Author Archives: Amin H. Karim MD

About Amin H. Karim MD

Graduate of Dow Medical College Class of 1977.

Mules Mansion

By Dr. Saad Bashir This building has been mentioned before.The family of a boyhood friend of mine lived in an apartment in this building for nearly 40 years – till 1985.On the roof at the seaward corner of the building … Continue reading

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The R101 Crash

By Dr. Adnan Zuberi The ‘Largest Airship’ Destined for Karachi Crashed in FranceThe Air Disaster which Shook the British AviationKarachi was Ready to Welcome the World’s Largest AirshipMooring Mast for R101 was already build to Receive ( Docking) at Karachi … Continue reading

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O.B. Nazareth: The All Time Favorite Teacher.

By Menin Rodrigues

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Mickey Correa: A Karachi Goan Boy Who Became India’s Greatest Jazz Musician

By Menin Rodrigues (menin100@gmail.com) 28 August 2020 Mickey Correa was born in Mombasa (Kenya) in1913 before moving to Karachi in 1924 where he spent most of hischildhood, attending St. Patrick’s High School and playing on thestreets of Saddar. His penchant … Continue reading

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The LightHouse Cinema Karachi.

By Dr. Sohail Ansari Following the arrival of the British, growth in Karachi was regulated as new developments arose. Old parts of the town were Kharadar and Mithadar. Wadhumal quarter, named after a sahukar, was one of the new developments … Continue reading

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Annexation of Karachi and Battle of Hyderabad

ANNEXATION OF KARACHI AND BATTLE OF HYDERABAD—- A CATALYST OR A GAME CHANGER By Dr. Adnan Zuberi   Corruption of East India CompanyB: Politics between British Establishment and East India CompanyC: Role of Major James Outram and Charles Napier It was … Continue reading

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General Post Office Karachi 1866

By Dr. Sohail Ansari. It was in 1864 that the first telegraphic message was sent from India (Karachi) to England (London) when a telegraph connection was laid. The Telegraph and Post Office of the city designed by Captain P. Phelps … Continue reading

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Sadhana Shivdasani

By Dr. Sohail Ansari Actor Hari Shivdasani’s brother Shivo and his wife Lali were blessed to have a daughter born on 2nd September 1941 in Karachi. They were only too pleased to have her. Shivo named her after his favourite … Continue reading

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From Longitude 00’00.00 Meridian Line: KARACHI HISTORY

By Dr. Adnan Zuberi FROM  LONGITUDE  00’00.00 / Meridian Line— HISTORY of KARACHI   My last visit to this line , Longitude 00’00.00, Greenwich Observatory and National Maritime Museum was in 2015. Here I found a history of Karachi.The watercolour … Continue reading

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Sudden Death Lodge

The cursed Sudden Death Lodge By Dr. Sohail Ansari  This is the tale of a Pir in Karachi whose tomb, under a pipal tree, was lit by a small oil lamp. A naked care taking fakir sat there for fifty … Continue reading

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