“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 ...
“The building’s shape is a riddle. We will see if you can figure it out at the end” Driving towards Nasheman Cinema on a bright sunny day in April, our last expedition to find the Crown Cinema had ended in shock and disappointment when we found debris where once the façade stood, a sense of […]
Originally published on Dawn.com Photos By The Karachi Walla and Text by Yumna Rafi and The Karachi Walla Percy Bysshe Shelley once wrote “Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought” these words befit Saddar, which was once a favourite haunt for Karachi’s bookworms, yet its current state exudes a profound sense of […]
Originally published for Dawn.com I was at my apartment in Clifton, waiting for a friend. He did not show up on time, so I rang him up. My friend told me that he was here but the apartment chowkidar was not letting his Vespa enter the compound. I went downstairs and resolved the matter. Climbing […]
These guys charge 100-250 for a car wash. Behind Irani Consulate, you could even see them from Do Talwar but it is when you drive from Mohatta Palace to Do Talwar that you see them waving in your face. Draped in Zainab Market clothing with yellow buckets for carrying water, you cant miss them even […]
It looked like a typical July Day with lots of clouds but no rain. However the scene changed right before the sunset. There was thunder, there was lightning and there was rain. I was at roadside cafe. All the staff took refuge under the roof except for one waiter who was from Thar Desert. He […]