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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 Hangouts – Cafe Darakhshan

Karachi is a city of migrants. They have been migrating here since British invested in a modern port, some even before that. These migrants made their mark in different professions and help build modern Karachi. Zoroastrians and farmers from Yazd have been settling in subcontinent for centuries. While a lot of them headed for Mumbai, […]

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City Hangouts – Jahangir Park

The last time I went to Jahangir Park, I found few druggies inside the reading room which was situated in one corner of the park. I found more of them in the park. Therefore it was heartening to see families pouring into the park after its restoration. The Jahangir Park was donated by Khan Bahadur […]

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City Hangouts – The far side of Native Jetty

An instant favorite. One of the top places to observe people in Karachi. It could smell bad and some may find creek’s polluted water filthy. The other side of the creek is much cleaner belonging to clubs and hotels. They looked sad from where I stood. Authorities have put metal sheets on both sides of […]

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City Hangouts – Cafe Bogie

First of its kind in Karachi. Cafe Bogie is one hell of an addition to the list of hangouts in Karachi. The lanes around II Chundrigar turn into ghost streets as soon as the offices close in the evening. Even the main road looks gloomy late in the night. Therefore when you drive from Shaheen […]

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