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City Moment – Yatris in Clifton Block Three

Clifton Block Three is a sleepy neighborhood. On a regular morning you may find few cars leaving apartments every now and then but it otherwise is largely quiet. Therefore it was quite an unexpected sight to see a dozen buses parked along the boundary wall of Ibn-Qasim park. Men and women – dressed in traditional […]

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City Moment – The congregation of Mannequins at Regal Chowk

Leisure drive through Saddar on Sunday morning is a rewarding experience. The streets are devoid of regular traffic and you can afford to spend more time on appreciating life and architecture around you. You surely miss on the hustle bustle of everyday life but then again Sundays in Saddar offer other peculiarities such as witnessing […]

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Photo Story – Empress Market Revisited

I often wondered why an ordinary Karachi walla should long for colonial structures such as Empress Market. It was only when I read the prolific Intizar Hussain that I realized that people connect with these buildings because they play a great role in their lives. Slowly and gradually, they become a part of our lives, […]

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City Moment – Skipping in a Public Space

The Karachi Walla has not seen a child playing skipping in Karachi out on the road. Karachi has a dearth of public spaces. The newly renovated Edulji Dinshaw Road has just provided its neighborhood an opportunity to spend time out in an aesthetically pleasing and safe public space. It was early in the morning when […]

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City Moment – The Papar seller and the Seagulls

The Karachi Walla met him on a Sunday Morning. I saw him offering crumbs to Seagulls at Sea View where he sells Papar. Later he walked down to me and asked if I wanted to buy some of his Papar. I bought a couple and asked him to offer it to Seagulls. More Seagulls flew in. […]

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