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7 places in Lucknow that you must visit this winter season to forget the 2020 blues!

Starting from ritzy bars where you can let your hair down to unique restaurants which are perfect for your 'gram, Lucknow has it all.

When in Lucknow, the chances of you not finding anything interesting to do or any place to visit, is next to impossible because the city houses a variety of things and areas to keep you busy. Starting from ritzy bars where you can let your hair down to unique restaurants which are perfect for your 'gram, Lucknow has it all and how! So here we have listed 7 places for you to visit in the city and no matter how you're feeling, all of 'em are gonna amp up your mood- you just gotta take your pick.


The Beer Cafe Biggie

An absolute favourite of beerholics in Lucknow, The Beer Cafe Biggie has recently become one of the highlights in Hazratganj. They're the ONLY The Beer Cafe franchise in Uttar Pradesh, equipped with a Python Beer Dispenser with 12 taps and their bar menu has more than 150 alcohol beverage brands listed on it. Along with all this, we'd absolutely recommend their woodfired pizzas, which are as good as it gets!

Location: 2nd Floor, Rohit House, Shahnajaf Road, Opposite Sahara Mall, Hazratganj, Lucknow

The Scotch Bros.

A new addition to the legion of booze shops in Lucknow, The Scotch Bros. is an absolute kick-ass alcohol store which is offering us a selection of luxury liquor choices with a range of unique whiskey, scotch, tequila and wine brands. The store also has various gifting options, inclusive of exotic alcohols and unique packaging, so if you have to pick a gift for a house-party, head here! It is also a safe space for women, looking to shop for their favourite daaru and it is one of the major reasons why we love this establishment.

On bulk shopping of Rs. 5000 onwards, avail assured branded giveaways at The Scotch Bros. and more exciting offers.

Location: One Awadh Centre, Cinepolis Mall, Vibhuti Khand Gomti Nagar Lucknow

Goku

UP's first-ever pan Asian restaurant, Goku is a recent favourite of many, living in and around the Gomti Nagar area. They're serving fresh Japanese, Korean, Thai and Chinese food and we cannot get enough of their diverse menu. Each time we visit, there's always something new for us to try! Goku's rates are quite reasonable and be it sushi, katsu, yakimeshi or fancy Asian salads, you'll find it all on their menu.

Location: Shop 1/120, Deva Palace, Patrakarpuram, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow

Lord of the Drinks

One of our most preferred weekend hangout spots, LOTD offers a glam-chic ambience and it attracts the best gentry in town. So if you're a true-blue tippler who enjoys a variety of cocktails and good music along with it, then this is the place for ya'. We love absolutely their bar menu and the food options, don't disappoint either!

Location: B 204-208, Second Floor, Rohtas Summit, 3/3 Vibhuti Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow

All 'Bout Desserts

All 'Bout Desserts is a cakery and cafe, which has us the hearts of the dessertarians in town! If you're looking to bag a few yummy goodies for home or just wanna have a low-key snack sesh, ABD will heed to your needs in delicious ways. Their menu has a fine balance of sweet and savoury, so whatever you maybe craving, you'll find it here. ABD also specializes in customized cakes so be it a generic birthday cake or an artisanal one, you can definitely bank on them.

Location: B Block, Church Road, Near BATA Bhootnath, Indira Nagar, Lucknow

Bigg Daddy

This swanky restobar has our hearts and we look forward to every reason of being here. The all-inclusive F&B menu, outdoor seating arrangements and the overall vibe of this place, simply pulls us in and we're not the ones to resist. When here, do try out their epic LIIT and pick any from the cocktail options and we're sure, you'll be going home with a belly full of good booze and a smile on your face!

Pomona Orchard

Lucknow's first-ever fruit bar and boutique, Pomona Orchard is seated in Gomti Nagar, wrapped in plush interiors, soft lights along with a comfy ambience. Pomona also doubles up as an organic health kitchen and a fusion eatery, with an expansive menu which caters to your health and your palate too! When here, you've gotta try out their vegan Bolognese Spaghetti, Fruit and Exotic Cheese Board, Caramelized Onion, Mushroom and Spinach Pizza and of course, the chef-special Raw Fruit Brownie.

Location: 3/16, Upper Ground Floor, Vinay Khand B, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow

Knock Knock

So if you're in town, do make sure to check out these 7 places and you'll not spend a single day/evening, being bored or feeling bleh. But do make sure to be armed with your mask and sanitizer before you head out!

Tom Junod once said, "You don't have to love cooking to cook, but you have to do more than love baking to bake. You have to bake out of love." And these home bakers of Kanpur are doing exactly the same! If you believe life is too short to say no to calories and cake, read on about these dynamic bakers who are baking deliciousness out of love.

A dessert lover would understand the importance of quality baked goods and if you are one of them, we have compiled a list of some of the best home entrepreneurs in Kanpur:

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Fighting against hunger, THESE 5 NGOs are a silver lining for the needy in Lucknow!

This World Food Day, get to know about these 5 NGOs fighting against hunger in Lucknow

There is an abundance of food-delivery apps in the market today that have managed to reduce the gap between your homes and restaurants. However, there is no such modern solution to bridge the long-prevailing gap between a one-time meal and the underprivileged. No matter how developed any city in India is today, the issue of hunger is a prominent one everywhere, and Lucknow is no exception.

