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City Landmarks – The water trough near Merewether Tower

Another water trough that has survived the brunt of changing times and values. The last one that I documented was near Pakistan Chowk and both of them are not very different from each other. Both of them were built with Gizri stone. Both of them served the same purpose. Both of them were donated by […]

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City Life – Lyari during FIFA World Cup

My friends have been telling me how Lyari gets transformed during FIFA world Cup for many years. I stayed away from the area due to my own misconceptions. I regret that now but still wonder wonder how it would have been during peak gang wars time which by the ways seems like a distant memory, […]

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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 a multi-space in general with Abdullah Shah Ghazi Shrine, Seaview, Mahadev temple, Funland and other parks providing recreational space for families belonging to all walks […]

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City Portraits – Eid-Card Seller of Paper Market

Karachi is known as city of lights but the lights remain pretty dim year long. However Ramadan is an exception and the city rebuilds it’s reputation with lights in the month of blessings. The quiet corners and dark alleys get a makeover, sometimes for setting up food stalls or at others for hosting night cricket […]

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City Faith – St. Anthony Chapel, Manora

Manora is a personal favorite. For the reason that it truly qualifies as a settlement by the sea. While rest of the city turns its back towards the sea, making it impossible to look at it behind the curtains, blinds and tinted windows, Manora embraces it. You don’t have to go and look for the […]

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