Indian Stud Appeal

BY DAN-CHYI CHUA
Dec 31, 2008
*Special to asia!

Soon Bollywood's leading men will no longer be the only Indian studs to receive critical acclaim.

Of India's indigenous horses, the Mawaris used to be reserved for rulers and warriors. Originating from Rajasthan, they were considered divine and superior to all humans. Today, the horse is again popular with the elite. Thoroughbreds have joined choppers and Rolls-Royces as wedding presents, and, more importantly, as tools for rich Indians to flaunt their wealth at flamboyantly lavish Indian weddings.

India just imported its first Lamborghini, but a mid-sized Indian city of Ahmedabad (population 3.8 million) already boasts at least 20 horse owners.

 

dan-chyi chua

Dan-Chyi Chua was a broadcast journalist, before forsaking Goggle Box Glitz for the Open Road. A three-year foray led her through the Middle East, China, SE Asia, Latin America and Cuba, and she's now grounded herself as a writer for theasiamag.com, content with spending her days in Jerusalem.

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