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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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