Junaid Jamshed – The One Who Saw The Light

Yesterday, PIA flight 661 crashed near Havelian, Pakistan. All 48 people on board lost their lives.

Among one of the deceased was Junaid Jamshed.

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June 20 Challenge – Hello Ainee!

Day 20 Twenty Minutes

June 20, 1963. The United States and Soviet Union signed an agreement to set up a hot line communication link between the two countries. 

If you could have a hot line to any person, dead or alive, who would it be? Who would you want to chat with if you only had twenty minutes on the hot line? What would you tell them?


Hello Ainee!

You may not remember me but I do remember you so well, even after so many years. The last time we met was more than 25 years ago and yes, that’s a long long time. We were 5th graders back then, so it is okay if you have no memory about me or what happened the last time we met. Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Vintage

Vintage is the topic for Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge this week. Let’s see how many of you remember these!


An old beauty box. This was heavily used by my mother and her sisters during the 80’s and 90’s. I remember this box being the center of so many makeup sessions of countless parties and events.

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The Man Who Sells Nostalgia

Recently, the Karachi Walla once again went to the antique market in Saddar, Karachi and found a man who sells nostalgia in this digital age.

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Today’s Flowers – Royal Poinciana Clusters

Childhood memories of a giant Royal Poinciana tree, right in front of my home, fills up my heart with pure joy, as I travel back to those days when I was young.

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A Shop Like No Other

Last year, during my early days of blogging, I posted about a little stationary shop in my area from where I used to buy all my stuff during my childhood.

That shop is still in business and since today is Uzair (my son’s) first day in school, so I find it appropriate to re-blog it. Because those days are now here when I would take him up to that same shop from where his father bought his pencils or erasers or rulers or colors and so much more.

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Pencils, Erasers, Pencil Sharpeners, Geometry Tools, Pens, Rulers, Marking Pens. What does all these things have common? You might say school or a classroom or things a student need most. Ask me this & I will say just two words: Sweet memories

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That Old Box



I took out that old box today
It was untouched for so long

I dusted it off and looked at it
Puzzled to open it up or not
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Same Old Handrails

These white handrails on stairs at my home remind me so much about my childhood. I played among them countless times and it was so much fun.


Now it’s Uzair’s turn to have his very own set of memories of them!!

The Cheapest Time Machine

Did you ever thought about all those old newspapers, magazines or books in your garage or attic are like time machine? The cheapest time machine anyone could buy?

Ever gave a thought to it??

old papers

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When I Was Young

When I Was Young……

I love to ride my bicycle for hours

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