Nawab Mehdi Ali Khan

Prime Minister in Action No single personality has been at the centre of political domination in Awadh, and for such a long period of time ( 1793 – 1837 ), than Nawab Meerza Mehdi Ali Khan, Muntazim ud Doula...

Musafirkhana

Lesser Known Monument Whenever anybody talks or write about Asifi Imambara or Bara Imambara, he defines the premises, boundaries, or nearby locations that there is a grand hall with vault slab, Bhool Bhulaiyan...

Not Every Move Is A ‘Chanakya’ Move

End of a Beginning or A Beginning of an End Faisal Fareed An incident alone has the potential to redefine the fate of an individual and when it comes to politics, the rule gets all the more effective. There a...

Friendship Day

Comradeship of Heart and Soul Abbas Agha Jafri Of all the relations that a man can possess, Friendship is the purest, eternal and never-ending form of relation that stretches in time of our happiness, joy, so...

Malihabad

A Trip to the 'Mango Capital' The narrow, freshly tarred road glistens in the afternoon heat. The grandeur of old Lucknow is behind us. The magnificent Bara Imambara, the imposing Rumi Darwaza, and the splendo...

Hi Tech Horticulture

CISH Uses Latest Technology for Plants Summers have made their presence felt exceedingly, so much so that we instead wish that it were not the case and summers would have arrived in a subtler way. It is only n...

Dopalli Topi

The Heads In Nawabi Era The timeless beauty of chikan and its elegance traces its origin to Lucknow. The Chikan work in Lucknow is older than 200 years and later it was patronized by Nawabs. Since then it has ...

Kamdani

The Fate of Artisans Hanging by a Thread Embroidery has been a source of income in Lucknow for centuries. Mukesh and Zardozi work is an integral part of Lucknow's history as it originated in this city. This fo...

Gulistan-e-Iram

The Hidden Paradise In the Heart of Lucknow The architecture of Lucknow is so rich in its cultural and architectural heritage that it has become an inherent part in the hearts of the people and has won worldwi...

Reading Between the Lines

The Changing Relationship Between the Book and the Reader World Book Day- for those who have experienced prolonged courtship with books know that it is Friendship Day in its truest essence. Though how many out...