Culture

Bonds of Love

Overcoming Traditions, Overcoming Religions Nikita Gupta The morning wait in shining new clothes, hands adorned with henna holding lit and ritual thalis, the day of rakshabandhan begins thus but its preparati...

Lucknow’s Culture In The Sky

The Ancient Custom of Training Pigeons Sumbul Zehra There has always been talk of setting the beloved free, but with a heavy heart for the possibility of them not returning ever. Still when one can't think of...

Ramadan

It is not only about fasting A lay man will describe Ramadan as the holy month of the Muslims, during which they fast from sunrise to sunset. But it would not be wrong to decipher that there is so much more to...

Of Parks and Halls

Sehba Ali's ink spills Aminabad's Memories Dr. Sehba Ali Aminabad, the major and most popular shopping centre in Lucknow can also boast of having at least two locations which have hosted some great historical...

Mirasi

Folk Singers of Awadh Ahmad Irfan On the fading image of the renowned culture of Lucknow and the realm of Awadh, which colour has not been filled, whereof the class which has not been penned down by men of li...

Holi

Heralding change of season with colors Nikita Gupta Come Holi and the streets will be washed in joyful colours, frenzied revellers brandishing their mirth to the ever present blare of Rang Barse in Bachchan's...

Christmas

The Festival Of Joy & Peace Uttam Singh December has come again and the air is filled with joy and festive mood. What is there which changes the mood right from the beginning of the month? Yes, you guesse...

Kutni

Secrets not to be exposed at any cost ! Ibrahim Ali Khan Kutni, a name that was not held in high dignity in the society refers to a trickster woman who transfers secrets from one person to another. It is anot...

Lucknow’s Legacy In Azadari

Saira Mujtaba Muharram- the first month of the Islamic calendar. The citing of the crescent, which marks the onset of Muharram, is done with welled up eyes. For this is the month when the grandson of the Proph...

Taziya

Lucknow is world famous for the exquisitely designed handicraft “Hamara Aapka Har Shaks Ka Gham Eik Jaisa Hai, Khushi Sab Ki Alag Hai Sab Ka Maatam Eik Jaisa Hai" Originally the word taziya is a derivati...