Karachi is a difficult city for most of its dwellers. Crumbling infrastructure, pollution, rising cost of living, incompetence, disappointments can take its toll on anyone. Time and again you have to look and seek for inspiration. The Karachi Walla was in Lyari to meet Ibad who has been conducting Drum Circles across the city, most […]
Lyari has a top of mind recall for various reasons. Street Art is certainly not one of those. Shilo Shiv Suleman, an Indian Artist started Fearless Collective in 2012 after shocking gang-rape of a medical student in Delhi. Many saw the resulting fear in women as a deterrent to their entry in public spaces. To […]
Lisa was a journalist and she was from Central America. A friend introduced me to her and both came along one day on Karachi Walla tour. That day a political party had called for a rally. That did not deter my entourage or myself from our plans and we still went ahead. We made a […]
What I saw during Ramazan. A collection of photos and videos from Karachi Walla’s daily trips to Karachi’s old quarters during Ramazan.
A lively graveyard. Unlike any other in the city. The moment you enter the boundary wall you expect people offering prayers in solemn mood but instead you find a vibrant public space. There is a mosque on the right hand side of the entrance and little further is a green patch where I find families […]