Princess Diaries

Image caption Rani Sethu Parvathi Bayi and Rani Sethu Lakshmi Bayi of Travancore, Kerala. Unknown photographer, undated. Courtesy B Jayachandran/Tasveer India’s royalty lost their official powers when the nation gained independence in 1947, but there is still a great sense of romance and fascination with the men and women who once ruled large tracts of the country. However, the discourse has mostly centred around the “maharajas” or kings, many of

Motorcycle diaries

Image caption Bikers often go to great lengths to make a bike visually represent their own style and character, from the paint job to the leather trims and everything in between. Until recently, biking in India was only for the hardcore enthusiast. It was only the very brave, riding modified Indian brands like the Royal Enfields and Rajdoots, who dared to take on India’s highways on just two wheels. But