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Personal Spaces – Ahmed Anver, Painter – Pakistan Chowk

A man of many talents. Ahmed Anver is a veteran artist who is very well connected to the city. He lives near Pakistan Chowk. You can see Pakistan Chowk from his balcony. He lives on third floor. His apartment has a wooden roof and wooden walls. A lot of amendments have been done to the […]

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Personal Spaces – Of the man who has not died yet

Of the man who has not died yet. He has made his presence count. Holding on to nostalgia has given him purpose and a source of earning. Making money makes him relevant in his house where he lives with three of his children and a number of his grandchildren. The house is big enough for […]

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Personal Spaces – Farrukh Naseem – Painter, Pakistan Chowk

Uber Talented. Watch out for Farrukh Naseem. He is going to go places with his craft. The Karachi Walla arranged to meet him at Pakistan Chowk, where we had met some months back for the first time. I was taking some people around and I noticed him along with other painters busy painting city life […]

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Personal Spaces – Tofiq Pasha’s

“I registered for the session only to see his house up close”, a girl confided in us, a small group who was taking a look inside Tofiq Pasha’s humble double storey home. We were at Tofiq Pasha’s farm to attend a gardening class and were taking a break around lunch time. Tofiq Pasha calls himself […]

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Personal Spaces – And ode to NP 13/18

NP 13/18 is one of many pre-partition houses in the heart of Old City. One with a corner balcony and tinted glass windows. It reeks of forgotten genius and aesthetic sense which gave character to the old neighborhoods of the city. Intricately carved balconies, tinted glass windows, vintage tiles and wooden staircases have found their […]

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