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Indian monuments: Not mere buildings but a symbol of our culture

The origin of the word "monument" comes from the Greek mnemosynon and the Latin moneo, monere, which means 'to remind', suggesting that monuments allows us to see the past thus helping us visualize......

Yogi visits Taj Mahal, calls it a gem, sweeps road outside

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday swept the road outside the Taj Mahal, went inside the Mughal-era monument and described it as a gem and an integral part of......

Of Mughals, Taj Mahal and 'traitors'

The British were in India for over 300 years, but they never became Indians.The East India Company sent all its loot back to London and the British empire continued that tradition.On the contrary,......

Shah Jahan built the Taj in gratitude

'After it was finished, Shah Jahan visited the Taj only twice.''There is a letter from Aurangzeb to him after a visit, reporting that the dome was leaking and needed to be fixed.''Shah Jahan wasn't......

Taj Mahal was made by blood and sweat of Bharat Mata's sons: Yogi

The Taj Mahal was made by the blood and sweat of "Bharat Mata's sons" and its protection was the responsibility of the Uttar Pradesh government, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Tuesday.......

Tour operators demand discounts on Taj Mahal fares

While the Taj remains popular amongst celebrity guests, many ordinary foreign visitors are skipping it The Taj Mahal, the eternal monument of love, remains a must visit attraction for celebrity......

Go Wi-Fi in Taj Mahal from June 16

The services will be free for the first 30 minutes, after which tourists will have to buy vouchers. Good news for tourists visiting the Taj Mahal. They will be able to access free Wi-Fi services on......

Taj Mahal emerges as top Google Street View destination

Agra's tourist attraction Taj Mahal has emerged as the most popular in Asia for global 'virtual travellers', according to Google. "Taj Mahal has emerged as one of the most popular Asian places for......

12 Indian hotels that will take your breath away

The Oberoi, Mumbai. Photograph: Kind Courtesy, Oberoi Hotels & Resorts Travel+Leisure magazine has come up with the best 500 hotels in the world. The list features 12 hotels from India. Majority......

Fate of airport near Taj hangs in limbo

Uttar Pradesh government's plan for an international airport in the Agra-Mathura region appears to have run into rough weather. Barely five months after Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav dropped his......

Foreign films, made in India

Julia Roberts starrer Eat Pray Love and Danny Boyle's Oscar-conquering Slumdog Millionaire weren't just exceptions. More and more international films are now being shot in India, and that includes......

Salman Khan cheers for Aamir's film

Here's what your favourite celebrities have been up to. Aamir Khan, Omkar Das Manikpuri and Salman Khan share a few laughs at a special screening of Peepli Live on Tuesday, in Mumbai. The film......

Directing Madhrasapattinam

Director Vijay, an assistant to filmmaker Priyadarshan, made his directorial debut with Kireedam, a remake of the Malayalam classic of the same name. His second film was the remake of Khosla ka......

Fondly remembering Vishnuvardhan

Aptharakshaka, the late 'Sahasasimha' Vishnuvardhan's 200th Kannada film is all set to hit the theatres. On the occasion of its release, the popular actor's family, friends, co-stars and......

'Two flops don't matter to Salman's career'

Prem Soni is one lucky director. In his very first film, he has managed to rope in Bollywood's top stars -- Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor. Not only that, he's also releasing his film Main Aurr Mrs......

CWG 2014: Queen's Baton showcased at India Gate

The Queen's Baton of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games was taken at the historic India Gate by the country's top sportspersons in a low-key event on the first day of its India stop on Saturday.......

Silly Point: Why Sachin should not score a century!

Aarti Samant a Silly Point viewer joins Manu Shankar and Abhishek Mande and tells us why she is hoping that Sachin doesn't score a century Okay, so we're stirring the hornet's nest......

CL: Anelka hits two as Chelsea cruise in Copenhagen

Chelsea striker Nicolas Anelka offered a reminder of his striking prowess on Tuesday with both goals in a comfortable 2-0 win over FC Copenhagen in their Champions League last 16, first leg match.......

'Four-day cricket is not going to attract people'

Bikash Mohapatra catches up with Aussie pacer Shaun Tait, who was in Mumbai to consult India physio John Gloster. It was surprising to see Shaun Tait watching the Ranji Trophy Super League......

Batista poised to be named Argentina coach

Olympic golds medal-winning coach Sergio Batista was poised on Monday to succeed Diego Maradona and lead Argentina to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Batista has been interim coach since Maradona......
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Tourists to shell out more to see Taj Mahal

Tourists visiting Taj Mahal will have to take a separate ticket worth Rs 200 per person for entry to the main mausoleum of the iconic monument in... ...
10 festivals to look forward in February

It's February, and love is in the air. Pick your favorite destination to explore the wide range of music, performative arts, rich culture and... ...
From Gurugram to Ahmedabad, protests rock India ahead of Padmaavat release

With only hours left for the release of the controversial Bollywood film 'Padmaavat,' various right-wing groups on Wednesday mounted violent... ...
Indians at Taj to be capped at 40,000, differential ticket pricing

In an apparent bid to tackle the heavy rush at the Taj Mahal, a UNESCO world heritage site, the government has decided to cap the number of Indian... ...
Manipur students call on Rijiju

Eighteen students from Manipur's Bishnupur district called on Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju here today.The students are taking part in a... ...

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