Sohail Abid

Writer exploring tradition, art, and music of the people of Punjab

Because straight answers are just too mainstream

Because straight answers are too mainstream in the rest of the world, Lahoris will likely give you a humorous or sarcastic one.

Just this morning, I went to the service center of my smartphone brand which, according to Google Maps, was on the very famous “mobile market” on the Hall Road. Failing to locate it, I asked a phone retailer if he knew where the service center was. He told me that they have moved to the ‘larnass’ (lawrence) road. Acting like a clueless Isloo boy, I further asked: “road de utte hi hai ya aale duale hai kite?” (Is it right on the road or somewhere nearby?)

“Chhad vi aaiye?” (Shall I take you there?) he replied.

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