Patiala is the third largest city in southeastern Punjab in northern India. "Royalty
is still considered as cultural and political icons in Patiala". His Highness
Maharajadhiraj Captain Amarinder Singh, Mahendra Bahudur heads the royal
house at the present time.
Patiala is also famous for its traditional turban, its "patiala pants" - rather
voluminous women's pants, the paranda - used for braiding hair, shoes
known as juttis which are often made of very colorful thread, and the Patiala
peg - a measure of liquor popular in Indian Punjab. It is a volume roughly
equivalent to 120ml, though the rough and ready measure is the amount of
liquor needed to fill a glass equal to the height between the index and little
fingers when they are held parallel to one another. The name originates from
the city of Patiala in Indian Punjab, and is about 50% larger than a normal
My "Our World Tuesday" photos were taken in Patiala's Old Town which was
like stepping back into India's past.
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