroes don’t fit our environment. Let me put some


examples before you. For instance Spiderman might end up working for a cable operator given his agility to be on top of buildings quickly, doing basic technical maneuvers fixing the screening quality of cooking channels for the aunties. Or he would end up running errands for typical housewives, who despite having half a dozen kids, always ask other kids to fetch naan from the tandoor. Imagine Spiderman at a tandoor queue getting tempted by the oily fresh-out-of-tandoor Sheermal. Superman? Umm no. If you remember, Clark wears his Superman kit “inside” his regular suit. We have one of the hottest climates in the world. He would only end up fainting from dehydration every now and then, getting a glucose drip from downtown clinics where he would be greeted with awful foul smelling medicines and crying infants. During his superhero mode, he might be seen getting scolded by a typical “Muhallay ka strict uncle” showing his disapproval for the shocking red underwear over his tight revealing pants. The Mullahs would be confused whether the letter “S” on his chest refers to Sunni or Shia and they would be busy debating and fighting over it for centuries. Batman? Umm don’t think so. Imagine this situation, Batman getting a call from

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a local DSP about a suspected gang activity in Lyari. First he would waste a lot of time trying to get into his tight suit and drinking a jug full of “Limopani” so he could get that groggy voice. Then driving in his super car his biggest fear would be where to find parking. Unfortunately should he park it at the wrong spot, having told a PCO wala to look after it as he goes inside a house to give a good butt-kicking to the criminals, he would come back only to find his car being towed away and since his suit doesn’t have a pocket, it is unlikely that he would carry a wallet or a cellphone. That just seems to be too much bother for somebody who is imported to solve our problems. The reason I said “Female preferred” is because as a mother or a wife, she could completely mutate us from what we are, to what she wants us to be. Step in Aunty Bailan. What powers must she possess? Nothing unusual. Just has to be loud and very aggressive and know how to get others to do what she wants using a bailan. She should be very goal oriented and not be distracted by gossip, 24-hour cooking shows or soaps. ll


Comments We had a superhero, his name was Musharraf, we drove him away :D, now we have a bunch of super villains ruling the country, and another bunch of super villains waiting in the shadows for their turn to rule the country. Ehtisham Rizvi

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Why So Serious? by Ehtisham Rizvi

result in “What are you looking at? You want a piece of this?”. In Pakistan when you walk into a grocery store you just buy what you need and get out, no smiles, no thank you. In a Pakistani bank the environment seems tense and everyone seems stressed out. So the question arises, why are Pakistanis so rude? Why are we always looking for a fight? Who stole our smiles and sense of humor? I have my own theories about these questions but I want to know what others think about this.



he most major cultural difference between Pakistan and Australia is that people are polite and smile in Australia. While in Australia, I went to the bank to open my account, the customer services representative had a smile on his face. He asked me about my day, about my expectations from the visit and how I found Australia. At that point of time I had just arrived from Pakistan so I was thinking, “this man talks too much, just do your job and get it over with”. The next day I went to the grocery store and the shopkeeper said hi, then asked me about my day, and said “thank you” a million times during the transaction, all with a smile on her face. By that time I was thinking, “These guys take their customer services training seriously”. However, it began to dawn on me that the Australians are generally polite and happy people and unlike the popular opinion here in Pakistan, the Australians do not discriminate, at least not as much as Pakistanis. In Australia people walking down the street will exchange smiles and will greet you even if they don’t know you. Any accidental eye contact will result in a nod of the head followed by a smile and a “cheers mate” or a “G’day mate”, whereas an accidental eye contact in Pakistan will

Comments I guess worries of survival have stolen our smiles. Looking for a better life, good job, a wife, better health and education of children etc. Salman Mumtaz

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