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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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City Faith – St. George Church, Kemari

The construction on Karachi port took place in 1850s. Most of the stone structures that you see in Kemari these days were part of the developments that took place at that time. Some of them were used as Karachi Port offices – Mules Mansion for instance – and some were used for housing custom officers […]

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City Faith – Mahadev Mandir

The temple inside the cave. A natural wonder. A miracle as people at the temple tell me. There are all sorts of legends. Although current structure of the temple has existed for 300-500 years (depends who you ask) but some of them say that this is where Karachi began as a settlement. Some people say […]

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City Faith – Shri Lakshmi Narayan Temple

The temple under the Native Jetty Bridge, the temple adjacent to Port Grand. The temple predates both of them. However it appears to be a misfit now. Awkward. A teardrop on area’s burgeoning real estate. It has survived years of greed and neglect but commercialization of the area has robbed it of its yesteryear grandeur. […]

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City Faith – Christmas Carols in Karachi

The Karachi Walla’s happy night out. Karachi’s diversity – well documented and cherished – makes it one hell of a place. If we start celebrating each other’s festival in Karachi, our calendars will be much more happening, much like denizens of happiest places around the globe. I was near Soldier bazaar a week prior to Christmas. A […]

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