All so quite once again

Ramadan came and went. Without a word it passed, as if it was just another month for Islamabad. But it is the time of Eid that really changes the city all so suddenly…!

Islamabad was built in early 1960’s. Unlike Lahore and Karachi, this city does not have more than 2 generation’s old a civilization here. Mostly the people living in Islamabad have moved here for business or jobs. The federal capital is the home to the nation’s political activity and that constitutes parts from the entire populus of Pakistan. Come Eid, everyone heads back to their home-towns and home-cities to spend a few days with their loved ones. Pakistan being a primarily a joint-family country, we take a great pride and find great comfort in spending time with our elders and family. We share our saddness and happiness with them. It disipates the pressures of life from one’s shoulders and helps one keep their head in the modern world…! Fast, sly and degenerate. There is nothing better than returning to one’s nest once a year and exchange gifts, hugs and smiles.

Islamabad is a city that turns into a ghost town come eid! This is sad for the people who live in Islamabad during this time. There is no one to visit, there is no one to greet and invite, and there is little eid :D But that is not a concern for me anymore… (yeah right!). Hope you all enjoy your eidies, sweets and relatives. Islamabad still is a great place for me and I love it even more in the tranquil silence that follows with a reduction of road activity!

Eid Mubarak, Islamabad, Eid Mubarak, Pakistan, and Eid Mubarak fellow bloggers!

3 Comments so far

  1. TheRepublicOfPakistan (unregistered) on October 24th, 2006 @ 10:48 pm

    “Ramadan came and went. Without a word it passed, as if it was just another month for Islamabad.” This probably more saddening than not having people around to celebrate Eid, but on the other hand not surprising because if Ramadan is just another month than Eid has no meaning to it either. You are right thou that most people leave but may be we can find the people who stay and celebrate Eid with them.

    But anyways, Eid Mubarak to all and May Allah help us all to follow Islam and give us the strength and courage to try and stay away from Haram and keep the spirit of Ramadan alive in us year round.

  2. Asma (unregistered) on October 26th, 2006 @ 12:18 am

    Eid Mubarak …!

  3. Phil (unregistered) on October 26th, 2006 @ 12:29 am

    THEREPUBLICOFPAKISTAN is going to hell… happy? :)

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