Culture

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...

Pehle Aap

You is more precious than me Mohsina Mirza tells you why she is so appreciative of the aap and janaab culture of the city It is rightly said that the culture of a place is reflected by the people living t...

Thumri makes Radha a complete nayika

By Kumud Diwan, thumri exponent par excellence writes about the extreme beauty of her art The way a thumri is able to embellish love between Radha and Krishna impressed Wajid Ali Shah so much that at the cou...

Gorgeous Ghararas of Lucknow

Nishita Banerjee on the making of a chattapati gharara Lucknow has been a hub of high culture and tradition for long. Amongst other traditions, the city is famous for donning the flared and elegant looking g...
Inside_Story

Ganga Snan Mela

A reflection of Ganga Jamuni Tehzeeb On the day of Kartik Purnima, hundreds of devotees prepare to take the holy dip in the Ganges, but for more than 500 years indigenous businessmen and handicraft workers hea...