August 10, 2009

They got rid of food street. The shops are there (some of them) but its just another ordinary broken-down road with rickshaws whizzing through and the pretty cobblestones all dug up. The multicolored apartments that NCA students painstakingly restored once-upon-a-time are heading towards disrepair, and all the strategically placed light are off. Yesterday night, when I went there, they were in the process of digging up and removing the beautiful entrance gate.

What-the-fuck?

16 comments:

Ali said...

WHen did this happen.. it was there 6 months ago :@@

Desert Mystery said...

I'm curious too, when did this happen? How come no media has reported on it?

Deepak Iyer said...

Just a sec, if they remove the entrance gate, how will people enter ??

Okay I'll stop.

Xeb said...

It's HAPPENING as we speak! I used to love that place, it was such a cultural gem by the time they were done with it! I have no idea why they fucked it up! Everyone is unhappy, all the shopkeepers are losing business. Rickshaws and motorcycles are zooming through and the whole atmosphere has become noisy and grimy. It's a real fucking shame. Bloody government, why must they undo EVERY good thing that's happened before on the road towards inevitable disaster?

Xeb said...

Deepak: The gate was an open portal of sorts made of wood (with an iron look) intricately carved etc etc. It was never meant to 'close' per se, just signify an entrance and an exit. Also, the gates meant that cars etc would keep out of the street.

And yes, you should stop. Don't mock our pain, stick to watching rainbows instead! :P

Deepak Iyer said...

Well it's a lot more than just rainbows. But yeah, I apologize for you having to be the victim of the acculative sadism that I am unable to dispense otherwise on the trip.

I don't promise to stop, I just apologize :)

Xeb said...

*hehe*

Fair enough. We accept your apology! ;)

Desert Mystery said...

Apparently none of the national media is covering the story with the attention it deserves. The one story I did find was in Qatar's
Gulf Times
...WTF?

Seriously disappointed in Express News...what happened to "har khabar par nazr"?

CM Shabaz deserves to get a shoe tossed at him for allowing this to happen.

Ubaid said...

atleast we have it in lahore :)

Xeb said...

UB: Err, no you don't. It's the food street (Gawalmandi) in Lahore I'm talking about here!

Xeb said...

DM: A Lahori friend tells me that all the major newspapers are covering the story in their Cosmopolitan section. But I haven't seen any stories myself but if a media storm DOES exist its most ineffective!

Desert Mystery said...

I stand corrected. I did notice a few lines about it in the Daily Times, but then again it was just a paragraph at most :(

You know, maybe taking away the food of the avg man might inspire some revolutionary spirit amongs the proletarian masses. People tolerate alot of things, but take food away from Lahoris and you might have WWIII :P

Xeb said...

True! But you notice that our Lahori friends are not protesting overly. Perhaps they mourn not as keenly as I the loss of Gawalmandi! :(

brok3n said...

lol at some people not getting the irony....... -sigh- .... man I feel what you feel. I had quiet a shock when I visited Lahore last year after 8 years.

A Wandering Soul! said...

WTF yaar =s
Why Food Streeeeettttt?? =(
I loved that place. =(
I used to go to Food Street with friends when I was in GCU. =(

Ubaid said...

yes i know, and we have two food streets here :)