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City Life – Bookless in Saddar

Originally published on Dawn.com Photos By The Karachi Walla and Text by Yumna Rafi and The Karachi Walla Percy Bysshe Shelley once wrote “Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought” these words befit Saddar, which was once a favourite haunt for Karachi’s bookworms, yet its current state exudes a profound sense of […]

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City Museums – Up close with Sadequain

The Karachi Walla has visited Frere Hall umpteen times but never had a chance to climb the stairs to the wooden rostrum inside the main hall. Supposedly from there, town hall gatherings were addressed. Also you could have a look at Sadequain’s mural much closely. Even if these were not good enough reasons, wanted to […]

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City Landmarks – The Liaquat Library

In the company of good old books. Stepping inside Liaquat library door is like entering a black-hole, moving into another universe, in a different time zone. Visiting Liaquat library will move you in a way that nothing else can. It will make you long for un-adulterated Karachi and Jinnah’s Pakistan. It will make you yearn […]

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City Landmarks – The Frere Hall

Off-limits no more. Visiting frere hall again is like meeting an old friend, igniting memories, sweet and painful. After decades of oppressive seclusion from public space, Frere hall has been handed back to public, the very public it was built for. The children have started playing cricket in its parking lot, couples have started sitting […]

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