Chaukundi Tombs

Posted on June 6, 2011
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Owais Mughal This post is about the historic Chaukundi tombs located just outside Karachi. Before writing further I must admit that the last time I personally visited Chaukundi was in 1985 but I still vividly remember being fascinated by the stone carvings on these tombs. Following information comes from the tourist books and the Internet [...]

The Official Rules of langRi paala

Posted on May 21, 2011
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Owais Mughal There are several indigenous sports in Pakistan (and India) which many of us have played in our past lives but they don’t get much coverage in written media. e.g. gilli danda, kanchay, lattu bazi, patang bazi, gali cricket, kabaddi etc. One such very popular game is called langRi paala. Today I have taken [...]

150th Anniversary of Railways in Pakistan

Posted on May 13, 2011
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Owais Mughal Today, May 13, 2011, is the 150th anniversary of railways in Pakistan as the first track that became functional in areas which now comprise Pakistan was inaugurated on May 13, 1861 (this seems to be the season for 150th anniversaries!). The photo above shows railway tunneling in Bolan Pass. The photo is credited [...]

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