On the long journey of human life, faith is the best companion. – Buddha So finally the last month of the year is here, a month for a lot of introspection and decision making. What to do? What not to do? New Year Resolutions amongst a few and so the list goes on and on,..
Just the last weekend, tucked away in our very own beautiful city of Agra, took place the Taj Hot Air Balloon Festival. Sitting in a beautiful hot air balloon, gazing into thin air, one experiences an unmatched joy. The city looks beautiful to the naked eye and one could stay up there for hours. One..
When it comes to polite mannerisms, fine cuisine, and Nawabi grace, the only name that comes to mind is Lucknow. This ‘city of tehzeeb’ is also celebrated because of the remarkable landmarks; be it the melt-in-mouth Kebabs or the Chikan work, the Imambara or the Charbagh Station. And now, the imposing Janeshwar Mishra Park, another..
During the months of winter, the lakes and marshes of Uttar Pradesh bustle with the arrival of migratory birds from Siberia, Europe, China and Tibet. From the lurid painted stork, pheasant-tailed and bronze-winged jacana, to the vanishing Bengal Florian, the state is a treasure trove for any ornithologist. Located near Sandi town of Hardoi district..
The best way out to study history is to conquer it yourself. The Nawabi city, Lucknow, is a place which reaps some astonishing seeds of the past. Bara Imambara is one such historical establishment, and there is no wordplay, as it has the largest unsupported dome in Asia. Standing peacefully on a busy road of..