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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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City Landmarks – Goan Union Hall

Karachi Goan Union Hall building has such a pleasing look that it uplifts the mood of entire neighborhood. Just like Goans of Karachi have rocked the social and cultural scene of Karachi since migrating here from Goa. Goans of Karachi originate from Goa, a Portuguese colony from 1510 to 1961 in Indian subcontinent. Being an […]

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City Landmarks – The water trough near Dow Medical College

Diwan Dayaram Chellaram Mirchandani was city surveyor in Karachi and he passed away in 1927. He was survived by his wife ‘Shrimati Apliba’. How do we know it? Because Shrimati Apliba erected a water trough in memory of her late husband. It was a common practice to construct institutions or buildings of public welfare and […]

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City Walk – Sarafa Bazaar & Gao Gali

By the start of 17th century, the port in Thatta was dysfunctional due to the accumulation of silt. Sindhi merchants who operated from there decided to setup a new port on the shores of present day Karachi. The built a fortified settlement which had two gates, Kharadar and Mithadar. Kharadar opened towards the sea and […]

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City Notebook – Cafe Commune Opening Night

The Karachi Walla drove to Mehmoodi Street in North Nazimabad Block-J to witness the opening night of Cafe Commune, a community space and cafe. It was a long and unpleasant drive as one would expect during Saturday evening in Karachi. We arrived late but luckily did not miss much as the event had started late. […]

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