Lahore Literary Festival: to promote art, not politics (23-25 February 2013)

Lahore will be hosting a literary festival on the coming weekend. For a country that only seems to be making headlines for terrorism, political instability, and economic malfunction, not to forget all the Qadris and Altaf Bhais that bombard our headlines, a few academics and ‘artsy’ turn will definitely be a breath of fresh air.

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Traveling Lahore in Style

By Ajai Shukla and Sonia Trikha Shukla

Some cities, just a fortunate few, remain coloured by their history, visibly enriched by reminders of centuries gone by. Residents of Delhi like us routinely walk past 500-year old monuments with scarcely a thought for the shared past that they evoke. But on a visit to Lahore, . . . → Read More: Traveling Lahore in Style

Mega Cities: Documentary on LAHORE

Lahore (Urdu: لاہور, Punjabi: لہور) is the capital of the Pakistani province of Punjab and the second largest city in the country. With a rich and fabulous history dating back to over a thousand years ago, Lahore is no doubt Pakistan’s cultural capital. One of the most densely populated cities in the world, Lahore remains a vibrant economic, political, transportation, entertainment, and educational hub. Considered . . . → Read More: Mega Cities: Documentary on LAHORE

Ode to a Forgotten Hero

Walking through the streets of Lahore, you don’t realize how much of history are you taking in. Of course there is the Minar e Pakistan, a national symbol, or the Badshahi Mosque or the Lahore Fort. Yes, we all know these national monuments and the histories associated with them. After all, were we not taught . . . → Read More: Ode to a Forgotten Hero