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THIS institute in Lucknow is nurturing the artistic genius of local craftspersons!

Formed under the aegis of the Lucknow Design Trust in 2016, the Kalhath Institute works on Indian embroidery artforms from Uttar Pradesh. It is the brainchild of Maximiliano Modesti, a craft and fashion entrepreneur who works mostly out of Paris and Mumbai. The Kalhath Institute has been playing a major role in turning Modesti's visions into reality by promoting creativity and innovation among local artisans through apprenticeship under professionals.

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Surviving the Siege of Lucknow, Sikandar Bagh is a reminder of the city's cultural legacy

Every Lucknowite has either read Shatranj Ke Khiladi penned down by Premchand or watched its cinematic adaptation by Satyajit Ray. Either way, you know that the City of Nawabs played an important role during the Revolt of 1857 and Sikandar Bagh can be called its epicentre, for it bears a connection to the Siege of Lucknow. Built during the nineteenth century by Wajid Ali Shah, the last Nawab of Lucknow, this Bagh is spread across almost 4.5 acres of land. If you want a peek into the rich heritage of this city, then tag along with us on this know-all virtual tour of Sikandar Bagh.

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