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City Hangouts – Cafe Darakhshan

Karachi is a city of migrants. They have been migrating here since British invested in a modern port, some even before that. These migrants made their mark in different professions and help build modern Karachi. Zoroastrians and farmers from Yazd have been settling in subcontinent for centuries. While a lot of them headed for Mumbai, […]

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City Landmarks – Street School of Bagri Katchi Abadi

Bagri is a nomadic community mostly present in Sindh. If you drive through national highway around harvest time you may find their mobile settlements around farms . Their ancestors roamed the vast stretches of subcontinent in search of livelihood, never settling at one place. There were other such communities in subcontinent too, in much larger […]

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City Landmarks – A Park over the Hill

One of my earliest memories of Karachi are that of Hill Park. I often visited it with my family during our short trips to Karachi from interior Sindh and I distinctly remember the gentle breeze, alien and very much welcome to visitors from outside Karachi. I remember it being clean and friendly. I also remember […]

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City Notebook – Conurbations at Arts Council Karachi

HUM TV has a studio on third floor of Arts Council main building which lies abandoned these days. Vasl Artist Association has used the venue to exhibit resident artist Haider Ali’s work which has been produced three month residency at Vasl. The show is remarkable because a) it is a study of urban development in […]

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City Notebook – Chinese Lantern Show

Karachi’s first Chinese Lantern Show is being held in Shaheed Benazeer Park in Clifton from 14th of August to 26th of August. The ticket is for Rs. 300 per person which is quite overpriced for a family event. Valet is available but there is ample parking space along the boundary of the park. While the […]

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