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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.

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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

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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

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