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City Markets – The Chiltan Shop, Avanue Center, Streechen Road

The Chiltan Shop was setup in early 70s and it still looks as if it’s 1970 in there. However please note that it may look vintage but certainly not old or worn out. It is very well maintained and organized. The original layout is basic but elegant. It has that old world calm. That old […]

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City Markets – Nursery Furniture Market

Nursery furniture market is somewhat bereft of ideas now. The furniture at majority of the shops is not original; lacks quality and aesthetics. It is price competitive though which makes it relevant for present day Karachi, where rising cost of living has made affordable functionality more important than any other feature. An Indian filmmaker once […]

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City Markets – Soldier Bazaar, Garden East

Do you have a Sunday ritual? Mine has been to do groceries from Empress Market for sometime now. After the anti-encroachment drive left Empress Market and adjoining areas bare and devoid of regular charm, I tried to explore new markets, from Lea market to Sunday bazaar in Gulshan. On one such Sunday, I visited Soldier […]

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City Markets – Framer Gali, Saddar

Saddar has several specialty markets in the streets connecting with Bunder road on either end. Some of these markets are planned and some of them just grew organically. Over time these shops have multiplied and gotten an identity. These markets not only cater to the customers in Karachi but are popular with people visiting from […]

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City Markets – Leather Market, Juna Bazaar

Napier road is one of the busiest roads in Karachi. So much so that we are struggling to open the door fearing that it will hit a bike or a pedestrian fighting for space on crowded road. We somehow manage to pull the trick. It’s a Saturday noon and still early by Karachi standards. We […]

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