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City Markets – Leather Market

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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City Shopping – 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 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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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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