Farah Aijazul Ehsan

Farah Aijazul Ehsan
Teacher/housewife/wanderer

It was a hot and sultry morning. I was looking forward to the tour Ms. Aisha khan had planned for me. Being a history lover, and having been inside the old city many times, I never tire of the engaging sights, smells and the whole aura of the old city. You see stuff that the new Lahore has abjured.....

Chabbees, mooras and other colorful stuff that only surfaces here. Huge stalls of kitchen silverware, copper ware and endearing sights of the spoons, peculiar to only the sub-continent. It was with grateful appreciation that I roamed the Delhi gate….grateful for the enthusiasm and fire that must have triggered the massive change that has occurred in this area. Mr. Kamran Lashari’spassion combined with the generous technical assistance of the Agha Khan foundation and the massive contribution of the Norwegian government…..all formed the ingredients of the recipe that has turned around the area surrounding the Delhi gate. The spice bazaar with its tantalising aromas, the kaseerabazar with its stunning display of kitchen ware and the Royal bath with an aura full of whispered secrets, still hanging in the air to be heard: It was a heartwarming journey.Last, but not the least, for me personally, it meant the world to stop at the mazarof Ayaz, the slave of Mahmud. He reminded me of so many things we have in common. Bless his soul. Bless Ms. Aisha and Mr. Javed, the guide who walked along, enlightening me with their intimate knowledge of this area. Great job, WCLA!

Teacher/housewife/wanderer

It was a hot and sultry morning. I was looking forward to the tour Ms. Aisha khan had planned for me. Being a history lover, and having been inside the old city many times, I never tire of the engaging sights, smells and the whole aura of the old city. You see stuff that the new Lahore has abjured.....

Chabbees, mooras and other colorful stuff that only surfaces here. Huge stalls of kitchen silverware, copper ware and endearing sights of the spoons, peculiar to only the sub-continent. It was with grateful appreciation that I roamed the Delhi gate….grateful for the enthusiasm and fire that must have triggered the massive change that has occurred in this area. Mr. Kamran Lashari’spassion combined with the generous technical assistance of the Agha Khan foundation and the massive contribution of the Norwegian government…..all formed the ingredients of the recipe that has turned around the area surrounding the Delhi gate. The spice bazaar with its tantalising aromas, the kaseerabazar with its stunning display of kitchen ware and the Royal bath with an aura full of whispered secrets, still hanging in the air to be heard: It was a heartwarming journey.Last, but not the least, for me personally, it meant the world to stop at the mazarof Ayaz, the slave of Mahmud. He reminded me of so many things we have in common. Bless his soul. Bless Ms. Aisha and Mr. Javed, the guide who walked along, enlightening me with their intimate knowledge of this area. Great job, WCLA!

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