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  • Story Times: Documentary Heaven

    The website under review today is all about documentaries from various fields of life and they are all free; surely a heaven for curious little minds and the site is Documentary Heaven, at www...

    There is the ‘Browse Documentaries’ option and a ‘Documentary List’ that has theme sorted categorically...

  • Footprints: When shahi mohallah fell silent

    Sixty-year-old Guru Gogi, the head of a khwajasira community, remembers the time when Indian actors Rishi and Randheer Kapoor, Rekha and Kabir Bedi came to visit the Shahi Mohallah in all its glamour...

    It is said that maestro Mohammed Rafi, who while still undiscovered lived in Lahore in pre-partition days, practised his singing there to hear his voice reverberate inside the shaft...

  • Award to Shahi Hammam a proud moment

    LAHORE: The Walled City of Lahore Authority (WCLA) and the Aga Khan Cultural Services Pakistan held a joint press briefing on Shahi Hammam’s Award of Merit declared by Unesco...

    Mr Makhdoom highlighted the historic importance of Shahi Hammam and the techniques used to conserve it...

  • City Diary: WCLA informally opens Shahi Hamam

    The Walled City of Lahore Authority has informally opened the Shahi Hamam (royal bath) for tourists and public at large after restoring it...

    The restoration of Shahi Hamam, which was constructed about 400 years ago inside Dehli Gate during the era of emperor Shah Jahan, was one of the important components of conservation works undertaken by the WCLA in collaboration with the foreign funding agencies under technical assistance of...

  • Purana Qila - the old city’s commercial hub

    Once a large, fortified defensive structure around the city, the famed Purana Qila is now lost among the high-rise buildings that make up Rawalpindi’s commercial hub...

    Before the arrival of the British to the garrison city, the old city was located at Purana Qila and known as Qila Pind Rawal...

  • Pucca Qila wall damage FIR registered

    HYDERABAD: An FIR was registered against a suspect on Tuesday for allegedly demolishing a small portion of the fortification wall of the 18th century Pucca Qila on a complaint of a culture department official...

  • TRAVEL: HIGHWAY TO HEAVEN

    However, two years ago someone posted pictures of their travel to Hunza on social media, and what followed was a landslide of thousands of tourists flocking to visit this piece of heaven on earth...

    According to local tour operators, there were 35,000 local tourists last year, mostly from Karachi and Lahore, breaking a 20-year record...

  • TASTES: THE GOLDEN DROP FROM HEAVEN

    Call it a honey trap, but there is something about the golden syrup that has enslaved us forever...

    The 100 percent pure and natural sweetener has been around for time immemorial, long before sugar took over the popularity chart a few centuries ago
  • Court admits case of Pucca Qila wall demolition

    HYDERABAD: The court of civil judge and judicial magistrate-X on Monday admitted for trial the final challan submitted by the Fort police against an accused on charges of damaging a boundary wall of Pucca Qila, a protected heritage site...

    In the challan, investigating officer of the case, Rao Munawar, accused Maqsood Sarwari of damaging the Pucca Qila wall and argued the accused should, therefore, stand trial for the offence...

  • Malaysians seek matches made in heaven

    KUALA LUMPUR: Looking out nervously from her pink headscarf, Malaysian single Siti Aisha chats with a man she has never met, but who could become her husband following their Islamic speed-dating session...

    The pair talk shyly for a few minutes under the watchful eyes of Siti’s parents until a bell prompts the dozens of male participants to shift to a new table and a new prospective wife
  • Qila Saifullah surgeon refuses to treat girl injured in accident

    QUETTA: A girl seriously injured in an accident in Qila Saifullah district was brought here for treatment after a surgeon in the district’s government hospital refused to treat her, saying that he was not on duty...

    Police sources said that Naeema was seriously injured after being hit by a speeding passenger coach in Bandat Hamandzai area of Qila Saifullah district...

  • Roma in seventh heaven after routing Fiorentina

    ROME: AS Roma won their seventh straight Serie A game as Mohamed Salah scored twice in a 4-1 win at home to Fiorentina on Friday to move clear of their opponents in the race for a Champions League spot and maintain their faint title hopes...

    Third-placed Roma, now three points ahead of Fiore, have been transformed since Luciano Spalletti replaced Rudi Garcia as coach in January, losing once in the league before a winning streak that has...
  • Serena faces tricky ascent to seventh heaven

    MELBOURNE: Ailing knees, Father Time and even a resurgent Victoria Azarenka stand in the way of Serena Williams clinching her seventh Australian Open title and giving her one more shot at an achievement that would cap her storied career...

    Williams, already considered one of the all time greats, has 21 grand slam singles titles, four Olympic gold medals and more than $74 million in career earnings but the 34-year-old is no doubt aiming...
  • Officials among six kidnapped in Qila Saifullah

    QUETTA: Six people — a general manager, two engineers and a driver of the Balochistan Development Autho­ri­ty (BDA) among them — were kidnap­ped from Qila Saifullah area on Monday...

    BDA General Manger Bacha Khan had gone to Murgha Faqirzai area of Qila Saifullah district with two engineers, a driver, a contactor and another man to inspect an under-construction road...

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