Author Archives: Tania Qureshi

The Lahore Gymkhana

Reviving heritage From 1959 till 1962 Justice Yaqoob Ali Khan, 1962-63 Syed Fida Hussain, and for eleven years onwards 1963 Nawab Muzaffar Ali Qazalbash again remained the chairman of this club  

Samadhi Bhai Mani Singh

Heritage has no religion According to Sikh history, Bhai Mani Singh acted as scribe when at the age of 14 Guru Gobind Singh the then Guru of the Sikhs — dictated Sri

Shalimar Gardens Lahore

Wonder of the world Walking through the flowers and green beds you will see arcaded pavilions entirely built with white marble. Water was flowing under the pavilion of the upper terrace, cascading


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Padhana Haveli

Remains of Sikh heritage The love and effort of the artisans oozed out of each brick there. It must have been a majesty of its times. According to the locals the haveli


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Pavilion of nine lacs

On way to restoration Built in 1663 on the orders of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, for his beloved wife Arjumand Banu Begum also known as Mumtaz Mahal, this structure was designed


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The Mirror Palace

Mughal culture reveled in great opulence The chief features of Sheesh Mahal are gilt work (placing of pure gold), pietra dura work (inlay of semi-precious stones into white marble), marble perforated screens

Chowk Wazir Khan

Cultural revival of Lahore Masjid Wazir Khan was built in 1634 AD under orders of Hakim Ilm ud Din the then prime minister of 5th Mughal King Shah Jahan Chowk is often

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