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 […]

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 […]

Royal cooking tales by Tikarani Shailaja Katoch of Lambagraon- Kangra

Royal cooking tales by Tikarani Shailaja Katoch of Lambagraon- Kangra

All of royal cooking tales stem from one state tucked away in the border between M.P. and Rajasthan: Sailana. Generations of royal food enthusiasts swear by the book Cooking delights of the Maharajas penned by Maharaja Digvijay Singh ji of Sailana. Ably carrying that mantle forward his scion, TIkarani Shailaja Katoch of Lambagraon-Kangra flags off a series on royal cooking. For the first chapter she goes down memory lane. My […]