Monthly Archives: June 2020

Scinde Dawk: Another Accolade for Karachi.

By Dr. Sohail Ansari Scinde Dawk: Another accolade for Karachi The Indian Post Office was established in 1837. In 1850, there were four post offices in the province of Sindh — Sukkur, Shikarpur, Hyderabad, and Karachi. Sir Henry Bartle Frere … Continue reading

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Baba Island

By Dr. Sohail Ansari  Karachi is built around a bay which is a natural harbour and protected from storms by a group of small islands: Baba, Shamspir, Manora and Kiamari (which is no more an island). There are nine islands … Continue reading

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Karachi Phantasmagoria

By Dr. Adnan Zuberi  Karachi Phantasmagoria by  Sir V S Naipaul a Nobel Laureate in Literature 2001. A chapter regarding Karachi from his book, Among the Believers:An Islamic Journey. It was 1986/87 and I was the student of Dow Medical … Continue reading

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Where I Shopped in Karachi….

By Dr. Yasmeen Kazi  Where did your families do their shopping in the Fifties? My family bought groceries at Noorani Store and my Khala’s family from Regal Provision Store. My school textbooks were bought from Iqbal Kitab Ghar and stationary … Continue reading

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