Uneasy lies the hand that handles prince’s crown

With Dasara just a few days away, the traditional pethas to be worn by the scion of the erstwhile royal family, Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wodeyar, during the ten-day festival are readied at the main Amba Vilas palace in Mysore. Here, Paramesh, a haberdasher whose family has handled the the onerous duties for decades, goes about

Photograph: Karnataka Photo News