The smadhi of Ranjit Sing
Quaid-e-Azam Library Lahore
Shalimar Garden Lahore
Government College Lahore
We were on Family outing last night, went to Food Street and were waiting for our order of that Yummy khoyy wala Milk when I glared around and noticed the hustle bustle and the Live Crowd and it felt strange..yes a bit,.I mean we know what we are going through for the last couple of years..The Terrorism and The Power Crises and The Effects thereafter!! It has hit us quite hard..and its been here for some time..Lahore was not safe too...We have seen tough times...Not a single place in the city could be tagged as SAFE! Be it markets,or Shrines or Offices, even the Residence Areas..it was not safe anywhere..and its still the same..You cant go out without thinking about the Security Concerns first! But this is Lahore...People never stop living their Lives here...Its a Blast in the Morning and People are out again in the evening..It seems that Nothing can really break the Spirit of Lahories....They truly are Lively people with a very different culture of their own..
Yes Lahore has its own Culture..which doesn't match with the rest of the Pakistani Culture..There is something very special about this city which makes it remarkable in its own special ways! Lahore Lahore aay! is said rightly...Don't know if it is the Famous Canal Road or The Food Street Or Anarkali Or Lahore Fort ..you cant name just one things which makes Lahore , The Lahore! But yes There is one thing that you know while talking about "the Whats so special about Lahore" and that is its FOOD! yes
I know more then Half of you would agree to this, weather you have visited Lahore or Not..this is something that Lahore is Known for...I guess this is the only thing that Those ,who have never been to Lahore know about it...right?
SO yeh Food is Special thing number One about Lahore..Be it Old Gawalmundi or new Food Street...Food in its best form is all you see there and taste too...I know people who visit Lahore just for its Food, and when they are not in Lahore, All they miss about it is its Food..
Click here Food Street Lahore
Not to mention, Data Sab is another reason for what makes Lahore this popular ..They say if You are new in Lahore and you Don't know where to go or where to eat..Go to Data Sab and you are taken care of! There was a time when People from all over the Punjab used to come to Lahore for small odd jobs and The Shrine of Data Sab was the only place for them..They worked all day and came to the Shrine in the evening..where they could have free meals..(Lunger which never stops) and the Shelter for spending night too..
Thanks to The Terrorism ..The poor Muzdoors cant go there now for the Security reasons, But yes They still can have those meals..There is something about that Shrine that makes it an important part of Lahore..They say Lahore is "Datta's Nagri" (Datts' city)..True say!
When I came to Lahore first some 6 years back..(yes em not From Lahore basically..from South Punjab actually and it makes my opinions here WEIGHTY! right? ) So, when I first came in here,I didn't like it much..I found it crowded and Polluted ..and it makes me smile to think that how Ironical is the fact , that now after 6 years, when this city is all the more crowded and polluted, em in Love with this place..Head over heals actually!
You can't blame me for that. You just cant help being in love with this place..Everything is special about Lahore..Its weather, The Food, The fun-Loving People and what not! oh yes and the famous Canal Road!! But before that I just recalled something that we miss these days most about Lahore..
Basant is just not the same since then,I miss Basant like many others But I can't favor it out of the fear that it might hurt somebody out there.How can you enjoy it when you know that the metal string can cut somebody's throat in the streets.So its not the same now.After the Ban on Basant, Lahore is without one of its major Festival now.Tho this does demand a debate here, weather it was wise to ban the String or the Festival! Khair so Lets Get back to the Canal Road, My most Favourite spot of Lahore.This was the First thing that I loved about Lahore.I still adore it.
So its Love, Life and Lahore.You cannot resist to the charms of Lahore.There might be many people who are annoyed with all the pollution and noise and crowd and they don't like it for that in a way,But even They confess Their affection for it in one way or another.HeHeHe I know What You guys are thinking..NO.NO.NO! Nobody paid me to promote Lahore here, This was something that I owed to this place.As it has helped me to become what I am today.I remember What I was like 6 years back, I owe a lot to this city for experiences and exposure's it helped me to have.
I will write a separate post on my initial years in Lahore some other day,That was all for today.I know I could not cover all the important things about Lahore, It was just a Token post, I hope it does give a basic idea to those who have never been to Lahore.
SO that's all for now..
From Lahore..With Love:-)
Mishi's Addiotional Note:
I was in-touch with some Friends here on Hot mail via email@example.com
I want to clarify something that happened a few days days back, My id got hacked and all my contact started receiving spam mails.I got complains from Friends and Family.After tiring efforts, That id is restored now.But I am not going to use it anymore.so From now on, Please note my new personal Id which is firstname.lastname@example.org . Furthermore,I apologise for the inconvenience this problem caused to those who received those Spam-emails.
Thanks for bearing with it.
P.S...I could not catch up on the latest Blog updates of you guys, We had an issue with our Internet thing here,and I will read them one by one now.