Books in the Art Forms: Where books marry art in its purest form

Lucknow’s art enthusiasts in for a bookish treat Lucknow is a city that is rapidly growing. From the land of tehzeeb, tameez and qayeda where Arts and Culture have had a long glorious history, there has been a sudden shift in the arts scene.  What started off at Arts College where youngsters once trained to create artworks now the new crop of artists is also … Continue reading Books in the Art Forms: Where books marry art in its purest form

Global standup sensation Jayvijay Sachan made spreading smiles his mission

I have often felt jealous of Jayvijay Sachan for his stardom, his travails across the boundaries of this great nation and for even making friends across social hierarchies. But the fact that keeps me grounded is his dedication and rise from humble origins. An MA in Political Science from Bundelkhand and Masters in Journalism from Amity University, he is son to Randhir Sachan and Sangeeta … Continue reading Global standup sensation Jayvijay Sachan made spreading smiles his mission

A Walk Down Memory Lane

A recently concluded conference of the All India Advocate’s Council was host to a unique display of trivia, celebrating the life and works of Acharya Nandlal Bose, whose artwork brings to life the ethos of the Indian Constitution. Such a sight on Amity University campus gave students, faculty and staff a chance to cherish a historic creation that makes India proud. Arts students on campus … Continue reading A Walk Down Memory Lane

Nursing a broken heart with a hot cuppa at Bewafah Chai wala

Drive past the road outside Fun Republic Mall and move towards Metro City, you will find a number of small food stalls, carts and vendors serving different food cuisines. Some six tea vendors out here serve you hot piping tea. But one tea hangout catches your eye. It’s Bewafah Chai wala. It is a tea corner that serves couples madly in love, with tea at … Continue reading Nursing a broken heart with a hot cuppa at Bewafah Chai wala

CDRI stands testimony to Physicist Stephen Hawking’s Lucknow connect

People who boast about their IQ are losers – Stephen Hawking Lucknow has been witness to many literary, cultural and scientific revolutions. In the land of the Sepoy Mutiny, the existence of institutions like CIMAP, CDRI, KGMC and SGPGI are testimony that science has been an intrinsic part of the legacy that Lucknow boasts of. Not surprisingly the city has a strong connection with noted … Continue reading CDRI stands testimony to Physicist Stephen Hawking’s Lucknow connect

Ahead of the next general election, RSS rallies for Ram temple

A RSS rally for a temple inching for a grand Sabha on December  9 Days after a massive congregation at the temple town of Ayodhya to push for a Ram Mandir in the holy city, the RSS has initiated a rally to mobilize people to build a Ram Mandir in Ayodhya in the disputed Ayodhya site. Thousands of Hindu hardliners have been rallying to press … Continue reading Ahead of the next general election, RSS rallies for Ram temple

A Quest for Identity : The Last Act

Rama Shankar grew up in a family where hardships defined his life. His parents had a hand to mouth existence. In an age when he would have been better off at school, he would often escort his mother to the next door aunty’s house where she was the maid. For a good half an hour each day this would be his sneak – peek into … Continue reading A Quest for Identity : The Last Act

A day when Yamraaj is the go to god for every sister

Bhai Dooj is an occasion when sisters pray to Yamraaj for a long and prosperous life of their brothers. Celebrated two days after Diwali, it is an occasion that is held very dear by the women of the country. This year, Bhai Dooj was celebrated on November 9. Known by different names like Bhau Beej, Bhai Teeka or Bhai Phota it has similarities with Raksha … Continue reading A day when Yamraaj is the go to god for every sister

Steeped in mythology India’s Dussehra a special affair

In a country where the epic Ramayana has been part of Indian folklore for ages, Dussehra is important for a connection between Durga and Rama. About a secret that made Rama’s job of killing Ravana easier courtesy Ma Durga as per Hindu mythology. Each year the end of Shardiya Navratri in India is marked by Dussehra. It is one festival that signifies the victory of … Continue reading Steeped in mythology India’s Dussehra a special affair

एक ऐसी शाही प्रेम कथा जिसने लिख दी करवा चौथ की इबारत

आपने अक्सर लोगों को ताना मारते सुना होगा की बड़ी सती सावित्री बनती है, कभी आपने सोचा की क्यूँ सावित्री को एक आदर्श नारी माना जाता है और हर साल करवा चौथ लोग मनाते हैं. चलिए जानते हैं. सावित्री मद्रा देस के राजा अस्वपति की बेटी थी. जब उनकी शादी करने की उम्र हुई तो उन्होने सत्यवान से शादी करने की ठानी. राजा ड्यूमतसेन के … Continue reading एक ऐसी शाही प्रेम कथा जिसने लिख दी करवा चौथ की इबारत

News, drama & the subtle art of faking

Mimesis, the Dramatics Society of Amity School of Languages staged a magnificent street theatre act titled ‘Afwaah’ to underscore drawbacks of pedalling misinformation. The play was performed under the mentorship of Director, ASL, Prof ( Dr ) Kum Kum Ray. The play brought out effectively the manner in which rumours are turned into news pieces which are eventually passed on to the public having rather … Continue reading News, drama & the subtle art of faking

Lucknow’s pristine Ramlila traditions foster Hindu Muslim amity

Varied customs and rituals in Lucknow have proven to be healers when it comes to the wide gap that exists between different religious sects/ communities. Over the years, people from varied communities have thrived peacefully only reaffirming our faith in the philosophy of Unity in Diversity. Lucknow’s Aishbagh is one such place where a Ravana is many a times created by the nimble fingers of … Continue reading Lucknow’s pristine Ramlila traditions foster Hindu Muslim amity