Glimpses into Olympic Torch’s Visit

….. After 44 years :)

Before:

Preparations amidst security

A Pakistani soldier and a police officer stand guard as Pakistani athletes take part in a rehearsal for the upcoming Olympic torch greeting ceremony at Pakistan Sport Complex, in Islamabad, Pakistan on Tuesday, April 15, 2008. The Olympic torch will arrive in Pakistan on April 16 on its 20-country, 137,000-kilometer (85,100-mile), global journey. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti) …Courtesy Boston.com

Dhol Tamashay ;-)

After:

olympics-torch-highlights.jpg

Look at everyone’s expressions in this pic …  5 kinds of emotions :P

Ciao…!

10 Comments so far

  1. kabirdas on April 18th, 2008 @ 9:56 am

    Hey, what is this guy on the left doing there? I thought he had been booted out of his illegaly occupied office on 18 Feb of this year, the day of reckoning.
    I wanted to describe the expressions on various faces, starting from left but got stuck there. I couldn’t find the right English word for the expression on the face of this guy on the left. In Urdu it may well be described as the expression of ‘Khisiana Pun’. Let me first think more about it. I will revert back to this post as soon as I find the right word for the expressions on the face of this guy.
    Anyway by showing his face early in the morning you have spoiled my whole day spring flowers notwithstanding.


  2. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on April 18th, 2008 @ 10:02 am

    you have spoiled my whole day

    No matter how colorful the city looks in the previous post … the dark hues surround us too in here :\


  3. kabirdas on April 18th, 2008 @ 1:47 pm

    Ref: A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) April 18th, 2008 10:02 am
    "No matter how colorful the city looks in the previous post … the dark hues surround us too in here :\"

    Well said. Better than what I said or would or could have said. And that is quite something!


  4. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on April 18th, 2008 @ 3:06 pm

    :~)


  5. kabirdas on April 19th, 2008 @ 1:23 am

    Sorry, I have to return to this post (as promised) as a defeated person. I could not find the right English word to describe the expression on the face of this guy on the left. The nearest I came to it was the word ‘shame’ but it couldn’t be riht. There is no way a ‘DHEET’ person could have the expression of shame on his face and ‘DHHET’ he is beyond any shadow of doubt. Now come to think of it there is no single English word for ‘DHEET’ also. One can say that ‘DHEET’ in English is ‘stuborn’ or not having ‘self respect’. The former is not quite right the latter is not one word as such.
    May be there are some appropriate English word to describe his expression but I am not aware of them for the simple reason that my mother did not speak this foreign language. So in the language which mother spoke I can describe his expression as ‘KHISSIANI’ smile of a ‘DHEET’ person. Now, howzit empire?
    Now that I have failed to describe the expression of the first guy on the left I wonder if I should attempt to describe the expression on other faces? I think I wouldn’t do it unless some one forces my arm for it.
    It is strange none of your readers have come to my aid on this. I think they are still enjoying the spring flowers displayed by you and are still repeating such words of pleasures as OOOH, Aah, wow and Wah etc :-)


  6. crazymonkey on April 19th, 2008 @ 3:17 pm

    I wonder what keeps that torch burning all the time…


  7. kabirdas on April 19th, 2008 @ 9:16 pm

    Ref: crazymonkey April 19th, 2008 3:17 pm
    "I wonder what keeps that torch burning all the time…"

    Wonder no more. Ask google ‘Olympic Torch design’ or ‘How does the Olympic Torch work ? ‘ and you will get the answer to your question in less than a minute?


  8. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on April 21st, 2008 @ 1:57 pm

    Kabirdas I want to repeat all those words of appreciation on your face study too :)

    Crazymonkey Your query is answered in this article :)


  9. kabirdas on April 22nd, 2008 @ 12:55 am

    Ref: A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) April 21st, 2008 1:57 pm

    What is ‘face study’any way? Is it something like ‘face book’? Look, I am not a ‘with it’ type of guy? So, please educate me what ‘face study’ is or what it means. Once I know that I would be able to say if those words of appreciation are applicable or not.

    Yesterday, I went to my village which is about 45 km from Zero Point, little beyond a lake (not Rawal lake) on top of a mountain whose top is flat. I wouldn’t name the village to preserve my privacy. If you can guess it I wouldn’t mind.

    Anyway, while going to (and coming from) my village I did not see any sign of spring as such. It was probably because all the trees and shrubs were of ever green type. Anyway the scenery was beautiful; spring or no spring. There are lot of such places around Islamabd worth visiting.

    At one spot I saw few cars parked and a group of families enjoying picnic. On my way back I saw the picnicking families were gone. What I noticed then was lot of trash plus lot of polythene bags (curse of our modern civilisation) lying around. I did not have a camera handy to take a photograph to send it to you to post it in this Blog.

    The readers of this Blog then seeing this photograph would have uttered such words of ‘depreciation’ which are antonyms of wows, wah, oooh and Aha etc :-)


  10. crazymonkey on April 27th, 2008 @ 4:52 pm

    Oh wow, thanks for the link asma.

    I remember the olympics when Muhammad Ali the boxer lighted the flame. That was one of the greatest moments in the history of olympics. There’s something very powerful about these games.



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