Lucknow gharana kathak dance

Kathak Guru Birju Maharaj

Lucknow Gharana Kathak presided by Pandit Birju Maharaj and Pandit Arjun Misra retains its classical yet experimental nature. Kathak is a famous classical Indian dance from North India. It's traditional schools flourishing in Lucknow, Varanasi and

17 August, 2009 | Views: 37746

LaMartiniere College Lucknow, Photo journal

Constantia, La Martiniere College Lucknow

La Martiniere College, Lucknow is the only school in the world to have received Battle Honours - ‘Defence of Lucknow' for the staff and students’ role in defending the Lucknow Residency in the 1857 Revolt. The school is a tourist attraction for its

21 May, 2009 | Views: 40661

Lucknow - Name sharing

Bara Imambara, Lucknow

The City of Nawabs vibrates to a different cultural note from Australia's Lucknow, which was the epicentre of the Goldrush, and different again from Canada's really green Lucknow. Similarly, localities in Lucknow may find their namesakes in London,

26 February, 2009 | Views: 7129

Ants in my garden


Dozens of anthills in my garden are witness to the thriving ant population in all its variation under the blazing summer sun. Hats off to the inhabitants who go about their daily lives oblivious to the soaring mercury, power-cuts, absence of ACs

25 January, 2009 | Views: 3976

Tropical almond - Badam tree in the Indian plains

tropical indian almond badam tree

“A Badam (Almond) tree in the plains is quite a novelty”, my father told me; and for a ten year old it became a matter of pride and adoration. The young tree spread its roots and announced its approval of living conditions in our Lucknow garden with

12 January, 2009 | Views: 19702

Sewain recipes from Awadhi kitchens

Awadhi cuisine takes pride in its sweet dishes. We begin by exploring some varieties of Sewaiya. These rich sweet dishes are perfect to nourish the vata dosha :-) Recipes for Sheer Khorma Sewain and Qimami Sewain from the Nawabi kitchens of

02 October, 2008 | Views: 21307

Monkey mela in Lucknow

Red bottomed rhesus monkey

Living right next to the Lucknow Zoo, I’m beginning to doubt my residential address; thanks to the monkey brigade in my courtyard! The morning wake-up roar of the lions and call of the Hooku bander used to a distant reminder of the

26 September, 2008 | Views: 7139

Kayaking and White Water Rafting - Devprayag to Rishikesh

Find us on Facebook