India’s premier city for glass is Firozabad in UP. While admiring a really splendid chandelier, I had innocently asked if it was imported from Belgium, or some other European city.
A recenT visit to Jodhpur, found me staying in the same room that I had occupied way back in 1994.
It is amazing what a string of lustrous pearls can do for one’s self-esteem!
The history of Bhopal has always fascinated me. It is unique among states in India, as the only state ruled by a succession of four female monarchs—that too in purdah.
Welcomed with broad smiles by Anandram Bhobaria and his brothers, it was very gratifying to find that I was remembered, by a family of durrie (rug) makers of the tiny village of Salawas, whom I had
The Kali Temple in South Calcutta is over 260 years old. This was an area where mainly Brahmin communities lived earlier.
On a recent visit to Bikaner I dropped in at the comparatively new Prachina Museum, located in one of the palaces at the Junagarh Fort.
Most of us have heard about the disastrous effects of the earthquake that shook Kutch in 2001.
It is believed that Maharaja Udai Singh went on a hunt in the Aravalli Hills when he met a hermit, who told the king that the fertile land on the banks of the Pichola Lake, would be an excellent ca
Like so many others, I have always been intrigued by the ornate palaces in Rajasthan and marveled at the mirror work that often covered their walls.