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Lawmakers debate sales of hotel rooms

Lawmakers debate sales of hotel rooms

Tuesday, 26 February, 2013, 3:19am

Jaipur Festival founder admits to two loves: India and writing

Tell us about the Jaipur Literature Festival. Jaipur is fantastic but always completely exhausting. It's the largest literary event in the Asia-Pacific; we had 60,000 people last year. During the book tour for White Mughals, I noticed that wherever I travelled around the world I met Indian authors except for India.

22 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Universal city

It took 37 years to complete, looks like a flower in bloom, and its exterior is clad in 1,400 discs made with several kilograms of gold. But you're not likely to find the architectural wonder they call the Matrimandir on many tourist itineraries in India.

25 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

The Treehouse Resort, Jaipur

What's the story behind it? It goes something like this: owner Sunil Mehta, who lives in the 'pink city' of Jaipur, in India's Rajasthan state, wanted to buy some fertile land outside the city but didn't have enough money. The only land he could afford was a large tract of dry-as-a-fossil scrubland surrounded by the Aravalli hills.

18 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Jaipur, India

Design-savvy travellers who want to buy into Jaipur's timeless taste need not drape their home in ethnic tat. Extraordinary antiques and unique modern homewares can be found all over this town.

22 Apr 2007 - 12:00am


1 Vidhana Soudha

20 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Rail minister raises a stink over toilets

The most daunting aspect of making a long journey on the Indian railways is the prospect of having to go to the inevitably filthy toilet.

But having experienced the stench of a railway loo recently, Railways Minister Laloo Prasad Yadav has ordered a drastic cleanup.

27 Sep 2005 - 12:00am


Fotogalerie, the Fringe Club Ends March 30

For Chandan Dubey, what goes on behind a doorway is forever fascinating. Openings are transitional and, therefore, provoke curiosity, she says. Based on this theme, she and fellow photographer Smita B. Sanyal have assembled a series of shots of doors, windows, entrance ways and courtyards.

24 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Kenneth Ko Man-on

To relax:

Bodrum Peninsula, Turkey

24 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Rail staff protest as Indian MP fails to pay fine

The refusal by a member of the Indian Parliament to pay a fine of 8,000 rupees (HK$1,290) for travelling in an air-conditioned train without a ticket has sparked a fierce row between the politician and unionised rail staff.

18 Sep 2002 - 12:00am


Every day India's railways move almost 12 million people and one and a half million tonnes of goods around a country as huge and diverse as a continent. The planning, coordination and logistical ingenuity involved are breathtaking.

28 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Independent subsidiary plan will break railways monopoly

Updated at 6.24pm: China's Ministry of Railways announced on Wednesday it would let its five subsidiaries become independent by the end of the month as part of a central government restructuring plan.

The separation would break the ministry's railways monopoly, the Beijing-based Worker's Daily reported on Thursday, citing a senior official with the ministry.

23 Nov 2000 - 12:00am

Task force heads IT drive

A national task force was formed last month to accelerate India's drive to become an 'information technology superpower' in the 21st century.

The country has already made giant strides in the multi-billion dollar software industry. Export growth has averaged 50-60 per cent for seven consecutive years and is on target to pass US$4 billion by 2000.

15 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Reliance seeks airport job

India's Reliance Industries, which is building a port at Jamnagar capable of handling 30 million tonnes of cargo a year, is bidding for construction of a HK$5.7 billion airport at Panvel, Bombay.

30 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Navies complete exercises

The navies of India and Singapore have completed a fourth round of joint manoeuvres in the Bay of Bengal in an effort to enhance ties.

One submarine and a frigate of the Indian Navy and two Victory class corvettes of the Royal Singapore Navy participated in the week-long exercise off the eastern Visakhapatnam coast.

18 Mar 1996 - 12:00am