I spotted this pair of Przewalski’s Horses on a safari a few years back. This rare and endangered species is native to central Asia and is just gorgeous. Ignoring the vastness of the lush green grass around them, they found comfort in each other’s closeness; partners for life!
On one my recent visits to the Karachi beach, I came across this stunning white horse and his rider standing under the shade of an umbrella-like structure to take a break from the sweltering heat. With eyes downcast, this gorgeous animal had a lingering sadness in his eyes, a longing for freedom. There really wasn’t anything I could do for him, except for feeling sorry.
What would I have done if I were him? I don’t know…….
Karachi is famous for its black-sand beach, and owing to the frequent oil spills, it keeps getting blacker by the day. But that is not what fascinates me about it. Its rather the culture that has developed at the beach, it being the only (affordable/accessible) source of outdoor activity for the otherwise entertainment-starved Karachiites.
The beaches here are abuzz with uniquely interesting sources of entertainment. With the kids flying kites and the families bathing/swimming in the sea, you will be able to spot tens of oont-walas (camel riders) and ghoray-walas (horse riders), willing to sublet their pets to you for a mere 10 to 20 cents per ride for an experience that will last you a lifetime. Here’s a glimpse of my city. Enjoy!