Archive for November, 2005

World Performing Arts Festival 2005

Here are some pictures from World Performing Arts Festival. Sorry about the average quality, I have been tricked by a mobile phone company who sold me an expansive set with a pathetic camera :)



Sharon Lewon – Indian Dancer Performing. I really liked the last act she did.

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Sayeen Zahoor and the dancer.


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Sharon Lewon

classical nights and morning skies

I have had a strange love toward lahore’s misty mornings ever since I was child. Yesterday, I saw morning sky after a long long time… it was it’s usual gorgeous!

Since I wasn’t up to anything sunday night, I decided to visit the festival at last. To my surprise, it was classical night! Sunday, I ask? I always longed to listen to Ustad Shaggan live (now don’t raise your eye-brows over a Pathanay Khan fan!), but unfortunately had to leave the arena early. Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan was his majestic best; this guy has got all the ingrediants to be the next giant, I tell you. You should have been there!

Ah, it was nice to meet Atif after some time, but we had little to chat when Alhamra Open Air was rocked by Ustads of their own class. Btw, you outta get ‘Meda Ishq Vi Toon’ of Pathany Khan from

coffee anyone? :)

Best ever coffee in the town? What’s your pick?

Masooms’, Coffee and Tea Company’s, Jammin Java’s, Fuzon’s, DD’s (Dunkin Donut’s – the home of purple balloons :] ), Hotspot’s, Chillout’s, PC’s? anything, anyone? :)

I kinda liked Jammin Java near center point. Sadly it’s history now. Can somebody tell me why?

Kashmiri food coming to Lahore

“A 10 days festival of Jammu and Kashmir will be organised in Lahore in March as part of the growing bonhomie between the two countries,” says a press report.

Besides, unique dishes like ‘Goshtaba’, ‘Rista’, ‘tabak maaz’ and ‘rogan josh’, the organisers will display exquisite handicrafts of the state, including shawls and ‘pherans’ through a fashion show. He said these programmes were aimed at attracting the maximum number of tourists to the state by highlighting the specialities. Foof lovers be ready!


Lahore zoo has lost one of it’s male Puma last week. According to Daily Times, Puma (also called mountain panther) was brought in the zoo in June for 450,000 rupees (a pair actually, 450k each).

Source: Daily Times

The cause of death is said to be blockage of one of it’s heart vavles.

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