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The Prince of Wales and the Landa Bazaar

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Its amazing how things and places we consider not worthy of a second look or visit were once a jewel in the crown of the city of Lahore. The enigmatic Landa Bazaar is one such place. Its a place which evokes feelings of disgust and filth at worst and apathy at best. But contrary to its current value, when the…

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How the famous song ‘Chandni Raatein’ was written

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Lakshmi chowk is a magical place. Long before the M.M. Alam roads of today existed, the Lakshmi chowk was the hub of Lahore‚Äôs entertainment and cultural activities. It was the Hollywood district of Lahore; the center of formal and informal filmi gatherings. Come evening and people from all walks of life especially showbiz and literature would gravitate towards the Lakshmi…

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THE LAST PRINCESS OF LAHORE. THE SORROWFUL STORY OF PRINCESS BAMBA DULEEP SINGH (1869 – 1957)

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Post partition, every morning a weak old woman would board the Model Town bus service headed to the city. The conductor never asked her for money or he would invite the anger of the last Queen of Punjab. Princess Bamba Sutherland, the eldest daughter of Maharaja Duleep Singh and grand-daughter of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, was born on September 29, 1869,…

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