Tag Archives: Bunder road

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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City Life – From Bunder road to Peetal Gali

Thanks to VASL Art, The karachi walla was able to ride a rickshaw from Jamshed Memorial Hall on Bunder road to Peetal Gali, where onsite work of an artist was on display. Below are few of the photos taken from the rickshaw during the journey. we drove past Lady Dufferrin, Maulvi Abdul Haque’s house, families […]

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