Ali Sardar Jafri

A Poetic Master with a Rebel Mind "Aise Deewane Phir Na Aayenge Dekh Lo Humko Bemisaal Hain Hum" Born in 1913 to an aristocratic family in Ba...

The Cricket fever

Rise and fall of the sport in Lucknow Arpit Saxena The dates were approaching so there was beginning of the prayers and chanting in every nook and c...

The Origin of “Bazaar”

and Revisiting Some Fascinating Ones The idea of a bazaar, as a fixed and permanent place for buying and selling goods in villages, towns and cities,...

Lakhauri Bricks

The Building Blocks of Lucknow Lucknow monuments are trademarks of 17-18th century Awadhi architecture of Northern India, which are a kind of masonry...

Allama Tafazzul Hussain Khan

The Prime Minister of Awadh with a difference Allama Tafazzul Hussain Khan (1727 - 1800) was popularly known as 'Khan-e-Allama'. The title of 'Allama...

Samina Bano

Wings to a Thousand Distant Dreams Samina Bano, a seemingly ordinary girl, worked day and night to make the dream of education for all a reality. Wit...

Muharram

Rituals and Carnivalesque In one of the Hadith, Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, was asked about which...

Dussehra

The Virtue of Integrity Shiwali Sethiya In India, the unity in diversity is on the full display during Dussehra celebrations. Every state, city, reg...

Bindadin Maharaj

The Radical Torchbearer of Lucknow Gharana For those who know and acknowledge that treasures and valuables exist in forms beyond currency and price, ...