Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal Palace like you have never seen it before

The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai is an icon, one of the original grand hotels of the world known for its architecture, historic setting, luxurious …

Archives

The World’s 10 Most Beautiful Metro Stations

T-Centralen Station in Stockholm, Sweden<p>T-Centralen Station in Stockholm, Sweden<p>Some of the most beautiful places on earth lie just below the …

Top 10

A guide to shopping in Uttar Pradesh

The artisans and craftsmen of Uttar Pradesh have kept alive a range of traditional arts and produce an exquisite variety of handicrafts, handwoven …

Travel (India)

It's Time to Kick the Bucket List

The American bucket list is in a state of crisis. The obsessive need to parasail over volcanoes in Mongolia, swim with man-eating sharks in the Seychelles and sleep in every farmhouse that George Washington ever bedded down in has contributed to a national epidemic of bucket-list neurosis.<p>Americans …

Bucket Lists

10 of the most romantic date spots around the world

There are surely local date locations in your area that are plenty romantic. But it's fun to fantasize about where you could go with your SO if you had endless financial resources. Imagine jet-setting from place to place, seeing the world, learning about other cultures, and finding out more about …

Beaches

KRAVITZ: After almost 19 months, Ballard says the magic words with respect to Luck: "Good to go."

WESTFIELD, Ind. (WTHR) - Get ready. Get ready for Luck-a-palooza, also known as Colts training camp, which will be held at the brand-spanking-new …

NFL

Travel Tips and Intel

Navigating the globe—especially one that changes as often as ours—can be confusing and intimidating. How much gratuity should you leave in Italy? …

Travel

Europeans, on the whole, are becoming more positive about foreigners

You might assume that the huge inflow of asylum-seekers since 2015 has made Europe more xenophobic. Opinion polls tell a more nuanced story. In …

Asylum Seekers

Why the Cook Islands fears rich-country status

MOST political leaders play up their country’s economic performance. Those on the Cook Islands, a collection of 15 islets spread over 2m square …

Cook Islands

Atlantic City was on the brink of bankruptcy just a few years ago — but it's ready for a comeback

Atlantic City seems to be getting back in the game.<p>The recent legalization of sports betting can only help the casino-driven local economy, experts say. But developers are also looking beyond gambling to attract a broader mix of travelers and diversify the city's revenue stream.<p>"New business is on …

Casinos

A cacophony of views on what to teach children about God

IT IS becoming a commonplace that in matters of belief and religion, Western societies are disintegrating into micro-communities that struggle to …

World News

Short sentences, easy rhymes and simple words made poet Neeraj immortal

<b>Some of Neeraj’s best and most popular songs were actually the well-known poems that he adapted for movies.</b><p>Gopaldas Neeraj was among the first …

Bollywood

The case for treating disabled travellers better

TRAVELLING for work can be expensive, uncomfortable and unpleasant, even for those without a mobility issue. But spare a thought for people who do, …

Disability

Python has brought computer programming to a vast new audience

IN DECEMBER 1989 Guido van Rossum, a Dutch computer scientist, set himself a Christmas project. Irked by shortcomings in other programming languages, …

Artificial Intelligence

The Sinaloa cemetery: How drug traffickers show off their wealth in death with gaudy tombs costing up to $500,000

Even in death, Mexico’s drug lords can’t resist showing off the enormous power and wealth obtained thanks to their murderous careers.<p>In a cemetery on the outskirts of Culiacán, capital of the Mexican state of Sinaloa and home of the infamous cartel of the same name, some of the most elaborate and …

Mexico

The 17 most clichéd Instagram photos you're not allowed to post any more

A daily scroll through Instagram will bring with it a multitude of fluctuating emotions, this is the risk you run when you first download the app - …

Skydiving

Concern about “sexualised” children often misses the point

IN JAPAN it is hard to avoid the disturbing spectacle of young girls being treated as sex objects. <i>R</i><i>orikon</i>, an abbreviation of “Lolita complex”, is …

World News

India’s Supreme Court Wants Taj Mahal Shut Down If Not Restored To Actual Color

Image via Shutterstock<p><b>India’s Supreme Court</b> is warning the government in Uttar Pradesh that the Taj Mahal might be closed if the monument isn’t …

India

Why the Taj Mahal is changing colour

IN THE past 350 years the Taj Mahal has successfully contended with attacks, robberies and neglect. But the stunning marble mausoleum in Agra, …

India

Kumbh Mela Tour Package: 12 Day Ultimate Trip Itinerary for traveling alone- tour group or solo

It’s overcrowded, noisy and insanitary, but a study suggests the Kumbh Mela improves devotees’ mental and physical wellbeing. Kumbh Mela or Kumbha …

Uttar Pradesh

Judges issue contradictory rulings on freeing Brazil’s former president

WHEN Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva finished his stint as Brazil’s president in 2011, his approval rating was 83%. His social programmes and a commodity …

Brazil

Duolingo now teaches Hindi to English speakers

Duolingo, the freemium language learning platform, has just released a new module for English speakers to learn Hindi.<p>The course that has been in a year of development was launched on Duolingo’s website today, with the android and iOS versions slated to arrive soon.<p>The module teaches conversational …

Language Learning

"Crowded Out: An Overtourism Documentary" (film review)

<b>What happens when too many people want to see too much of the world?</b><p>'Overtourism' is a term that caught the world's attention last summer. Protests …

Sustainability

Putting a stake through fascism as neo-fascism rises

Spain is considering removing the remains of Francisco Franco from his crypt. It’s about time.

War

The brilliant career of Nur Jahan, empress of India

<b>Empress: The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan.</b> By Ruby Lal. <i>W.W. Norton & Company; 336 pages; $27.95 and £19.99.</i><p><b>Get our daily newsletter</b><p>Upgrade your …

Culture (UK)

A Coffee Lover’s Guide to Bombay

Posted on July 19, 2018<p>Coffee and then the world. Here’s spilling the beans on the best cafés in Bombay for those fiendish about their caffeine</b> …

Coffee

The Taj Mahal: Monumental Neglect

India's top court threatens to “shut down” India's most iconic monument unless action is taken to restore it.

India

A murder that scandalised Harvard and the world

<b>Blood & Ivy: The 1849 Murder That Scandalised Harvard.</b> By Paul Collins. <i>W.W. Norton & Company; 320 pages; $26.95 and £21.99.</i><p><b>Get our daily …

Culture (UK)

Chrissie Hynde, as good as ever, is the real deal in Pretenders show at Stifel Theatre

“What’s the difference between Courtney Love and the Arch?” Chrissie Hynde asked the audience midway through the Pretenders’ performance Wednesday …

Rock Music

A brief history of Taj Mahal, the epitome of love

The Taj Mahal, which was constructed in 1632 by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal, had been initially named 'Roza-e-Munavvara' …

India