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Immortalizing the beautiful, the beloved and the great in Agra

Immortalizing the beautiful, the beloved and the great in Agra

By: Eva S.E. Aranas-Angel Philippine Daily Inquirer I had been meaning to visit Agra not for romantic but rather for a historic 43rd birthday. Away from home, from my husband and son, family and friends, it is once again, one of my sporadic, if not spontaneous forays at solo traveling. I have intended to leave […]

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Taj Mahal: A teardrop on the cheek of time

Taj Mahal: A teardrop on the cheek of time

Iftu Ahmed writing from Aurora, IL, USA The Taj Mahal is a UNESCO world heritage site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Poet Rabindranath Tagore, the first Indian and Asian Nobel laureate, described the Taj Mahal as “a teardrop on the cheek of time.” The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum located in […]

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According to experts Taj Mahal will not collapse

According to experts Taj Mahal will not collapse

Agra, 11 October 2011, Art Media Agency (AMA). Last week, a member of the Indian parliament stated in the British newspaper, Daily Mail, that the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world, was threatened to collapse in two to five years time. Listed on the World Heritage List of UNESCO in 2007, […]

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India's Taj Mahal In Danger Of Collapsing

India’s Taj Mahal In Danger Of Collapsing

India’s iconic Taj Mahal is in danger of collapsing within five years if the issue of its rotting wooden foundation isn’t addressed. The 358-year-old-structure is located in the city of Agra, and serves as a mausoleum in memory of the wife of an emperor. As the most famous of India’s tourist attractions, it draws four […]

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Goa

Goa: A paradise on earth

Goa: A paradise on earth

By MARIAM NIHAL “Live and let live” is a pseudonym for life, as we know it, and Goa renders that true. A fine slice of heaven served in waves of stimulating beliefs, Goa is where the magic happens. Throw on some insatiable dust that sparks life and an exuberant mood, and Goa is what you […]

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Agra begins to breathe easy, but clouds linger

Agra begins to breathe easy, but clouds linger

The Taj city could finally be on its way to becoming pollution-free.The two- decades-old Supreme Court verdict instructing polluting industries to move out of the Taj Trapezium Zone (TTZ) or adopt cleaner fuel technologies is finally bearing fruit. The TTZ is the 10,400 sq km area around the Taj Mahal, comprising over 40 protected monuments, […]

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City of Taj set for major tourism plans

City of Taj set for major tourism plans

Agra, April 2 (IANS) The tourism profile of Agra, the city of the Taj Mahal, is all set to change with a line-up of projects that would bring in more revenue and extend basic amenities at its world famous monuments. The focus of development will now also be on promoting religious and cultural sites, other […]

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The Jantar Mantar

Jantar Mantar at centre of Jaipur tourism

Jantar Mantar at centre of Jaipur tourism

The ‘pink city’ has entered a new phase of heritage conservation and tourism with UNESCO declaring the 18th century Jantar Mantar there a World Heritage site last year. The astronomical observatory built by Sawai Jai Singh II, a ruler of the erstwhile Rajput kingdom, is now at the centre of Jaipur’s future tourism development plan. […]

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Humayan's Tomb

Reviving a historic relic

Reviving a historic relic

B S Arun The Humayun’s Tomb introduced the concept of garden tomb to the Indian sub-continent, says B S Arun, as he captures the restoration work of this grand monument. The historic city of Delhi is home to a string of monuments. Standing tall among them is the grand Humayun’s Tomb, the finest example of […]

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Taj Mahal in danger from dry polluted Yamuna

Taj Mahal in danger from dry polluted Yamuna

Agra: Till recently it was a mere conjecture, but now signs of stress and physical distortions on the white marble surface are beginning to confirm what everyone has been fearing for a long time – the Taj Mahal is in real danger from the dry and polluted Yamuna. ‘It’s simple, plain and logical to suggest […]

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