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Relish the true essence of winters in Lucknow with a bowl of Makhan Malai!

As a true-blue Lucknowite, you will relate to the fact that Makhan Malai is nothing short of a pure bliss on a cool winter day. To put it simply, this delicacy embodies the taste of both comfort and luxury melting in your mouth and if you haven't tried it yet, well, it is time! During your strolls amid the nooks and corners of famous markets in Lucknow, you'll find sellers beckoning you with their Makhan Malai thelas but if you want to taste the authentic tones of this dish, then you've to head to the Gol Darwaza in Chowk. Wrapped in a zaika like no other and generous slices of nazaakat, this one dessert is a must-try when in Lucknow.

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Dense fog & hazardous smog blanket covers UP; Lucknow's AQI surges to 193 on Wednesday

Though dropping temperatures, in general, are accompanied by lower air pressure which causes difficulty in breathing, the high levels of pollution in the state of Uttar Pradesh is emerging as a major cause of trouble among people who are suffering from respiratory problems or are prone to them. With low temperatures, this winter season, several districts in the state, including Lucknow, Kanpur, Prayagraj and Agra have already reported a surge in patients with respiratory problems.

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Greenfield Lucknow-Kanpur Expressway to soon be accorded the status of National Highway

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) had sought approval from the Uttar Pradesh government to convert the six laned highway connecting Lucknow and Kanpur into a National highway. The Chief Minister has accepted the proposition and now a no-objection certificate, regarding the same will be sent by the state government to the centre. This 63 km long highway, connecting the two cities, will reduce the commute time to a mere 45 minutes, as opposed to the 2 hours 39-minute journey via the NH 27.

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COVID immunisation drive to begin soon in Lucknow, health workers first in line to receive vaccine

Lucknow is expected to receive the first vials of vaccine by the first or second week of January. The city health department has already established the fact that its frontline medical staff will be immunised first, in the initial phase of the vaccination drive. Besides this, the state of Uttar Pradesh has decided to begin the vaccinators' training program to prepare Lucknow and other districts to implement a smooth and glitch-free vaccination drive.

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Lucknow's Lalit Kala Akademi to grant UP folk artists a monthly scholarship of ₹5,000

In an effort to promote art and culture in the state, the regional centre of Lalit Kala Akademi located in Lucknow, has determined to provide a monthly scholarship of ₹5,000 to folk artists who are associated with the institution. The Akademi had previously submitted a proposal in this regard to the state government, which has now received the administration's nod. Under the banner of this scheme, each of a total of 6 artists, will be granted access to the scholarship sum. The involved artists will also get a financial aid of ₹10,000 for exhibitions.

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