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City Shopping – Buying bicycles from Jackson

The Market by the Sea. Jackson Market has been a popular destination for duty evaded products such as home electronics for a long time. However most recently Jackson Market has been a favorite destination for cycling enthusiast thanks to the supply of quality second hand bicycles from abroad. Traffic and parking could be a problem […]

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Symphony city – discovering Karachi’s oldest music shops

[originally published at Dawn.com] Karachi has a distinct soul. While the thriving metropolis is reported in the media for all the wrong reasons, it is not too hard to find pockets of inspiration here. And there can be no better way of getting inspired than finding music shops here that deal in classical instruments and […]

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City Shopping – Vroom! Into the graveyard of Vespas we rode…

Originally published for Dawn.com I was at my apartment in Clifton, waiting for a friend. He did not show up on time, so I rang him up. My friend told me that he was here but the apartment chowkidar was not letting his Vespa enter the compound. I went downstairs and resolved the matter. Climbing […]

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City Shopping – Botal Gali

[Text by The Karachi Walla and Photos by Zinnia Naqvi] Botal Gali. The name is fascinating. And it is fascinating in a way. The Karachi Walla has not seen so many liquor bottles at one place. Of course empty and cleansed for future halal consumption. Getting these is easier than I thought. Head to Pakistan […]

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City Shopping – Kite Sellers Street at Empress

One of the many arteries of Empress Market. Kite Sellers Section is an anomaly in this hyper-mart. Kite Sellers have consolidated at the entrance facing infamous Rainbow center. Colorful and Comprehensive, The Kite Shops sell all local types of Kite you could imagine; Standard Square shaped, Oval shaped, Challaydar, Lukhnow Cut and Tailwali kites. Further […]

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