“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 ...
“When was it closed?” “Yeh badbakht 10 saal pehle band hua tha”, the roadside vendor replied Its not financial challenge but our collective apathy towards heritage and arts and crafts in general which has caused single screen cinemas to run out of business. The growth in trading activities around the port area fueled the conversion […]
You have to fight for space with pedestrians, carts, cyclists, hawkers and vehicles to enter Lea Market. The iconic clock tower can guide you to the main entrance from a distance, otherwise you can enter from many openings to the trapezoid structure, but mind you that you can get lost in the sea of encroachments […]
A lively graveyard. Unlike any other in the city. The moment you enter the boundary wall you expect people offering prayers in solemn mood but instead you find a vibrant public space. There is a mosque on the right hand side of the entrance and little further is a green patch where I find families […]
Curiosity often kills The Karachi Walla. How do the houses around Bunder road look from inside? On a humid Ramazan day Karachi Walla banged few doors asking them if they would allow me to document their spaces. Patience runs low in Ramazan and I was declined. My vespa mechanic offered to help and took me […]
The Market is named after Hassan Ali Hoti, then Councillor of Karachi Municipality who is also known for his association with Khilafat Movement. It is situated on the intersection of Barnes Road and Nabi Bux Road. The building has multiple entrances but the main entrance has grandeur of good old buildings from the past. The […]