Divya A reports on travel, tourism, culture and social issues – not necessarily in that order – for The Indian Express. She’s been a journalist for over a decade now, working with Khaleej Times and The Times of India, before settling down at Express. Besides writing/ editing news reports, she indulges her pen to write short stories. As Sanskriti Prabha Dutt Fellow for Excellence in Journalism, she is researching on the lives of the children of sex workers in India.
Around noon, the red light district of GB Road was resonating with Bollywood remixes, interspersed with ‘Jai Ho’ or ‘Vande Mataram’. A small stretch was cordoned off with police barricades, as women and children danced.
Speaking at a panel discussion on “Who will win 2019 elections?” at Delhi’s Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Gujral said the BJP should learn to “treat its allies fairly, and not try to enter their territory”.
The stunning waterfalls that should be on your bucket list. From the Rhine Falls in Switzerland to the Iguazu Falls in Argentina/Brazil and closer home, the Chitrakoot Falls, Chhattisgarh, these waterfalls are worth-watching.
The museum was created less than a decade ago with a view to quell negative publicity about Amsterdam being a den of hedonism and debauchery. The idea was to give tourists some behind-the-scenes information.
Considering this, the ASI, which functions under the Culture Ministry, has excluded the Ajanta Caves, Leh Palace (both housing paintings that can be damaged by camera flash) and the mausoleum of Taj Mahal from the order.
The Ministry of Culture clarified Wednesday that the Centre zeroed in on NGMA to transfer the collection by way of donation by Air India since it is the only national institution with a mandate to collect and display Modern art.
The display is likely to include 900-year-old Parrot Lady sculpture stolen from Khajuraho, returned by Canada in 2015; a bronze sculpture of Nataraja (Lord Shiva) returned by Australia in 2014; a floral tile from Kashmir returned by the US in 2016.