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Luxury hotels in Rajasthan, India

No place in India exemplifies the spirit of monarchy and the splendor of royalty better than the state of Rajasthan. The very name contains royalty: Raja translates to “king” and sthan refers to “place” in Hindi and other Indian languages. When the British left India, there were about two dozen princely states in the region, which merged into the new Union of India, along with other princedoms around the country. The erstwhile royalty was allowed to retain their properties and was granted an...
Tags: Travel, India, Luxury Hotels, Jaipur, Rajasthan, All, Raja, Rajasthan India, La Pâtisserie, Northern India, Khurram, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Jehangir, Aravalli Hills, Jagmandir Island Palace


What open water swimming taught me about resilience | Bhakti Sharma

Dive into the deep with open water swimmer Bhakti Sharma, as she shares what she learned about resilience during her personal journey from the scorching heat of Rajasthan, India to the bone-chilling waters of her record-breaking swim in Antarctica and her courageous crossing of the English Channel. "In the middle of the ocean, there is nowhere to hide," Sharma says. [Author: [email protected] (TED)]
Tags: Higher Education, Antarctica, Speaking, Rajasthan India, Sharma, Bhakti Sharma


10 Wardrobe Must-Haves For Confusing Early Spring Weather

Oh, April. Chronologically, we are well over two weeks into a new season, with the celebrated first day of spring having passed with much fanfare on March 20th. Temperature-wise, however, this month is anyone’s guess. Checking the weather in the morning has turned into a math problem — what to wear when the mercury is starting out the day with a downright wintry 38, but will be 65 by lunchtime? And that’s not taking into consideration the high winds or cold snap that’s sure to come in the next ...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, Music, Rajasthan India, Reebok, Priscilla Ono, Mia Abba, Boden Elveden Blazer, NA KD Viscose Long Sleeve Polo Top Green


12 Wardrobe Must-Haves For Confusing Early Spring Weather

Oh, April. Chronologically, we are well over two weeks into a new season, with the celebrated first day of spring having passed with much fanfare on March 20th. Temperature-wise, however, this month is anyone’s guess. Checking the weather in the morning has turned into a math problem — what to wear when the mercury is starting out the day with a downright wintry 38, but will be 65 by lunchtime? And that’s not taking into consideration the high winds or cold snap that’s sure to come in the next ...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, Music, Rajasthan India, Reebok, Priscilla Ono, Mia Abba, Boden Elveden Blazer, NA KD Viscose Long Sleeve Polo Top Green, Beklina


Reinvented Kimono

Vintage Indian saris are given new life in this multi patterned Japanese-style kimono. They're collected from Indian homes, one by one, by trading in exchange for essential household items. Skilled tailors in Rajasthan, India cut and sew them by hand into floaty midi-length robes. As each is made using cuttings from different saris, they're all unique blends of colors and patterns. The result is an inviting silhouette that's perfect for spa nights and lazy Sunday mornings. Sleeves have gathered ...
Tags: Shopping, Rajasthan India, Canada Handmade


AT#650 - Travel to Rajasthan, India

Hear about travel to the northern India state of Rajasthan as the Amateur Traveler talks to Dr Pankaj Jain about his native region.
Tags: India, Rajasthan, Rajasthan India, Pankaj Jain


Trend Alert: Statement-Making Abstract Rugs

Noticed of late—colorful rugs that look like they belong in an exhibit of abstract art. Here are a few we spotted and approve of: Above: Cold Picnic hit it big with the now-ubiquitous “Boobs” bath mat a few year ago, and since then they’ve expanded to eye-catching abstract rugs that feature refreshingly retro palettes. Their hand-tufted wool Salt Flats Rug starts at $135 for the 2×3. Above: Minna, based in Hudson, New York, partners with artisans to create ethically made goods for the h...
Tags: Books, Budget, India, Brooklyn, Guatemala, Textiles, Marrakesh, Decor, Hudson New York, Eastern Cape, Albert, Rajasthan India, Minna, Trend Alert, Rugs, Karu


10 of the best new group trips for women

We celebrate International Women’s Day by picking some of the best new women-only adventures from Scotland to MongoliaWhen Intrepid launched its first Women’s Expeditions last year – to Iran, Jordan and Morocco – the tours became some of the most popular in the company’s 30-year history. Within a few months, Intrepid expanded its four original departures to 36. This year, it is introducing four more tours – to Kenya, India, Nepal, and Turkey – where women can celebrate the female-only Gangur fes...
Tags: Travel, Scotland, Turkey, Morocco, Kenya, Top 10s, Adventure Travel, Travelling Solo, Group Trips, Rajasthan, Cappadocia, East Africa, Rajasthan India, Iran Jordan, MongoliaWhen Intrepid, Kenya India Nepal


Startups Weekly: Is Y Combinator’s latest cohort too big?

