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Innovative steps for more footfall

Published on 10-Dec-2017
Paintings

The website of Sargaalaya, the arts and crafts village at Iringal in Kozhikode district...

Volcanic eruptions no match for cockfighting

Published on 10-Dec-2017
A Balinese man holds cockerel at an evacuation center after being evacuated from Mount Agung volcano at Rendang in Karangasem Regency, on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on December 4, 2017. A volcano may be rumbling off in the distance, but for a group of Balinese men and their fighting roosters it's the roar of the crowd that says the show must go on. / AFP PHOTO / SONNY TUMBELAKA / TO GO WITH: Indonesia-Bali-animal-social, FEATURE by Bagus SARAGIH

A volcano may be rumbling off in the distance, but for a group of Balinese men and their fighting roosters it's the roar of the...

French bar doyenne refuses to retire at 100

Published on 10-Dec-2017
Marie-Louise Wirth, a 100-year-old bar owner poses, on November 28, 2017 in Isbergues, in the very same bar where she started her professional life, at the age of 14. / AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE HUGUEN

Marie-Louise Wirth wouldn't dream of giving up her bar in northern France, even if many of the 100-year-old's regulars have passed away...

Law fails to prevent centuries-old witch hunting

Published on 10-Dec-2017
Beautiful sexy sorceress in red cloak holding antique clock watch standing in the forest photo.

Gulabi Kumawat was an elderly widow living in a modest home in Rajasthan, until the day...

Breathing life into old water transport project in Valley

Published on 02-Dec-2017
July-23, 2017-KASHMIR: Chief Justice Badar-Durrez Ahmad of Jammu and Kashmir High Court with senior Government officials inspecting River Jehlum by River Transport from Peerzo to Khankahi Moula (Shahi Hamdan) in old city of Srinagar, on Sunday. Tribune Photo/Mohammad Amin War

With Srinagar city roads struggling to cope with growing number of vehicles, the Jammu and Kashmir government has started ambitious water transport project on historic...

Anglers keep up tradition despite stocks alarm

Published on 02-Dec-2017
(FILES) This file photo taken on October 23, 2017 shows people fishing from the Galata Bridge in Karakoy district in Istanbul, as the new mosque is seen in the background. Experts have expressed concern over the decrease of fish in the Bosphorus river. / AFP PHOTO / OZAN KOSE

After half a century of fishing, 65-year-old Fuat, a retired Turkish civil servant, is nostalgic for the good old days when the Bosphorus Strait in...

Jihadists go to rehab at '5-star' Saudi centre

Published on 02-Dec-2017
A picture shows the swimming pool of the Mohammed bin Nayef Center for Counseling and Advice, a rehab centre for jihadists, on October 4, 2017, in the Saudi capital Riyadh. / AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE

With its indoor swimming pool, sun-splashed patios and liveried staff, the Saudi complex has the trappings of a five-star resort, but it is actually a...

Shedding blood for better future

Published on 02-Dec-2017

An uneasy calm is only interrupted by loud chants from swelling crowd as stone pelters ferociously hurl stones at the target. At first sight, it...

Ahmedabad races to save icons

Published on 25-Nov-2017
This picture taken on July 31, 2017 shows the ruins of the 15th century 'Tombs of the Queens' building at the Sarkhej Roza complex in Ahmedabad. The crumbling, 600-year-old mosques, traditional markets and ornate homes of Ahmedabad have been named India's first UNESCO city, despite objections from heritage experts. But Ahmedabad is one of the world's most polluted cities and despite the fanfare, the old city is decaying under neglect, traffic and trash as the pressures of modern India tarnish its historic legacy. / AFP PHOTO / SAM PANTHAKY / To go with: 'India-culture-conservation-UNESCO,FEATURE' by Nick PERRY

Traffic chokes the centuries-old stone archway into Ahmedabad's historic...

Japan fills its boots with bespoke shoes

Published on 25-Nov-2017
This photo taken on November 7, 2017 shows Japanese master shoemaker Yohei Fukuda working in his workshop in Tokyo. When Yohei Fukuda left for England more than a decade ago to learn his trade as a master leather shoemaker, he could hardly have imagined that his native Japan would one day become a leader in this traditionally European art. / AFP PHOTO / Kazuhiro NOGI

When  Yohei  Fukuda  left for England more than a decade ago to learn...

