An insider’s guide to Jodhpur: blue buildings and green energy

And the worst … The vast majority of Jodhpur buildings are constructed from chittar, a stone mined from the surrounding hills. But nowadays, construction companies are avoiding using materials from the local environment and indigenous practices – since they are more costly and labour intensive – and instead are creating concrete structures with glass facades, […]

Unique Kiwi tourism venture aims to walk tall again with Forest Footsteps offering

They had been winning over young hearts and minds, and filling pukus, with their uniquely authentic experience that saw their United Nations of guests visiting the local school to distribute hangi – in total they delivered 30,000 meals to the children.

India biggest buyer of COVID-19 vaccine with 1.6 bn doses, experts say this could cover 60 pc population

“High-income countries currently hold a confirmed 3.8 billion doses, upper middle-income countries hold 829 million doses, and lower middle-income countries hold more than 1.7 billion doses,” according to the report. The researchers said they have not been able to find evidence of any direct deals made by low-income countries, suggesting that such countries will be […]

Sitharaman urges DRI, customs to ensure every economic offender is taken to task

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The tourists came to Murupara

After the group has enough photographs, the short trek back to the bus begins and we’re off, back towards Murupara, while Enah delivers a candid history of its past ups, and recent downs. It once boasted a population of 5000, the forestry boom saw the town “cashing bigger cheques than Auckland, Queenstown, Christchurch”. Mechanised forestry work largely put paid to […]

Tamil mood simmers yet again thanks to Lanka

Even without the current faux pas, award-winning film-maker A R Murugadoss (of bilingual Ghajini fame) is in trouble with his next film, Vijay-starrer Kaththi (‘Knife’), after one of the two Sri Lankan Tamil producers was alleged to have had business links with President Rajapaksa’s family members.

Hunt for missing British hiker in the Pyrenees could be called off ‘until spring’ due to bad weather as her aunt says the family are feeling ‘distraught and utterly helpless’

Last May, Dan reflected on what she must have gone through. ‘I never really appreciated how hard it was for her to go home alone, to an apartment full of our shared life with no guarantee that life would resume,’ he said. ‘It takes strength to be the one left behind.’