Over the years the image of an accordion, expanding and contracting, growing and shrinking, has stuck in my mind whenever I think of my city Karachi. This was, at least, a development from the image of a beast that had prevailed.
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I was robbed at gunpoint this week in Karachi. I don’t really want to write about this because the repetitive telling of the story or externalization of the experience feels as if it will give it another life—numb its essence or fetishize it.
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Just like any other city, Karachi too suffers from the disease of big business interests. I am writing this here because it is not possible to criticise this particular big business in most newspapers.
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