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Friday, November 14, 2003

“Utho rozay-daro… Jannat ke haq-daro… utho utho…”

Okay. Here I am. Back. From God knows where. All I remember is… er… nothing. I mean, all these days when I was “snooping around others’ blogs” and trying to “make my previous post a memory”, I was also trying to get myself with a topic, on which I could write something. And, as expected, I ended up with no topic. So here I am. Back. From God knows where. And all I remember is that I have no topic to write on.

Okay. Let’s just forget the topic. This journal is about my ulti seedhi thoughts. And ulti seedhi thoughts don’t need any topic.

Every day before sehri, I hear this sound which has become so familiar now. The sound of a dhol (a kind of drum), played by a person whose face I’ll see on Eid day. So who’s this person? He is the one who comes and wakes us up from sleep every day. Yelling at the top of his voice (utho rozay-daro), and playing his dhol loudly, he makes almost everybody wake up. And I can imagine, that on Eid day, his smiling face will be asking everybody in the street for a generous amount of Eidi…

Sigh. The world and its people. Its people and their stories. Their stories and their morals. Their morals and the world. The world and its people…



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Nov 15, 2003 at 3:40 am

Hmm…. Saadat sitarey gardish mein hain…. Gemini, sitarey , u know. that’s why we have nothing to write about. Dont worry according to my prediction there will be a lot happening in blogistaan world when the mercury which is the guiding planet of gemini will come in contact with pluto with the saturn making right turn at the angle of the Uranus’ 13 star.


Nov 15, 2003 at 4:43 am

Hahaha. Sure, what she said ;)

I think i’d love the idea of having someone go around outside and call out those who’re fasting, waking them up. My parents get nostalgic over the “good ol’ days” back home and how Ramadan was just…well basically it was DA BOMB and I’m like..well yeah ok fine but..but I’ve got FROOT LOOPS for sehri. mmhmm o yea. beat that.

*clears throat* Right. What she said. :)


Nov 15, 2003 at 12:18 pm

“The world and its people …
” …and you and your ulti seedhi batain…boltay raha karo…


Nov 16, 2003 at 3:59 pm

Ayesha: You mean, Mercury is going to go and contact Pluto? The messenger is going to go and have a meeting with the dark lord? That’s dangerous, you know. But if it provides me with a topic to write on, then I guess it’ll be okay! =)

Mademoiselle: Froot loops for sehri? I have got doodh jalebiyan! *rolls eyes*

AWK: Sure! :)


Nov 18, 2003 at 11:23 am

dude, i know how u feel. i’m always sittin there thinkin ‘what on earth am i gonna write about??’ then, i just start typin anythin that pops up in my mind, add random doses of weirdness to it… and viola! like u said brotha, ulti seedhi thoughts!


Nov 19, 2003 at 6:52 am

You have written a whole thesis on the world ,its people,its dhol walas and still you say you have nothing to write …..*modest u*…..


Nov 19, 2003 at 1:52 pm

ohhh! I remember when I lived in the village, and every morning before suhoor we used to have a man wander through the narrow streets calling out, “Utho, rozay daro” too! Jazak’Allah khayr for the memories…I had totally forgotten about that. =) I hope your Ramadan is going well insha’Allah.


Nov 20, 2003 at 5:01 am

hey jigar kia haal hai? kaisa hay ?


Nov 20, 2003 at 7:36 am

Yas: Yay for ulti seedhi thoughts, then!

Sar: Oh well, yeah I did write something, but was it a thesis?

Yasmine: Ramadhan is going all great, al-hamdulillah … hope you’re enjoying Ramadhan too.

Jogia: Me fit. Me khush :) Apni sunao


Nov 20, 2003 at 8:13 am

Though I have no memory of these dholwala routine but I remember there was a maulvi from our colony masjid who literally used to swear at ppl at sahar time sermonizing something like “oye loggon ab uth jao sahar ka waqt ho chala hay,sari raat iftariyan katay rahay ho ibadat ki hoti tu subah uth jatay blah blah blha ( add some swear words too) whole neighborhood hated him but I always found him hilarious those were the best sehris of my life, as a result of his sermons over flowing with religious fervor ,he was thrown out of the colony. …


Nov 20, 2003 at 11:24 am

i would be going back home for the last 4 days of Ramadhan and for Eid. there was no way i could have missed the dhol beat to awakening for suhoor!


Nov 20, 2003 at 11:56 am

URGHHHHHHH!!! I hate enetation! it east up my comments and then throws it up no less than 8 times!


Nov 20, 2003 at 3:09 pm

saadat how is that your comment section says that it has 28 reactions to ur post yet only 6 appear.


Nov 20, 2003 at 9:16 pm

Enetation has gone nuts, and nuts, and nuts, and more nuts. Result: I have gone nuts!

Sar: LOL @ that maulvi. I would actually like to meet that fellow!

AWK: Have a great Eid!

Ayesha: Sigh. That’s all I can say.


Nov 21, 2003 at 6:33 am

Try F5 to see all the comments, y’all.
Though I’d be surprised if this one appeared, too. =)


Nov 21, 2003 at 7:28 am

F5 zindabad! :D


Nov 21, 2003 at 8:52 am

nothing of that sort happens here where I live =) Some people can actually sleep thru the sound of drums .. no, I am talking about myself. Thank you. But really, I do know people who sleep like they are dead .. only a sound as loud as soor can wake ‘em up!! hehe Earthly soor , imean!!


Nov 22, 2003 at 7:44 am

Earthly soor, hmm. I guess that dhol wala can make good use of it!


Nov 22, 2003 at 7:56 am

amazing isn’t it….the world and its people.

it’s like u can quadruple the number of years eternity can bring u but still u can’t come close to knowing all of the stories the people of the world has to tell.

p.s. what is wrong with ur comment host?? i’ve typed this comment twice.


Nov 22, 2003 at 8:52 pm

Yep! Amazing! :)

And the comment-box … sigh.

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