City Landmarks – Lady Dufferin Hospital

“Let’s stop and see Lady Dufferin?” My escort suddenly got excited and insisted that we make a stop. We have been driving for past one hour on and around MA ...


City Life – Discovering City with a Poetess, a Novelist and a Stand up Artist

“So when did you arrive in Karachi” “When did I arrive in Karachi? Let’s see. I arrived here in Karachi in 1968, in a hospital” I turned around and had ...


City Secret – Beatles in Karachi

Thanks to Sami Shah (who recently tweeted link to the attachment) we are able to see this rare piece of the coverage of Beatles short transit time at Karachi airport.

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City Culture – Happy Night at Shri Swami Narayan

Karachi Walla’s happy night out. After an uneventful day at work, I ...
The lone warrior

City Landmarks – Thomas & Thomas

Past Zainab Market and Regal chowk, life runs at a maddening pace. ...

City Walk – Balcony Watch

Balcony Watch. A frivolous activity in a world running at a maddening ...
Broken Wings

City Landmarks – Gora Qabrustan

A blind spot in city’s heart. A placid getaway in midst of ...

City Secert – Meeting Rashid Minhas

Rest in peace in Karachi. A childhood hero of every Pakistani. A ...
Dont disturb

City Shopping – Buying books at Regal Chowk

Surreal. There is something with this setting which makes it surreal. The ...

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Photo Story – The Abandoned Backyard

The Karachi Walla was at an abandoned house in Cosmopolitan Coloney behind Quaid’s mazaar. The owner had passed away and the house was up for sale. Soon it will be brought down along with the beautiful backyard. The deceased owner’s collection of books and vinyl records will be up for sale but the backyard will […]

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Photo Story – Up close with Sadequain

The Karachi Walla has visited Frere Hall umpteen times but never had a chance to climb the stairs to the wooden rostrum inside the main hall. Supposedly from there, town hall gatherings were addressed. Also you could have a look at Sadequain’s mural much closely. Even if these were not good enough reasons, wanted to […]

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City Landmarks – Hanuman Temple

Two policemen were guarding the entrance to Hanuman temple. The entrance looked like a part of Walled City of Lahore. There was a boundary wall which had been encroached upon in either direction. Policemen became attentive when we walked past them but they did not stop us, probably because a friend who belonged to the […]

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City Landmarks – Karachi Goan Association Gymkhana

Goans make a vibrant part of diverse social fabric of Karachi. After the conquest of Sindh by Charles Napier, Karachi became an important hub of trade and commerce. Goans, an enterprising community found it an ideal setting where they could prosper and contribute to the development of the fast expanding city. The community is known […]

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City Landmarks – Lyari Station

Railroad Nostalgia. The railway station which had seen better days. It still plays a role in social scene. Albeit differently. Someone had setup used clothing shop on the tracks and children were playing Cricket on the platform. Few people were chilling under the shadow of Station building. Apparently police has taken possession of the only […]

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