#LahoreLife: Pictures from around Lahore

Monday, March 28, 2016 The Desi Wonder Woman 4 Comments

Image Credit: Dawn/Khalil Shah
I wonder if it's right to call it resilience. To say that our spirits aren't broken. Is it really my place to make those claims - someone who's (fortunately) not directly impacted by a tragedy? Would you call it courage or just acceptance-of-circumstances-and-choosing-to-live-with-it compounded with a sense of how we live most of our lives: 'it won't happen to me'.

I will naturally mourn something as terrible as killing innocent people in the name of a false cause but does a collective call for standing united does anything for the ones who actually suffered. Or does it just help the ones at a distance, like me, get over it in a socially sensitive way. Or perhaps reconcile their feelings in some way because it is painful for everyone, albeit with varying intensities.

Do people care about a loved one being called a martyr when that was not the purpose they chose for themselves. Is it fair to hand them that title, perhaps even impose it on them.

I don't know the answer. I'm just simply wondering. Not with the intention to vomit on anyone's sentiments but just to understand from whoever has figured it out.

In the meanwhile, here are some pictures of Lahore and its life, that I found interesting. I've credited all sources but if you'd rather not have your image in this post, let me know and I'll happily remove it.

Used books in Old Anarkali. Image credit: Locally Lahore


The only sitar making shop that remains in Lahore. Image credit: Tribune


Pottery seller in Lahore. Image credit: Maciej Dakowicz


Street cricket. Image credit: JF Peters


Eating out at the old Food Street. Image credit: Geocities 


Basant. Image Credit: Defence.pk


Eid holidays. Image credit: The Nation


Poster exhibit at the LLF. Image Credit: The National


Holi celebrations. Image credit: Dawn


At Data Gunj Baksh. Image credit: Dawn


Abbott Road. Image Credit: Stefan Sonntag


Veteran guitar player, Asad Ali. Image credit: NPR/Mobeen Ansari 


Until next time.

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