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Shahi Hamam — Then and Now


Shahi Hamam: then and now!

By Fareeha Qay­oom,
Pho­tos by GM Shah — 2009 (Then) and 2015 (Now) Cour­tesy of Faiza Sharif

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A room with a view - Lahore: Smog or pollution?

Smog or pol­lu­tion?

By Fareeha Qay­oom

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Double Standards


The con­trast between the ordi­nary and spe­cial is blind­ing –only in Pak­istan. Why can’t all our roads be as green and pic­turesque as these two???

By Fareeha Qay­oom

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Hip and Fun-The Place to Be

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DHA is one hot res­i­den­tial area, struc­tured and green with clear zon­ing, it’s a pleas­ant liv­ing expe­ri­ence

By Fareeha Qay­oom

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A Model Town

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‘There’s no place like Model Town, it’s the Bev­erly Hills of Pak­istan,’ says one res­i­dent

By Nazish K Sid­diqui

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Lasting Landmark of British Raj

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GOR strad­dles the two cities of Lahore – the mod­ern and the his­toric giv­ing the best of both worlds

By Zon­aira Chaudry

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The Green Miles

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It’s all green – the thick canopies of trees, the echo­ing grass fields filled with the sound of music, the dairy farm and the mil­i­tary spots. Lahore Can­ton­ment is a tran­quil place to live in despite being a red alert area

By Mar­ian Sharaf

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A City Transformed

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Dis­cover the unique­ness of four dis­tinct res­i­den­tial spaces of Lahore

By Fareeha Qay­oom

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Survival of the Fittest


Our pho­tog­ra­pher at Val­uemag is out on a new mis­sion. With the cam­era in his hand Shahji hunts down can­did moments cap­tur­ing any excit­ing expres­sion he feels is worth shar­ing. Each pic­ture is at least worth a thou­sand words! Enjoy!

Pho­tographs by GM Shah, Text by Mar­ian Sharaf Joseph

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Urban Landmarks: Masjid Wazir Khan

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A Mughal mas­ter­piece in the mid­dle of chaotic mess of ille­gal ugly con­struc­tion

Story and Pho­tographs by Umer Saud

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Desert Rose

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A twenty-first cen­tury cos­mopoli­tan city of stun­ning beaches, one of the world’s most secure travel des­ti­na­tions, lux­u­ri­ous hotels and fab­u­lous beach­side resorts with world class shop­ping; Dubai is one excit­ing expe­ri­ence after another

By Umer Saud, pho­tographs by Umer Saud

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A Tale of a Great City


Val­uemag takes a stroll down mem­ory lane com­mem­o­rat­ing sixty-one years of Inde­pen­dence…

By Mar­ian Joseph Sharaf

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Dynamic Duo that’s done it all

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Inno­v­a­tive and ground break­ing ideas men who offer you one-stop solu­tions for all your build­ing and design needs

By Nazish K Sid­diqui, Pho­tographs by SR Design­works

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More Monday Blues and Torrential Rains!

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Why can’t they save the rain water? Con­ser­va­tion is the new buzz word all over the world! Does that take a lot of invest­ment? Fun­nily enough, we know Pak­istan comes under the Mon­soon belt. Some­body should be work­ing on this but we seem to be never pre­pared…

By Fareeha Qay­oom

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A story of my road trip from Lahore to Sialkot and back in one day

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What­ever hap­pened to Trees?
By Fareeha Qay­oom

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