Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

It’s Mae-Mae Time!

‘Look, there’s such a rush! What are those so many people doing over there? That huge group circling that van, what’s all the hip hop for? Or has the vehicle suffered from a serious accident? WHAT ARE THEY ALL UP TO? Oh move aside, I have GOT TO LOOK!’

And lo! A royal cow has arrived in our locality, for tomorrow’s Baqra Eid!!! And oh, not just one, there are four of them!

Its Eid-ul-Adha, or Baqra Eid as we call, the second Eid that Muslims around the globe celebrate (this one after the holy Pilgrimage), in the remembrance of Prophet Ibrahim and Ismail (A.S)’s exemplary sacrifice.

This event brings a lot of happy (and yummy) moments together, that start even before the day comes, and lasts long after Eid is finally over.

After a long wait when the cattle finally arrives, (not to mention the mandi process since oops, I’ve NEVER been there) that excitement to play and feed and taking them for a walk and then finally having them slaughtered *tears* and then feasting with those DELICIOUS steaks and seekh-kababs and this and that, and that, and that, it’s SCRUMPTIOUS!!


From Shahzeb Hussain Art. Click on image to visit his fan page.

This Eid also brings a lot of cherish-able moments with it, the best of which include those MEGA-RUNS when one of the bechari goats (or in some cases, a wild buffalo) runs away and a crazy crowd start running after it, leaving rest of the world (or women) laughing behind!

Or the other way round.

Or the other way round.

Anyways, I wish you all a very happy Eid! Party hard and don’t forget to care for those deprived.

Eid MubarakπŸ˜€

33 responses

  1. outrightly funny!

    October 15, 2013 at 6:09 pm

  2. Maria hamari gaye aye and ate hi bhag gae phir khudi andar agye bhagte bhagteπŸ˜€

    October 15, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    • GreatπŸ˜€ One of our bakras once ran away like that, as in meri ghalti but I had NO idea what to do. However it turned out to be quite seedha-sadha and stopped when it finally reached home!πŸ˜‰
      Eid Mubarak in advanceπŸ™‚

      October 15, 2013 at 6:16 pm

      • Our gaye is not at all sedhi sadhiπŸ˜› Khair MubarakπŸ˜€

        October 15, 2013 at 6:17 pm

        • Bechari aa tou gai thi khud wapis?😦 Seedhi hui na!πŸ˜‰

          October 15, 2013 at 6:41 pm

          • thts becuase he saw an open gate. Itna mar ri he wo dosri gaye ko rat se :p

            October 15, 2013 at 6:50 pm

          • Now that is cruel, but trust me dosri gaye won’t have been any less. =D

            October 15, 2013 at 6:54 pm

          • tum uski side looo basssπŸ˜€

            October 15, 2013 at 11:22 pm

          • Wo tou mae leti rahungi. As in side hi tou le sakty haen? In the end unhi ki tikka boti khaty haenπŸ˜‰

            October 16, 2013 at 12:06 am

          • han yar bechare ‘Qurbani k bakre’πŸ˜›

            October 16, 2013 at 12:19 am

          • πŸ˜€πŸ˜‰

            October 16, 2013 at 12:21 am

  3. rjl2727

    ok, i will have to come back and read this again, and maybe again., as work now rudely intrudes on life. i’m not sure yet if this a tribute or a sarcastic jab. if the latter is true, it rings very close to a short essay i’m constructing in my mind (lots of space there) in “honor” of hunting season. peace, and have a lovely day!!

    October 15, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    • Sigh.
      Do come back again, and we eat meat you know.
      Have a great day!

      October 15, 2013 at 6:36 pm

      • rjl2727

        is that a sigh because I’m not clever enough to figure this out??

        October 15, 2013 at 8:25 pm

        • No, because it wasn’t really a ‘sarcastic jab’. Sarcasm and me are different things actually. And that ‘sigh’ was because it isn’t a ‘hunting’ game, but a ‘sacrificing spirit’ as I would call.
          I’d like to read your essay, though! : )

          October 15, 2013 at 8:44 pm

  4. Eid Mubarak!

    October 15, 2013 at 7:05 pm

  5. πŸ™‚ Good post! Aaj kal main bhi bahut chicken khaa raha hoon (bakra mehenga hai :()

    Eid mubarak (again)!

    October 15, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    • Chicken is always awesome!πŸ˜‰
      Thank you (again)πŸ™‚

      October 15, 2013 at 7:47 pm

  6. Haha this was such a cute post !πŸ˜‰ Love both the comics ! Tikkaaay Yummm Mun me paani aa ra hai abi seπŸ˜› Happy Eid Mubarik to you ! And I hope your Bakra don’t run away tomorrow and you find a Qasaai in timeπŸ˜›

    October 15, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    • Lol thank you for your unique wishes.πŸ˜‰ I hope you have a wonderful party ahead!πŸ™‚
      Eid Mubarak and Jazakillah for dropping byπŸ™‚

      October 15, 2013 at 8:48 pm

  7. Hahaha cow ran away near our locality and men were chasing it on their bikes, didnt watch the tragic scene heard abt it.
    Eid Mubarakkkkkkk have a gosht filled Eid. May Allah accept our deeds. Aameen *eid wale right left right hugs*

    October 15, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    • Haha right left right left hugs!!πŸ˜€ *does them back*
      Eid Mubarak to you too, have loads of fun and may Allah accept our deeds.

      Just yesterday night yehi scene yahan bhi hua. A large group of men ran after two badtameez si cows who were playing pakram pakrai with them, it was so much fun to watch!πŸ˜‰

      October 15, 2013 at 10:24 pm

  8. Hahaha…I enjoyed your thoughts about the Bakra Eid.
    Its always a laughing stock when a bakra runs away except if it is your bakra that ran awayπŸ˜πŸ˜€

    P.S Eid mubarik !πŸ™‚

    October 15, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    • ‘Its always a laughing stock when a bakra runs away except if it is your bakra that ran away😐 ‘
      ^ Haha Exactly!!πŸ˜€

      So glad you came by, and very pleased that you enjoyed reading them!
      Eid Mubarik! =)

      October 16, 2013 at 12:17 am

      • Thank YOU.
        Pleasure was all mine as you are a great writer.

        Enjoy the Tikka boti tomorrow!πŸ™‚

        October 16, 2013 at 12:29 am

        • You’re wonderful, you know that?πŸ™‚ Keep visiting, and I hope you enjoy malai boti, seekh kebabs, biryaani, and everything else meaty today!πŸ˜‰

          October 16, 2013 at 2:47 pm

          • Awww…Stop it you! *blushing*πŸ˜€

            Hahaha…I’ll be sure to visit then !πŸ˜‰

            October 18, 2013 at 2:00 am

  9. Happy Eid Mubarak..πŸ˜€
    Lovely Post and the Fact that the whole crowd runs after the Bakra–Oh I am thinking about it and Laughing..πŸ˜€

    October 16, 2013 at 2:47 am

    • Thank you so much!πŸ˜€
      That indeed is a funny sight!πŸ˜‰

      October 16, 2013 at 8:50 am

  10. Hilarious articleπŸ™‚ ROFL .. Loved itπŸ™‚

    October 16, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    • Hey thanks! Glad you visited and dropped a lovely comment.πŸ™‚
      Have a great day!

      October 16, 2013 at 7:27 pm

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