Off the shores of Lake Huron, to one of the first Imperial Lighthouses, and revisiting the story of first lightkeeper
That morning, I had returned to those familiar fields, to explore that bridge on the old alignment of Grand Trunk Road; a bridge frequented by Muhgal Kings, and other Kings who were not Mughal, their royal entourages and battle expeditions; a bridge that had witnessed a Mughal Coronation.
… from the beloved waters of Ravi to Khizri Gate, exploring the bits and pieces of the city wall, and thence to the remaining gates of ‘walled city’
Gates of Lahore, both surviving and detroyed, countless dwellings – doorways – window sills, and equally countless stories. An afternoon drift to explore city’s topophilia.
There was a place that, in meditation and spiritual seeking, outdid even the grand significance of Balkh and Bukhara, and it existed right here, in the city of hearts, the City of Lahore.
Tracing the original surviving original patches of a historic route. Uttarpatha: the (ab)original footprint…
Memoirs from Thal, a travel across Waziristan, and the tales from The Frontier Scouts; a force d’élite…
Meeting a martyr from the war of independence in 1857. Meeting the Kharal chief in his native Jhamra. Stretching a few miles up ahead to Syyedwala.
From the Scottish Highlands to Mainland Punjab following the essence of freedom. The tale from 1857 War of Independence in West Punjab. The tale of an epic encounter: Kharal vs Berkley
The ruins of an ancient haveli in Padhana, at Pakistan – India borders have some tales to unfold…