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Royalty
Opinion  /  Published 31.10.21

The royal knot: Princess Mako

Everyone loves a wedding, but nothing rivals the fanfare generated by a royal wedding. Historically, royal marriages were matters of State, not of the heart. They were private affairs, used to cement ...
By The Editorial Board

Heritage  /  Published 04.10.20

Jab chhor chale... Nakhlau nagari...

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By Moumita Chaudhuri

Heritage  /  Published 10.09.20

A royal tale of legacy and revival

A “history narrator”, her description of the Baroda jewels was jaw-dropping. “The Baroda pearl carpets have Basra pearls with over 2.2 million beads, ruby, sapphire, emeralds, 300-40...
By Saionee Chakraborty

Culture  /  Published 13.10.18

World's oldest hat-maker still raking it in

Thus, was born the 40-step-manufactured bowler hat sported in time by everyone from Laurel and Hardy, and Charlie Chaplin to the bumbling detectives Thomson and Thompson in the Tintin books. Even toda...
By Hindol Sengupta

India  /  Published 05.04.20

Help company survive: ONGC's SOS to govt

India's top oil and gas producer ONGC has sent an SOS to the government seeking a cut in taxes as well as being granted pricing and marketing freedom for gas to help it weather the slump in prices tha...
By PTI in New Delhi

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Photos  /  Published 13.02.20

Royalty meets contemporary at Faabiiana

Faabiiana, the Jaipur-based fashion brand by Kusum and Karishma Luharuwala, known for its gorgeous ethnicwear, now has an address in Calcutta. Housed in the luxurious Galleria 1910 on Camac Street, th...
By Priyanka Roy

Culture  /  Published 13.10.18

Floris: The long-reigning monarch of scent

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By Hindol Sengupta

Opinion  /  Published 21.07.19

What a Marxist and a maharaja have in common

Had they not died at 81 and 55 respectively, two Indians would have turned 100 this year. And their centenaries would have been celebrated with enthusiasm — but by very different sets of people. As ...
By Gopalkrishna Gandhi

Culture  /  Published 13.10.18

The blue-blooded own bespoke guns, Purdey proves

And beside me is Nicholas Harlow, member of the gun sales team at the 200-year-old prized gunmakers in England, explaining that the company has a legacy so elite that it can proudly claim that not onl...
By Hindol Sengupta

Culture  /  Published 13.10.18

Why royalty still means big business

Gayatri Devi encapsulated the “life of novelistic dimensions”, as The New York Times called it upon her death in 2009. Never wear, the Maharani of Jaipur Gayatri Devi was warned by her grandmother...
By Hindol Sengupta


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