Established back in 1955, Wahid Biryani is one of the legendary eateries of Lucknow and they're famous for their meaty Awadhi biryani since inception. But for the first ever during their span of 65 years in the city, they've started dishing out vegetarian delicacies to feed the migrants on the roads.
Lucknow is home to innumerable monuments and heritage buildings that sit on the cityscape like jewels on a crown. These ancient buildings and formidable monuments carry with them the story of the glorious days the city has seen and even tell of the city's troubled past. One of these breathtaking pieces of architecture is the Kothi Darshan Bilas; a queen's residence designed with elements from the European as well as Mughal influences.
During such testing times when the city and the nation at large is amidst troubled waters, Deeper Roots in Lucknow is helping to build a bridge over it. This unflagging team of zealous youths has successfully managed to distribute 300+ packets containing everyday essentials to the needy till now and they're constantly working towards beating the crisis at hand.
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If you've crossed or been anywhere near the Transport Nagar or K.D. Singh Babu Stadium metro stations here in Lucknow, we're sure that your eyes must've caught the vibrant artworks donning the walls here. These colossal and vividly hand-painted murals have definitely breathed a new lease of life in these two vicinities and all the credit goes to The New Art.
An art-startup based in Delhi, The New Art are a team of artists and designers who curate realistic murals which are truly a sight to behold and within a short period of time, they've whipped up over 300 artworks all over India. All of these art pieces done by them, are originally designed by the team, from scratch.
Amidst such challenging times when a nationwide lockdown is in existence, survival is the key focus and if you're privileged enough, it quickly turns to living your life- indoors for now. So if you're reading this in the comforts your own home, we believe you're safe and healthy because you made proper arrangements for it. Stocked up food, have been practising social distancing and have undertaken other necessary precautions to beat this crisis.
One of the oldest test prep brands in India with a legacy of 43 years, IMS has been a part of Lucknow for around 2 decades now. An MBA coaching centre which has been mentoring students and churning out toppers since ages, IMS has been a go-to option for an umpteen number of CAT aspirants from all over the city and beyond. During this period of lockdown, IMS is making sure that the students who wish to crack MBA examinations with flying colours, don't get dettered from their ultimate academic goals. So to keep the students on track, they're conducting online classes and taking extra measures to keep everyone going!
Lucknow is a city that is advancing rapidly but continues to keep its rich cultural heritage intact. The city is known for its cultural heritage, Nawabs, Cuisine and most importantly its people. Lucknowites have a charm of their own, and the fluency in our Hindi makes us stand out in the crowd. But being a Lucknowite also means you get to face a lot of annoying questions, which make no sense at all.
Lucknow ke log gali bhi dete hai?<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMjg3ODU3MS9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYzNzE5MzQ5MH0.UaILql-toIfWFVS11-q-IzSksUixKEBy9ohhi_5qyzQ/img.jpg?width=980" id="00d80" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="83e1adf2a8f54f55c6aae3a3d98f64f2" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" /><p>Lucknow is sure known as a city of adab, but that doesn't mean we don't do things like normal people. Of course, we have respect and love for things and people, but we also are like any other being who gets fired up and starts shooting bad-words in their own accent.</p>
Lucknow wale Bhojpuri gaane toh sunte honge!<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMzE3MjA3OC9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYwNjUzMTAxMn0.9OwIbTg351Rz2tewK64snw7GhARF0XfOcxMElHRrLQ8/img.jpg?width=980" id="bb8b3" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="394c99f3bfd5161ee626ff8c370bb5b1" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" /><p>Many people, mostly down south do not understand that UP and Bihar are two different states, with a lot of difference between the two. For them Lucknow or Patna, probably makes no difference, cause to them it is all just North India. That is why they automatically believe that Bhojpuri is the official language of UP and Bihar and strike us with questions like, Lucknow mei toh Bhojpuri gaane sunte honge!</p>
Pani ke batashe matlab panipuri?<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMjg3NDc0MS9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYzNTA1ODA2OX0.IzSsgamNFp19JbQmNRz3ToKXcEI5G0UM71t1iSmqthM/img.jpg?width=980" id="85b0e" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="e2e3b4615c53ce1109a65cd12c8ebe87" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" /><p>Golgappas are loved all over India, and is called by different names in different states. For some it is pani puri, for some it puchka but for us Lucknowites, it is called pani ke batashe. So yes, pani ke batashe matlab panipuri.</p>
