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City Landmarks – Byram Edulji Water trough, Guru Mandir

Karachi makes us resilient. What other choice do we have? The more you get to know about the city, the greater the sense of loss becomes. Overwhelming. You can carry on but with a sense of grief, a baggage that weighs heavy. As I understand, several water troughs were erected at the popular routes starting […]

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City Museums – Sindh Police Museum, Garden Road

There is a dearth of quality museums in Karachi. Let me rephrase it. There is a dearth of museums in Karachi. Therefore establishment of Sindh Police Museum comes as a welcome surprise. Although a soft launch was done in 2017, still not many people are aware of it. A trip to the museum is surely […]

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City Secret – Moriro Mirbahar and his brothers’ graves, Gulbai Chowk

The legend of Moriro and Magarmach is one of the most celebrated ones in Sindhi poetry. It dates back to 11th century, much before Kalhoras, Talpurs and British. Perhaps dating back to Soomro’s rule over Sindh. The story has been written, sung and celebrated across Sindh and beyond. Except that the graves have now become […]

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City Landmarks – Silawat Jama’t Graveyard, Mewa Shah

Silawats are Marwaris from Jaisalmir who have been known as master stonemasons for centuries. Jaisalmir thrived on taxes received from overland trade, which started diminishing after increasing trade by the sea. With lesser opportunities in their area, Silawats started migrating to urban centers of subcontinent. In Sindh, they established themselves in Talpur’s court and crafted […]

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City Food – Ramazan Food Stalls, Frere Road

Karachi truly becomes City of Lights during Ramazan. There is a sense of festivity in the streets that you only experience during Ramazan. People choose to spend time outdoors turning dead streets into vibrant public spaces. While regular spots like Burns road are perennial favorites of Karachi wallahs, there are certain other spontaneous food spots […]

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