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Thursday, May 15, 2008


There is so much poverty that children from different households spend all day following harvesters around, after the harvest they go through the field collecting stalks of wheat which might have fallen from the harvester, in all probability they would collect less then a KG of wheat each a day through the 10-15 days of harvest, but they keep at it to feed themselves at night.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Carrying Water

Some Gypsy families lived in a camp some distance from my farm, they did not have access to any water so women used to come to the farm throughout the day to pump water from the hand pump and carry it back on their heads.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


A common transportation in the urban areas is this three wheel vehicle, with the front of a motorcycle and the back of a rickshaw, powered by a "Peter Engine" it is capable of carrying heavy loads.

Monday, May 12, 2008


City life in Pakistan is very crowded, with buildings all over, dust and smog and you don't get so see much of nature's colors, this bright orange sky was thus a treat at the village, almost the same colors everyday.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Sunny Fields

A warm welcome to my fellow readers from the fields of "Tilwandi Bhindran" a small village 70 km from Lahore. Thank you all for visiting and commenting on the posts in my absence, blogger worked perfectly on draft mode only I overstayed my visit to the farm so missed a couple days of posts. The next week I will post pictures from the farm and the village with stories to give you all an insight into rural life in Pakistan. Even though we own land and farm in the area this was my longest stay at the farm so a lot of things were eye opening for me too. For now Enjoy this picture of a field of sunflowers, planted for its seeds which are used to make edible sunflower oil.

Thursday, May 8, 2008


One of my favorite stops at the Sunday market, this book stall sells used books and often you can find amazing treasures at less then a Dollar.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Selling Oranges

This man was curious as to why I wanted to photograph him when I asked his permission, when I told him that I was posting pictures of Lahore Daily he asked and what does that gain, very inquisitive fellow, makes his living selling seasonal fruit in his cycle converted into a mobile shop.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008


Known as the "tabla" these are drum like musical instruments popular in the Indian sub continent.

Monday, May 5, 2008


Like the other Mughal tombs, the walls and ceiling of Nur Jehan's tomb were also adorned with beautiful works of art from centuries back.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Studying by the grave

The grave of Nur Jehan and her daughter side by side, you can notice a guy studying in the background, I noticed several people studying in the area, and one person singing sufi music.

Saturday, May 3, 2008


This is the entrance to the tomb of Nur Jehan, there are four similar entrances on all sides of the Tomb.

ps. I will be going to my farm for the next 5-6 days for harvesting of wheat and will be putting blogger on auto mode for the first time, lets see how it goes, hope to see you all back soon with some pictures from rural Punjab.

Friday, May 2, 2008


A wooded path leads to the tomb of Nur Jehan.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

The Great Empress

This tomb is a short walk away from the Dilkusha Garden complex across a railway track, it is the tomb of Empress Nur Jehan, one of the most powerful women in Indian History, she is said to have ruled over Emperor Jehangir's heart, even though she was his 20th wife she was the favourite. She was the true power behind the Mughal throne. She also had the honor of being the only Empress whose name appeared on the coinage of that period.