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City Culture – Hussain’s vinyl collection

Hussain’s vinyl collection should not be dismissed as a shop’s merchandise for it also serves as an important archive. This city has a dearth of museums and very few collections of art are there in public spaces. Sharing music archives is still an after thought. Digitization has improved accessibility of music in general but one […]

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City Landmarks – Amchem Goa

On the Instagram page, it says that Amchem Goa is love and we agree. This cute little family run shop is off Mansfield Street near Zahid Nihari in Saddar. It is small and not particularly well stocked but has all the charm of a small family owned business in a small community. Where you can […]

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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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