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Taj Mahal: How to show your eternal love

It took 22,000 workers, 1,000 elephants transporting supplies, and 17 years of labour to create this mausoleum for Emperor Shah Jahan’s favourite wife, forever cementing her memory in history—and forever drawing the masses to the otherwise sleepy town of Agra. It was the love story behind the Taj Mahal and the pure perfection of the […]

Searching for tigers in Rajasthan, India

Goverdhan Rathore’s moustache exceeds my expectations of what an Indian moustache should look like. The overly bushy center slims out to narrow points that curl out from the edges of his mouth. It’s the first thing I notice as I spot him next to the campfire but it is by no means what should define […]

Chor Bazaar, Mumbai

A mispronunciation has me on edge as I first enter Chor Bazaar. Chor, which locally means “thief,” is the market’s current name but it’s said the switch came when the British thought it was chor rather than its real name sor, meaning noisy. In ways it lives up to both titles. It’s a cacophony of […]