Monthly Archives: August 2018

KARACHI-ite–>Waheed Murad – A Legend Hero: By Raju Jamil Waheed Murad was the most popular and stylish romantic hero in Pakistan. His nicknames were “chocolate hero” and “romance ka shehzada” He was a handsome person also the most well dressed … Continue reading

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BBC Listener’s Choice

MOST POPULAR RADIO PROGRAM OF THE KARACHITES OF LATE 60’s-70’s; “LISTENER’S CHOICE” OF BBC FROM BUSH HOUSE, LONDON…EVERY SUNDAY AFTERNOON 1.30 PM ON MEDIUM WAVE THROUGH BOOSTER IN OMAN. By Raju Jamil “LISTENER’S CHOICE” BBC WORLD SERVICE — SUNDAY AFTERNOON … Continue reading

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Bonjour 1993

BonjourPCMag1993 (Click on the link to open the magazine in .pdf format) BONJOUR: This is a magazine published by the Pearl Continental Hotels Pakistan in 1993. It has some interesting articles on Karachi including one on Karachi Art Galleries and … Continue reading

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The Lost Tribe of Karachi

JEWS: THE LOST TRIBE OF KARACHI By Dr. Sohail Ansari Pakistan was not inherently anti-Semitic. In fact, Pakistan hosted small Jewish communities from the 19th century until the end of the 1960s and the largest of that community lived in … Continue reading

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Karachi Related Websites and Fora

The Karachiwala Website:  https://thekarachiwalla.com/ Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in*. Karachi fits the bill for many. Vibrant and Colourful. Karachi is the darling of poor and rich alike. Unpredictable … Continue reading

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Hostellerie De France, Karachi

  The photo is courtesy of Mr. Nadeem S. Haroon. Raju Jamil on Fcebook August 9 2018: Family dispute led to the closure of this amazing hotel. Its open air Disco in a large WELL was unique. I could have have danced … Continue reading

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Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah

At her house near Palace Cinema/Metropole Hotel: By Raju Jamil I remember I use to walk by on footpath adjacent to what we now call Flagstaff House where this fountain is intact.One can still walk on that footpath. I remember … Continue reading

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Karachi Photos 1926-1940

Yawer Shameem This was originally Lloyd’s Bank, whose operations were acquired by Grindlays Bank in 1947, later in the late 1970’s Grindlays closed down extra branches on Chundrigar Road (this one and Muhammadi House) and this building was sold to Union … Continue reading

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Instant City by Steven Inskeep

Morning Edition cohost Steve Inskeep presents a riveting account of a single harrowing day in December 2009 that sheds light on the constant tensions in Karachi, Pakistan—when a bomb blast ripped through a Shia religious procession, followed by the torching of hundreds … Continue reading

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The Dual City: Karachi During the Raj

This lavishly illustrated book provides an incisive look at the evolution of Karachi’s urban fabric and architecture as influenced by the political order of its time. By Yasmeen Lari and Mihail S. Lari and published by Heritage Foundation Karachi and … Continue reading

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