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Centre kills Delhi's heritage city dream

After years of preparations, the Centre has withdrawn the nomination of Delhi as the UNESCO World Heritage City, saying the prestigious tag, if granted, will put “lot of restrictions”......

Iconic ancient city in Islamic State clutches

The fate of the UNESCO world heritage site of Palmyra seems to be tragically sealed as the Islamic State militia gained control of the Syrian city. Image: The Temple of Bel is pictured with the......

Massive earthquake robs Nepal of its UNESCO World Heritage

The landmark Dharhara Tower. Photograph: ‏@girl_iowagirl20/Twitter Beyond colossal loss of human lives, if there is anything perhaps equally overwhelming in Nepal's earthquake tragedy, it is......

IS terrorists destroy monuments with sledgehammers in historic Hatra

A new Islamic State video has showed the terrorists using sledgehammers and rifles to destroy Iraq's UNESCO World Heritage city of Hatra. According to, officials and local residents......

Shoe-covering machines for foreign tourists visiting Taj Mahal

Foreign visitors to the world heritage site Taj Mahal will now get the facility to wrap their shoes using a machine before they enter the mausoleum. Divisional Commissioner Pradeep Bhatnagar......

A thumbs up to Jaitley's Budget from tourism sector

The government's move to extend visas on arrival facility to 150 countries and make world heritage sites more tourist friendly has been welcomed by the industry. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, in......

How well do you know your airlines?

The world of aviation is so fascinating that it has developed a sense of heritage. There are museums dedicated to their history and the famous people who have made a name for themselves......

30 STUNNING heritage trains of the world

A heritage railway tells a lot about a particular nation and its history. It adds to a country's glamour quotient and draws tourists from across the world. Such a rail is, at times, run by......

Indian print industry can be professionalised

India has a heritage of innovation. Chess, the zero, yoga, ayurveda we have given the world a huge number of ideas. And now, after centuries, the eyes of the world are once again on India. It's an......

Gujarat equipped to be top tourist spot: Modi

Noting that Gujarat's rich cultural heritage has the potential to make the state the world's top tourist destination, chief minister Narendra Modi has said he was aiming at bringing a substantial......

Why India-Pakistan cricket must return to Sharjah

'We are very hopeful that the India-Pakistan series will happen in the UAE. We are geared up for that.' Waleed Bukhatir and Mazhar Khan, the men who drive cricket in the Emirates, tell Harish......

'They may have been trying to get me along to the England camp but...'

...I think I made a wise decision to play back in Australia: Steve Smith Australia's Michael Clarke and Steven Smith in action during the nets session at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence in......

Number of goals never matters, says Chhetri, after notching 50!

India skipper Sunil Chhetri. Photograph: AIFF Media India suffered an embarrassing 2-1 defeat to Guam in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier at the GFA National Training Centre, in Hagatna, on......
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Hyderabad has always been one of my favourite Indian cities, but until recently it was one of the most neglected. In its day, Hyderabad was the... ...
Living Traditions of the North and South

In our country, certain annual ritual performances such as the Ramleela in north India, the Raasleela in Vrindavan and also in Manipur, and the... ...
Cities of Two Tales

Watching locals on the streets of Macau and Hong Kong, I get an insight into the ascendancy of the selfie stick in this part of the world. On the... ...
Crème de la crème of Hyderabad

06:41 pm A place which has been ruled by the Qutub Shahis, Mughals and Nizams offers a gigantic platter of historical monuments which are worth a... ...
Falconcity of Wonders discusses investment prospects with visiting high-profile Indian media members

Falconcity of Wonders LLC, the developers of the multipurpose mega project Falconcity of Wonders that is being built in Dubai, hosted recently a... ...

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