Monthly Archives: July 2019

Frank D’Souza and Pakistan Railways

By Menin Rodriques FRANK D’SOUZA Frank D’Souza was born in Karachi, British India (now Pakistan). He was educated at St Patrick's High School, Karachi. After finishing school with a Matriculation, Frank D’Souza started to work as a Railway Guard. He … Continue reading

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The Hotel World of Karachi of 1980s

THE HOTELIERING YEARS OF MY LIFE (1982-1994) You are actually in a world of your own! By Menin Rodrigues (April 1994) Keeping in view the economic gains envisaged for Pakistan as she nears the twenty-first century, there is no doubt … Continue reading

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Ayurvedic Stores of Arambagh

By  Amin H. Karim MD 1983: Corner of Shahrah-e-Liaquat and Arambagh Road. There were stores on the front of Shevakunj Hostel which once was a residence for NED College of Engineering Students. It is later occupied by Rangers, but lately … Continue reading

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Karachi’s Babs

Babra Sharif: By Raju Jamil (2013) Over the decades, newspapers, magazines, TV chat shows, morning shows, evening shows, every kind of shows, have displayed a proliferation of B’s images and work she so wondrously accomplished in Pakistan Film Industry. Having … Continue reading

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Michael Ali

Michael Ali Associate Editor and Feature writer of “Christian Voice” Masters in Social Work and Journalism, Univ. of Karachi. He was on our Editorial Board from the inception of this website. Left for the Heavenly abode on July 6 2019 … Continue reading

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Tribute to Daddy

TRIBUTE TO DADDY by Leticia Ali Dads are someone to look up to, to admire, to be proud of, to learn from, to respect, to listen and talk to, sometimes to rebel against but most of all, one with whom … Continue reading

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Jerome D’Silva 1923-2017

By  Menin Rodriguez    Jerome D’Silva passes away in Canada Sept 26, 1923 – April 20, 2017 TORONTO: April 22, 2017 – Hussain-D’Silva was a name synonymous with quality housing development projects in Karachi during the 1960’s and 70’s. The … Continue reading

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Imperial Airways Limited 1924

By  Dr. Sohail Ansari  30th March  1924 marked an unforgettable event in the history of aviation for Karachi. Imperial Airways Limited which was formed on 31 March 1924 with the merger of British Marine Air  Navigation Company Ltd, the Daimler Airway, Handley … Continue reading

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Begum Naheed Iskander Mirza

By  Amin H. Karim  June 15 1957; Begum Naheed Iskander Mirza inaugurating the symposium of Pakistan Institute of Industrial Design in Karachi. Photo source unknown: Syed Ahmed wrote: (on FaceBook post July 2019) “Just imagine, we had an Institute of Industrial … Continue reading

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Avtar Kishan Hangal

By  Dr. Sohail Ansari  ‘Itna sannata kyu hai bhai?’ Avtar Kishan Hangal On arrival to Karachi in 1939, twenty five year old A K Hangal was received by Brij, his brother in law who lived with his Muslim wife and … Continue reading

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