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The special ‘Daal’ that was made for Maharaja Ranjit Singh

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The Fakir family archives state a tale about a chef/ hakim from central India who visited the prosperous kingdom of Punjab to seek employment. He was directed towards Maharaja’s trusted minister Fakir Nur-ud-din, who in turn directed him to his assistant Bishen Singh, who was also a hakim. The chef explained that he had learned about the prosperous kingdom of…

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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’s 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 story of BAZAAR-E-HUSN

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‘Come evening and they would be out in their balconies in the finest of silks and jewels. Their eyes would be lined with kohl and their lips red with dandasa, bark of the walnut tree and the most fragrant of eastern perfumes or itars would fill the air. They were known as diamonds and such was their glitter that the…

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THE RETURN OF KOH-I-NOOR DIAMOND. SHOULD WE DEMAND ITS RETURN?

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In March 1849, the minor Maharaja Duleep Singh was forced to sign a treaty in which he agreed to give up the throne of Punjab in favor of the queen of england. When the British entered the Lahore toshakhana they encountered treasures beyond their wildest imagination. A study of historical documents reveals the utter greed of British for the treasures…

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