Tag Archives: Saddar

City Hangouts – Jahangir Park

The last time I went to Jahangir Park, I found few druggies inside the reading room which was situated in one corner of the park. I found more of them in the park. Therefore it was heartening to see families pouring into the park after its restoration. The Jahangir Park was donated by Khan Bahadur […]

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City Portraits – Ghani Bhai

Ghani Bhai makes his living by cleaning cars at City Court Karachi. I met him at Antique Market by chance. He was there to pay weekly installments for a Grundig turntable that he bought few weeks back. He cleans cars and with his meager savings he purchases some classy memorabilia. I tried to strike a […]

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City Landmarks – St. Andrews

St. Andrews takes your breath away. An oasis among the urban jungle and madness. The area around the church is one of the most polluted in Karachi thanks to humongous traffic, negligence of authorities and our collective apathy. Jehangir park has been converted into a dumping ground and refuge for heroin addicts while rest of […]

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City Landmarks – The Eduljee Dinshaw Charitable Dispensary (Addendum)

The Karachi Walla was looking for the abandoned reading room in Jehangir Park. Unfortunately we found it closed and started walking back to the car. There on my left I saw a small opening into a stone structure. Turned out that it was back entrance to the Edulji Dinshaw Dispensary. I have documented the dispensary […]

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City Shopping – Antique Market in Saddar

A definite treasure trove. A walk down the memory lane. A refuge for memorabilia. In the heart of Saddar lies a market which sells nostalgia, that too in abundance. The Karachi walla went there to buy record pin for his gramophone but ended up buying 105 Long Play records, a typewriter, a Grundig LP Player […]

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