A place to play

November 25, 2008

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Children in Wazir Khan mosque Dehli Darwaza Lahore

Photograph by Arif Khan


A haircut

November 25, 2008

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Photograph by Mohammed Ramzan


Baalan dey khed 2

November 25, 2008

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Pithoo Gol Garam

Photograph by Aun


A Lhori portrait

November 25, 2008

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Plaque at Government Victoria High School.

Photograph by Imran.


Recording the rickshaw ride

November 25, 2008

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Photograph by Sehba


An Artists visits Ravi

November 22, 2008

The photographs below are scenes at the Ravi recording the ‘art intervention’ by Lahore based artist Maryam Rehman. Her brief write up explains her intention.

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” River Ravi, the life force of Lahore has for centuries touched and nourished life around it.

Today its murky waters suffer from extreme pollution, a major reason for which is the constant disposal of untreated industrial effluent. Amongst the industrial units which discharge untreated waters into the river, leather tanneries are key pollutants.

The lotus flower, or Padma in Hindi remains common to all South Asian cultures as the supreme symbol of purity. The heavily scented lotus or the ‘fairest flower’, blossoms in murky waters yet remains completely unblemished.

What happens when the lotus gets corrupted?

The lotuses have been allowed to find their way to places not pre-empted. The river’s natural course will determine whether these objects are to be found, discarded or lost. As a public art project, the work communicates with people whose lives are tied with the river and who suffer at its hands. “


Picture of the Day – Bicycling through Old Lahore

October 20, 2008

This photograph was taken by Ali Khurshid as a part of his Bicycling Through Old Lahore series on flickr. Clicking on image below will take you to Ali’s flickr page.