ATP Quiz: Where Is This?

Posted on February 24, 2010
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Adil Najam

Do you know what place this is? Can you recognize any or all of the buildings you see? And how is it important to Pakistan?

I suspect this ATP Quiz is either a little too easy. Or, maybe, not easy at all. I guess we shall find out soon enough.

38 responses to “ATP Quiz: Where Is This?”

  1. Watan Aziz says:

    And the giants roamed GC.

    While looking up info on GC, came across gem of information on GC. It seems that GC has the unique distinction of being the only college in South Asia to produce two Nobel Laureates: Dr. Hargobind Khorana (in the field of Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine) and Dr. Abdul Salam (in the field of Physics).

    We all know (or should know) about Dr. Salam. Less publicized, is that Salam Chair in Physics was established in the memory of the Nobel Laureate and Ravian, Physicist, Dr. Abdus Salam. The chair will promote and enhance the research activity in Physics at GC University, Lahore. A distinguished physicist of international repute Dr. G. Murtaza, S.l. has been appointed as the first Salam Professor of Physics. His specialization is in Theoretical Particle Physics & Plasma Physics.

    In yet another great honor, the most prominent part of the Main Building, the magnificent Main Hall, is now called Dr. Abdus Salam Hall.

    Hargobind Khorana was born in Raipur, Kabirwala, Khanewal, a village in Pakistan (then British India).

    His father was the village “patwari” or modernly known as zamindar, an equivalent of a taxation official. He was home schooled by his father, and he later attended D.A.V. Multan High School. He currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States serving as MIT’s Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Biology and Chemistry, Emeritus. (Wiki)

    Hopefully, someone living near Cambridge may find inclination to interview him for the posterity.

    Go Ravians!

  2. Watan Aziz says:

    When the students came by bike, motorbike or car, they parked in the main parking area of the GC which is now “New Block” as @Straw pointed out.

    And it was a “kacha” parking lot, so during the rains; well, you get the picture.

  3. Watan Aziz says:

    Oh, yes, the food!

    I never thought I would talk about Physics dept this much. I never had Ohms for it.

    But at the very far side of the Physics dept, facing the bicycle stand, was the one and only “sandwich guy”.

    I think for Rs. 2.50 or so, he offered two slices of white bread and a keema patty. But that was not the trick. He offered his special “kay-chup”. He made it himself. And it can be described as a combination of ketchup and Tabasco. Sweet and spicy.

    Ummmm Ummmm. My mouth is flooded with memories.

    And we layered it.

    We spread it on the slice. One slice at a time. We soaked it on the patty. And when slapped together, we spread more on the ends. And dipped yet more, with each bite, where the last bite took the red.

    I do not know why a bib was not a requirement to eat this because it would drip worse than a bad faucet.

    He could not keep us away or the crowds.

    Many of Pakistan’s “san-cy” brains of today owe it to “sandwich guy” to keep their joules at par.

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