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Tania Qureshi

Heritage Now

Value your heritage     We have a world today that has destroyed much of its heritage through war and neglect. Our itinerant society and speedy world has caused us to forget

Mahmood-o-Ayaz

A slave-to-general story         Ek Hi Saf Mein Kharay Ho Gaye Mahmood-O-Ayaz, Na Koi Banda Raha Aur Na Koi Banda Nawaz. You might have read these lines of Allama

Bradlaugh Hall

The crumbling beauty     How many of you are familiar with this beautiful 19th century hall located on Lahore’s Rattigan Road? Let me take you through this historic hall today and

Fort’s secretariat

Obvious but unnoticed     Imagine the life in the Makatib Khana… Travelers coming in fort, registering their names with the clerks, wearing flowing robes and colourful headgears, to meet the royals


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Mahabat Khan’s garden

Another controversial tomb!   This is Mahabat Khan’s Garden which was once among many of the Chahar Bagh Gardens built along the road to Shalimar Gardens by the Mughal aristocracy   Mahabat

Thandiani and dancing clouds!

A British era hill station Despite the beauty and weather Thandiani is an undeveloped tourist spot. The abandoned buildings, a small church and GPO are the only imposing structures around a few

Koocha chabuk sawaran

The land of horse riders     Today, Koocha Chabuk Sawaran is among the few areas of the old walled city that has name plates on the houses where once the famous

Mian Khan’s Tomb

A 17TH CENTURY MONUMENT IN LAHORE   Like many other monuments of Mughal era this place was also plundered during the Sikh rule. The marble and other precious stones were removed and

Partition and Gobind Ram

Another treasure from the vaults of Lahore’s history It’s been seventy years since the biggest partition and human migration but amidst the hustle and bustle of Shah Almi and Rang Mehal majestically

Royal Jail of Royal Fort!

Who knows what is hidden inside the royal land of Lahore. Since Lahore originated, it witnessed the seasons of turbulence and tranquillity. It remained a princely state and also got looted during

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