Category: Places

Places in India, Pakistan & more

Karachi Truck at London Southbank

The Karachi Brides : By A. Ali

If I were to name the transport buses that storm the Karachi roads all day I would call them the Karachi Brides. This isn’t only because of their appearance, but the ‘look-at-me’ attitude they emit while threatening the population all day long. For the Englanders their hot red double-deckers are...

Tower of GC University Lahore

Tower of GC University Lahore

  The tower of GCU Lahore has been a beacon of inspiration for students since 150 years. Situated near Nasir Bagh on the Katchery Road, it remains one of the most prominent and elegant structures in Lahore.   Government College Main Building was completed by British Architect W. Purdon in 1877 and its architecture...

Karachi Monsoon

Karachi Monsoon by S. Mahmood

Karachi Monsoon by S. Mahmood The monsoons have finally arrived. And that too in dramatic fashion. It is quite fitting a day for the monsoons to have started in our very own city of lights (or no lights or hypothetical lights). The biggest power breakdown of the summer, the SBP giving...

Museo dell'Opera del Duomo: Florence

Museo dell’Opera del Duomo: Florence

  Inaugurated on May 3,1891 to house the monumental singing galleries by Luca della Robbia and Donatello, b occupies the ancient seat of this institution founded by the city of Florence in 1296 to oversee construction of the Cathedral and ensure its conservation and upkeep through the centuries. The scope of the...

Famous Ravians

Crème de la crème of Pakistan & India: A Snapshot of few Notable Ravians

Ravi Magazine banner showing Famous Old Ravians, GCU Lahore’s Notable Alumni If we have to name one South Asian academic institution, whose alumni influenced its history, politics, literature and arts like no other, GCU Lahore has no competition. At GCU’s 150 years anniversary and celebrations, GCU’s Vice Chancellor proudly bragged that although Pakistan have only...

Karachi Uni

Karachi University: By Zahabia Khozema

Karachi, being a truly metropolitan city, projects diversity and University of Karachi, an important feature of the city is a mini-Karachi in itself. KU, the shortened version of Karachi University, is deemed as  the biggest university of the province of Sindh with an area of 18,000 acres, 54 departments and...

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The Canadian Dream: Never Fulfilled – By S. Shah

    Global demographics show that it is the era of the foreigner from Asia. But, as the digital divide keeps people away from information, the immigrant divide keeps foreign qualified professionals from their profession of choice. Global demographics show that it is the era of the foreigner from Asia....

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The Other Side Of Lyari – By Zahabia Khozema

  The Other Side Of Lyari – By Zahabia Khozema The town of Lyari is one of the most infamous towns in Pakistan. Famous for its gang wars, the town has been plagued by violence since years. Following Ranger’s Military Operation of Lyari, peace prevails largely and bloodshed has diminished , yet...

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Iffat Shahab’s grave in Canterbury Cemetery [Kent, UK]

Passing from Canterbury last year, I vaguely recalled the town mentioned in Shahab-Nama, Qudratullah Shahab’s Autobiography. Shahab Sahib mentioned that his wife Dr. Iffat Shahab admired Canterbury as a place blessed by Hazrat Maryam [Virgin Mary] and wanted to be buried there. I sent a quick email to Canterbury Council and received a prompt response, see...

Basant in Lahore

Lahore Diary – By Aniruddha Bahal

  BASANT IN LAHORE Early last month, Lahore celebrated Basant and the sky had thousands of kites in the sky for many days running. Marking the start of spring, Basant has in many ways become the biggest festival in Pakistan in the last five or six years, surpassing in gaiety...

Where did Pakistan go wrong?

Sindhi-Muhajir: Headed For a Deadly Break Up? – By R. Malik

After this murderous day is over and the sea breeze cools temperature in Karachi, citizens, both Sindhis and Muhajirs must ponder over their differences and options. At the time of Indian partition in 1947, the spirit of Muslim brotherhood was strong and Sindhi hospitality provided great relief to migrants uprooted...

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Meeting the Pakistani-Swiss – By W. N. Khan

A Pakistani American College Professor Gets To See Another Side of the Desi Diaspora Three months ago, I came to Switzerland`s Italian speaking canton of Ticino from the United States to work as a college professor at a small American-accredited liberal arts college located in the hills just outside Lugano...