Surajpal Amu of India's ruling party offered the bounty amid controversy over a film's representation of a Hindu legend.
While maharajadom in the past tended to be defined by its exclusivity, my ascension to a taste of royalty can, with a bit of planning, be replicated by almost anyone who can manage to get themselves to Rajasthan.
One cannot argue with 1,400 years of success. Meet the Mewars: the world's oldest family business, unbroken for 76 generations. And counting.