Category Archives: Karachi Recalled

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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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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Driving in Karachi by Menin Rodrigues

The joys, surprises and conveniences of driving in Karachi. MENIN RODRIGUES ·TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2016 They say if you have driven in Karachi you can drive anywhere in the world. I don’t quite agree with this argument because my contention … Continue reading

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He Remembers….. By Menin Rodrigues

December 19, 2013 at 11:23 AM Yes, he says…is ka tu nam Samaasat tha, je je I said, Sommerset. Aur yehan pe Baman chai aur bakery ki dukan bi thi, je je I said, Boman Irani. Bohot achi chai and maska bun … Continue reading

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The Unforgettable Summer of 1988

By MENIN RODRIGUES THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2016 It was ‘The Greatest’ moment for all those who were present that splendid day! Everything that was associated with excitement was happening in the plush hotels of the city at that time, and … Continue reading

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Flavor of the Past

Food for thought: Flavor of the past (Source: Dawn, published on SEP 06, 2009 – written by an anonymous) I was six when my father took me to Karachi in 1945. My father, a Khilafati mullah; me a child from … Continue reading

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The Karachi I Used to Know

The Karachi I used to know Posted by Muhammad Haseeb   The hustle and bustle of trams in early 1970s. Yesterday afternoon, I sat and watched with horror the events on TV, sans mobile phone and only some connectivity via email. Needless … Continue reading

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Clark Street Saddar 1970’s

Frozen in time.  Clark Street, Saddar, Karachi of the 1970’s with a smartly dressed Traffic Police. (corrupt but less so; would be happy with Rs 5 for driving without  driving license!);  The Pen Corner was Agha’s Pen Corner (or Fountain … Continue reading

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