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 Hangouts – Cinema 73, Seaview Apartments

An alternative experience. In the city where luxury is considered integral to any going out experience, Cinema 73 provides an alternative option. There is no air-conditioning and there’s no caramel popcorn. The air is heavy with moisture and it smells of extra salty popcorn. Cinema 73 is a community cinema, situated in Block 73 of […]

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City Faith – Abdullah Shah Ghazi shrine revisited

You realize that you are growing old when people, places and objects that you are familiar with start disappearing, or getting modified, modified beyond recognition. But they say that nostalgia is denial of progress. Progress which can turn Karachi into Dubai. There are not many specifics of this Dubai dream but Sky scrappers certainly are […]

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City Landmarks – Byram Edulji Water trough, Guru Mandir

Karachi makes us resilient. What other choice do we have? The more you get to know about the city, the greater the sense of loss becomes. Overwhelming. You can carry on but with a sense of grief, a baggage that weighs heavy. As I understand, several water troughs were erected at the popular routes starting […]

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City Museums – Sindh Police Museum, Garden Road

There is a dearth of quality museums in Karachi. Let me rephrase it. There is a dearth of museums in Karachi. Therefore establishment of Sindh Police Museum comes as a welcome surprise. Although a soft launch was done in 2017, still not many people are aware of it. A trip to the museum is surely […]

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City Secret – Moriro Mirbahar and his brothers’ graves, Gulbai Chowk

The legend of Moriro and Magarmach is one of the most celebrated ones in Sindhi poetry. It dates back to 11th century, much before Kalhoras, Talpurs and British. Perhaps dating back to Soomro’s rule over Sindh. The story has been written, sung and celebrated across Sindh and beyond. Except that the graves have now become […]

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