Three Pakistanis Click at the Sony World Photography Awards

Pakistani talent has been hogging the limelight these past few months in various fields ranging from science to film making. This past week has similar news hitting the headlines from the realms of photography. Three Pakistani photographers have been shortlisted for the Sony World Photography Awards. The Sony World Photography Awards are the world’s biggest photography competition. Organized by the World Photography Organization, being shortlisted for this competition is a

The Islands of Pakistan

Pakistan boasts a variety of islands off its coast, and they range from housing sandy beaches to comprising mud volcanoes. Here’s a look at some of the more prominent: Charna Island Charna Island, locally referred to as “Cheerno”, is situated at the boundary between the provinces of Sindh and Balochistan. Surrounded by the waters of the Arabian Sea, it lies 9 km from the Hub river and 6 km from

Pakistan’s Transcendent Mosques

The Islamic Republic of Pakistan is home to many of the finest illustrations of brilliant architecture in the world, and features the best of Mosques as well, in terms of beauty, size and history. Below is a list of some of Pakistan’s most prominent places of Muslim worship.   Mahabat Khan Mosque Mahabat Khan Mosque is located in Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The word “Mahabat” translates to “Awe-Inspiring” and the mosque

VR Technology Can Help Promote Tourism In Pakistan

Virtual Reality (VR) technology enables users to experience an immersive multimedia experience into a simulated environment by integrating sound, video and 360-degree displays, giving a near-real experience of what it would feel like to be present in a real or computer-generated surrounding. Historical Context The world’s first VR Head-Mounted Display (HMD) was developed in the late 60’s by Ivan Sutherland and his student Bob Sproull. Other improved versions such as

Khem Singh Bedi’s Haveli – Pakistan’s Hidden Treasure

We all know that Pakistan is full of archeological and scenic treasures. From the heavenly beauty of the north to the exotic history in Sindh, Pakistan has it all. With K2, Shangrila, Ansoo Lake, and other natural beauties in the north, and Mohonjedaro and Thatta in the south, there is something for everyone. However, there is one place that is not very well known to foreigners and Pakistanis alike, a

Swat in Photos

Pakistan has many beautiful valleys to boast, and Swat stands out as one of the brightest jewel in its crown. Swat district is located in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and is characterized by fast rivers, faster winds and serene-looking skies. It was christened “the Switzerland of the East” by Queen Elizabeth II, and that is as apt a description as any.

Hunza in Photos

Hunza is the picture of quaint charm and breathtaking beauty. Located deep in the beautiful province of Gilgit-Baltistan, the valley is a favorite among holiday-goers, both domestic and international, and for good reason. Below is a selection of pictures of the abundant scenic beauty that characterizes this part of the world. Of perennial snow, mighty peaks and running streams…    

Pakistan and its Natural Wonders

Pakistan is no stranger to the kindness of Mother Nature and hence houses some of the most interesting wonders found in the wild. Below is a list of a few of the fascinating natural wonders features unique to this country. Princess of Hope   Natural forces and influences have resulted in a land formation closely resembling a woman with folded arms, clad in flowing robes. The statue stands tall and

Top Bird Watching Locations in Pakistan

Bird watching is a recreational past-time for some and a serious hobby for others. Along with hosting some of these nature enthusiasts, Pakistan also has the perfect locations for their activities. While there are a number of sites perfect for bird-watching both resident and migratory species, some of the more prominent sites are: 1. Kinjhar Lake Wildlife Sanctuary Situated in Thatta District, Sindh. 2. Kirthar National Park Situated in the Kirthar range mountains

Rafi Peer Cultural Center: An Oasis of Culture

Think of puppets and you assume the puppetry culture in Pakistan is limited either to the days of yore or simple sock creations conceived for the mindless entertainment of the young. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Serving almost as an oasis of culture in an otherwise urban city, the Museum of Puppetry is nestled comfortably in the outskirts of Lahore and offers the rarest glance into the almost