Greetings from Chittorgarh, one of my stops on a two-week excursion through Goa and Rajasthan, India. I’ve been a little too busy exploring, photographing cows and monkeys and eating a lot of delicious food to keep up with *all* the tech news, but I’ve still got the highlights. For starters, if you haven’t heard yet, TechCrunch launched Extra Crunch, a paid premium subscription offering full of amazing content. As part of Extra Crunch, we’ll be doing deep dives on select businesses, beginning...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Y Combinator, Indonesia, Germany, Softbank, Tech, Xiaomi, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, Sam Altman, Goa, Kpcb, General Catalyst, Patreon


Barefoot Engineers: rural women from Malawi, trained as solar engineers, who are electrifying their remote villages

Malawi's "barefoot engineers" are a group of eight local women who received solar engineering training in the Barefoot College in Rajasthan, India and returned home to install solar systems for poor and/or rural women. Only 10% of Malawi is electrified: solar holds the potential for Malawi to leapfrog wireline, centralized power-generation and move straight to a decentralized, all-renewables, independent and locally appropriate form of electrification. Peter Canton from VSO traveled with t...
Tags: Post, Gender, News, India, Africa, Climate, Stem, Renewables, Solar, Malawi, Barefoot College, Rajasthan India, VSO, Peter Caton, Peter Canton, Emily Kamwendo


Rajasthan: For First-Timers to India

Rajasthan, India. A region perfect for a first-time visitor, with aromatic and color-soaked, with camels, tribesmen, palaces, snake charmers, and kings.
Tags: Travel, India, Rajasthan, Rajasthan India


Statement Shower Curtains from Quiet Town (Plus Glamorous Hooks)

It was in the silence of the night, as she was trying to get her young son to sleep, that Lisa Fine hatched the idea for Quiet Town. A fashion stylist married to a fashion photographer, she started mentally upgrading the elements in their Brooklyn brownstone apartment when she fixated on the bathroom: “I realized that if someone like me, who loves color and texture, was buying hotel-white shower curtains and rugs then there was a huge opportunity in this category,” she told us. While also juggli...
Tags: Books, India, US, Brooklyn, New Jersey, Seattle, Glass House, Bathrooms, Mendocino, Rajasthan India, Lisa, Orient, Canvas, Ojai, Cobble Hill, Michael Fine


Rajasthan India

Tigers Yes seeing the tigers in the wild was really really cool So I had to use that as our first pic on the blog So it is now 10 days into our trip and we will attempt to post a blog. Internet is hit and miss but better than we expected.
Tags: Travel, Rajasthan India


Getting the hump: Pushkar camel fair changing from trading post to heritage event

In Rajasthan, India, officials hope tourism will help preserve the dying art of camel decoration as livestock trading at the famous fair declinesFor more than 150 years, the holy town of Pushkar in India’s Rajasthan desert has been cultivating folk art. Its annual livestock market, the Pushkar Fair, draws farmers and tradesmen from across the country, looking to buy camels. But to make the camels more attractive to buyers, they must first be decorated and displayed in their full majesty.At the t...
Tags: Travel, Asia, India, Heritage, Cultural Trips, India Holidays, Rajasthan, Pushkar, Rajasthan India, Rajasthan holidays, Ashok Tak


My 6 Favorite Experiences in Rajasthan India

This article was originally published on The Journal, the Intrepid Travel Blog. I have their permission to repost it. “Did you go to Taj Mahal?” This is one of the inevitable questions I hear when I tell someone I went to India. The gleaming white architecture is a ‘must see’ on everyone’s wish list. However, I visited the Taj on my recent Classic Rajasthan Trip, but it lags far back in my memory when I think of the most memorable moments I experienced in Rajasthan. If you simply focus on the T...
Tags: Travel, India, Jaipur, Rajasthan, Cultural Experiences, Bundi, Rajasthan India, Ottsworld Unique Travel, Udaipur, Pradeep, Mohsin, Masala Chai, Southern India India Expedition, Tribes India Vegan Food Adventure, Madhogarh Human, Madhogarh


