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City Markets – Bohri Bazaar

A visit to Bohri Bazaar makes you wonder at larger potential and the possibilities that this bazaar boasts. It is perhaps Karachi’s answer to traditional grand bazaars of Isfahan and Istanbul or perhaps a more hybrid ones like Istiqlal in Istanbul or Nizami street in Baku. Or it perhaps is a unique setting. A brand […]

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City Walk – Sarafa Bazaar & Gao Gali

By the start of 17th century, the port in Thatta was dysfunctional due to the accumulation of silt. Sindhi merchants who operated from there decided to setup a new port on the shores of present day Karachi. The built a fortified settlement which had two gates, Kharadar and Mithadar. Kharadar opened towards the sea and […]

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City Markets – The Book Bazaar on Wheels

The Book bazaar on wheels. It will make a catchy name for the bazaar. Especially when it does not have one. Some call it Gulshan Book Bazaar and others know it by its proximity to Bait-ul-Mukarram mosque. Even the booksellers find it difficult to recall if it ever had a name. It does not need […]

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City Shopping – Karachi Farmers’ Market

A chic affair. For the first timer its perhaps easy to dismiss Karachi Farmers’ Market as yet another elitist phenomenon but only when you start visiting the market regularly that you understand that it is one serious business. At nine o clock on every Sunday, when most of the Karachi is still in slumber, You […]

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City Shopping – Antique Market in Saddar

A definite treasure trove. A walk down the memory lane. A refuge for memorabilia. In the heart of Saddar lies a market which sells nostalgia, that too in abundance. The Karachi walla went there to buy record pin for his gramophone but ended up buying 105 Long Play records, a typewriter, a Grundig LP Player […]

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