How's my Luck now?

Reflections, views and descriptions during my stay at IIM Lucknow from July 2004 to March 2006

Location: India

Friday, August 06, 2004

shahr-e-Lakhnau - part II

Here's how the second visit came about:

Second visit:

Today, I caught the 2.30pm bus again to do what I left undone yesterday. I got down at Purnea Chowk and took an auto-rickshaw to Hazratganj. The courier office was at Ansal City Centre. From the name of the plaza, it sounded like this would be a posh place, but it was a rather dilapidated structure on inside streets. Luckily, the auto-rickshaw driver knew the location. I picked up the big box and came back to IIM in the same auto-rickshaw.

What's more interesting is my first real glimpse of Lucknow. Some important points:
  • Lucknow is not very large, it seemed to me. The mentality is also a small-town one, and the pace is very slow. Existence of cycle rickshaws as means of transport illustrates this.
  • There doesn't seem to be any municipal transport service. Local means of transport are auto-rickshaws, cycle rickshaws, converted tempo-travellers and the larger cars filled to bursting capacity.
  • On the way to Hazratganj, I came across around three parks which seemed well-maintained and good.
  • Most of the advertisement hoardings were about establishments in a few areas only - Hazratganj, Aliganj, Shivaji Road, M. M. Malviya Marg, Nishatganj, Indiranagar, etc.
  • A very large proportion of the hoardings belonged to teaching and coaching insitutes. This included preparatory classes for IIT-JEE and PMT, as well as State board exams. Another very common hoarding message was 'Angrezi bolanaa siikhiye', by establishments called 'British Insitute of Languages' and 'American Center for Languages'.
  • I crossed and re-crossed a bridge over the Gomti river. As it flows through the city, it is very narrow, compared to, say, Sabarmati. But it has quite a bit of water. As usual, there are slum settlements on its banks.
  • Near the Ansal City Centre were several biryani and kebab shops, named 'Dastarkhwan', 'Naushijaan', etc.
  • I also passed by the K. D. Singh 'Babu' stadium, the huge offices of the Geological Survey of India and many colleges.

This was as much as I could get a glimpse of today. Hopefully, I will be able to visit in a more leisurely manner immediately after the mid-term exams get over next weekend.


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