7 epic bike tours around the world

From cable car rides to epic hikes, there are a lot of ways to see a country. That said, if you really want to see a place up-close, yet still hope to cover a lot of ground and maximize your time, a bike tour is the way to do it — and you’ll even get some exercise. The following seven epic bike tours around the world offer the kind of scenic and unforgettable experience that you just can’t duplicate with any other method of transportation. 1. Travel photography and high-altitude wines in nor...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Japan, California, India, South Africa, Cycling, New Zealand, Argentina, Bulgaria, Estonia, Istanbul, Auckland, Santa Barbara, Jaipur, Western Cape


Blue, pink and gold: A guide to Rajasthan's color-coded royal cities

The colored cities of Rajasthan, India, glow in pink, blue and gold. Here's the story behind their signatures shades -- and how best to enjoy Jaipur, Jodhpur and Jaisalmer.
Tags: Cnn, Rajasthan, Rajasthan India, Jaipur Jodhpur


Winding Spiral Earrings

In some indigenous cultures, the spiral represents eternity with life unfolding and expanding from the center. Artisans in Rajasthan, India, craft a wearable reminder of this inspiring sentiment with their winding spiral earrings. Each starts as a piece of nickel-free brass, which is welded into sparkling swirls. The designs are adjustable, so you can wear the spiral closer to the end or further towards its "life" center. A stunning gift for spiritual friends or loved ones with an affinity for g...
Tags: Shopping, Rajasthan India


A How-To Guide for Enjoying Long Train Rides

Thoughts of epic train journeys once conjured up all sorts of romantic images. Cruising through the Russian steppes onboard the Trans-Siberian, arriving into Venice onboard the Orient Express, or maybe the 06:45 Red-eye Express from Darlington to Leeds. Ok, perhaps not the Darlington train, but you get the picture. Having traveled through regions of the world, like Asia by train, I realized that rail travel is not all glitz and glamour. In fact speed, safety, and above all comfort far more ac...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Japan, Featured, India, US, Thailand, James Bond, Peru, Venice, Train Travel, Leeds, Machu Picchu, Billy, Jodhpur


Salman Khan, Bollywood Superstar, Is Convicted of Killing Antelopes

The actor was sentenced to five years in prison in a case that has extended over nearly two decades. His lawyers said they would appeal, and apply for bail.
Tags: News, India, Khan, Deer, Salman, Aishwarya, RAI, Actors and Actresses, Hunting and Trapping, Rajasthan (India


The Olive Tea

Move over, Matcha! There’s another tea coming to town. The Olive Tree has a rich history, not just as far back as the Bible, but even much further. Once known as the “king of trees” and also said to be the “tree of life” in the Garden of Eden; in North America, we know it more for its branches as a symbol of peace and friendship. Examine closely the Great Seal of the United States of America; the eagle holds the olive branch clutched in its claw. Count the leaves and count the olives on t...
Tags: Tea, Product Reviews, North America, Southern California, United States of America, Rajasthan India, Garden of Eden, Herbal Tea, Olive Tea, Olitia


Op-Ed Contributor: Why India’s Big Fix Is a Big Flub

An ambitious biometric ID project was supposed to bolster welfare and check corruption. It has only created new problems.
Tags: News, India, Biometrics, Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party, Narendra, Politics And Government, Indian National Congress, Identification Devices, Rajasthan (India, Jharkhand (India, Big Flub


STUDY: High Tolerance for Wildlife Exists Around Indian Reserves Despite Continued Losses

A new study from WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), Duke University, and the Centre for Wildlife Studies in India finds that communities living near wildlife reserves in Rajasthan, India, show a high tolerance for wildlife. This is despite them having experienced losses in crops and livestock as a result of interaction with wildlife like nilgai, jackal and wild pig, as well as larger carnivores such as leopard and wolves. Understanding these attitudes towards wildlife is critical to informing ...
Tags: Science, India, Rajasthan India, WCS Wildlife Conservation Society Duke University, Centre for Wildlife Studies


