Stories about rain

The rains that were

As long as I can remember, I have always loved the rain. Everything about it – from the fragrance of the air before it to the sound of the rain as it smatters against the windows. When I was a boy and it would begin to rain we would run outside in our lane and just stand there. Our arms outstretched absorbing the water like we were sponges. We would run to a small thela wala who wheeled his mouth-watering chats through our streets to sample his wares. Even when I was a teenager in the 90’s we revelled in the thunderstorms that graced Karachi. We did not have ...

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Unity, PHET, Discipline?

Promising my children a whole 50 hours of some very heavy rain and not getting more than five, it was not wise of me to break to them that Phet had left. They obviously started yelling and crying upon hearing the news and had the media on their side, closely emulating the emotions of the kids. Yes, Saien Hazrat Abdullah Shah Ghazi (RA) seems to have pleaded to the Almighty on behalf of the poor of Karachi, as a lot was at stake for the country if the metropolis had collapsed as warned. I believe it, you may not. The beautiful rainbow ...

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