Rajasthan – The place I have lived for 8 of my best years from the age of 10-18. Now this is a time frame which is a very important part in building up a persons perspective into life and various important and ethical matters. I may be from Nepal but Rajasthan will always be my second home. I studied in the erstwhile Mayo College, Ajmer which is one of the oldest schools in India dating back to 1875. It started off as a boarding school only for the families of princely states and the education given to them was similar to Eton College. Hence it gets its popular term as ‘Eton of the East’. For now I have not yet shot in the beautiful 336 acre large premise but I have to promise you that it is in my bucket list.
Jaipur is about 120 odd kilometers from Ajmer and I have my direct relatives who reside there. So every year I would at least visit Jaipur a handful of times. Hence Jaipur also holds a very special place in my heart. With the kind invitation by HH Maharaja Padmanabh Singh of Jaipur for his extravagant annual Holi celebrations, there couldn’t have been a better reason for me to visit Rajasthan. As I already booked my tickets for Jaipur, I thought I should make it more productive by hiring a good photographer who could shoot me in some exquisitely magnanimous locations in the city. I’ve had various looks that I have been keen to shoot. Famously called the Pink City, there is absolutely no limitations to colourful sites all around the city. With the kind permission of HH Padmanabh Singh, I got to shoot in the private areas of the City Palace which I had never witnessed before.
This is the look that I had prepared to wear for the dinner at City Palace hosted by her Highness Rajmata Padmini Devi Ji of Jaipur which was followed by an after party which took place at The Baradari which is a fine dining destination at City Palace, Jaipur. For this event I wore a HM Army green suit alongwith a custom made shirt from Warewell based in Bandra, Mumbai. I paired this look with an HM pair of Black shoes. I have worn these beautiful jewellery pieces from Kesya Jaipur. Local artisans of Rajasthan have specially curated these 22 carat gold plated bands which are also available in blue, black, turquoise, ivory and red hues. I really want to own all of these colours which would definitely grab all the attention among the fashion connoisseurs.