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 Walk – 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 Faith – Happy Night at Shri Swami Narayan

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

City Shopping – 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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Personal Spaces – The Goddess of Wisdom and Maulvi Abdul Haque

The article was originally published on Dawn Blogs The hustle and bustle of Karachi often overshadows its historical significance, but amidst its smog-filled dingy streets and crumbling edifices lies a city full of intriguing stories. The construction of a port and other infrastructure fueled Karachi’s growth, which attracted not only businessmen but scholars, artists and […]

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Personal Spaces – Shahid Sajjad’s

It was a privilege to be inside Shahid Sajjad’s personal space which is situated somewhere in PECHS neighborhood. A surreal setting of pulleys, chimneys, chains, sculptures, stoves, kettles, kilns and other stuff which I could not identify. The place reeks of genius. This is where he created some of his most prized work. Shahid Sajjad, […]

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Personal Spaces – Shandana Minhas’

“Shandana Minhas has two sons and lives in Karachi. Survival Tips for Lunatics is her second book. She is threatening to write a third.” The Karachi Walla met her on a bright sunny day in May. Yousfi sb famously wrote that Karachi has two seasons; Summer and extreme Summer. That particular day could have been […]

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Personal Spaces – Aamir Habib’s

The Karachi Walla was at Aamir Habib’s, the talented Karachi based sculptor. His personal space is situated somewhere in Clifton Block 2. A visual artist essentially, Aamir has graduated from Indus Valley School with specialization in Sculpture and Photography. He has exhibited his work in some of leading local galleries such as Canvas Gallery, Koel […]

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City Landmarks – National Academy of Performing Arts

“And that’s Zia Mohiuddin’s office. Would you like to say hello to him” I was at National Academy of Performing Arts (NAPA) and Fawad Khan, a talented actor and a proud graduate of NAPA was showing me around. Gregory Thompson, a British theater director who was in Karachi to direct Shakespeare’s THE WINTER’S TALE in […]

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