The Story of Folio
Oct14

The Story of Folio

  The Folio can rightly claim to be the oldest college magazine in West Pakistan. Its inaugural issue came out in November 1903. It was then a monthly publication containing about thirty pages. Annual subscription was fixed at Rs. 4 for students of the college and Rs. 3 for members of the Graduates Association, as the Alumni Association was then known. The magazine at that time was known by the simple name of the F. C. College Monthly...

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An Interview with Jamila Hashmi
Jun16

An Interview with Jamila Hashmi

Author Jameela Hashmi did her MA in English from Forman Christian College. She started her writing career by contributing to the student magazine Folio. She was a also member of the prestigious literary society “The Fifteen”. The following are translated excerpts from an interview she gave to FCC students for the Golden Jubilee issue of Folio magazine in 1985. Folio: What did you study and from which institutions? JH: I...

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An Interview with Enver Sajjad
Apr04

An Interview with Enver Sajjad

Polymath Dr Enver Sajjad was a student at Forman Christian College in the 1950s. The following are translated excerpts from an interview he gave to FCC students for the Golden Jubilee issue of Folio magazine in 1985. Q: Your personality needs no introduction, but despite this we would like you to introduce yourself in your own words. A: My name is Enver Sajjad. In 1951 I failed my FSc at Government College and got admission in FC...

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Random Reflexions of a Formanite (1911-13)
Apr03

Random Reflexions of a Formanite (1911-13)

By Dr K L Moudgill MA (Cantab), DSc (Glasgow), DSc (Travancore) Deputy Director (Chemicals) Indian Standards Institution Following my three brothers who had graduated from the Forman Christian College, I joined in 1911 and studied there for two years. The Ewing era had blossomed to its height and the Forman College dominated the educational filed in Lahore. The Government College was there, but generally sore that the Formanites used...

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1963: The Controversial Student Centre
Apr01

1963: The Controversial Student Centre

The Lucas Centre is so much a part of the life of FCC students nowadays, that they probably don’t realize that its architecture was a source of controversy when it was first built in 1963. The following is an extract from an article by faculty member Mr Stanley E Brush: The structure nearing completion (as of early February, 1963) in the physical education sector of the Forman Christian College campus has the distinction of...

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Remembering F E Chaudhry
Mar24

Remembering F E Chaudhry

Faustin Elmer Chaudhry’s Pakistan from Mazhar Zaidi on Vimeo Born on 15 March 1909, F E Chaudhry, also known as Chacha Chaudhry, was an acclaimed photojournalist of Pakistan. He passed away at the age of 104 on 15 March 2013. He studied at Forman Christian College, Lahore from 1928-1932. Acclaimed photographer, Faustin Elmer Chaudhry, colloquially known as Chacha, passed away on his 104th birthday on Friday, March 15th 2013. He...

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