Smallest Baby In South Asia To Ever Survive Hailed ‘Miracle’ By Parents

Manushi, a 28-week-old infant from Rajasthan, India, became the smallest surviving baby to have ever born in South Asia. Born on June 15, 2017, Manushi weighed just 14 ounces — not bigger than a large bar of Cadbury chocolate — making her one of the smallest babies ever to be born in the world, New York Post reported. 
Tags: New York Post, News, South Asia, Cadbury, Rajasthan India, South Asia Born, Manushi


Seeing India Through a Contemporary Lens

Raghubir Singh captured the jumbled sensations of modern Indian life in his lyrical color photos. His first New York museum show is at the Met Breuer.
Tags: Art, Photography, New York, News, India, Museums, Lowry, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Lee, Friedlander, Met Breuer, Raghubir Singh, Glenn D, Rajasthan (India, Contemporary Lens


Russell Brand Marries Laura Gallacher The Same Weekend Katy Perry Hosts The VMAs

Russell Brand is a married man...again!The comedian tied the knot with fiancée Laura Gallacher on Saturday in a quiet ceremony at Remenham Church, located close to Henley-on-Thames, England, Us Weekly reports.Brand has been keeping much of his personal life with Gallacher and their daughter, Mabel, off of social media, but BBC News reports that he briefly spoke about his marriage on his Radio X podcast, saying "I'm living a married life now...I'm domestic."Once a lover of the spotlight, Brand h...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Reese Witherspoon, Brand, BBC News, Russell Brand, Katy Perry, Gallacher, Katy, Rajasthan India, Perry, Henley, Mabel, John Bishop, Laura Gallacher, Russell Brand Marries Laura Gallacher


Amber Mark – “Monsoon” Video

Earlier this month, Amber Mark released her debut EP, 3:33am, and we named her an Artist To Watch based on its strengths. She recently shared a video for the sad but uplifting track "Monsoon" made up of footage from Rajasthan, India, where the musician once travelled with her late mother on a trip to … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Rajasthan India, Amber Mark


Guardian Readers’ Travel Photography Competition: March 2017

“Wandering along London’s South Bank at dusk in mid-winter, I was drawn to this scene by the colours and symmetry”. (Photo by Alison Savvides/The Guardian) More info: The Guardian “Herders gather their camels at the end of the day on the fairgrounds of Pushkar in Rajasthan, India. Each year the fair attracts thousands of camels from nearby villages and is the main event of an otherwise sleepy town”. (Photo by Chaitanya Deshpande/The Guardian) “The Allgäu Alps in Germany is one of Europe’s b...
Tags: Europe, Photography, Design, London, Germany, Treasury, Kenya, Guardian, Norway, Vietnam, Petra, South Bank, Masai Mara, Rajasthan India, Havana Cuba, Cartagena Colombia


There's about to be a solar 'boom' in India and companies are lining up to profit

India is betting big on renewable energy and solar companies are taking notice. SunPower CEO Tom Werner said India is about to become the biggest market for solar energy, primarily because of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's interest in growing the sector. "The market that’s going to boom is India," Werner told Business Insider. SunPower, the second biggest solar installer in the US, is owned by European oil giant Total. Modi wants to spend 210 billion rupees ($3.1 billion) on state aid for India'...
Tags: Elon Musk, India, Narendra Modi, US, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Solarcity, Modi, Rajasthan India, SunPower, Werner, Mahindra Group, Tom Werner, Business Insider SunPower, Pradhan Mantri Yojana


This Indian Comic Book Is Tackling The Taboo Of Periods

In India, when a girl starts her period she can become isolated, leading to her dropping out of school and marrying young. One book wants to break the cycle by using child-friendly comics to spread the facts and tackle the myths about menstruation. NEW DELHI – When Aditi Gupta was a teenager, getting her period was a monthly ordeal of isolation, stigma and shame. “I was told not to sit on the sofa or on anyone else’s bed. I was discouraged from entering the kitchen and I was made to stay away f...
Tags: News, India, New Delhi, Unicef, Huffington Post, Ahmedabad, Jesselyn Cook, Mira, PAUL, Rajasthan India, Gupta, Priya, Thakkar, National Institute of Design, Aditi Gupta