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Lucknow's Chota Imambara to function as a vax centre, encouraging inoculation amid nearby residents

In a bid to speed up the process of vaccination, now the historic Chota Imambara of Lucknow has been converted into a vaccination centre. This decision has been made by the District Health Department, after the site was visited by health officials on Thursday night. All adults who are eligible for the immunisation drive will be able to get their jabs at this centre, as soon as it becomes functional.

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Delve into the intricacies of Tughra Calligraphy for a detailed look at Lucknow's art history!

Calligraphy is a sacred art form that flourished across India during the Mughal era and the major art centres of those times were Delhi, Lahore and Lucknow. During the 18th century, when Lucknow was being nurtured into a cultural hub, Urdu calligraphy seamlessly assimilated itself into the Awadhi artistic heritage. It is believed that under the patronage of the nawabs, this city became the sole promoter of Zoomorphic Tughra and Tughra-nawisi in the country. So move over the orthodox idea that calligraphy is just fancy handwriting and tag along with us as we explore the intricacies of Tughra calligraphy!

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