Tania Qureshi

Masjid Mariam Zamani — the ‘mother of all mosques’

Masjid Mariam Zamani — the ‘mother of all mosques’

It is the earliest surviving monument of the Mughal era, hence the name 'mother of all mosques'

You must bewildered while reading the term ‘mother of all mosques’. Well the Mosque I am telling you about today is the oldest surviving Mughal era mosque right here in the heart of Lahore, which is also referred to as ‘Androon Lahore’ or the ‘Old Lahore’. It is called Mariam Zamani or Begum Shahi Mosque […]

 Tania Qureshi

Lahore’s Taxali Gate — more than just a red light area

Lahore’s Taxali Gate — more than just a red light area

Some much-needed myth busting

There is a common perception about Lahore’s Taxali Gate area that it only comprises the red light district. There are several taboos associated with this gate which has a unique world hidden inside it. It is unfortunate that people have built up assumptions without getting an in-depth knowledge of the localities linked with heritage and […]

 Tania Qureshi

Lahore’s Hazuri Bagh - a historic complex with a new look

Lahore’s Hazuri Bagh - a historic complex with a new look

The breath-taking garden will be opened for public in March as parts of efforts to revive night tourism

As you make your way to Lahore Fort from the newly built Greater Iqbal Park, a straight passage will lead you to the historic complex called Hazuri Bagh. This antique garden is a huge enclosure between the Alamgiri Gate of Lahore Fort and the Badshahi Mosque. Right there in this garden, in an instance, you […]