Culture

Soz Khwan – Jyoti Swaroop Pandey

Love of Hazrat Imam Hussain needs no religion Ibrahim Ali Khan Mr. Jyoti Swaroop Pandey had his schooling at the Campion School, Mumbai, and at the age of 23, post graduated in Economics from the University o...

Marsiya Khwan – Syed Haider Nawab Jafri

Lucknow is keeping this art alive “Bazm Ki Har Har Qadm Par Kar Rahe Hain Rehbari, Marsiya Padhna Sikhate Hain Janab Jafri" Atif Hanif Syed Haider Nawab Jafri born on 5th July 1940 is rightly known as '...

Lucknow Bengali Club

Centenary of Celebrations ! Suchit Mathur Blends seem to be Lucknow's forte, for the blends in the cultural aspects of Lucknow have rendered it an imagery of 'mini-India'. From Onam in the South to Dusshe...

Words in Motion

Nishita Banerjee explores Kathak, the dance that is admired globally Among many Indian dance forms, Kathak stands out as the most graceful of all. With origins dating back to the Bhakti movement in the 16th ...

Proud to be Indian

Talking to those who know better, The Lucknow Observer finds that patriotism is a double edged sword Even as the country prepares to celebrate yet another Independence Day, it might well be useful to ponder ...

Saawan ka mahina…!

As Rana Safvi waits for the monsoons to thunder down, she goes back to her childhood in Lucknow Kitne dilkash hain mere mulk ke mausam, inn mein Husn ki baat karein, ishq par israar karein Nur e Mehboob s...

The pitter patter of many raindrops…

Vocalist Dr. Kumud Diwan writes what the rim jhim of saawan means to her when sulag sulag jaye man... Dark, encircling clouds herald the advent of the rainy season and cast a magical spell on the human psych...

Unka kaam siyasat mera kaam muhabbat…

Rana Safvi, the cyberspace celebrity with over 10,000 followers on Twitter talks to The Lucknow Observer about her unshakable faith in the Ganga-Jamuni Tehzeeb, about concerns over the outcome of the 16th Lok S...
Shovana-Narayan

How secular was my king…

Padmashri Shovana Narayan first came to Lucknow when she was 12 years old. Here the Delhi based Kathak danseuse wonders how utterly secular and inclusive Lucknow's Nawab Wajid Ali Shah was in an exclusive essay...