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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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 – Afshan Cinema

A Good Old-fashioned Cinema. With a decent parking space and unusual facade, Afshan Cinema will certainly catch your eye if you are driving near the intersection of Martson Road and Nasheman Street. It must have seen glorious days in 60s when it provided entertainment to bustling population of cinema goers. So what went wrong? I […]

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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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City Culture – #NeverForget

Aaj ke naam Aur Aaj ke gham ke naam Aaj ka gham ke hai zindagi ke bhare gulistan se khafa Zard patton ka ban Zard patton ka ban jo mera des hai Dard ki anjuman jo mera des hai Aanewaale Dinon Ke Safiiron Ke Naam Vo Jo Khushbuu-E-Gul Kii Tarah Apane Paigaam Par Khud Fidaa […]

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City Landmarks – DJ Science College

One of the most iconic Karachi buildings. Considered to be the greatest achievement on James Strachan’s impressive resume. DJ Science college building is a fantastic aesthetic undertaking which has not lost its grandeur with time. But if we have done justice to its soul is a separate topic altogether. DJ Science college was founded as […]

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