The Hyderabadi choker – Jadauwi Lacha

Aadaab to all my readers! The city of pearls has been an abode for luxurious jewels for centuries. Both the royal men and women of Hyderabad loved dressing up in exquisite jewelry. Like many other things, the designs and styles of most of the jewelry stayed exclusive to the princely state of Hyderabad. In this…

The Khada Dupatta Makers

As promised, I am back with some more Khada Dupatta news for you all! For this post, I had a little chat with someone whose family has been in the karchob and dupatta making business for more than seven decades now, Arif Mia Karchobwale. He has been designing and making clothes for my family for…

Something For Your Sweet Craving: Double Ka Meetha

We Hyderabadis love our food, especially our desserts! There are some very rich and delectable puddings that have their roots in Hyderabad. Badam Ka Kund (pudding made with almonds), Badam Ki Jali (a sweet made from almonds), Kheer- Puri (a pastry stuffed with a paste made from lentils, almonds and saffron and served with milk…

Khada Dupatta

The Khada Dupatta is a beautiful traditional Hyderabadi outfit first worn by women of the royal Qutub Shahi family in the 16th century. It was later modified and adapted by the begums (aristocratic women) of the Asaf Jahi Empire – the start of the popularly known Nizam era. Despite being a noble outfit, it was…