Category Archives: Culture & Lifestyle

Faletti’s Hotel, Lahore

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Faletti’s Hotel is one of the oldest hotels on this Grand Tour; one that has remained more or less in its original form, and with its original name since its inception, and more than 100 years. The hotel was established … Continue reading

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Colonial Lahore – Mall Road

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The British ruled Lahore for just under a hundred years from 1849 to 1947. Capitalising on a crisis of succession following the death of Ranjit Singh of the Sikh Empire, the British would oust the Sikhs and annex the Punjab. … Continue reading

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Mughal Tombs and Paradise Gardens, Lahore

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In the suburb of Shahdara (The Way of the Shahs), some 16 km from Lahore, stand the tombs of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir, and his Empress, Nur Jahan. Of all the Mughal Emperors (and Empresses), they loved Lahore the most; … Continue reading

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The Lahore Fort and Badshahi Masjid

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The Lahore Fort, also known as the Shahi Qila, or Royal Fort, is the third of the major Mughal Forts in its capitals, the other two being in Delhi and Agra. It is the most important historic site in Lahore. … Continue reading

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The Grand Tour III:15 – Lahore (Pakistan) …Second Paradise

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And so here we are at Lahore, the final city in my final Grand Tour of the port and princely cities of the East. And what a city to end this Grand Tour on! All in all, I have been … Continue reading

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THE FACTS OF LIFE – 3. 两个人

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  两个人, or “Two People”, is the only Chinese song I’ve ever written and managed to finish arranging. It also happens to be the very last song I wrote – I haven’t written anything after it. It was specially written … Continue reading

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SEASON OF CHINESE ART: Guo Pei – Chinese Art & Couture, June 2019

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Last Tuesday (5 March), I did my first-ever Media Conference in Mandarin in the Chinese capital, Beijing, with China’s foremost couturière, Guo Pei, or 郭培老师,as I call her. Yes indeed, the news is out that Asian Civilisations Museum is partnering … Continue reading

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