Dak Khana

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Dak Khana (Urdu: ڈ اک خانہ ‎) is one of the neighbourhoods of Liaquatabad Town in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan.[1]

This neighbourhood is near the main post office in Liaquatabad Town. There are several ethnic groups in Dak Khana including Muhajirs, Sindhis, Kashmiris, Seraikis, Pakhtuns, Balochis, Memons, Bohras Ismailis, etc. Over 99% of the population is Muslim.

Dak Khana is also an Indian word for Post Office. While not the official name it is the everyday conversational name for Post Office across India.

Dakkhana.com was also a web based email service that was launched in the summer of 2000.[2] Founded by Teju Srivastav an early Internet Entrepreneur (he had founded an ISP and a web hosting service in Central New Jersey in 1995).[3] Dakkhana.com was one of the earliest web based email services that in addition to English, provided email services in multiple Indian languages such as Hindi, Tamil, Telegu and Bengali among others. Dakkhana.com was also the first site to provide email in a person’s own handwriting.[4] The technology called h-fonts though unique failed to take off. At its peak before shutting down Dakkhana.com had more than 650,000 users from across the globe.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Liaquatabad Town - Government of Karachi Archived June 13, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "rediff.com US edition: The dakkhana is now open!". m.rediff.com. Retrieved 2017-01-22. 
  3. ^ Dakkhana.com. "Dakkhana.com; The Concept That Delivers Snail Mail at Net Speed". www.prnewswire.com. Retrieved 2017-01-22. 
  4. ^ "В Индии будут писать e-mail "от руки"". www.indostan.ru. Retrieved 2017-01-22.