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THESE 5 postage stamps chart an unconventional route of Lucknow's history

Though e-mails, Whatsapp and other social media apps have drastically changed the way we communicate, the Indian Post and Telegraph Department regularly issues postage stamps. Apart from giving an opportunity to philatelists to embark upon a poetic endeavour, these stamps recognise and immortalise historical moments. For the importance that Lucknow holds in the annals of history, its story has been chronicled via these 5 stamps which you must make a note of, whether you are a collector or not!

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Peeking out of history windows, Vilayati Bagh in Lucknow scripts a story of lost beauty!

Exhibiting their penchant for nature and art, the erstwhile Nawabs of Awadh adorned the city with a string of ornate and expansive gardens. Standing as a storehouse of forgotten tales, Vilayati Bagh is one of the choicest presents of history to today's Lucknow. Claimed to be established by Ghazi-ud-din Haider (1814-27), the garden is located close to the renowned Dilkusha Garden and encapsulates semblances of a flourishing past amid the green environs of the day!

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Dear Martinians, be a part of La Martiniere's 175-year-old glorious legacy this Founder's Day!

La Martiniere College Lucknow celebrates its Founders Day on September 13 every year in the fond memory of Founder Major General Claude Martin; and though the festivities are different this year, the spirit of being a Martinian remains unchanged. The College authorities completely turned the celebration digital with a private ceremonial service at the School Crypt and Chapel at 9 in the morning. Principal Carlyle McFarland laid down a wreath on the tomb of the Founder, Major General Claude Martin on his 220th death anniversary. The College Church was beautifully decorated for the programme which was open to all Martinians across the globe. Besides this, a Variety Programme in English has been set up today at 5:30 pm which can be attended by each and all.

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21 facts about Lucknow that will blow your mind!

Lucknow is popular for its archaic buildings, its rustic heritage and a rich culture but there are several facts about the city that are unknown to most people. So, read these 21 amazing facts listed below and see how well you know your city:

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7 interesting facts about Chota Imambara, Lucknow's Palace of Lights

The city of Nawabs is known for its rich and enticing culture and heritage that stands in the form of various archaic structures in the old city today. These monuments are a testimony of the history and civilisation of the Mughals, who ruled over the Province of Awadh. One such distinct structure is Lucknow's Chota Imambara, popularly known as the Imambara Hussainabad Mubarak.

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