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PAKISTAN | Tuesday, 19 Feb 2008 | Views [1291] | Comments [3]

Two hours north west of Lahore, and half way to Gujranwala, is the town of Aminabad. Once prosperous, for the last 150 years it has been slipping into quiet obscurity. The decline began in the 19 th century with the realignment of the GT ... Read more >

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Jehangir's Tomb

PAKISTAN | Sunday, 3 Feb 2008 | Views [1581]

Just outside Lahore on the road that once connected Delhi to Kabul, and across the floodplain of the now dry Ravi, are the twin tombs of Nur Jahan and her husband, the Mughal Emperor Jehangir. The road, though now sheared of its ... Read more >

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PAKISTAN | Monday, 28 Jan 2008 | Views [3135]

Pakistan is well known internationally for its cricket, turbulent politics, and key role in the complex geostrategy of region. It also has a vigorous arts sector, and contributes strongly to the art of South Asia, of which the recent rise ... Read more >

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Next door

PAKISTAN | Monday, 21 Jan 2008 | Views [862]

On Wednesday we returned to Pakistan after three weeks travelling through its neighbour, sometime enemy, and rising regional superpower, India. Crossing the border felt like coming home, and that small absurd step across an invisible line cleared ... Read more >

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INDIA | Monday, 14 Jan 2008 | Views [1144]

Jodhpur and Jaisalmer were founded to defend the great desert trading routes east and so surround enormous stone and mortar forts built atop rocky bluffs in the centre of town. From below the forts are everywhere visible, and from their ramparts ... Read more >

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Fakir Khana

PAKISTAN | Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | Views [5655] | Comments [2]

Inside Bhatti Gate in the walled city, and just before the remains of the red light district, is the Fakir Khana Museum. Housed in a traditional three story house, and built on the collection of gifts and tributes paid to an advisor of Maharajah ... Read more >

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Rafi Peer

PAKISTAN | Monday, 26 Nov 2007 | Views [941]

In November the Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop holds its annual performing arts festival, with dancers, musicians, puppeteers, theatre troupes and comedians from Pakistan, the subcontinent and around the world. We went last night to see the Czech group ... Read more >

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On with the show...

PAKISTAN | Monday, 19 Nov 2007 | Views [773] | Comments [1]

The week has been fairly occupied with preparations for the show next Monday at Alhamra Art Gallery. It is my first in Pakistan, and first solo abroad. The etchings are from the last four years and are inspired by people and places seen on my ... Read more >

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Sitar Lessons

PAKISTAN | Monday, 12 Nov 2007 | Views [1321]

Mehr goes to sitar lessons twice a week. She has been playing for six months on an ivory inlaid instrument that was once a gift from her father to her mother. The body, bulbous and chocolate brown, used to be a pumpkin. Tonight there ... Read more >

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The Wonder House

PAKISTAN | Monday, 5 Nov 2007 | Views [1469] | Comments [1]

The Lahore Museum, the 'Wonder House', was full on Saturday. They tell me it's the time to visit, now that the sauna heat of summer has passed but before winter sets in. I continue to wonder how cold that season will be - the locals speak of it with ... Read more >

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Lahore Fort

PAKISTAN | Monday, 29 Oct 2007 | Views [2473] | Comments [1]

We took the students drawing at Lahore Fort. This rambling array of palaces, courtyards, bath houses and mosques set in 42 acres of gardens seemed ideal for teaching perspective, and getting students out of the sterility of the basement drawing ... Read more >

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PAKISTAN | Monday, 22 Oct 2007 | Views [840] | Comments [1]

We spent the weekend in the former princely state of Bahawalpur. Prior to Partition the British ruled much of the subcontinent through the agency of local rulers bearing varying degrees of autonomy, though never in the critical areas of foreign affairs ... Read more >

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