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Umrao Jaan Ada - An Urdu novel by Mirza Hadi Ruswa

Umrao Jaan Ada  is an Urdu novel by Mirza Hadi Ruswa (1857–1931), first published in 1899.It is considered the first Urdu novel by many and tells the story of a courtesan and poet by the same name from 19th century Lucknow, as recounted by her to the author. 572 more words

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Dastan-E-Dum Pukht : Awadhi Cuisine @ ITC Maratha

Last week I had an amazing experience to savour the  flavors of Awadhi cuisine. I was invited to be a part of  Awadhi food festival hosted by ITC Maratha  in all splendor to celebrate the traditional cuisine of Lucknow – You feel like a royalty  when you enter… 595 more words


After Getting the Letter

Written by: Balai Chand Mukhopadhyay

Translated by: Shomir Dass

Part Eight


Different passengers with different luggages are waiting for train. I am also strolling at the platform obliviously. 98 more words


Grandson of Tunday Kababi

Tunde Ke Kabab (टुंडे के कबाब) is a dish made out of minced meat which is popular in Lucknow. It is part of Awadhi cuisine. It is said to incorporate 160 spices. 165 more words


Lucknow city of nawabi food around you

As you know Lucknow is a city of nawab and all nawabs are very passionate about food. So we are come up with the information of the most famous food joints around you.


SP prepares for grand celebration on Mulayam birthday; BSP protests demolition of memorial wall

Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav’s 76th birthday on Nov. 22, Sunday, is going to be another grand affair in U.P. This year, the S.P. president is going to be part of celebrations in Saifai, his native village in Etawah district. 199 more words


Indian Train Travel

I recently spent 6 weeks in India and took 3 long distance train rides across the country. Below are some photos and short stories from the journeys. 826 more words