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ATP Quiz: Who, Where, What and When?

Posted on November 27, 2008
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Adil Najam

Here is a new installment of the ATP Picture Quiz for you. Who are these people? Where are they? What are they doing? And, when do you think this picture was taken?

16 Comments on “ATP Quiz: Who, Where, What and When?”

  1. Umar says:
    November 27th, 2008 5:26 pm

    Mid-50′s… wild guess: 1955…

  2. Umar says:
    November 27th, 2008 5:29 pm

    Oh, and I forgot to mention, they are in their first Physics lecture in an intermediate college… that would explain the looks on their faces…

  3. Nihari says:
    November 27th, 2008 5:54 pm

    The educated lot of our country….2% of them are billionaires and due to what they did to this society 98% reside outside the country and now thank their starts for doing it.

  4. Alveena says:
    November 27th, 2008 7:14 pm

    Govt.College Lahore, Lecture roon early 80′s

  5. Shahzad says:
    November 27th, 2008 9:49 pm

    This is definitely Govt College Lahore, FSc pre-med students maybe.
    They seem to be attending a lecture, as to which one, that’s hard to tell, could be one of the languages as none seem to be taking any notes :)
    And it’s the 70′s, take a look at the first gentleman’s collar in the second row.

  6. ASAD says:
    November 27th, 2008 9:54 pm

    Adil, I think you gave away the Government College Lahore part with the header you use on the front page with this, which is also GC.

    I assume you want people to recognize particular people in the picture. Unfortunately I cannot recognize anyone in particular. Will wait for the answer

  7. Athar says:
    November 27th, 2008 10:14 pm

    I don’t know but obviously a classroom. Probably in the 1960s from the look of the people.

  8. Rizwan says:
    November 27th, 2008 10:26 pm

    I want to find what became of the guy sitting on the 3rd from the left in the second row from the bottom. With the round glasses. I will wager he became a big scientist or professor :-)

  9. raza says:
    November 28th, 2008 1:21 am

    peshawar university…….

  10. Hussain says:
    November 28th, 2008 3:16 am

    Students in freshman physics class at the Government College, Lahore.
    Date taken: December 1947
    Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White
    From Life Magazine

  11. November 28th, 2008 8:03 am

    As Hussain has already said … its “Pakistani students in freshman physics class at the Government College.

    Location: Lahore, Pakistan
    Date taken: December 1947
    Photographer: Margaret Bourke-White
    Size: 1280 x 953 pixels (17.8 x 13.2 inches ”

    Its a bit of cheat really, so the prize should go to ‘Hussain’ who I note has alreadt posted the correct answer already! …..

    The picture is here ….

    http://images.google.com/hosted/life/l?imgurl=6bdb52d57b25845b&q=site:tbn0.google.com+lahore+students+1947&usg=__CyTAjCIie4PCI6gr_PtL8s5Q2n0=&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dsite:tbn0.google.com%2Blahore%2Bstudents%2B1947%26ndsp%3D20%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den&um=1

    and there are some others as well. Note the women tucked around a corner in another of the sets.

    Margaret Bourke-White took some stunning images from around the gloge in the 1940′s …. many from the sub continent at partition.

  12. Umar says:
    November 28th, 2008 9:55 am

    Well, at least I got the physics part correct… :)

  13. Jahanara says:
    November 28th, 2008 12:37 pm

    Interesting picture from so far back. I wonder what became of these individuals over time.

  14. Malique says:
    November 28th, 2008 2:49 pm

    I could go no further than the benches which were still the same when I left Govt.College some 3 years ago…

  15. Javed Ali Khan says:
    November 28th, 2008 3:19 pm

    Well at least the classroom is full and they seem to be paying attention (maybe to the photographer). Will we still see attentive students in a college class today?

  16. javeria says:
    December 2nd, 2008 12:11 pm

    this picture is of s government college about 4 or 5 years ago or maybe in Karachi university about about in 1970s or 1980 s well what ever it is i love pakistan kehte hain na pakistan zinda bad pak pak pakistan saf saf pkistan har pal har dam kadam hamara safeguard pakistan…..i love pakistan my country ur country a country full of love but because of zardari and musharraf it ha been a terrible time but still love is alive in pupils hearts………………..

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