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City Faith – Manora Gurdwara

Manora may be a narrow strip of land. It may have a very small population. But yet it is as diverse as it could be. It is home to tiny Sikh, Hindu and Christian communities who still live there despite all the golden handshakes Musharraf govt. threw at them. And it has one worshiping place […]

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City Faith – Shri Varun Dev Temple

Enduring tough test of time. Facing utter disregard from authorities and public alike. Tormented time and again by ‘idol breakers’. A picture from British era shows the same temple shinning and protected making you wonder what we really meant from Independence. Shri Varun Dev Temple’ sad state indicate our attitude towards heritage and degrading level […]

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City Faith – Manghopir Shrine

Enroute our destination, a friend mentioned that the locality we were passing through was one of the most volatile in the city and a Gutter Baghicha activist was murdered here. “We are activist too”, I said. See the ‘Gutter Baghicha bachao’ sticker on the car.

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City Landmarks – Our Lady of Fatima Church

A pleasent surprise. What a pleasant surprise. Finding Our Lady of Fatima sandwiched between Reno Center and Gul Plaza is such a pleasant surprise. Our generation has seen a state of M. A. Jinnah road which would have made Karachiites of yore sick. The road which made a vibrant art gallery once is turning into […]

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