Once upon a time in Jaisalmer, the walls of Salam Singh’s Haveli trembled with occurrences of cruelty. Women feared event its shadow, and the curse it could bring upon them. A few miles away in the Thar Desert, Kuldhara village has similar stories of a curse, and remains an abandoned place. Legend says that it remains deserted to this day because of the misdeeds of diwan Salam Singh.
Podar Haveli, an ostentatious home covered in frescos, was built by Mr. Anandilal Podar in 1902. It is one of the many havelis in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan.