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Karachi, the Sleepless City

Karachi, the Sleepless City

If you are born in Karachi and speak Urdu without any accent, you own each and every corner of Karachi. This is what I felt when I visit Karachi this summer. The way I was moving on the roads and...
Dubai- a Better Home than Karachi?

Dubai- a Better Home than Karachi?

Back home, you go out and you find people ogling at you. You go shopping and you hear comments from everywhere. You go to work and you face cut-throat office politics
BOTs – The Seafood Storm

BOTs – The Seafood Storm

BOTS and SARA are the two most talked about abbreviations among the good food lovers these days in Karachi. The rave is about the Biryani of the Seas (BOTs), a seafood roadside dhaba style restaurant...
Why is Lyari Burning?

Why is Lyari Burning?

Day 6 of the Lyari operation raged on, with fierce exchanges of bullets between the police force and the ‘gangsters’. Probably fed up of the situation, some of the residents tried to pretend...
Two Tales and Two ‘Nice’ Thieves

Two Tales and Two ‘Nice’ Thieves

“You don’t look scared.” He smiled as he started his bike again. “People usually get very scared.”
What Karachi can Learn from Liberian Women

What Karachi can Learn from Liberian Women

Watching “Pray the Devil Back to Hell”, an hour-long documentary film about how a small band of women came together to bring an end to the bloody civil war in Liberia, it struck me that their...
Wedding Anniversary or ‘Black Day’ ?

Wedding Anniversary or ‘Black Day’ ?

The place would have been completely blacked out..it seemed as if a siren of war had just been blared...
Were Those Not Humans who were Killed?

Were Those Not Humans who were Killed?

If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die?
Boat Basin: Karachi’s New Heart

Boat Basin: Karachi’s New Heart

It used to be called the city of lights but due to the recent performance of Karachi Electric Supply Company, the city has lost its title. But when you lose some, you win some … and Karachi has...