Category: WCLA

This week in heritage: Akbari Mandi

Lahore has been the capital of Punjab for nearly 1,000 years; perhaps more. Besides being the Mughal show window, Lahore has always been the cultural, academic and intellectual centre of Asia. For 200 years Lahore remained a thriving cultural hub of the great Mughal Empire, when it was beautified with palaces, gardens and bazaars. Lying…
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June 28, 2018 0

Loh and Lahore! A tale most controversial

Some places around us have the spirit of origin of existence and the geniuses of human growth. Such places are always striking for those who like to enjoy the nostalgia and old thoughts. I think Lahore can truly be regarded as one such a place in this world. Having seen so many ups and downs…
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May 31, 2018 0

Revival of Mughal recipes in Royal Fort

A no-go area inside Lahore Fort has suddenly become a point of attraction for tourists and conservationists. This area was once the splendid area with the aroma of enticing dishes cooked for the royals and nobles of Lahore Fort. Yes, that’s the Royal Kitchen “Shahi Bawarchikhana” of Lahore Fort. It’s news to everyone that very…
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April 4, 2018 0

The Great Gama and Lahore

Can you imagine lifting two baby elephants together? Well, this might sound unbelievable to you but that’s what ‘Gama, The Great’ did at the age of 24, lifting a rock weighing 1,200 kg. This man with massive strength and energy lived in Lahore near Mohni road and did wrestling in one of the wrestling arenas…
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April 4, 2018 0

The Walled City of Lahore is celebrating 70 years

“A little history of this city tells us that Lahore became a dream city in the 1500s when the Mughal Empire settled in Lahore and made it one of the main capitals. Akbar, the Mughal emperor, built a thirty feet high fortified wall around the city with twelve gates” Many people love Lahore, the city…
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April 4, 2018 0