Here’s To Another 150 Years
Apr14

Here’s To Another 150 Years

by Moaz Ahmed Here’s to another 150 years of glory of the FC College. Luckily my freshman year at FC College is the year of its 150th anniversary, which is nothing short of a remarkable achievement. The key to happiness in life, I used to believe, was to have blind faith in yourself and in God and in that good things will happen to you. This belief of mine became all the more intact when I became a Formanite. From my orientation...

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Remembering Prof Jawaid Austin: A Red Box
Mar10

Remembering Prof Jawaid Austin: A Red Box

by Amoon Austin I cleaned out my dad’s room after his departure from this world on 28 September 2013. I thought I knew him pretty well but this activity helped me discover new things about him. It was almost like his office could talk to me and tell me about the person that I knew very little about. He had a stack of very interesting journals, religious books, mathematics books, novels and very fine poetry collection all of which...

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Urdu Works of Dr Charles W Forman
Mar06

Urdu Works of Dr Charles W Forman

By Prof Tahir Masood Forman Christian College, now a chartered university, is celebrating the 150th year of its establishment. At a time when the institution is gathering its best alumni and remembering yesteryears, it would be unfair to forget the work done by Dr Charles W Forman (1821-1894), the founder of Rang Mahal Mission School and The Mission College later named Forman Christian College, Lahore. The college was named after Dr...

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We Never Looked Back!
Mar05

We Never Looked Back!

by Dr Mary-Linda Armacost In June, 2002 Peter was offered and accepted the position of Principal of Forman Christian College. After two subsequent visits in 2002, he felt strongly that we needed to move to Lahore in order to prove to the government that we were serious about having the college denationalized. The Governor at the time was facing political difficulty in denationalizing a number of colleges all at once. We moved lock,...

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Remembering the 100th Anniversary
Feb27

Remembering the 100th Anniversary

 by Manzur Sangam Gill In 1964 I was an MSc student of Physics of FCC, lived in Ewing Hall, but with classes in the old campus of Punjab University, near Anarkali. Living in Ewing Hall was wonderful: the classes were within ten minutes walking distance; in the evening, watching the pretty girls dressed in beautiful evening clothes in Anarkali Bazar was only three minutes walking distance. The President of Pakistan, Field Marshal...

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A Good Samaritan, Hatim Tai, and Formanite
Feb20

A Good Samaritan, Hatim Tai, and Formanite

By Manzur Sangam Gill One day in 1958, a young mother wanted to wear her favourite jora [set of clothes]. She searched for it everywhere in the house, but could not find it. When her young son returned from college she asked him about this favourite jora. He sheepishly told his mother that he had given it to the college mali [gardener]. The mali had pleaded for good clothes for his daughter’s wedding. The mother’s anger turned into...

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