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  • It’s feeding time here, all the time

    One of the myths surrounding those wrestling greats of yesteryears was their extraordinary large meals -- that the meat of an average-sized goat or sheep made up one-time meal for a pehlwan...

    Next, the lady of the house you are a guest in will unveil her culinary skills with the best recipes ever taught by her mother, all tried and time-tested...

  • Time after time

    KARACHI: The Regal Chowk in Karachi is known for several things such as the market for electrical appliances, newspaper, magazines and digest stalls ...

    But once inside a shop, you realise that there is more to do with time here than just the wall clocks...

  • Roving through Karachi: one lens at a time

    KARACHI: This city is no stranger to excellent photographers and many of its famous buildings have attracted professional lensmen...

    However, the exhibition ‘I am Karachi Museum’ held at the Alliance Francaise presented different angles of the city saved in a photograph taken by amateur photographers from all corners of the city...

  • Ok Karachi, it’s Bugge time

    KARACHI: It was sheer auditory delight listening to one of the finest modern-day pianists, Bugge Wesseltoft, play his heart out at Habib University on Friday evening...

    The gig last night, titled Ok Karachi, was no different...

  • SC seeks time frame for completion of effluent treatment plants in Karachi

    KARACHI: Berating the provincial authorities over their lethargic attitude in making the municipal and industrial waste treatment plants operational, the Supreme Court on Tuesday observed that it would not compromise on the issue of lives of people and no one responsible, either from political or administrative side, would be spared...

    It also directed the provincial authorities to come up with a report, outlining a time frame for...

  • Post-Eid bonus: Karachi stocks cross all-time record high 36,000 points

    KARACHI: The Karachi Stock Exchange on Wednesday closed at an all-time high with its 100 index closing above 36,000 points for the first time as the market reopened after the long festival weekend of Eidul Fitr and investors took fresh positions in chemical stocks in anticipation of better earnings...

    02 points, at an all-time high close of 36,056...

  • Heat and dust: Time to import 'Rescue 1122' into Karachi

    The people of Karachi are angry … which is something of an anomaly...

    The events of the past two weeks, however, have left us speechless, not only because over 1,000 people dying from the heatwave, but also because Sindh has no political leadership to speak of, and the crisis has been handled mostly by the citizens of Karachi, who have stepped in to fill the void...

  • Once upon a time in Karachi

    Before the trawlers had started to harvest the sea’s upset meadow and the refugees hadn’t started to migrate in large numbers, Elphinstone Street, or Elphi as it came to be known (much before it was renamed Zebunnisa Street) in Karachi was the centre of the universe...

    All cities have their commercial centres and Karachi is no exception...

  • With 30-day police powers, Rangers see no time frame for Karachi operation

    KARACHI: A day after the Sindh government extended the police powers of the paramilitary force for a mere 30 days rather than the usual four months, the Rangers director general took to the social media on Friday to make it abundantly clear that there is no time frame to complete the Karachi operation...

    “Karachi Law Enforcement Operation will continue till its logical conclusion is achieved, in sha Allah,” stated Rangers DG Major...

  • World Corporate Golf comes to Karachi for first time

    KARACHI: With the aim of bringing the corporate sector into the game of golf, the fourth edition of the World Corporate Golf Challenge Pakistan tees off from Sunday with the event being held here for the first time...

    “After three editions in Rawalpindi, this is the first time we are bringing the tournament to Karachi,” tournament director Mohammad Umer Khokhar told Dawn on Friday...

  • Big-time cricket returns to Karachi after nine years

    KARACHI: The nine-year itch of National Stadium Karachi (NSK) holding its first major cricket fixture in this city of lights is on the threshold of culminating when Peshawar Zalmi defend their HBL Pakistan Super League crown against inaugural champions Islamabad United here on Sunday...

    Karachi has not staged a high-profile fixture of international standing since Sri Lanka played here in early 2009 — the year that saw the end of...

  • Political parties welcome revival of big-time cricket in Karachi

    ISLAMABAD: Political parties across the divide on Sunday welcomed the revival of big-time cricket in Karachi after nine years, terming the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final match a historical event that will project the image of Pakistan as a peaceful country...

    According to media reports, PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari and his sisters Bakhtawar and Aseefa bought tickets for Rs12,000 each for VIP enclosure to watch the final...

  • Karachi operation is completely apolitical, stresses Corps Commander Karachi

    KARACHI: Corps Commander Karachi Lt Gen Naveed Mukhtar said Saturday that the Karachi operation is completely apolitical, adding that it will continue without any discrimination...

    Speaking at a seminar organised by the National Defence University at a private hotel in Karachi, the corps commander said, "I assure citizens that our struggle against terrorism will continue unabated...

  • KARACHI NOTEBOOK: Chaiwallahs of Karachi

    Tea hangouts have been popular for a long time...

    In absence of any structured attempts to establish such places in Karachi, the chai hangouts in the city have contributed to a new vibrancy, absent for more than a generation...

  • COVER: The heart of Karachi: Karachi Raj By Anis Shivani

    IN his debut novel Karachi Raj, erstwhile critic Anis Shivani depicts a year’s worth of Karachi life as viewed from the differing perspectives of an American anthropologist and a couple of individuals living in the low-income district of the Basti...

    Shivani’s first foray into the realm of fiction intrinsically grapples with an immensely complex topic — the stratified social layers of which Karachi life is composed...

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