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Once governed by the Nizams of India, #Hyderabad is a fascinating place to visit - elaborate palaces, grand architecture and intriguing monuments, including the Qutub Shahi tombs, Chowmahalla Palace and Golconda Fort, and is the gateway to the ancient sites of the Deccan era.

from Mail Online

Get ahead, get a hedge: Dividing, lending structure, adding beauty - hedges are the secret to good gardens. And now's the time to plant them...

Great article on hedges by Monty Don. Monty Don in his hedge-filled garden in Irvington, Herefordshire


Rag Megh, the third rāga. Javahir al-musiqat-i Muhammadi manuscript. Opaque watercolour, Deccani/Bijapur style, 1570 - 1600, British Library Or_12857_f112v

An illustration to a Ragamala series: a ragini of Hindol Raga, Deccan, Hyderabad, circa 1750-70 gouache heightened with gold on paper, margins ruled in silver, red outer margins decorated with gold scrolling flowers