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The Story of Badshahi Mosque

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Mughal Emperor Shahjahan had appointed his son Dara Shikoh the price of Lahore and also the heir to the throne. Dara Shikoh was a very godly man and interested in all things spiritual. He was a big devotee of Hazrat Mian Meer. When Hazrat Mian Meer passed away and was buried in what is now Cantonment, D ara Shikoh planned…

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THE MYSTERY OF ANARKALI

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The story of Anarkali that has been mesmerizing people since decades goes something like this: The unruly and rude Prince Salim falls in love with a dancing girl, Anarkali, at a mujra arranged to celebrate his return from years of military training. His father, Emperor Akbar disproves and Salim, in order to get his lady love, fights a war against…

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THE STORY OF SADHU CHOR KA KOOAN

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Every once in a while when im out on a walking spree in the walled city i come across an inoperational water well. Though it feels wonderful to see that the well hasnt fallen victm to the vagaries of development a feeling of sadness inevitbaly engulfs you for the extinction of the wells has also antiquated the entire culture and…

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