We were praying like hell for it to arrive but it did not come. We set our eyes, focused and all-ready, alarmed with a news that only talked about its extreme side but there were no signs for it. Now that it is finally here like the much-awaited visitor whose presence is the only thing that excites us, we are shivering like hell!
Ain’t it true? Karachi is finally experiencing winter! And it is damn cold these days. Chilly winds have taken up the city with spices of dryness adding up to make the weather even frostier.
But alongside not-so-sweet yet much adorned weather comes the coziness of warm clothes, heartfelt taste of coffee, rustiness of peanuts and sugariness of the gajar ka halwa, signifying winters in Karachi!
So, let’s check em out!
1. Tan Tan Tan – Peanuts Wala Here!
It is only when winters are at its peak we hear the tan tan of peanuts wala wrapped from head to toe and selling freshly roasted peanuts. Abu comes asking, “Kisi ko mong phali khani hai” and we are like, no offer can be better than this one!
2. Garam Kapre – New Cloth Choices Emerge!
Winter in Karachi gives us a relief from all-year-round Lawn, worn in almost every occasion. We can now switch to Leelan, Khaddar, Cotton and Velvet clothes as they are available in all markets of the city. “Ami mjhe kapre lene hain”
3. Kinno Le Lo – Fresh Oranges on Sale!
The best in the world, fruits of Pakistan have quite a demand in other countries. And we are lucky to have these juicy and seasonal fruits to eat in different times of the year. Winter is incomplete without kinno, who wouldn’t want to have the delight of drinking fresh orange juice and peeling them with dry hands to eat?
4. Coffee Jaisa Maza, Aur Kaha – Replaced by Tea!
Coffee is replaced by tea in winters. In fact, the coffee ad campaigns are hugely invested to make people buy it regularly. Who can deny that there are some nice cafes out there selling hot coffee and a late night chilly drive there could bring the best moments ever!
5. Gajar ka Halwa – Taste the Sweetness!
Its sweetness is one thing, the delectable taste is another! Nearly every shop and mom is busy making gajar ka halwa in winter. And the customers pour in to buy and eat, signifying the intense winter in Karachi.