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In the Taj's long shadow

It is a poor and dirty country covered in a thick blanket of smog, which can cause long delays in flights all year round. It is a place where no foreigner can walk on the street without being surrounded by desperate beggars.

Saturday, 23 July, 2011, 12:00am

The slow road to superpower status

If you want to understand as much as possible about India in a single day, maybe the best thing to do is take the slow bus to Agra. Actually, there are no fast buses, because the road to Agra resembles a war zone in which countless people seem to be fleeing for their life.

4 Jun 2007 - 12:00am


1 Dynastic legacies

5 Jul 2006 - 12:00am


Kaiserslautern: The brotherhood of man is on display in Germany. The global game of soccer is breaking down the boundaries of racism, and bridging the cultural divide across England.

28 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Monument to eternal love casts a veil over her true age

Historians quibble over the correct date of the Taj Mahal's 350th birthday

India has launched celebrations to mark the 350th anniversary of the Taj Mahal, the country's famed monument to love, but historians say the festivities could be up to a decade too late.

28 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Lowly Taj labourers leave mark in marble

Some of the 20,000 nameless labourers who built the Taj Mahal 350 years ago - although only cogs in a gigantic wheel - must have had an inkling of its later glory as the greatest monument to love ever built. Archaeologists have discovered their names, furtively etched in the white marble.

7 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Destination weddings

Jagmandir Palace, Lake Pichola, Rajasthan

6 Jun 2004 - 12:00am


Food for thought: Four Seasons Resort Jimbaran Bay in Bali is offering three- to four-hour classes at its cooking school (HK$700 each), where you can learn some of the secrets that have led to it being named top hotel for food in Bali by Conde Nast Traveler, and third in the world by Travel + Leisure magazine.

24 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Visit the Taj Mahal with Air India

To mark its golden jubilee this year, Air India is offering readers the chance to visit the Taj Mahal in a competition that will appear in the South China Morning Post tomorrow.

26 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Taj Mahal mall plan a sellout, say critics

A symbol of eternal love, the Taj Mahal, could soon have a massive shopping complex looming up behind it, threatening to ruin the backdrop to one of India's most famed tourist attractions.

21 Jun 2003 - 12:00am