Tag Archives: Lyari

City Landmarks – Ismail Shaheed Learning Center

Lyari is a fascinating place. There is no lack of passion and purpose. Number of people who participate in recreational and cultural activities dwarfs that in any other neighborhood in Karachi. Add activism to it which can be found in abundance in the streets of Lyari. People in Shah Bag Lane of Lyari speak fondly […]

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City Portraits – Babar Baban Baloch

Lyari is perhaps the coolest locality in Karachi. It’s the place where people don’t fear to dream. It’s the place where people pursue their dreams despite having little infrastructure or support. In last few visits to Lyari I have met aspiring filmmakers, singers, boxers, footballers and others. There is another kid who aspires to become […]

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City Libraries – Reading Room in Lyari

Karachi’s lost tradition of Reading rooms. You can perhaps count remaining few in Karachi on fingertips. Therefore I could not believe my luck when I accidentally discovered one such forgotten reading room in an obscure location in Lyari. I find myself in Lyari and ask my friends if there are any libraries. In their teens […]

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City Culture – The Happy Street in Lyari

Karachi’s Happy Street. The streets in Lyari are dull, most of them without any paint. Therefore this particular street off Atmaram Pritamdas Road stand out and catch your attention from a distance. Painted with vivid colors, paved with envicrete tiles and decorated with occasional flower pots, the street could be mistaken to belong to some […]

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City Culture – Drum Circle in Lyari

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 […]

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