Kudos to the real-life heroes, who are bravely handling the lockdown in Lucknow

Amidst videos of Cops thrashing people, here is the other 'superhero' side of Police in Lucknow

Compassionate, Understanding, Helpful, Cooperative, Sympathetic and Considerate are the words which we would like to use to define the behaviour of UP Police today. We were out today to cover how the lockdown situation in Lucknow is and how the cops are handling it. Contrary to the videos that are surfacing on the internet where cops are hitting the people, we found them doing their job with a lot of a compassion and not the lathis.


Criticism for Police comes naturally but it is hard for us to understand the pain they are taking for all of us. The real life super heroes are out on the roads for our safety. Here is a tribute from Knocksense to the men and women in uniform.

Helping the elderly

It is an extremely important time to protect the elderly and Lucknow Police understands it. An elderly in Hazratganj called 112 for medicine and within no time the emergency response team was right at his doorstep to deliver the medicine.

Home delivery of kitchen essentials

Call 112, the emergency response number of UP Police has decided to take on the task of delivering essential items. Any person who is unable to go out to a grocery store can call on 112 and get medicines, milk or any other essential item delivered.

The 'Witty Side' of Lucknow Police

"I am the enemy of the community. I won't stay at home." Cops in Indira Nagar's Amrapali market were seen with these placards. When people ventured out of their homes for no reason, instead of beating them, the Lucknow police handed them one of these placards and asked them to pose with it.

If you want someone to understand something, being violent doesn't always help. The simple act of people posing with a placard that reads their mistake is enough to fill them with remorse.

The smart cop

Social distancing is the key to stop the community spread of Coronavirus. We all understand that at times, it gets important to visit your nearest Kirana store, ATM or Chemist shop. Now in order to encourage social distancing at these places too, Lucknow police have marked areas where people can stand one at a time. This video shows a cop, marking two circles in front of a shop and also explaining its importance to the shop keeper. Just what we all need!

Cops with a message

'Cop With a Sign' is a social media campaign which was shared with us by Rohan Agarwal from Call 112, a few days back. The objective of the campaign is to show the 'Human' side of men and women in uniform.

There is another campaign for awareness of social distancing and lockdown launched by the social media team of Call 112. Do follow their social media handles for more.

This is a time when we all need to virtually come together and fight the spread of Coronavirus. The steps taken by UP Police in Lucknow and in other parts of the state are the need of the hour. They too are human beings and they may at times loose their cool but cops are acting only in "our" best interests. Stay indoor, stay safe and stay away from rumours.

We would also like to take this opportunity and clarify that till 7:30PM on 25th March, 2020, no new positive case was reported in Lucknow. The current total number of active positive cases stands at 7 while total positive cases reported in Lucknow are 8 with 1 person cured.

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The winter season is here and so is the time for some pun-chai-tea!

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Dear Lucknowites, if your jam song this winter season is 'ek garam chai ki pyali ho,' then you've come to the right place! Check out our curated list of the best chai places and indulge in an affair with a range of Lucknow-special chais to warm your soul:

Moin Kashmiri Tea Point

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Moin Kashmiri Tea Point serves a sweeter rendition of the Kashmiri pink tea, which is must-try when you are in the city! Also known as the Noor tea or Sheer chai, this pink coloured tea is a luxurious blend of saffron, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg - with the essence of kewra! Located in Old Lucknow's Hussainabad, this point serves the original, creamy and rich blend of the gulaabi chai, at pocket friendly prices!

Dosto Ki chai

As the name suggests, this place is the best place to hang out with your friends, where conversations about anything and everything brew along with the steaming tea. This place has an indoor seating arrangement to ward off the chill of the winter season and fills your appetite with an assorted range of Maggi options!

Talab- The Chai Junction 

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Satiating your talab for a cup of tea this winter season, the Talab Chai Junction is a place which has rose to high popularity among youngsters for its super quirky tea blends! From hangover cures to combinations of coffee and tea, this place serves it all, with a Nawabi flourish! The place serves an assortment of snacks and you can't help but give into the desire of ordering a delicious side dish of pasta, Maggi, sandwiches or the other finger foods!

Chai Peeni Hai

Chai peeni hai? If your answer to the this question, is always a yes, then this place is exactly where you need to be for a cup of warmth in the coming days. With numerous outlets, spread in the city, you do not have to go very far looking for the amazing tea point. Besides tea, you'll find an array of snack options here, or as they call it, chai ke bahane, which we don't think you need, since you have scrolled down till here!

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Nothing can beat the flavours and satisfaction of the good-ol' tapri, Bajpai Prem Tea Point. Besides a heavenly cup of tea, this place also serves full meals to its customers, at pocket-friendly prices!

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Last, but surely not the least, the shrine for every tea lover in the city, Sharma Ji Ki Chai, is Lucknow's most popular tea point and you just can't experience the essence of Awadh without sipping on to their tea. Offering the famous gol samosas and bun makkhan, this is that one place in Lucknow that has inspired various chai-points to go live and kicking!

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