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A Haveli in Traditional Design in Nawalgarh- Shekhawati Region, Nawalgarh

Haveli in Navalgarh, Rajasthan



Haveli in Navalgarh, Rajasthan

Haveli in Navalgarh, Rajasthan


This was taken a few years ago, while on a visit to Pilani. Note the blue and yellow colors – that can be interpreted as either giving color to the otherwise plaid looking haveli….or ugly spots inflicted on our cultural heritage by people and system that fails to recognize the importance of preserving it!.

On a side note, I lived in Nawalgarh for the first 3-4 years of my life. Thought I had vague memories, but weirdly, even if I had any…they seem to be juxtaposed on my more recent memories. Or is it the other way round? ­čÖé

My parents were so excited that I was going to visit the place! It’s such a wonder- they live just about 4 hours from this place…can visit it any time, but would rather get nostalgic about the time they spent 30 years ago in these areas! I wonder if it’s the lack of enthu, the lack of decisive action or a need to preserve your financial resources and not spend them on fanciful trips..that stops them from visiting these places!



A shop selling lamps and “sheeshas” at Khan El Khalili Bazaar, Cairo