Aapke chacha toh vidhayak honge?<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMzE3MjA4MS9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTU5Nzc1NTQ4OH0.FUow7ysb1-94ZkTUSILCS3H-9WzVEUuPxUnCqhtLov0/img.jpg?width=980" id="5b492" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="e8efcd6c7936a49892d377433e67aa74" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" /><p>That's a very common line, which people do tend to use here sometimes. But believe it or not, we Lucknowites are so good at bonding and making chachas and mamas, that we all somehow know a vidhayak chacha, along with a lot of other people. So, do not ever ask that question again.</p>
Aap toh humesha Chikan ke kapde pehente honge?<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMzE3MjA4Ni9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYxODE2MDg3OX0.s1Sy-c6WI6jKk0LTqnZipM9GVKyPAvovWQv8-I7UALQ/img.jpg?width=980" id="1f6a9" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="1d7da48c98ff043aef1cc250fbd9fbcd" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" /><p>Lucknow is famous for chikan work and has a huge export business. Tourists who come to Lucknow are really fond of Chikankari and we Lucknowites love it too, however, we don't always wear the same attire and dress up normally like every other person.</p>
Do you all say 'Tu Janta Hai Mai Kaun Hu'?<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMzE3MjA4OC9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYxMTMwNTIwMX0.3B3mHLsEkfQupIdHigA0W1OIOVJl_w64Jr1854BXtdE/img.jpg?width=980" id="0a6b9" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="db2145f17f56a72082637d91d886eb0f" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" /><p>Not really, Lucknowites use that phrase sometimes, but without a 'tu'. We absolutely hate the tu-tadak language and prefer using subtle pronouns like- hum and aap.</p>
Tum toh Lucknow ke Nawab/Begum ho?<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMzE3MjA5MC9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYyNTgxMjEwNn0.Udu8H9h_-_3V0ECpmhG2emMKkyTIpN2CIZp6BRfMvak/img.jpg?width=980" id="89ff3" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="567b2d36f30cae343a322ab6da5b3f6d" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" /><p>Lucknow is known as the city of Nawabs, because of the history this place has. It is funny when someone calls you a nawab too, but that question gets irritating when repeatedly asked. So, next time you meet a Lucknowite, dare not ask him this question.</p>
Oh, You’re a Lucknowite, you must be eating Tundey Ke Kabab regularly then!<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMzE3MjEwMi9vcmlnaW4ucG5nIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTYzMDM1NDY3NH0._Y8QUcknP3uRB8YnsbDIoLa18CoLSM-hGdXAP4EdOj8/img.png?width=980" id="e089a" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="c53194e574c81d9a25920d54c8f714c2" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" /><p>Lol no! Kebabs at Tundey are amazing, but no one really has got the time to eat at Tundey everyday. In fact, not all Lucknowites are non-vegetarians. So, make sure you put up your curious questions carefully.</p>
Is Lakhnavi biryani better than Hyderabadi Biryani?<img lazy-loadable="true" src="https://assets.rebelmouse.io/eyJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiIsInR5cCI6IkpXVCJ9.eyJpbWFnZSI6Imh0dHBzOi8vYXNzZXRzLnJibC5tcy8yMjg5MDgwMi9vcmlnaW4uanBnIiwiZXhwaXJlc19hdCI6MTY1MDkxMjk3M30.foBN_n3bhDcJyivDPF-qGY4MsuSxdiBJUKMLb7uB9vI/img.jpg?width=980" id="01add" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="fe421f6bfd9685cab789764a45abdcea" data-rm-shortcode-name="rebelmouse-image" /><p><strong>Which is the best biryani in India</strong>? Its almost a never ending debate among the foodies in India so lets analyse- </p><p>For people who like <em><strong>Chicken Biryani , Hyderabad</strong></em><em> </em>wins hands down <strong>but </strong>For <em><strong>Mutton lovers</strong></em> and an <em><strong>unparalleled pure Mughlai experience</strong></em> there is nothing more satisfying to the taste buds than a plate of <em><strong>Lakhnavi</strong></em> <em><strong>Mutton Biryani</strong></em> along with <em><strong>Tari</strong></em> and <em><strong>Raita. </strong></em>Read more about the <a href="https://www.knocksense.com/the-big-biryani-battle-lucknow-vs-hyderabad-vs-kolkata" target="_blank">big biryani battle here</a>. </p>
Lucknow is a treasure trove of many historically significant structures and venues but what makes this city truly diverse, is the potpourri of cultures which is associated with it. You'll find diversity at every nook and corner of Lucknow, which truly paints this City of the Nawabs in warm shades of cordial acceptance. Similarly, as much as the Bada Imambada in Chowk or the Hanuman Mandir at the University Road is an integral part of it's identity, so is the Cathedral Church in Hazratganj!
Lucknow is packed full of historical gems and relics, each with a distinct story to tell. Architecture is one of the biggest fronts on which this inherent charm and old-timey vibe of Lucknow relies, hence architecture and old buildings in the city have long been telling the tales of a time that once was. Lucknow's Kothi Alamara or Alambagh Palace is one such monument which has a long story to tell, of love partition and war.