The mysterious Mughal courtesan. Our heroine of city legend, Anarkali of Lahore
بانوآپاسے ایک حاصلِ زندگی ملاقات کا احوال
A Gurdwara, a Smadh, a bit of history
and the traditional Rs.20 offering (ਭੇਟ)
mapping the Royal Mughal Highway, from Shahu di Garhi to Manhala of Khan-i-Khanan to the home edge of ‘no man’s land’ on India-Pakistan border. meeting the Jahangiri Kos Minars of Lahore
stories from the war of September 1965 on Lahore front
revisiting Major Raja Aziz Bhatti Shaheed
and other soldiers and monuments
… 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.
The ruins of an ancient haveli in Padhana, at Pakistan – India borders have some tales to unfold…
Once there was, once there wasn’t… Time was a commodity held aplenty with people. For when people traveled they longed for people and places and when they eventually came across, sitting together and talking to each other wasn’t a sin.
to friendship, to valour, to sacrifice!