Royal Fables, a heritage exposition and FIO Cookhouse & Bar hosted the formal launch of the Rajputana Collective, a bi-annual publication lead by Urvashi Singh of Khimsar. A glossy that presents the gen next of royal India, Rajputana Collective profiles many of them who are making their mark in different walks of life. At the launch in FIO Cookhouse & Bar on April 19th, 2017 was a culinary jugalbandi between Arogo, Niyati Rathore’s pop-up and FIO Cookhouse & Bar. The event also showcased regal art and craft from the Royal Fables Atelier.
Curated by Royal Fables to celebrate regal, royal India, the evening juxtaposed past with the present through cuisine and craft. While Fio presented some of their fine Italian creations like Cherry tomato bruschettas, Scilla chilli lime fish, Spit- Fire Chicken Rosettes , Arogo served on the table Rajput classics like Chote sarkar, Jodhpur Mirch Bada and Koyla Kaleji in an interesting aperitif style.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Vineet Wadhwa, CMD& CEO, FIO Cookhouse & Bar, said “Fio holds a contemporary ideology in its cuisines primarily Italian. Juxtapositioned with Pan Indian, we imbibe the rich heritage of India’s royal fares and plate it with great élan.”
The other highlight of the evening was an art and costume installation by the Palace Ateliers of Kishangarh, Mandawa, Pratapgarh, Padrauna, Jhabua, Kayaspada and Seohara. Pure gold woven sari by Sri Tana Bana, a statement piece from Shikaarbagh, and a hand painted sari from Princess Alkarani of Pratapgarh and formal attire by Rosetree celebrated summer. Also on display was art by Princess Vaishnavi Kumari’s revivalist endeavor Studio Kishangarh and Princess Nandini Singh of Jhabua.
Conceptualized as a periodic feature publication, Rajputana Collective strives to highlight the Rajput community in its contemporary facets with a deliberate disjoint from superficial regality. It is a bi-annual publication; a first-of-its kind venture that focuses on directly collected testimonies from within the Rajput community.
Urvashi Singh of Khimsar, Editor and publisher of Rajputana Collective said, “Rajputana Collective encompasses my personal tribute to what I perceive as one of (if not) India’s most diverse, vibrant and virtuous communities. It also projects my burgeoning dream to provide a representational platform to the Rajput community in its individual as well as collective pursuits of a meaningful life and a better world.” With a circulation in cities such as Jaipur, Delhi NCR, Jodhpur, Lucknow, Ahmedabad and Mumbai, it is also available online.
Saluting her work, Anshu Khanna, Founder, Royal Fables said, “For both Urvashi and us at Royal Fables, the goal is the same: To present scions of princely states as impactful Indians who are taking their legacy forward and presenting it in a contemporary format. We salute young talent like her for showcasing regal, royal world in a modern format.”