The other day I was driving back from office to home and was listening to this song on radio.

While driving along peshawar mor, I saw this old man with his wife and a daughter crossing the road.

And although the speed of the car or the volume of my car speakers wasn’t extremely high, I saw that the old man pulled his wife with one hand close to him and his daughter with the other hand and just stood there and there was fear in his eyes.

I wonder if I should feel guilty about being the source of the fear in his mind that was evident in his eyes.

I wonder if developed countries feel the same ways about under-developed nations!

10 Comments so far

  1. ڈفرستان کا ڈفر (duffer) on January 13th, 2009 @ 11:33 am

    nations are never scared of other nations
    only people are fearful, and the ppl can be rulers
    about old man story
    he must be thinking k "Bigrra hua ameer zada hai, takkar mar k b ja sakta hai" :D
    and whats like this "Ek to shareef, ooper se dasa hua bhi"

  2. Talha Masood (thandak) on January 13th, 2009 @ 11:36 am

    Driving a mehran @ 60 kmph, I doubt that’s bigra hua from any standard :) but thanks for your comments.

  3. Fahim Akhter (fahimakhter) on January 13th, 2009 @ 11:41 am

    I think its happened to me a couple of times rather and well it makes me sick to the stomach, it doesn’t matter whether your right or wrong but for once it really shakes you for well no apparent reason what so ever. Because its exactly like your feeling.

  4. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on January 13th, 2009 @ 12:17 pm

    Some multi-tasking.

    U saw fear in his eyes, u were driving, u were listening to rockish music and you were thinking.

    Impressed Talha Bhai =P

  5. crazymonkey on January 13th, 2009 @ 3:07 pm

    Yes Talha, try not to multi-task too much. The old man was probably wondering why this young man is so tense. Who knows, it might help you in a lot of things… probably even stop eligible women from calling you ‘bhai’.

  6. zaheerq on January 13th, 2009 @ 5:08 pm

    what a useless entry it is….why to compare develop and under develop nations for such behaviors….

  7. Talha Masood (thandak) on January 13th, 2009 @ 5:13 pm


    what a useless comment that was…

  8. Monazza Talha (montaleast13) on January 13th, 2009 @ 6:49 pm

    @ Talha

    I don’t think such an incident calls for a feeling of guilt. :-) But i think developed countries do feel this way towards the under developed ones that they can move as fast as they like and squish whatever poor creature (read country) comes in the way. They wouldn’t even hesitate to bulldoze a whole nation just to get their way (read oil).


    PS: Good to see you are a Nickleback fan. ;-)

  9. zaheerq on January 14th, 2009 @ 8:12 pm

    For Mr. Talha…I believe that one should not portray the image of a nation or a country or a person just based on his thinking. before passing a comments on others either it is a nation,a country or a person he has a responsibility of getting knowledge from authentic sources or his own personal experiences only then it seems reasonable to discuss before making a image of anything…
    I have seen many cultures and nations closely and i can say this that we pakistani are just destroying our social values and we never practice what we say and teach to others.
    just read the last entry on this blog about expressway and it is so wide 8 lanes i think and still its traffic jam there….why? do you know the answer…? yes i know the answer because we don’t have patience, we dont respect others rights, and we dont respect law. and this happened everyday…you cant drive in islamabad without horn. this is our attitude…these days i am in italy and i am driving 300 km a day and i havnt used horn from the last three months. can u believe on this…..

  10. shaidbokhari on January 15th, 2009 @ 2:22 pm

    Yes friend. U should know that Pakistani nation is in very confusion in every matter. they dont know how to spend life, wat to study and where to study, wat to eat and many stuffs like that. and especialy the old age is quiet surprised from the changing. they have seeen some real good time is pakistan and now they are really desperate. but ur thought is appreciatable.

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