Calligraphy: An Art That Needs Attention

Lucknow is one of the most prominent centre of calligraphy and the contribution of the city in promoting the art is outstanding. Beautiful writing in Urdu, Persian and Arabic is known as ‘khushnavisi’. The art ...

Kothi Bibiyapur

The Unsung Heritage The Mughal Architecture brought into being, the tradition of building art. In its early phase, that is, till the third quarter of the eighteenth century, Shahjahanabad remained an ideal to ...

Hulas Khera

The Compelling Mystery of a Submerged Civilization Passing Mohanlalganj, further south of Lucknow one arrives at the dainty village of Hulas Khera, a cursory glance would establish it as an ordinary village bu...

Sauda’s Scintillating Satire

TLO traces the footsteps of Sauda or Malak-ush Shuara who lived and wrote in Lucknow in the 18th century Mirza Mohammed Rafi Sauda from the 18th century is the greatest Urdu poet of the qasida, or the ode styl...

Lucknownama

Descent of Lucknow in Historical Account Avadh has been mentioned in the Ancient Indian History as 'Koshla' with its capital at Sravasti and later on at Ayodhya. Though Sravasti, Ayodhya and Jaunpur were impor...

Jhandewala Park

Pilgrimage of Lucknow The Aminabad area in Lucknow is attributed with a peculiar identity system. Every alley, chauraha or park in Aminabad is a distinguished spot on the map of the city. Thus, every "subpart"...

Ganeshganj Methodist Church

The Chronicles of Christian Faith in Old Lucknow In the centre of the rush and bustle of Ganeshganj market stands a quite place of worship distinct from any other there in more ways than one. Ganeshganj Method...

Premchand’s Eidgah

A Story of Selfless Love Munshi (an honorary prefix) Premchand was one of the most celebrated Urdu-Hindi short-story writers, novelists, and dramatists of the Indian subcontinent of the early 20th century. Oft...

Buddh Purnima

Celebrating the Birth of the Virtuous Shiwali Sethiya Over the ages, many pursuits of faith and devotion have been developed, all instructing lives with identical tenets. To lead these denominations, there ha...