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Neeraj Ke Prem Geet – Gopal Das Neeraj

Neeraj Ke Prem Geet – Gopal Das Neeraj

The session was conducted in honour of Padma Bhushan author Gopaldas Neeraj and his compositions. Evergreen songs like ‘Khilte hain gul yahan, khil ke bikharne ko’, ‘Shokhiyon mein ghola jaaye’, ‘Mera Man Tera Pyasa’, ‘Rangeela re’ etc. evoked nostalgia among the audience. The session commenced with words of praise for Neeraj Ji by none other … Continued

Gender Sensitization

Gender Sensitization

Session on ‘Gender Sensitization, road block to child education and the role of Government and society’ in association with UNICEF. The session was presided by Niloufar Pourzand, Farah Usmani, Urvashi Sahni, Qaisra Shahraz and Sehba Ali. The panelists discussed the three key areas that have been pulling the society down, and that can be worked … Continued

The Lucknow Observer

The Lucknow Observer

Lucknow’s 1st Interactive News Magazine, The Lucknow Observer aims to first and foremost document and to preserve the rich cultural and literary heritage of Lucknow city. The objective is to remind and to return to contemporary citizens a historical legacy that belongs to them, to help transform that which is in a state of decay … Continued

Kathak

Kathak

Among many Indian Dance forms Kathak stands out being the most graceful dance form. In Lucknow, Kathak developed mainly in the court of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah. It was in this period that Lucknow gained maturity and perfection. The Lucknow Gharana of Kathak dance is characterised by graceful movements, elegance, precision and delicacy. Dance type … Continued

Dastangoi

Dastangoi

Abdul Halim Sharar in Guzishta Lucknow calls this art as ‘extemporaneous composition’. The development of Urdu language in Lucknow was not only limited to letters and court culture. Contributions were made at all levels of society which caused the language to improve, broaden and assume new aspects which were sources of interest to all classes. … Continued

Mushaira & Kavi Sammelan

Mushaira & Kavi Sammelan

Lucknow Literary Festival has the distinction of being the only Literary Festival where Mushaira & Kavi Sammelan are part of the festivity. If not its birthplace, then Lucknow is certainly one of the pilgrimage sites of poetry! The region bears a distinct influence on Urdu Ghazal Khwaani and Lucknow school being one of the most … Continued

What in Mind of Young Readers

What in Mind of Young Readers

Pornpen Hantrakool ( Thailand ), William Letford ( Scottland ), Satya Verghese ( Bulgaria ), Pranesh Prasad ( Australia ), Raza Naeem ( Pakistan ) & Jatinder Singh ( UK ) explored what are in minds of the young readers. It was an interesting panel discussion where writers from various continents discussed about the reading … Continued

25 Strokes of Kindness by Nikita Singh

25 Strokes of Kindness by Nikita Singh

Shabana Azmi, Sudhir Kakar & Bina Ramani launched ‘25 Strokes of Kindness’ by Nikita Singh. This is her most recent book, which is an anthology of short stories, co-edited with Orvana Ghai. Nikita Singh is the bestselling author of six novels, including Love @ Facebook, Accidentally in Love, The Promise and The Unreasonable Fellows. She … Continued

Children Story Contest # 10

Entry Deadline : 16th January 2014, 12 midnight   Prizes along with Certificates to be distributed at 2nd edition of International Lucknow Literary Festival on 1st – 2nd Feb 2014