Untangling a web from old, old Lahore History records that Ilm Ud Din had gained much importance in the royal court and in the last days of Jahangir, conspiracies of Noor Jahan had created a gap between Shah Jahan and his father, who imprisoned ... Pakistan Today, 2 weeks ago
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Protestors during the 2010 uprising in Kashmir. Photo: Kashmir Global/Flickr I visited Srinagar the summer capital of India-occupied Kashmir in January 2016. As a student of history, I went fully conscious of the vexed incorporation of the ...OneClimate.net, 3 weeks ago
In good faith (a journey in search of an unknown India) by Saba Naqvi, published by Rupa publications, New Delhi, pages 191 Religious bigots gain ground in the biggest secular democracy Whether India was still secular or ...Pakistan Today, 1 month ago
Tunnels do make sensational news in history, besides the ones on the Indo-Pak border and in Tihar and other jails. There's one in the Agra Fort, which is believed to lead to the Red Fort in Delhi. How long it would have taken for those of the royal ...The Statesman, 1 month ago
'I asked a group of uniformed high school kids: Who was the one Kashmiri they admired?''I shouldn't have been surprised by the answer,' says Sunil Sethi. IMAGE: Athar Aamir, who came 2nd in this year's civil services entrance exam, interacts with students at his alma mater. Photograph: Umar Ganie Kashmir is having a booming tourist summer. The young woman at the IndiGo check-in at Delhi airport says their six daily flights are full. "It's like Goa in December." A friend who missed a ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
I call architecture frozen music, said German creative genius Johann Wolfgang Goethe. As I stood at the newly-constructed Pahalgam Club in Pahalgam, Kashmir, I knew what Goethe meant. And I wondered what symphony should be played there. Perhaps a ...Chandigarh Tribune, 1 month ago
A mammoth undertaking to restore and develop Delhi's Nizamuddin will end this time next year. How has it transformed one of the most historic and touristy areas of the country? This could be the closest thing to paradise. Here, the world is all ...Livemint.com, 1 month ago
Several artefacts connected with the Mughals will be on display at the museum coming up in Humayun's Tomb complex The crypt-like museum coming up in the Humayun's Tomb complex will showcase Mughal artefacts hitherto hidden from public view. These ...The Hindu, 2 months ago
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform. This famous Mark Twain quote has been echoing in my brain since I heard the news of Amjad Sabri's assassination. Undoubtedly, the broad daylight killing of a mystic ...The Nation Pakistan, 2 months ago
"I think Bulleh Shah is fascinating but I fail to understand his relationship with his murshid," said a 14-year-old student of mine who was acting in a school play on the life of Bulleh Shah. The play was an English adaption of Shahid Nadeem's Bulla ...Huffington Post, 2 months ago
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