Stamp of History

Avantika Bhuyan

The Nizam’s postage tells the story of a Hyderabad that was already modern

London Notebook

A royal tryst with the paparazzi and a theatre experience to write home about

Arabian Knights and Nightmare

The purge in Riyadh and the deepening Cold War between Saudi Arabia and Iran

Tribute and Tribulation

Ever since India lifted its cap on royalty outgos, MNCs have been squeezing local subsidiaries

Photo Genie

A favourite with Europeans as well as the princes of pre-Independence India, Raja Deen Dayal was India’s first celebrity photographer.

No Freedom from Shivaji

The thirteenth direct descendant of Chhatrapati Shivaji leads a quaint life of forced elegance while what he really wants to do is race down the highways and party with friends

King and I

A modest apartment, a borrowed Maruti 800 for outings, Mahendra Peshwa, descendant of the legendary Maratha rulers, is like any other middle-class guy. Except for that last name...


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