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Remembering the beguiling but mercurial Princess

She threw extravagant parties but could be miserly with the servants, loved polo and also champagne, was autocratic and mercurial. Kishore Singh, who worked closely with Gayatri Devi, remembers the......

Palace intrigue in Jaipur

The battle for control of the erstwhile Royal Palace of Jaipur between Queen Mother Gayatri Devi and her grandchildren continued to be fought before the Company Law Board Wednesday, with the palace......

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Q. Which city is known as pink city ?
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Prince Deva
Q. Why is Jaipur called the Pink City ?
Prince Deva:  A. Jaipur founded in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh, the ruler of AmberIn 1876, Jaipur dressed itself pink to welcom Prince Albert and Queen...... more

Prince Deva
Q. Where is the biggest sundial located? How accutate is that device?
Prince Deva:  A. The "Samrat Yantra" built by Sawai Jai Singh II in 1728 at Jaipur is the biggest Sundial in the world. It gives local solar time to an...... more

Jaya Mali
Q. Which is the first astronomical observatory in India? Who built it?
Jaya Mali:  A. The first observatory called Jantar Mantar (Yantra Mantra or Instrument and Formula) was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II who was the ruler of...... more

Jaya Mali
Q. What makes Jaipur in Rajasthan famous?
Jaya Mali:  A. Jaipur (Hindi: , IPA: ['] (helpinfo)), also popularly known as the Pink City, is the capital of the Indian state of Rajasthan. During the...... more

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