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City Hangouts – Chullu Kebab Nayab, Clifton Block 5

An instant favorite. Chullu Kebab Nayab is such a welcome addition to affordable everyday eateries in Clifton. Karachi always had a wide variety of regional cuisines and Irani cafes have been integral part of that rich tradition. Sadly most of them have either closed or changed hands, losing their authenticity in the process. While Chullu […]

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City Landmarks – Baldia Railway Station

Drive through Mauripur road and you will instantly recognize few landmarks that have been registered in our subconscious over the years. You drive through KPT flyover crossing KPT Building and Custom House on your right. After descending from the flyover you notice Lyari’s colorless multistory residential blocks on your right. You may notice a tiny […]

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City Landmarks – Lyari Quarters Dispensary

Edulji Dinshaw Dispensary on Sharah-e-Liaquat right before Empress Market is an important and relatively known landmark. It was donated by Edulji Dinshaw, a businessman from Karachi who also funded several hospitals, dispensaries and educational institutions. It still remains one of the most beautiful and inspiring buildings in present day Saddar. Almost looking like an anomaly […]

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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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