Meeting Karachi at strange places

I have always come across Karachi in places I can never expect. While walking in Columbo, Sri Lanka, I came across Karachi Restaurant which was offering Nihari for breakfast. I was checking on Google maps, where I found out the following places.

  1. Karachi Street, Midway Point, Tasmania, Australia
  2. Karachi Street, Crestmead, Queensland, Australia
  3. Karachi Way, Socorro, TX, United States
  4. Karachi Street, West Bloomfield Township, MI,
  5. Karachi Close, Tidworth, United Kingdom
  6. Karachi Crescent, Wellington, New Zealand
  7. Karachi Street, Lenasia, Gauteng, South Africa

But the funniest way that I came across Karachi was in professional wrestling. I was reading Wrestling blog (yes i am a big fan of wrestling and I know that it is fake) where I noticed a wrestling stable or gang know as Karachi Vice. I thought for a moment that it is a name of a new political party and wondered if our politicians have finally seen the light but this feeling was short lived. They were pretty active in the 70s and 80s and infact their kids have started their own group called The New Karachi Vice. This group was active in Stampede Wrestling which is a famous name in


Canadian Wrestling. As per Gama Singh, the leader of the gang…. Everybody still talks about the Karachi Vice,” explained Gama Singh. “It was an accidental thing, how it came about. There was myself and Mike Shaw, who I had changed his name to Makhan Singh, and we had Steve DiSalvo and Kerry Brown. I think we were all doing an interview together, we did a few interviews for a few weeks in a row, and then it just sort of came out. ‘This is the Karachi Vice’, because Miami Vice, the TV show, was quite hot at the time. And then the people just picked up from that. The following week, we saw all kinds of signs coming out — Karachi Ice, Karachi Mice and that sort of thing [laughing]. We just kind of followed through and kept it going from there. It became quite a hot thing for a couple of years at least.”

The New Karachi Vice


Have you come across Karachi in strange places?


One Response to “Meeting Karachi at strange places”

  1. Rumana Husain Says:

    Thank you for sharing this blog piece about ‘coming across’ Karachi in different countries. It is indeed very interesting. I hope you will keep expanding on the subject when you come face to face with Karachi some other times in some other strange places. Happy wandering!

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