There is so much one can learn about a city by seeing it through the eyes of another person – and this is what happened on Sunday when people gathered at the Arts Council on the third and last day of the Karachi conference to watch five short films and documentaries highlighting Karachi’s residents and heritage.
Was one of the 10,000 people who did the 90km Sydney to Gong Ride yesterday. It was a beautiful sunny day with clear blue skies and my longest ride ever. The Gong Ride is a fundraising cycling event to support people living with multiple sclerosis in Australia.
The battering began around 2pm and was laced with claps of thunder that are otherwise rarely experienced in Karachi. By the end of the afternoon, Saddar recorded the most downpour of 40mm and at least nine people were electrocuted to death, including five of one family. From Clifton to Gulistan-e-Jauhar thousands of people got stuck on the roads and there were reports that people were robbed at gunpoint in the traffic jams.