Reza – Journey from the Indus Valley to a Fashion House

The history of weaving in Haryana is as old as the Indus valley civilization. Archaeological evidence suggests that the people of Haryana have been growing cotton for several millennia and spinning yarn for making cloth. The skills for preparing many types of cloth by weaving and dyeing the cotton yarn continued to be refined for…

Khunga Kothi – Retreat Awaits Revival

Reconstructing the history of an antiquarian structure of some grandeur becomes a fascinating experience when neither an inscription nor official records can be traced in situ. Khunga Kothi –a century old feudal retreat, was built sometime in early 1900s by Raja Ranbir Singh, successor and grandson of Raja Raghubir Singh of Jind Riyasat, then in…

Travel Shot – Chhata Rai Mukund Das Haveli

The picturesque city of Narnaul, in south western Haryana is located amidst the northern sandy plains of Aravali hills and fed by Dohan and Krishnawati -two rainy streams. Here, the landscape is dotted with several monuments and traditional urban utility sites since the medieval period. Among these, the Chhata Rai Mukund Das is a mighty…