Culture

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

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 Prophet Muhammad (pe...

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...

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...