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The Mercy Team of Karachi 1958

By Amin H. Karim  Karachi 1958; members of the PAF Mercy Team after their return from rescuing an severely injured engineer of a blown up Japanese Tanker Stanvac 200 miles off the coast of Karachi. FLT-LT Sikander Ali in center … Continue reading

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Karachi Sojourn 1979-1982

By  Dr. Feroze Ursani KARACHI SOJOURN: Feb 1979-Sept 1982 PART ONE: Cutting my teeth! I presented myself at the Principal DMC’s Office on a crisp Wednesday, 21st of February, 1979; for an in-house posting as Demonstrator, my preference was Anatomy … 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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Ramzan Time in Karachi of 1960s

RAMZAN time in Karachi of the ‘60s, as I remember By Menin Rodrigues KARACHI: 24 April 2020 – We had not heard of RAMADAN. It was RAMZAN for all. Everyone in the city knew what it meant in terms of … Continue reading

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Khana Wala

Decoding a Pakistani’s dream from Kalakot, Lyari MENIN RODRIGUES AUGUST 12, 2018 Decoding a Pakistani’s dream from Kalakot, Lyari MENIN RODRIGUES AUGUST 12, 2018 What have we given them in return? They still live in poverty, still work very hard … Continue reading

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Brands in the Brain

By  Anjum Khan Our brain is like bank locker, You put your memories there and you have them saved for life ! Every little thing from our past is attached to lots of our fond (or not so fond) memories. … 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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Travel to Final Destiny: Anwar Motan

The above book published in 2018 by Former Karachian Mr. Anwar Motan (who now resides in Houston, Texas) gives an account of life in early Karachi. There are plenty of photos from Mr. Motan’s personal collection. To obtain a copy … Continue reading

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Where The Heart is!

Where the heart is. Nov.25, 2018 By Wayne Croning I left Karachi over 25 years ago, yet I think of my city of birth on a daily basis. Most of my stories have had sad endings, so what I will … Continue reading

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Empress Market

Empress Market – A gift to the people of Karachi By Wayne Croning The icon of Karachi, stood out in 1889, stood the test of time, and as it is being cleaned out today, still stands out in all its … Continue reading

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