Heritage

Martiniere Lake Anglers’ Delight

All books and no fun was never the Martinian mantra. And the lake at the college was one fun spot for angling enthusiasts as it was home to a large stock of fish, though river turtles did play game spoilers at ...

This POST OFFICE was once a court

Divya Suri rediscovers the Kakori Train Robbery special court August 9 was a historic day for small town Kakori. In 1925 on that day, freedom fighters of the Hindustan Republican Association (HRA), Ram Prasa...

Our fearless freedom fighters

It may have happened nearly nine decades ago but every August is a thrilling reminder of the Kakori incident that took place in a village of the same name near Lucknow. On 9 August in 1925 as the Number 8 Do...

Come with me to the land of enchantment!

Mehru Jaffer on the delightfully dramatic, but dying art of the dastango Lucknow is a city where fine speech is sown in its soil and sprinkled in its air. The tradition of the art of speaking is strong here....

Weeping river, crying shame

Narendra Modi promises to nurse the Ganga back to life, will Rajnath Singh treat the Gomti with similar love and care, wonders Mehru Jaffer Gomti key sahil par rang-o-bu ka tufaaN hai, Shaam kiya gulista...

The art of beautiful writing

Nishita Banerjee talks of her fascination with the beautiful art of calligraphy Lucknow is a prominent centre of calligraphy and the contribution of the city in promoting the art is without question. The ...
Tomb of Saadat Ali Khan

Protect our monuments please!

Saira Mujtaba stops by the The Parivartan Chowk in the Qaiserbagh area that is forever marked by hurried activity. The chauraha, or crossroads is the convergence and divergence point for commuters travelling...
Chattar-Manzil

Palatial Pride

Divya Suri goes on a tour of the Chattar Manzil, Lucknow's only surviving palace complex Situated on the right bank of river Gomti, is a historic building popular for its 'chattari' or umbrella shaped roof top...

Danish Mahal, palace of wisdom

Saira Mujtaba follows her nose to the musty interior of Danish Mahal, one of Lucknow's most quaint temples of learning Aminabad is not a favourite of diehard foodies alone, or those in love with jewellery an...