Photoblog: Khursheed Jah Devdi -Hyderabad


Nawab Khursheed Jah Paigah was the maternal grandson of the third Nizam of Hyderabad. Khursheed Jah Baradari was his residence, near the Charminar. It is a gorgeous Palladian mansion with imposing pillars and a strikingly European design. While it is commonly referred to as a baradari (literally means having 12 doors) or a devdi (sort of like a haveli) it is counted as one of Hyderabad’s best palaces._MG_3318-1

The construction of the palace was started by Sir Khursheed Jah’s grandfather, and completed by his father. It is said, that when the Paigah family lived in this palace, it was full of expensive furniture, chandeliers and paintings, and that the extensive grounds adjoining it, had immaculately kept gardens with fountains and little reservoirs. Apparently, in addition to the horses in his stables, Sir Khursheed Jah also kept ostriches!


Toronto Art and Culture Warms Up Your Soul

The city of Toronto has lots to offer. The art & culture comes up with myriads of hues. Ujjayini Pal pens down her experience.



Toronto has a lot to offer. It has everything for everyone starting from entertainment for kids, soothing sites for nature lovers, adventure sports for adventure lovers and last but not the art Indus New Logoand culture shows and spots for artistic minds. The city of Toronto even arranges or different art and culture exhibition from time to time almost every year. One such well known art festival of Toronto is the Art Festival. Read on to know more.


The Art Here Festival

If you are planning your trip to Toronto this fall, don’t forget to participate in the Art Here Festival. This exhibition is curate by Akin Collective this year and is scheduled to start on and from 18th September. Art Hear will grow the craftsman and group of onlookers association by presenting new, original critique, at the same time staying casual and enlightening.

Plans for the 2015 show

Many unique plans are there for the 2015 exhibition. This year Art Hear is all about open and interventionist workmanship; board discourses and specialists discussions will address the part of open craftsmanship inside of a few settings including scrutinizing the responsibility for spaces, prominent critique among Toronto craftsmen, the web as imaginative space, the advantages of outside craftsmanship, and new systems for connecting with open spaces all revolved around the subject of “desires”. Anticipate energizing dialogs from David Liss, Alex Mcleod, StART, VSVSVS, Bridget Moser, Sunday Drive Art Projects, Shari Orenstein, and more curated and facilitated by Oliver Pauk, Michael Vickers of the Akin Collective.


The entire event is divided into various panel discussions. It is advisable not to visit the Art Now exhibition with your kids. This is mainly because kids will never like such boring panel discussions. However, if you are an art and craft lover then this is sure to draw your attention and make you fall in love with the entire concept.

The event is going to start on the 18th with the first panel discussion on 12.30 PM with the topic art and the internet. The panelist for the first panel discussion is Benjamin Bruneau, Alex Mcleod and Tough Guy Mountain. This will be followed by the next panel discussion focusing on the topic public art and its belonging. The panelists are Ben Mills, Laura Berazadi Lilie Zendel and Lara Tarlo of Toronto.

Program for next two days

The entire program is going to continue for three days in total. September 19 and 20 will also witness 4 consecutive panel discussions. The topics are outdoor area of interventions, attention towards audience, the shared area and popular commentary. The Art_3panelists for the discussion are all well known personalities like David Liss, Jamie Angell, Shari Orenstein, Oliver Pauk, Ashley Proctor, Adil Dhalla, Shannon Cochrane, Bridget Moser, and Basil AlZeri.

In conclusion, Akin has created rental space that keeps up a benevolent and rousing air where individuals can take a shot at imaginative tries and entrepreneurial endeavors of various types. With areas in Bloordale Village and Parkdale, Akin’s modifying incorporates the Forge workshop arrangement, open workmanship crits, open studio occasions, display and exhibition hall visits, and in addition different curatorial activities.

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