Colourful Rajasthan

Rajasthan as a state has the most colourful cities in all of India. Jaipur is known as the pink city, Udaipur is the white city, Jodhpur is blue, and Jaisalmer is golden hued. Houses in the old days used to have uniform hues, which is what earned these cities colour-coded names. Can you guess which…

Bobbling Around

Bobblehead dolls have been a part of our household now since I can remember. Fondly called “Thanjavur Thalayatti Bommai” (meaning “Tanjore Head-Shaking Doll” in Tamil), we’ve had ones who dance and ones who just bobble their heads. But when I found some at Jodhpur, it took me by surprise. We found these made using paper-mache (the…

Music Mania

You cannot go to Rajasthan and come back unmoved after getting a taste of the local Folk art. Jodhpur is considered as an integral part of Indian Folk Music, and the place lived up to its reputation. While we’ve been quite exposed to such art through films and television, seeing the musicians live, and more importantly enjoying and appreciation their own art is…