Chronicles of the Royal Weddings

Chronicles of the Royal Weddings

The most eligible bachelor tied the knot finally with the highest in political, royal and social milieu gracing the occasion. Arikesh Singh Deo, young politician, son of Ananja Udaya Singh Deo and scion of the Patna Bolangir family tied the knot Adrija Kumari of Manda. Grand daughter of V P Singh, former Prime Minister of India and daughter of the young, dynamic leader Ajay Singh, the wedding saw members of […]

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BAPJI

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BAPJI

The leading royal families of India were in Jodhpur to celebrate the 70th Tithi birthday of Bapji, possibly India’s most respected and veneered royal.    The Maharaja of Jodhpur and an able custodian on his inherited legacy HH Maharaja Gaj Singh II of Jodhpur, or Bapji as he is fondly called had his loved ones wrapped around him  this December as a series of festivities filled the air. First up […]

Royal Fables Gazette

Royal Fables Gazette

It was a happening month for Palace Karkhanas by Royal Fables, as we welcomed winter with a classy edit of clothes designed by Kanwarani Ritu Sinhji of Wankaner at her atelier. Classic coats in silk, embroidered and beaded; sassy sheraras in soft, block printed mul and dupion silk and rich velvet coats filled the racks. Jewellery by Pushpita Singh and amazingly well designed silver from the House of Badnore added to […]

From the founder’s desk

From the founder’s desk

Dear heritage seekers, Many a fables surround Princely India. Stories, legacies and tales of refinement.  Welcome to FABLES OF THE ROYALS, a blog that celebrates this rich legacy, seeing it through the eyes of the present day scions. Privy to an inherited history, these young Indians, otherwise proud citizens to democratic India, hold the threads of their past with reverence.  Quietly working towards its conservation and evolution. This blog is […]

A life with wildlife

A life with wildlife

Maharani Radhika Raje Gaekwad of Baroda pens down a few lines on the legacy of her father, renowned authority and author of wildlife books, Maharaj Kumar Dr Ranjitsinh. He was awarded lifetime achievement award in 2014 for his conservation works. His book A Life With Wildlife recounts his odyssey. Today the sole repository of the fate of our forest and its wildlife is our government but there was a time when our natural heritage […]

OF GARLIC AND GYRATIONS

OF GARLIC AND GYRATIONS

As she cooks Mewar’s interpretation of Laal Maas in piping hot ghee, Princess of Udaipur, Mewar, Trivikrama Kumari Jamval,  direct descendent of Rani Padmavati essays a very pulsating take on this dichotomy of creative freedom and the need to keep a classic story intact. For some reason the film Sailaab comes to mind. It had Madhuri Dixit dancing to an interestingly choreographed song Hum ko aaj kal hai intezar, suitably […]

Twirl with grace with Tripti Singh

Twirl with grace with Tripti Singh

Rajasthan is rightfully called the land of culture and traditions. One such tradition being Ghoomar. A dance form practiced traditionally by Rajput women within the four walls of the jenana, it recently came under controversy with the release of the movie Padmavati’s song Ghoomar. Rajputs cried foul on seeing their much revere Maharani Padmini Devi of Udaipur portrayed as someone dancing with kaalbelias. Especially since Deepika Padukone claimed to have […]

Royal Gazette: The where, when, how of royal life-style

Royal Gazette: The where, when, how of royal life-style

The elephants are coming: In a bid to save the Asian elephants, Elephant Family, a charity based out of England hosted the first leg of Elephant Parade India in Jaipur. A public art event that aims to generate vital funds to secure 101 elephant corridors across India for the endangered Asian Elephant. 101 elephants painted by leading creative voices out of India created a striking spectacle. Of special beauty were […]