Category Archives: Karachi in Pictures

Big City Bird Watching

I am terrible at identifying birds, I admit it. But I am great at knowing when there’s an interesting one to identify! On one of those four palms that I see out of my kitchen windows, was an unusual bird today. I … Continue reading

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Cooking for Real

We had an unusually long winter this year, it lasted all the way up until the very end of April. Then the heat hits you like a wall, but on the other side is mango season. You can’t have one … Continue reading

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Hey! Where’d that Silver House go?

Now you too can buy one of these innovative Chandi Ghars. These structures are not only helping the environment through the recycling of materials, they are also inexpensive, weather-resistant, durable and a relief from the heat. This one moved from the Submarine Chowk to Gulshan – just like that! It is yet another outstanding … Continue reading

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Homes through Recycling

Have you ever wondered about the silver space-age structure next to Chhipa at the Submarine Chowk in Karachi? I pass by there often and finally decided to check it out. It is run by Gul Bahao NGO. They are using donations of all … Continue reading

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Seeing Karachi

My daughter snapped these photos as we walked the paths of Drigh Colony today on the way to a wedding lunch.

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61st Pakistan Flower Show 2012

In all the years that I’ve lived in Karachi, I can’t believe I never visited the Flower Show at Seaview until this year. Wow! It wasn’t only flowers. Displays, information, baked goods, jams; I’m sure I didn’t see half of the installations. … Continue reading

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The Runaway ‘Chicken’ …or Lost in Translation

The neighbors lost a big bird…something like a chicken that jumps rooftop to rooftop! Very confused, we went to our roof and sure enough, a bird took off from our roof to the neighbor’s. A peacock – and it’s mate had flown to … Continue reading

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