We all are indebited to Lucknow for this one thing and well it is the best thing the city has taught us!
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We all are indebited to Lucknow for this one thing and well it is the best thing the city has taught us!

The language and the purest pronunciation is one thing for which we owe a lot to Lucknow. Our Hindi & Urdu pronunciation sets us a class apart and gives others a reason to envy us. More than the “Aap” and “hum” which has entered our sub conscious mind, it is the right understanding of Hindi and Urdu and how to use both these languages to create a stunning dialect.

“Kya Kahe Ahl-e Dil Ke Liye Kya Hai Lucknow,
Har Shaher Har Dayar Se Acha Hai Lucknow,
Tehzeeb Koi Meri Nazar Mein Jachegi Kia,
Meri Nigah-e Shauq Ne Dekha Hai Lucknow!” – Ahsan Alvi Kakorvi

The Bollywood biggie, Javed Akhtar, gives credits to Lucknow, for his knowledge of Urdu, and this is what he said, “In the 1990s, songs were written around an already composed tune for a ready situation in a film. I was once asked to write an `aarti’ around a situation in the film and the director was surprised to see several names I had used for Lord Krishna. When the director asked me how come I knew so much, I said it’s because (a) I have studied Urdu and (b) I belong to Lucknow.”

We all are indebited to Lucknow for this one thing and well it is the best thing the city has taught us!

Bollywood actress, who did his initial schooling from Lucknow, Aahana Kumra in an exclusive telephonic interview to Knocksense said, “I moved to Mumbai, when I was 13-years-old. In no time, I started representing my school in elocution and other co-curricular activities because of my grab on the pronunciation of both Hindi and English language.”

We all are indebited to Lucknow for this one thing and well it is the best thing the city has taught us!

Source: Lucknow Society

Kucch toh mohabbat mer eshehar main rehti hai,

aise hi ise nazakat ka shehar nahin kaha jaata

kucch toh izzat bashindon k dilon main rehti hai,

isliye ise tehzeeb ka nagar hai kaha jaata

hai chand chhone kii khwahish, apne tareeke se

yoonhi nawabon ka shehar nahin kaha jaata

rehta hai yahan ‘Saahil’ yaadon main “noor’ aur’begum akhtar’ kii

log yoon hi nahin kehte shayr yahan ka har bachcha hota hai