City Landmarks – Goan Union Hall

Karachi Goan Union Hall building has such a pleasing look that it uplifts the mood of entire neighborhood. Just like Goans of Karachi have rocked the social and cultural scene ...

City Walk – Sarafa Bazaar & Gao Gali

By the start of 17th century, the port in Thatta was dysfunctional due to the accumulation of silt. Sindhi merchants who operated from there decided to setup a new port ...

City Landmarks – Jabees Funland

Have you ever wondered why Seaview has such great energy even on dullest of days? It is perhaps the only multi-class space left in the city. Clifton used to be ...

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City Landmarks – Kumar Cinema, Napier Road

Kumar Cinema looks like a residential block from the main Napier Road. ...

City Markets – The Book Bazaar on Wheels

The Book bazaar on wheels. It will make a catchy name for ...

City Portraits – Abdul Hayee – Painter, Kaala Pani

The Karachi walla met Abdul Hayee, the veteran painter under the shadow ...

City Faith – Christmas Carols in Karachi

The Karachi Walla’s happy night out. Karachi’s diversity – well documented and ...

City Faith – Dhikr, Swahili and Shidis at a shrine in Karachi

It felt as if I was in a different timezone, a far ...

City Hangouts – A-one Restaurant

The Karachi Walla has been out of sync with the city but ...

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City Museums – Abdul Karim Solangi’s Cultural Museum

A diamond in the rough. Moosa lane in Lyari is not perhaps a place where one would expect to find a museum of kinetic sculptures. That too along with the sculptor, the gracious Abdul Karim Solangi who has been awarded pride of performance by the President of Pakistan not too long ago. I had already […]

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City Libraries – Urdu Bagh, Gulistan-e-Johar

Anjuman Taraqqi-i-Urdu has a nostalgic sound to it yet it is very relevant to the times that we live in. Founded in 1903, it remains one of the oldest institutions working for the promotion of Urdu language. It actually started as a movement. For years Hindus has been making a case for adoption of Hindi […]

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City Museums – Dr Ruth Pfau Muesum, Saddar

How does one explain existence of people like Dr Ruth Pfau in this age? In a world where we are trained to ask for more and more, how can someone spend his or her lifetime serving people without any want? Unconditional service. In a world defined by expectations and assurances. Dr Ruth Pfau was born […]

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City Landmarks – Abdul Hadi and Aslam’s bookstores on Khalid bin Waleed Road

Abdul Hadi and Aslam are strange characters for our time. Take Abdul Hadi for instance. He has been running his bookstore for past thirty years on Khalid bin Waleed Rd. I am not sure how has he managed to achieve this feat. He lets people read newspaper for free. One usually finds a group of […]

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City Portraits – Suleiman, Zaibunnisa Street

I have seen him at several places across the city. I have seen him pushing his push pull merry-go-round around Frere Hall. I have seen him in Lyari. I have seen him on Club road. This week I find him resting under the shadow of a building on the far end of Zaibunnisa Street. His […]

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