Heritage

Gulistan-e-Iram

The Hidden Paradise In the Heart of Lucknow Arpit Saxena 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 h...

The Lucknow Pact

The Ambassador of Hindu-Muslim Unity The pact represents a major milestone in the history of India struggling to free herself from the clutches of the British raj. In the race of finding her own identity, came...

Rauza-e Kazmain

The Nawab's Architectonic Gift Arpit Saxena Kazmain Rauza, built in chowk area in the city of Lucknow by Gulam Raza Khan has been a symbol of communal harmony in the city for centuries. It is said to be an ex...

Lakhauri Bricks

The Building Blocks of Lucknow Manideepa Sarkar Lucknow monuments are trademarks of 17-18th century Awadhi architecture of Northern India, which are a kind of masonry structure of grand proportions. Before In...

Tourism

New Cosmopolitan Phenomenon "Agar firdous baroye zameen ast, hami asto, hami asto hami ast" - Amir Khusrow (If there is paradise on earth, it is here, it is here, it is here) These words describe not only di...

Strokes of History Captured in Frames

The Picture Gallery's Story and the Tales it Tells Sumbul Zehra Housed in bright red stone building with a large pond in front of it, the Picture Gallery of Lucknow is beautifully set against the canvas of ol...

Bismil ka sandes hai

The Unsung Heroes of Kakori Case Siddhant Agarwal On 9th August, 1925, the revolutionaries, led by Ram Prasad Bismil looted, the British treasure from a train at Kakori near Lucknow. The British used all thei...

Rifa-e-aam

Progressive Writing, Regressive Caretaking Prashant Nigam On 10th of April 1936, in this very place in Lucknow the historic Progressive Writers Movement was set up under the leadership of Syed Sajjad Zahir an...

The Sher Darwaza

A Gateway To Lucknow's Revolt Siddhant Agarwal While moving from Sa'adat Ali Khan's Tomb to the gardens crowned with the white marble statue of Queen Victoria, stands an unassuming gateway once known as the S...

Vilayatibagh

The Cemetery of the Invaders Shamim A. Aarzoo In the lush dense trails of cantonment area a little known nawabi relic exudes its charm. These grounds were made into Vilayatibagh during the reign of Ghazi-ud d...