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City Faith – Christmas Carols in Karachi

The Karachi Walla’s happy night out. Karachi’s diversity – well documented and cherished – makes it one hell of a place. If we start celebrating each other’s festival in Karachi, our calendars will be much more happening, much like denizens of happiest places around the globe. I was near Soldier bazaar a week prior to Christmas. A […]

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City Portraits – The force behind Mama Baby Fund

Neha Munkani, the force behind Mama Baby Fund is a qualified midwife. She happens to have a Master’s degree in Public Health from Columbia and a Bachelor’s in Social Sciences from LUMS also. Neha has been working with an NGO to bring about health care improvements on Macro level in Pakistan. After sometime she realized […]

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City Landmarks – Mama Parsi School

Whenever I speak to Mamaians – the alumni of Mama Parsi School – I notice a hint of pride in their eyes for their association with Mama Parsi School. In today’s Karachi, with its decaying institutions, it is a rare gesture which speaks volumes about quality of the school and the values it has inculcated […]

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City Culture – Revival of Theatre at Jamshed Memorial Hall

The auditorium inside Jamshed Memorial Hall is perhaps the oldest venue for theatre performance in Karachi. With uncontrolled commercialization of Bunder road, much of cultural activities along with theatre shifted to other areas of the city. Jamshed Memorial Hall also suffered from the changing dynamics and remained dormant as far as theatre is concerned. The […]

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City Landmarks – Pioneer Book Shop

Present day Karachi is a tough place for booksellers. They should be declared an endangered specie already. Chances are that there won’t be any bookshops in old quarters of the town in few years. The Karachi Walla will miss them. Zafar Hussain, the owner of Pioneer Book House is a charming character. Sitting in the […]

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