>Part 1:Zaibunisa’s Story


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Zaibunisa wears a gharara
everyday. She likes to keep her shirt long, till her knees and the
gharara very loose so that it almost resembles a skirt. Over
it she covers her head with an orange coloured dupatta, one
end of which is tucked in behind her ear. The other end lies
somewhere near her knee, and in a knot in that piece of fabric she
keeps her pan. Zaibu loves pan, and her beetlenut
stained teeth are proof of the fact. The sickening sweet smell of
beetlenut lingers on to her clothes, her henna coloured hair and of
course, that twisted mouth of hers.
Zaibu starts her day early. She prays
in the morning, goes to the tubewell near by to fill water in her
earthen pots, and then feeds her chickens. After she is done she
brews herself a cup of tea. She likes it strong and cooks it with a
lot of milk. Mostly this is all she has for breakfast, unless Abdul
is home.
When Abdul comes to the small village
of Nanagar, she makes him fresh hot parathas which she covers
lavishly with a thick layer of her home-made ghee. She fusses
over Abdul, asks him to take third and fourth helpings, and complains
that the city air is making his bones weak.
After pan Abdul is someone she
can not dream of living without. Everytime he leaves for Karachi, she
sheds a storm of tears, often hugging and kissing him too much. And
the time he is not home she spends thinking about him, and longs for
him to return.
But for Abdul, his attachment to Zaibu
is different……….
to be continued
Gharara- very loose pants that almost
resemble a skirt
Paratha- pita bread cooked with a lot
of oil
Ghee- fat from milk used for oiling or
adding flavour to a dish
Pan- Beetlenut, tobacco and other sweet
spices rolled up in a speacial type of leaf.
Dupatta- a long rectangular cloth that
sub-continental women use to cover themselves


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9 responses to “>Part 1:Zaibunisa’s Story

  1. >interesting……when will the next part come out? is this story real?

  2. >thanks…tomorrow or day after inshallah:)

  3. >is that picture of ghagra necessarily? think about it!

  4. >i thought it will give an idea to the readers about what a gharara is:P

  5. >Han Han readers to France me rehtay hain na, k unhe Ghara nahi pata hoga… Aur sitan ye k is pe bhi bas nahi howa, aakhir me gharara glossary de k rahi sahi kasar bhi puri kardi….:P:P

  6. >Aur wesay bhi yahan to har koi hi ye kehta ha k "Main hun ek sharara",, esay main iski chooti behn gharara ko bhi sab jantey hi hain..:P

  7. >Is this real or any synthetic story of Zaibunisa and her ghararabut still it is attractive may you plz heralded that when will the next part appear?Ali Zhoraiz Jaffri

  8. >Jaffri the next part will appear tomorrow inshallah. its fiction.

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