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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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Personal Spaces – Rumana Husain’s

The Karachi Walla met Rumana Husain at her residence on a bright winter day. She was dressed in her signature attire and was gracious as ever. She had a guest already, one of her former students visiting from abroad. She was deep into the conversation and inquired from her about many of her fellow students, […]

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Personal Spaces – Omair Ahmed’s

The Karachi Walla was out in the street with a journalist from Tehran. We had already covered a lot of spaces before we decided to drive to Parsi Colony on Bunder road. A good old friend has been living near the colony since forever so we decided to take a break at his places. The […]

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Personal Spaces – The Goddess of Wisdom and Maulvi Abdul Haque

The article was originally published on Dawn Blogs The hustle and bustle of Karachi often overshadows its historical significance, but amidst its smog-filled dingy streets and crumbling edifices lies a city full of intriguing stories. The construction of a port and other infrastructure fueled Karachi’s growth, which attracted not only businessmen but scholars, artists and […]

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