Monthly Archives: July 2018

An Ode to the Anglos of Pakistan!

By: MENIN RODRIGUES SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2017 Pakistan knows little about them and equally unfortunate that Pakistanis have no clue whatsoever about their contributions to the country They were like sweeteners to the warmth of Karachi’s hospitality of bygone days … Continue reading

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Prof. Habib Patel (1912-2004)

Prof. Habib Patel was born in 1912 in India. He was an outstanding student at the Grant Medical College, Bombay and was appointed to the faculty in 1941. He was invited by the Government of Sindh in 1947 to come over … Continue reading

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The Flag Maker

June 3 1947 ; Master Altaf Hussain stitching the first flag of Pakistan at the request of the Quaid. Photo courtesy of Noreena Majeed.

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Janbai Maternity Home

Janbai Kassum Valli Khoja Ismailia Maternity Home By  Dr. Sohail Ansari  The total number of the Ismailis in Karachi around 1920 was about five thousands. The Imam hired one midwife in 1920. The average birth per month was 17 in … Continue reading

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The Unforgettable Summer of 1988

By MENIN RODRIGUES THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2016 It was ‘The Greatest’ moment for all those who were present that splendid day! Everything that was associated with excitement was happening in the plush hotels of the city at that time, and … Continue reading

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Pakistan TV “Gar Tu Bura Na Maanay”

PTV KARACHI’S “FROST” REPORT OF LATE 60’S: “GAR TU BURA NA MAANAY” (Written in Oct 2014) by Raju Jamil “Sach Khedoun Aie Barhamin…Gar Tu Bura Na Maanay Tere Sanam Kadoun Ke Butth Ho Gaye Puranay” This famous verse of Allama … Continue reading

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Studio Number Nau

RADIO PAKISTAN KARACHI DRAMA PROGRAMS IN THE 1960’S  KARACHI’S VERY OWN۔۔۔THE ONE AND ONLY PLATINUM VOICED ARTIST: TALAT HUSSAIN.. By Raju Jamil When Pakistan was growing with a slow yet an impacting impression on those who, somehow, knew that listening … Continue reading

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Musical Fountain Intersection

Jaffer Brothers Motors was the next to Rex Cinema.  Rex Cinema is now replaced by Madina Mall and further west by Jainab Market. Mr. Safdar Abidi wrote: The main building with the arches in the middle of the image is a … Continue reading

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Flavor of the Past

Food for thought: Flavor of the past (Source: Dawn, published on SEP 06, 2009 – written by an anonymous) I was six when my father took me to Karachi in 1945. My father, a Khilafati mullah; me a child from … Continue reading

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