City Life – Twilight in Karachi

What I saw during Ramazan. A collection of photos and videos from Karachi Walla’s daily trips to Karachi’s old quarters during Ramazan.

City Portraits – The Man who sells Nostalgia

Meet Ansar. The Man who sells Nostalgia. He runs a shop in Saddar’s Antique Market and his collection of radios and turntables dwarf everyone else’s in the city. I have ...

Personal Spaces – And ode to NP 13/18

NP 13/18 is one of many pre-partition houses in the heart of Old City. One with a corner balcony and tinted glass windows. It reminds us of forgotten genius and ...

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City Hangouts – Jahangir Park

The last time I went to Jahangir Park, I found few druggies ...

City Portraits – Ghani Bhai

Ghani Bhai makes his living by cleaning cars at City Court Karachi. ...

City Landmarks – St. Andrews

St. Andrews takes your breath away. An oasis among the urban jungle ...

City Landmarks – The Eduljee Dinshaw Charitable Dispensary (Addendum)

The Karachi Walla was looking for the abandoned reading room in Jehangir ...

City Shopping – Antique Market in Saddar

A definite treasure trove. A walk down the memory lane. A refuge ...

City Faith – Karachi’s largest Cross

Gora Qabrustan is a personal favorite. And now it is home to ...

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City Landmarks – Water trough near Soldier Bazaar

In 1878 a group of revered noble citizen of Karachi such as Sir William Lee Warner, Khan Bahadur Hassanally, Beg Effendi. Messrs lagget Price, Sayed Hassan Mediru, Tance Denso and Mr. Framroze founded Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) at Frere Hall Garden. The society played a pivotal role in creating awareness […]

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City Libraries – Al Huda Library, 3D Nazimabad

Nazimabad is a very well planned neighborhood. Let me put a necessary disclaimer here that my orientation of Nazimabad is very basic but I continue to find libraries with ease in this big neighborhood. I reach Al-Huda Library around noon on a working day. My earlier visits to libraries in Karachi in general and Nazimabad […]

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City Markets – Framer Gali, Saddar

Saddar has several specialty markets in the streets connecting with Bunder road on either end. Some of these markets are planned and some of them just grew organically. Over time these shops have multiplied and gotten an identity. These markets not only cater to the customers in Karachi but are popular with people visiting from […]

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City Libraries – Jigar Muradabad Library, Paposh Nagar

Yeh Ishq nahin aasan bus itna samajh lijeye Ek aag ka darya hai aur doob ke jaana hai Urdu ghazal reached new heights in 18th and 19th centuries due to a constant stream of great poets like Meer, Firaq, Dagh and Hasrat. They lit up Mushairas in subcontinent and captured the imagination of masses, making […]

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City Markets – Leather Market, Juna Bazaar

Napier road is one of the busiest roads in Karachi. So much so that we are struggling to open the door fearing that it will hit a bike or a pedestrian fighting for space on crowded road. We somehow manage to pull the trick. It’s a Saturday noon and still early by Karachi standards. We […]

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