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27 February, 2006

What lies beneath

When you are digging up downtown Deira? Skeletons, apparently:

The men say they were asked by police to put any other bones they found into a garbage bag, which would be collected later.

A 7DAYS reporter saw several bones, including a human skull, lying in a bin bag. An official from Dubai Municipality confirmed the area was used as a cemetery as recently as 30 years ago.

Not the most dignified end for someone's mortal remains: dug up and shoved into a garbage bag by labourers.

But this is progress: develop, develop, develop.



Blogger samuraisam said...

10 dhs says balushi comments about a relationship he had involving a skeleton.

27 February, 2006 02:39  
Blogger Destitute Rebel said...

Balushi, Baluchi, Baluchi is all iv been hearing. what about the poor skull!

27 February, 2006 02:58  
Blogger MuFi101 said...

guess the ghosts roam the corridors of the new towers built atop the graveyards.

Probably on visit visa too :-)

27 February, 2006 07:37  
Blogger Balushi said...

maybe the policeman was just joking with the indian housebuilders!!!

anyone seen the movie "The Lady Killers"?? In that movie the Old women calls the Sheriff and tells them that she found a bag containing a Millions of dollars and the sheriff told her Ok lady that money is for you! Keep it.

27 February, 2006 09:11  
Blogger Harsha said...

i'd say 20 sam.

The next thing we'd expect, stories of haunted houses to begin..

27 February, 2006 09:26  
Blogger Minkey Chief said...

This is why cremation is such a good idea. Complete closure.

27 February, 2006 10:55  
Blogger 1Desi said...

Just my opinion...

I'm getting bored of this Balushi prick's comments. All those who invite the moron to comment - why dont you quit as well? SD - is this still your blog? Why dont you just block him and every other balushi avatar that shows up!

Hey - just my opinion, nothing personal

27 February, 2006 11:17  
Blogger archer14 said...

They could use these remains for sprucing up what could be dubai's majestic 'house of horrors'..scratch that - "Horror City"
Hurry, the grand prize is a candlelight dinner with the greatest rotten corpse of them all (drum roll).... Balushi!.
Tickets available only at Balushi's rear outlet.

27 February, 2006 11:19  
Blogger trobriander said...


This is a common practice when unknown skeleton bones are unearthed. There are tens of sites in places like Central America and the Pacific, where problems as such were encountered and the bones had been hurled into marked ‘trash’ bags. It is easy to keep for further investigation – some bags have been sitting there for years!
I trust it would be relevant to be more phenomenological about the issue.

27 February, 2006 12:02  
Blogger CG said...

This is so so awful. A baby in our family was buried there about 36 years ago, and they were not allowed to mark the grave site. Not knowing if his remains have been dug up is causing a lot of pain for the older members of the family.
It was even worse when they saw the photos of the skulls.

27 February, 2006 13:21  
Blogger Harsha said...

but is it ecologically correct to use a burial ground for development just 30 years after its been used for the purpose?

I dont have much idea about this.. but shouldnt they leave the ground untouched for say atleast 50 years to allow proper decomposition, could they be some kind of bacteria that could come in contact with the ppl digging?

27 February, 2006 14:00  
Blogger archer14 said...

Harsha...wake up to the world around you. Take a good look around, before you start sympathising with bacteria and the aspects of decomposition.
Some food for thought - what is this blog about? Why is everyone ranting? Why was this blog once blocked? Why is this blog insanely popular?

I hope your neurons start firing. Good luck.

27 February, 2006 14:07  
Blogger Tim Newman said...

This must surely be good news for anyone with a dead body or two to dispose of, especially if they've got someone buried in their back garden who keeps being dug up by the dog.

27 February, 2006 16:02  
Blogger Balushi said...

Once I got woken up by a fire near our house so i immediatly called the Fire Dept emergency no. and operator told me that It's Ok i have seen a nightmare!

I went back to sleep.

next morning i saw the charcoal remains of the house!!!

i wish i should have informed GN/7days about my incidence.

27 February, 2006 16:03  
Blogger BarfUser said...

Since no gravesite's supposed to be marked here, it's probable that there are other places with misplaced bones out there.

In fact, I know of one that has, fortunately, been marked: the mysteriously cordoned off area right next to the Garhoud branch of the mOre Cafe.

27 February, 2006 17:33  
Blogger Cracking Boy said...

This is the circle of life:

Graveyards are tunred into devlopment areas to accomodate more population.

More population means more dead bodies.

Since every inch of Dubai is now a development area, couple of years down the line development areas would be be turned into graveyards to accomodate more dead bodies.

and it goes on and on...

27 February, 2006 23:50  
Blogger Open Source Radio said...

I'm writing from Open Source, an American public radio show based in Boston and distributed around the country (and the world) on Public Radio International. We're doing a show about Dubai, and the United Arab Emirates more generally, this coming Wednesday. We're hoping to move past the port security issue and talk about the larger issues of Arab development, globalization and seismic shifts in global capital, and new notions of a shining city on the hill. You can read about the show here:

I'd love to talk with you when you get a chance. You can reach me at: david (at) radioopensource (dot org).

Best regards,
David Miller
Senior Producer, Open Source

28 February, 2006 00:43  
Blogger Balushi said...

david miller, i think you are in the wrong place! all of us are sat in-front of the PC 24/7 with no real life experience!

28 February, 2006 09:14  
Blogger Hot Lemon& Honey said...

I hope this isn't really true...cause it is very disrepseptful to do so..throw human beings remains in the garbage like they are trash...

Yes, its the life cycle...but if they really needed to build over that area..and the found these bones, they should at least attempt to re_burry them in another area..

28 February, 2006 09:15  
Blogger CG said...

Balushi, speak for yourself. I am most likely to be checking the blogs from my imate while stuck in hours and hours worth of traffic (hey it kills the time). So I guess besides being an expert on traffic jams and Dubaays worst drivers I also have little 'real-life' experience.

28 February, 2006 10:44  
Blogger Bizarrism said...

They found remains of a human skeleton in an old cemetary !!!!
That's an amazing discovery
Call National Geographics Now

28 February, 2006 11:21  
Blogger Balushi said...

Cg, are you Jamal Bond by anychance?

28 February, 2006 16:20  

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