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City Culture – Drum Circle in Lyari

Karachi is a difficult city for most of its dwellers. Crumbling infrastructure, pollution, rising cost of living, incompetence, disappointments can take its toll on anyone. Time and again you have to look and seek for inspiration. The Karachi Walla was in Lyari to meet Ibad who has been conducting Drum Circles across the city, most […]

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City Culture – Reclaiming Pakistan Chowk

Reclaiming Public Spaces. One at a time. Pakistan Chowk. Check. Pakistan Chowk is one of the most well known landmarks in Karachi. The Reference Point. It comes handy when one has to give directions, or eat bun Kebabs, or get wedding cards printed. Pakistan Chowk is a fantastic place. It is surrounded by most beautiful […]

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City Culture – Street Art in Lyari

Lyari has a top of mind recall for various reasons. Street Art is certainly not one of those. Shilo Shiv Suleman, an Indian Artist started Fearless Collective in 2012 after shocking gang-rape of a medical student in Delhi. Many saw the resulting fear in women as a deterrent to their entry in public spaces. To […]

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City Culture – Bringing Jamshed Memorial Back in Public Sphere

Why is it important to bring Jamshed Memorial back in Public Sphere? Long before we got used to incompetent methods of governing, there was a capable man who laid the foundation of Modern day Karachi. In his time, even animals had rights and there were vet hospitals, water troughs and inspectors ensuring welfare of not […]

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City Culture – #NeverForget

Aaj ke naam Aur Aaj ke gham ke naam Aaj ka gham ke hai zindagi ke bhare gulistan se khafa Zard patton ka ban Zard patton ka ban jo mera des hai Dard ki anjuman jo mera des hai Aanewaale Dinon Ke Safiiron Ke Naam Vo Jo Khushbuu-E-Gul Kii Tarah Apane Paigaam Par Khud Fidaa […]

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