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Taj towers above all controversies
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Taj towers above all controversies

'How better can we depict the Mughal heritage?'Veer Arjun Singh reports. IMAGE: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited the Taj Mahal with his family during their visit to India last month. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters In 1989, a self-proclaimed historian claimed that the Taj Mahal, a Mughal-era mausoleum, was, in fact, a temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. In his book, Taj Mahal: The True Story, Purushottam Nagesh Oak argued that Shah Jahan had seized the 'Tejo Mahalaya', a ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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Rolls-Royce Motor Cars 2017: The year of Bespoke

New Delhi: The Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Bespoke department is an extraordinary collective of designers, engineers and craftspeople, who bring the marque's discerning and influential patrons' most ambitious and personal visions to reality. Over the course of the ...
 Sify2 months ago
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Photos! Tabu's tribute to Rajasthan

She looked resplendent as a Rajasthani royal bride. Tabu graced the ramp for designers's collection at the Young FICCI Ladies Organization (YFLO) in Kolkata. Inspired by Rajasthan, the designers showcased its rich cultural heritage through their royal silhouettes with gota patti work and other eclectic designs found in old art textiles. Showstopper Tabu was dressed in a lehenga with hand-embroidered fountains, peacocks and sailing ships. 'We are very excited to showcase our new ...
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The lady behind Good Earth's success

'Good Earth was more a passion than a business for a long time,' Anita Lal tells Anjuli Bhargava.'Today, I can assure you I know more about retail than most, but I learnt it all the hard way.'Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com   The joy of creating something inanimate and one's own personal journey can at times be inextricably linked. One starts small and before you know it, the object acquires a life of its own. The momentum envelopes you and you find you have grown with it every ...
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A Million Multiplicities

AT 86, ROMILA Thapar is one of our most magisterial historians, and each collection of essays that she has published in recent years bears witness both to the depth of her engagement with ancient and medieval India, and the intensity of her preoccupation with ...
 Open Magazine1 week ago
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Meet Esha Gupta's sister

A fashion designer, Neha Gupta launched her spring/summer collection in Mumbai.  Photograph: Courtesy Amigos Communications When it comes to fashion, sisters are the best muses and at the preview of designer Neha Gupta's spring/summer collection, her sister played the perfect muse.  Dressed in a lovely yellow sari, Esha Gupta looked radiant as she inaugurated her sister's latest collection, which celebrated the rich heritage of Mughal designs. Fluid saris, vibrant lehengas, ...
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Where to buy Nokia 7 Plus and 8 Sirocco in India

Nokia launches Nokia 7 Plus, 8 Sirocco series in India; relaunches Nokia 6 with new features. IMAGE: A woman holds the new Nokia 8 Sirocco during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones on Wednesday announced the availability of the Nokia 8 Sirocco, Nokia 7 plus and new Nokia 6 for the Indian market. The award winning new Android One Nokia smartphones were earlier introduced at the Mobile World Congress in February this ...
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Beat the heat with summer friendly fabrics

As the summer heat gets intense and sweaty, everyone needs a set of breathable and comfortable fabrics in their wardrobe. Along with keeping it cool during the scorching days, staying updated with ongoing trends is a fashion must.Sandeep Sharma, Director, ...
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How a trip to India made her a million-dollar entrepreneur

Social enterpreneur Eddy Brooks of Bhakti Chai is making millions selling chai. Brook Eddy's trip to India inspired her to be a social entrepreneur. Her venture Bhakti Chai, started in 2007, is a certified BCorp, benefit corporation.All photographs: Kind courtesy Bhakti Chai The year was 2002. Colorado-based Brook Eddy made a trip to north India to study Swadhyay devotional movement. She was enthralled by the concept of bhakti (devotion) though social action. "Swadhyay seemed like this really ...
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In pics: The Rajasthan you haven't seen yet

There's more to the state than deserts and camels. India's desert state of Rajasthan may not be the best place to cool off your summer vacation. But it does offer some scenic joys to the avid tourist. Check out these photographs from our readers.   The tiger reserve in Ranthambore is one of the largest in India.You can spot rare birds and animal species, including elephants and tigers here. This photograph is clicked by Anuj Jha.   Jatin Oza sent us this image of the brown ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago
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