St. Helena tourism cleared for takeoff

Published on 25-Nov-2017
(FILES) This file photo taken on October 18, 2017 shows environmental manager of Basil Read construction firm, Namibian born Annina Van Neel Hayes, paying her respects over a plaque commemorating the burial place of the remains of some liberated African slaves found during the construction of a power plant, at the graveyard of Saint Paul's Cathedral, south of Jamestown, in the British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena. Nine years ago skeletons of 325 former slaves were discovered during the construction of St. Helena's first airport on the South Atlantic island. After it abolished slave trade in 1807, Britain intercepted Portuguese slave ships sailing off the waters of St. Helena - which lies on what was then a notorious slave route from Africa to the Americas. Between 1840 and 1865, around 25,000 slaves were freed and released on St. Helena, according to historians. / AFP PHOTO / GIANLUIGI GUERCIA

Cut off from the rest of the world for centuries, St Helena, which lies...

Kala Ghoda's Talent Street adds to Mumbai's charm

Published on 25-Nov-2017
Artistes in different costume at Talent Street event in Mumbai. Mrityunjay Bose

Kala Ghoda is one of the prominent squares of Mumbai. The place, which...

Paying tributes to Tagore's family

Published on 18-Nov-2017
Jorasanko Thakurbari, Rabindranath Tagore's ancestral house, in Kolkata. Debashish Bhaduri

The ancestral home of Rabindranath Tagore in north Kolkata is abuzz with activities all through the day as the complex houses the campus of Rabindra...

Nepal's musicians retune to tradition

Published on 18-Nov-2017
In this photograph taken on September 18, 2017, Nepali band 'Night' gather for a rehearsal during an interview with AFP in Kathmandu. Nepal's musical heritage is enjoying a revival as young musicians fuse the sounds of traditional instruments once at risk of disappearing with lyrics that examine the modern challenges facing the country. / AFP PHOTO / Prakash MATHEMA / TO GO WITH 'NEPAL-MUSIC-TRADITION',FEATURE BY PAAVAN MATHEMA

Nepal's musical heritage is enjoying a revival as young musicians fuse...

Canada highway throws lifeline to Arctic hamlet

Published on 18-Nov-2017
Dirty footprints in the snow in the winter.

Life can be tough in Tuktoyaktuk, a Canadian hamlet on the Arctic Ocean...

Banned pain killers land ignorant Indians in UAE jails

Published on 18-Nov-2017
Pills on a person's palm

When Lakshmi Motam sent 20 tramadol tablets from her south Indian village ...

The Italian nursery pulling down the walls of prison

Published on 11-Nov-2017

With its warm colours and toy-filled rooms, the Biobab nursery looks just like any other, but this is daycare with a difference.

French chef's twist on haute cuisine

Published on 11-Nov-2017

A van spirits 10 guests to a secret location in Shanghai, where...

Lonar lake a gift from the sky

Published on 10-Nov-2017
Lonar lake in Buldhana district in Maharashtra

Lonar crater lake and its surroundings is huge and picturesque and is located in Buldhana district in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra.

Mountains of garbage and despair in India's dirtiest city

Published on 04-Nov-2017
Garbage strewn around in Gonda in Uttar Pradesh. AFP

Flies throng over piles of faeces, the drains overflow with sewage and the foul smell...

Photo Gallery
Sri Lanka's Suranga Lakmal in action during the first ODI cricket match against India at the HPCA...

Sri Lanka's Suranga Lakmal in action during the first ODI cricket match against India at the HPCA...

Family members of various fishermen, who are still missing following cyclone Ockhi...

Family members of various fishermen, who are still missing following cyclone Ockhi...

LGBT people raise slogans during 16th Kolkata Rainbow Pride Walk in Kolkata on Sunday...

LGBT people raise slogans during 16th Kolkata Rainbow Pride Walk in Kolkata on Sunday...

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu honours MSSRF Chairman M S Swaminathan at an award function...

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu honours MSSRF Chairman M S Swaminathan at an award function...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi being presented a lotus-garland by the BJP workers during an election..

Prime Minister Narendra Modi being presented a lotus-garland by the BJP workers during an election..

Rahul Gandhi, Vice-President of India's main opposition Congress Party, is garlanded by supporters..

Rahul Gandhi, Vice-President of India's main opposition Congress Party, is garlanded by supporters..

Dressed in Santa Claus outfits, a diver feeds sardines as part of events to celebrate...

Dressed in Santa Claus outfits, a diver feeds sardines as part of events to celebrate...

A model showcases a creation by designer Tarun Tahiliani at Fashion Tour 2017 in Mumbai...

A model showcases a creation by designer Tarun Tahiliani at Fashion Tour 2017 in Mumbai...

A farmer works at his mustard field at a village on the outskirts of Amritsar on Saturday...

A farmer works at his mustard field at a village on the outskirts of Amritsar on Saturday...

Border Security Force (BSF) jawans during a training session at Kathua, about 90 kms from Jammu...

Border Security Force (BSF) jawans during a training session at Kathua, about 90 kms from Jammu...

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