Day 3 of A Trip Down South: Majestic Multan

One city that really encapsulates this is Multan the capital of South Punjab and the city of saints and mystics or ‘Madinat-ul-Auliya.’ However although the city may be known for its plethora of Sufi shrines today its history goes back almost 6000 years and was conquered by Alexander the Great in 326 BC. The ancient city was home to the renowned Trigarta Kingdom at the time of the Mahabharata war and was ruled by a Katoch Rajput Dynasty. Legend has it that the word ‘Multan’ actually from original Sanskrit name of the Hindu Multan Sun Temple ‘Mulasthana’. … More Day 3 of A Trip Down South: Majestic Multan

Day 2 of a Trip Down South…

The second day of our trip started off after a leisurely breakfast in Sahiwal laden with the likes of fried eggs and parathas. After getting some much needed energy to take us through the day, we set off for the four hour trip to Bahawalpur to see the splendours of this once princely state. During the journey, I got to see many of the famous mango tree orchards and lots of fields from miles around the narrow regional roads. Although as we went deeper into Southern Punjab, there was a marked difference in the landscape as the surrounding were much more arid then the North. However, the expansive network of canals from the Indus River means that that these areas can be used for agriculture providing much needed prosperity to this otherwise deprived area of the wealthiest province in Pakistan. … More Day 2 of a Trip Down South…

DAY 1 of a Trip Down South…

Following a brief hiatus from writing, I am back to share my latest adventures travelling in Pakistan. After being caught up with my internship at IDEAS (Institute of Development and Economic Alternatives) where I have been busy doing fieldwork in low income settlements in Lahore, interviewing prospective students for Dartmouth, starting an excel course, joining a new crossfit gym and going to various art and culture performances its has really been a wonderful time to enjoy the glories of Lahore and all this city has to offer at this time of the year. … More DAY 1 of a Trip Down South…

A visit to Shalimar Gardens

This Sunday, I decided to make a trip to Shalimar Gardens for the first time ever. My family and I were showing some friends from abroad around some Lahore and I realised that I had never been to the gardens before. In the summer, the humidity and high temperatures aren’t conducive to spending extended periods of time outdoors and in the winter, high smog and fog levels make it difficult to go to the city’s outlying areas. But I was so glad that I finally managed to make the trip. It was truly an unforgettable experience and hope to make more frequent trip to get away from the hustle and bustle and exhausting and ever-increasing Lahore traffic. … More A visit to Shalimar Gardens

Top 5 of Hanoi

Ha Long Bay While Ha Long Bay is not technically a part of Hanoi (its actually more than a three hour drive or 20 minute seaplane ride) it is one of the most fascinating collection of natural sea formations. I really enjoyed admiring the different features from the boat and taking pictures of all the … More Top 5 of Hanoi