But keeping intact our faith in humanity, are certain groups and individuals who're working round the clock to ensure that each day, the number of people going to sleep hungry, reduces significantly. This World Food Day, get to know about 5 NGOs working towards this cause and provide them with your support however you can. A little help goes a long way!

Akshaya Patra Foundation

The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a non-profit organisation spread across India that operates a school lunch programme (Mid-Day meal). Established in the year 2000, the aim of this organisation is to counter classroom hunger and aid in the education of children. Reportedly, it feeds more than 18 lakh children every day, across the country. With its presence in several cities including Lucknow, the Akshaya Patra Foundation also worked to distribute food among the migrant workers during the COVID crisis last year. Donate to this noble cause by clicking on the website link attached below.

Contact: 097924 48359

Website: The Akshaya Patra Foundation

The Robin Hood Army

The Robin Hood Army is a volunteer-based organisation that was established in 2014 by Neel Ghose and Arushi Batra. This establishment works to get surplus food from restaurants and the community, to serve less fortunate people. The idea behind the conception of this NGO is to create self-sustained chapters across the world, that will look after its local community. Like all the other chapters, Lucknow Chapter of this volunteer-based organisation conducts various drives across the city. If you wish to become a part of this group log on to their official website now!

Contact: Send a mail on info@robinhoodarmy.com

Website: The Robin Hood Army

Roti Bank

Roti Bank is a citizen led organisation who's primary aim is to provide food to the needy. To attain this goal, Roti Bank has a team spread across the country including a bunch in Lucknow that is purely dedicated to the cause. Roti bank collects left-over and excess food from homes and events and distributes it among the needy. One can donate in cash or kind or even volunteer to become a part of this thoughtful initiative. Click on the website link to know more about this organisation.

Contact: 7905881802

Website: Roti bank Lucknow

Vijay Sri Foundation

Vijay Sri Foundation is a non-government organization, that was launched in the year 2009 in Lucknow. The main objective of this organisation was the distribution of food to the needy poor in hospitals. Initially, home-cooked food packets were distributed among attendants of poor patients admitted in various wards of Lucknow's King George Medical College. Gradually, the operations grew to other hospitals in the city as well. Currently, around 900 patients are served food everyday, under its "Prasadam Sewa" campaign. To join their team or contribute monetarily, log on to their official website.

Contact: 099358 88887

Website: Prasadam Sewa

Feeding India

Found in the year 2014, Feeding India was formed to solve the complex challenges of food wastage, malnutrition and hunger in India. As a part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, Zomato acquired this organisation in 2019 to deal with these issues. With its presence in Lucknow, Feeding India by Zomato designs interventions to decrease hunger among the communities that are underserved. If you wish to donate or know more about this organisation check out their official website.

Contact: Write to them here

Website: Feeding India

Knock Knock

Even though these organisations are working hard to improve the situation, it is upon all of us to make sure that we don't waste food and do whatever we can to help and feed the poor. To fight and beat the global problem of hunger, a collective effort is a must!

Students below the age of 18 allowed to travel in Mumbai local trains

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Ushering in relief for students, the Government of Maharashtra has decided to let students under the age of 18 avail of various services in the state. As per the order issued on Thursday, students that are not eligible for vaccination will now be allowed to travel on the local trains. Apart from this, access to other facilities like entry into malls, multiplexes, temples (in certain districts), auditoriums, restaurants and wedding halls have also been granted to those who cannot take the COVID-19 vaccine yet.

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41 districts in Uttar Pradesh declared COVID free

Reportedly, none of the 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh have recorded daily COVID cases in double-digits, lately

UP seems to be on a path to recovery, with 41 districts reported as COVID-free. Reportedly, none of the 75 districts in the state have recorded daily COVID cases in double-digits lately, suggesting a downward trajectory of this viral disease in the state. Owing to proactive initiatives like the aggressive 'Trace, Test & Treat', the state's positivity rate has dropped down to 0% in the last week, as per the official data.

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Industries in UP to use Japanese Miyawaki method of afforestation to offset carbon emissions

Reportedly, strict action will be taken against those who fail to comply with this order.

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​Launch of the Mumbai flight from new Sindhudurg Airport paves way for rapid development!

Now, the beaches of Ganapatipule are just 85 minutes from Mumbai.

The launch of the Sindhudurg Airport and a flight service from Mumbai, is a milestone development that has brought the two cities closer to each other. Launched as the maiden service under the RCS-UDAN scheme, the flight will be operated by Alliance Air company, read reports. The 72-seater flight covers the 530-KM distance between the two cities in just 85 minutes.

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NITI Aayog hails Indore as the benchmark model for plastic waste management in India

NITI Aayog has issued a 'Sustainable Urban Plastic Waste Management' to amplify city-level garbage management.

Known as the cleanest city in India, Indore has now been hailed as the benchmark model for plastic waste management in the country by the NITI Aayog. As per reports, the city's innovative garbage management concept not only reduces plastic waste but also recycles it for construction projects, promoting the ideas of sustainable development among 2 million people. The module also favours the set up of economical ways to tackle waste management and to ensure an independent system to run its activities.

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