The Spectacular Rise Of TLP And The Challenges Ahead

Even without a wider platform or broad agenda to achieve victory in the polls, groups such as TLP are poised to exploit the grievances…

Man doing masturbation in public got arrested

A man was masturbating today on a road in Lahore when a lady filmed him doing it. The police arrested the man, yes. But…

پنجاب کے دل لاہور پر انڈر ورلڈ کا قبضہ،یہ گینگز کتنے طاقتور اور بااثر ہیں؟ جانیے اس ویڈیو میں

– لاہور شہر میں انڈر ورلڈ ڈانز کا راج ختم نہیں ہو سکا ہے – سیاسی وابستگیاں، پیسہ اور طاقتور گینگز ان ڈانز کی…

Is the Safe City project making you safer?

Images allegedly captured by Safe City cameras were leaked online. Safe City claims that their cameras only takes pictures of number plates but these…

The Sound of Data Darbar

NEW YORK, May 6, 2017 — Me and classical singer Tahira Syed. We explore Lahore’s, and arguably Pakistan’s, cornerstone of Sufism, the shrine of…

Lahore death toll is increasing

I am still devastated -the death toll is increasing. There seems to be no end to this reign of terror – Pakistanis are now…

No respite in Lahore: Gunmen storm Jinnah Hospital

No respite in Lahore: Gunmen storm Jinnah Hospital, 12 dead  Just as we thought that the government will proceed with investigations, another act of…

Lahore is burning

[reportedly] 27 dead and dozens injured – no respite for us. Once again, in less than a month Lahore has been ravaged by terrorists.…

In City of Tolerance…

I was quoted in this NYT article on Lahore Still, Raza Rumi, a writer and blogger who takes great pride in his city, insisted…

Selections from Shah Hussain’s poetry

“In the new Lahore lies buried Shah Husain and with him lies buried the myth of Lal Husain. Still, at least once a year…

Lahore Nama – A new blogspace devoted to the magical city

I have been rather casually posting news, stories and comments on Lahore’s heritage and its current status on Lahore Nama. While blogging here I…

Wazir Khan Mosque – Lahore

It took us a an hour of navigating through the unruly traffic of Lahore to get to the old city. This was ostensibly a…

Noor Jehan Singing

This soulful poem by Faiz was rendered by Madame Noor Jehan in her early, melodious years. Manto has also mentioned this rendition in his…

Lahore – that was

Intizar Hussain, the eminent writer of Urdu, recently mused on the Lahore of yesteryears and the literary and intellectual atmosphere. I am posting a…

Public Sculptures of Lahore – cross posted at All Things Pakistan

I am glad that Adil Najam posted my piece on the public sculptures of Lahore on his blog – All Things Pakistan. It was…

Meeting Iqbal Hussain in Lahore

During my recent visit to Lahore, I met the Lahore artist, Iqbal Hussain. We had a nice, engaging chat, saw his recent works some…

Images from Data Saheb’s Shrine

Saw this news item today – “Data Sahib’s 963rd urs concludes: Around 500,000 attend final prayers”.The news item reported that around 0.9 million visited…

Basant Moods – Lahore and Beyond

“you’re either here or you’re a square – Lahore to host biggest ever Basant celebrations today..” Tonight, So there will be fun and frolic…

The Public Sculptures of Lahore – the Raj revisited

Sheraz from Islamabad has contributed this amazing account of Lahore’s eclectic past. The influence of the British rulers resulted in erection of sculptures at…

Images – More on Iqbal Hussain

The celebrated artist Iqbal Hussain also runs the famous Cooco’s cafe in the old Lahore. My friend of the Olive Ream fame was there…