The 2004 General Elections
Was shooting some features about the 2004 Lok Sabha (lower house) elections...
This time, all the votes are being cast using electronic voting machines... (EVM's)
This was a dummy EVM, at the local party office for one of the candidates in the fray - to demonstrate to the potential voters how to use them...
The area known as The Residency is today a collection of ruins that once formed a compound that was made up from a church, mosque, school, jail, post office, farm, banquetting hall and houses as well as the main Residency building. The reason why everything is in ruins is because it came under fire during dramatic events in 1857 that later became known as the Indian Uprising which also spread to other parts of the country. The Residency was once home of the British Resident and was built by the local Nawab at the turn of the 19th century. A mutiny against the British, who were based here, took hold from armies of the local Nawab and after a gruelling 87 day siege, the then Resident, Sir Henry Lawrence, lost his life along with around 2000 others from appalling conditions as well as from bullet and canon fire. The whole area is open for you to walk around the different ruined buildings plus there's a small museum which charts the events of the Uprising. More photo's can be found in one of my travelogues.
Open: Sunrise-sunset. Admission: 100 for foreigners.
Christ Church was built in 1860 after the British regained Awadh and still has a regular chapel service. It lies within Christ Church College grounds. They were renovating the interior when I visited, hence you can see some of the pews outside.
Lucknow- City of Nawabs,Culture and Cuisine
"People and History"
This is the place where I have lived maximum part of my life till now. I love the city because of its language, culture and people. In India the "Lucknowites"are considered to be the most soft spoken and polite.
The indian dance "Kathak", got it's origin from here and Lucknow chikan work or embroidery is world famous.
Feel free to post any question regarding my city, I will try to provide you information with best of my knowledge.
Some Pictures from Lucknow
From here you can take a tonga ride till the main city! From the top you can view whole of old Lucknow..
You will find lot of kites in the sky, it use to be a passion in old times, but still popular in this area
King George Medical College, the government undertaken hospital.
Lucknow University, a college for higher education, situated in the main city.
One of the main library, next to Lucknow Uniersity
Chota Imambara, situated in old Lucknow.
A beautiful architectural work!