Utopia for a day

The Friday Times | Jan 19, 2007 Imaduddin Ahmed’s  week Regular readers will know that my luck runs short when I enter public spaces in Lahore. Ironically enough, I’ve never had trouble at protests or elections. Yet I found myself to be the proverbial moth to the incandescent flame last Sunday as Annie Aunty, Sarah…

Against the odds

Imaduddin Ahmed | The Friday Times Sana Khurshid has been an eye catcher since I can remember. Active, outgoing, good-humoured and pretty, she was she was the subject of my first serious crush. I know I have not been in exclusive company. If you’ve recently seen a young, attractive woman driving her electric wheelchair around…

Khan Bahadur Colonel Maulvi Ziauddin Ahmed (1880-1943)

The Friday Times | Jan 12, 2007 Ziauddin Ahmed had a colourful career in the Indian Police Force, after leaving the judiciary. Once on ceremonial guard duty to the visiting Prince of Wales, he responded to the muezzin’s call by removing his ceremonial sword and saying his prayers behind the throne. He was duly charged…