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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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THE FACTS OF LIFE – 2. E.M.P.T.Y.

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So here we are. The second track of the “album”, THE FACTS OF LIFE, is this (also) unabashedly romantic little electro-pop-rock ditty, written for those moments of exquisite loneliness when one is head over heels in love and missing the … Continue reading

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Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur

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Nothing prepares the Grand Tourist for his or her arrival at the Umaid Bhawan Palace. It is quite simply the most fairytale of fairytale palaces, and the most GRAND of Grand Hotels I have had the chance to stay at … Continue reading

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Old Jodhpur

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The old city of Jodhpur makes for a delightful afternoon stroll.  It’s much less congested than that of Jaipur, and man of the facades in the city are painted in my favorite colour of all – blue. It is unclear … Continue reading

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