As the joke goes, a man saw another pissing on the side of the road and walked up to him to ask him "phai jaan, ithe koi pharda nahin?". The man finished his business and replied "nahin, ithe aape hee pharnaa painda eh!".
As different as it is, that is exactly how one feels after participating in one of these epic rallies where you put all your heart, money, soul and life on the line. During the racing, apart from the track, the only thing that catches your eye perhaps is photographers and cameramen lining the track and if you are in a similar situation like us, you end up thinking ke "position nahin to koi photo yaa video to aa hee jayee gee kahin".
I did realise at that time as well that it was all bakwaas! Lo and behold, on getting back all you really have is the few photos/vids you either took yourself or some friends of yours really went out of their to get for you. So much for the interviews, cameramen jumping onto the track to take snaps of you as you race towards them, the row of cameras with stupidly long lenses at the mid point and the hub of activity at the finish line. Its like the whole thing never really happened, and with some 3.5 minute clips, you have an Hamid Mir interviewing Asfandyar Wali for hours on how he doesn't own a single LandCruiser.
Anyways, without further let me continue beating my drum with whatever little media evidence we have thanks to good friends Doc NN, Asad Marwat, Rizwan Buttar and Siddique.