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Khyber Steam Safari Posted by on May 31, 2016

Pakistan is gifted country, blessed with numerous tourist attractions and sites that have been a source of intense and immense tourist activity for years. One of these tourist attractions was the Khyber Steam Safari – a travel into a two bogies train, hauled by two vintage 1920 steam engines, built by the Valcon Foundry Kingston and Company in the United Kingdom, from Peshawar Railway…

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Small Talk in Urdu Posted by on May 29, 2016

ENGLISH URDU TRANSLITERATION Where are you from? App kahan se hain? Have you visited my country? Kiya app ne mera mulk dekha hai? I like your country a lot Mujhe app ka mulk bohot pasand hai This is my first visit (woman speaking) Mein pehli dafa yahan aayee hoon This is my first visit (man…

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Urdu Idioms with English Translation/Transliteration Posted by on May 28, 2016

English Translation/English Idiom Urdu Idioms Transliteration Taking someone or something for granted گھر کی مرغی دال برابر ۔ ghar kee murghee daal barabar What good is a fortune if one can’t use it دولت کا کیا فائدہ اگر استعمال نہ کی جاۓ ۔ doulat ka kiya faaida agar istamaal na ki jae Mediation ثالثی ۔…

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Walled City of Lahore Posted by on May 26, 2016

The City of Lahore is extremely rich in history. To understand the culture one must know about the two types of Lahores that exist today. The Old and New Lahore. In this blog I will touch upon the Old Lahore. Although the city has expanded beyond proportions and many new localities have come up since…

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Sherwani – A Royal Dress Posted by on May 20, 2016

The origin of sherwani (Urdu: شیروانی) can be found in Central Asia during the times when it was the dress code of the Turkish and Persian nobles in the Delhi Sultanate and Mughal Empire. In the late 18th century, almost every man wore sherwani, during those times as this attire did not restrict itself only to the…

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