Tag Archives: Saddar

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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Symphony city – discovering Karachi’s oldest music shops

[originally published at Dawn.com] Karachi has a distinct soul. While the thriving metropolis is reported in the media for all the wrong reasons, it is not too hard to find pockets of inspiration here. And there can be no better way of getting inspired than finding music shops here that deal in classical instruments and […]

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City Faith – Happy Night at Shri Swami Narayan

Karachi Walla’s happy night out. After an uneventful day at work, I went home to pick up my camera and told my mother who was offering maghrib prayers on her jai namaz that I am off to Shri Swami Narayan Mandir to celebrate Diwali. A moment of silence followed. Then she broke the silence and […]

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City Landmarks – Thomas & Thomas

Past Zainab Market and Regal chowk, life runs at a maddening pace. These streets sell everything that you could imagine; pampers, school bags, replica watches, DSLRs, electronics, wedding gowns, promises of lustful life, means of lustful life, short cuts to succees in afterlife. Something for each stage in one’s life. They sold books here too. […]

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