Tag Archives: Mewar

blog 159: a shining ending

We were leaving today but at last minute we were invited to a Royal Occasion! A Royal Elephant Fight! So off we went to the shimmering Fairytale Palace of Mewar! There is a towering wall along one side of the … Continue reading

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blog 158: somethings cannot be written about

And I lived to tell but cannot tell.

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blog 157: the monster

“I want to thank you truly” I told the Royal Hunter as he led me away. “This has been an needful and enchanting moment in time. It has been a stressful period for me and this is the first time … Continue reading

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blog 156: the peacocks of mewar

After first breakfast I maneuvered up to a wall I saw yesterday to watch the sun rise over Udaipur! How amazingly beautiful! The water reflects everything in rippling images while flashing light reflections across the pale surface of the cream … Continue reading

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blog 155: the shining city on the shining lake

We have arrived at Udaipur. It is a mixture of a river and lake plus artificial lakes and ponds and pools such as to give the entire city a look as if Venice set in the heart of the parched … Continue reading

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blog 154: a rather jolly time

I write this before turning in for the night. It is most amazing. I actually had a jolly good time! Khan Son # 1 played his guitar. The members of Wah! danced. I sang songs. We all did! Around the … Continue reading

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blog 153: the phoenix rises

We explored some of the water tanks, the ornate tanks with complex intertwining steps descending down to the murky depths created like optical illusions. I watched as the Majordomo descended down the steps of one side of the tank as … Continue reading

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blog 152: india’s helen of troy

I watched dawn reveal Chittorgarh in all of it’s distant glory as Son # 2 waltzed back to camp as if riding a huge cupid heart of utter joy. Then after second breakfast for us, I cooked first breakfast for … Continue reading

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blog 151: the majordomo is tempting

“I have. We took one course. They took another course. We both lost — in different ways.” “Economically speaking Mewar suffered terribly. Jaipur prospered to an extent — but only Akbar treated Jaipur with respect. The heirs of Akbar treated … Continue reading

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blog 150: the teachings of history

The Majordomo nodded. “Azimmullah Khan did come — in person — after my Rana declined to answer a rather — odd proclamation disguised as a letter.” The man struggled for words to describe it. “It was as if this Khan … Continue reading

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