Countries Traveled (Alphabetical order): Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Macedonia, Malaysia, Montenegro, Nepal, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States, Vatican City State
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Rainbow in Karachi; A Rare Delight (with video)
Yesterday (September 14, 2011), on my way back to home after work (around 17:45) I noticed some commuters, especially bikers, stopping by and looking towards the sky. I was driving on the recently built flyover that connects Korangi Industrual Area and Shah Faisal Colony; a busy and the fast route now.
Out of curiosity, I tried to look back, at the risk of losing control on my car, but to no avail.
Suddenly, I saw a huge, clear, and rounded Rainbow on my right hand side, emerging from the Northeast! That was so obvious to be ignored; don’t know why I couldn’t get that in the first place.
It was rare and indeed a delightful sight in Karachi, especially after back to back sad happenings in the recent past.
When I left from my office, located in Korangi Creek, it was a clear shining sun, and by the time I reached my home, University Road, it was raining cats and dogs! This is Karachi!! The rainbow also disappeared by then.
I was all excited, and didn’t have a choice but to stop my car on the highway-like-flyover to have a glimpse of it. People were busy in making photographs out of their mobile cameras! Thankfully, there was no collision among commuters on the narrow busy road.
(PS: Will upload the video sometime in the evening, inshallah)