Faizan Ahmad

Faizan Ahmad

The writer is the author of the upcoming book 'Lahore by Metro' and founder of photoblog: @MetroDaily. He tweets at @heyfaizan (twitter.com/heyfaizan)

Capturing the spirit of Lahore’s fascinating canal

Moving from a small town to the historic city of Lahore in 2013 was a great experience. Though still an immature boy, I was enchanted by the many attractions Lahore had to offer. One of those attractions which continues to fascinate me is the famous Lahore canal, which runs through the east of the city. The canal was built by the Mughals and was subsequently improved upon by the British. To this day, the canal continues to be a popular site for children and adults interested in cooling off during the summer heat. Every summer, some of my friends and ...

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From a bright student to a beggar: “The hate never melted” – Noshi’s journey as a transwoman

“You can change your hobby, but you cannot change your nature. If someone offers Rs10,000 to you in exchange for wearing such a feminine dress, you are probably not going to wear it. The same dress, however, is second nature to me. I wear and admire it every day. That does not make me any less of a human, does it?” This is how my conversation began with Noshi, a 45-year-old trans woman previously known as Farrukh Naeem. Noshi outside the room where she has been staying for the last four years. Growing up in Shahdara Town, ...

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