Peanuts anyone?!

Winter is incomplete without peanuts. I’m sure all of you would agree. There’s nothing like having an old newspaper, sitting infront of the heater taking out the peanuts from their pods and munching on them, throwing the empty pod on the newspaper and cleaning out later.

Meet Munir bhai, he’s been selling peanuts for the past three years. His base camp is right across the double road infront of Mr Books in F-6. He says that in summers when there aren’t any peanuts, he makes a living by selling “channas and nimko”. I asked him if he was satisfied with his work and he said:-

“Jee bhai, araam yeh hei kay apnee rairee hei aur apna karobar hei”

According to him, a lot of peanut sellers worked on rented carts and for this he feels blessed to have his own business. He complained that wheat went from 320/kg to 500/kg, acknowledged “president” Zardari in many colourful words (with all due respect ofcourse and language that cannot be written here), and he thinks that Musharraf could “stick it to them”. He was accompanied by a friend who was more keen on getting a picture taken and was very anxious as to where it would be shown or printed.

So yes, winters are nothing without peanuts and razais ofcourse :)

Stay warm :)

“Pictures joined together by Aimen Rashid Ghani

4 Comments so far

  1. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on December 28th, 2008 @ 2:08 am

    Ah ha .. what a nice intro :)

    Thats what I’m gonna do at this hour of chilling night … some peanuts and heater ~ best thing to do in loadshedding hours :P

  2. A for [pine]Apple (asmamirza) on December 28th, 2008 @ 2:09 am

    Correct poor guy’s link at least :P

  3. hashriani on December 28th, 2008 @ 10:13 am

    Done =p

  4. kabirdas on December 28th, 2008 @ 7:55 pm

    I have been following this regimen of having peanuts during evening dark hours sitting close to a heater and thinking about this and that for past few months.
    Tonight I will follow the same routine and wonder what this vendor could have said about our President Zardari which was found unprintable :-)

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