Some Tap

water tap, originally uploaded by tango 48.

Reminds me of british era … Jab Atish Jawan Tha…~

14 Comments so far

  1. Hasan Mubarak (hasanmubarak) on January 20th, 2009 @ 11:57 pm

    Gracefully elegant! Is it in Islamabad or Pindi?

  2. ڈفرستان کا ڈفر (duffer) on January 21st, 2009 @ 2:25 pm

    @A for [pine]Apple: wo Atish Aj bhi jawan he hai
    @hasanmubarak: pindi main atish per itni jawani shaid nai aati :D

  3. crazymonkey on January 21st, 2009 @ 2:40 pm

    This Mr. Atish is somebody’s boyfriend or something? By the way, I love the tap. The only thing ugly about the picture is the two ciggie stubs lying in the sink. Someone probably thought it was an oversized ashtray.

  4. masoodfaisal on January 21st, 2009 @ 4:55 pm

    i hope water comes out of this tap

  5. ersalan on January 22nd, 2009 @ 3:59 pm

    pardon my ignorance but where is this tap located?

  6. kabirdas on January 22nd, 2009 @ 8:22 pm

    Jab Atish Jawn Tha:

    Asim Mirza let me come to your unsolicited assistance in regard to the identity of Mr. Atish since I perhaps led you to use this phrase Jab Atish Jawan Tha.

    Mr Atish was a famous Urdu poet who was borne in Lucknow in 1764 and died there in 1864 much before Ghalib (now don’t ask me who was Mr. Ghalib). His full name was Haider Ali Atish. Atish was his poetic name (takhallus). This phrase was used by Atish in one of his Shaer which became very famous (the phrase and not so much the Shaer) The full Shaer is as follows:

    BiaN jo khwab ki tarah kar raha hay
    Ye qissa hay jab ka keh Atish jawan tha

    One normally uses this phrase when referring to old times. A for (pine) Apple, speaking figuratively, has used this phrase correctly. Her use of this phrase is though not factually correct since she wouldn’t have been even borne during the British era:-)

    By the way two other very famous Shaers of Atish which are quoted often in a like manner but in a different context are as follows:

    BaDa shore suntay thay pehlo maiN dil ka
    Jo cheera tou ik qatra-e-khoon na nikla


    Soun tou sahee jehaN maiN hay Taera fasana kia
    Kahti hay tujh ko khalq-e-Khuda ghaibana kia

    So that’s it for the moment. As I always say I am glad to help, teach and show off a bit (actually not a bit but a lot):-)

  7. kabirdas on January 22nd, 2009 @ 8:29 pm

    @ crazymonkey on January 21st, 2009

    1. Atish might have been somebody’s boy friend but he was not famous for it.

    2. What are two stubs of cigarettes in the sink between friends. There could have been something much worse in there which I needn’t spell out:-)

  8. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on January 23rd, 2009 @ 12:56 am

    rawal lake it is :)

    Thanks for a brief sketch into Atish’s life kabirdas (uncle) =)

  9. crazymonkey on January 23rd, 2009 @ 12:51 pm

    @ kabirdas

    Sir, after reading your well written account of Aatish’s identity, for which I convey you my thanks, I have come to the conclusion that a person like him certainly cannot be someone’s boyfriend. LOL! Sorry Aatish my man.

  10. Monazza Talha (montaleast13) on January 23rd, 2009 @ 1:42 pm

    The tap looks cool! I wonder why i haven’t seen it before. Maybe i am too lazy to graze the scenery with my eyes. :-D


  11. kabirdas on January 23rd, 2009 @ 9:34 pm

    @ crazymonkey on January 23rd.
    Wonder what made you come to he conclusion that Atish couldn’t have been somebody’s boy friend. May be he wasn’t but that doesn’t mean that he didn’t have a sweet heart either. After all he lived in an age much before Zia’s era and when Sufi’s and not the Mullas ruled the religious scene.
    Sorry, Mr. Aatish is my kind of a man alright:-)

  12. kabirdas on January 23rd, 2009 @ 9:38 pm

    I will like to further add that in that period men usually loved their neighbour, on either side of their house and across the street as well.

  13. kabirdas on January 23rd, 2009 @ 9:44 pm

    @ montaleast13 on January 23rd.

    Granted you are too lazy to graze the scenery with your eyes. Pray, let us know how else do you graze the scenery; with your noze, ears or hands ?? :-)

  14. kabirdas on January 23rd, 2009 @ 9:55 pm

    @ A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on January 23rd.

    Thus Spake Kabir Das:
    There comes a stage in every man’s life when he feels greatly hurt if he fancys a pretty girl and she turns round and calls him uncle. Thank God, I have now passed that painful stage of my age. Now I have acknowledged to be a universal uncle since I am called so not only by the young pretty girls but also by others :-)

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