“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 ...
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 been looking for a turntable since I inherited a ceramic records collection from my grandfather. A friend recommended me to visit Antique Market in Saddar. […]
The bookshop at the unlikeliest of places. City Press Bookshop is located on the third floor of Madina Shopping Mall, famous for rejected pieces of famous designer wear. If it still does not ring the bell, think Zainab Market. This area has seen many bookshops giving way to all sorts of shops, from furniture to […]
The Karachi Walla met Kaleem Khan, a renowned artist from Quetta on a humid day in Clifton. He was busy painting portrait of another talented artist, Aamir Habib. There was a Quetta connection as both the artists hail from there. Nostalgic music was playing in the background, in Pashto and Farsi, some of popular tunes […]
First of its kind in Karachi. Cafe Bogie is one hell of an addition to the list of hangouts in Karachi. The lanes around II Chundrigar turn into ghost streets as soon as the offices close in the evening. Even the main road looks gloomy late in the night. Therefore when you drive from Shaheen […]
The Karachi Walla met an old acquaintance, another Karachi Walla in Lanka. She has moved to Lanka sometime back and been living there alone. She told me that there is ancient cemetery in her neighborhood, which may capture imagination of a photographer. We spent the evening walking through the narrow lanes inside the cemetery, which […]