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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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Personal Spaces – Shahid Sajjad’s

It was a privilege to be inside Shahid Sajjad’s personal space which is situated somewhere in PECHS neighborhood. A surreal setting of pulleys, chimneys, chains, sculptures, stoves, kettles, kilns and other stuff which I could not identify. This is where he created some of his most prized work. Shahid Sajjad, left his home in Lahore […]

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Personal Spaces – Shandana Minhas’

“Shandana Minhas has two sons and lives in Karachi. Survival Tips for Lunatics is her second book. She is threatening to write a third.” The Karachi Walla met her on a bright sunny day in May. Yousfi sb famously wrote that Karachi has two seasons; Summer and extreme Summer. That particular day could have been […]

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