Himanshu Bajpai


Himanshu Bajpai Dastango, born and brought up in the storied bylanes of old Lucknow, this journalist by profession has worked with organizations like Akashvani, Dainik Bhaskar, and Tehelka in the past.

He is a walking encyclopedia of the oral culture of Lucknow.

A storehouse of Urdu and Hindi poetry and Awadhi folk stories, Himanshu has completed his PhD thesis on the Awadh Akhbaar published by the Naval Kishore Press of Lucknow.

He has also translated two children's books into Hindi - 'Madhuban ka Nanha Mor' and 'Northway ka Yuddh'. His column with NBT, 'Lakhnauaa' is an extremely popular series, which will be published as a book later this year.