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River crossing on horseback in the Andes

I can predict the reaction now when I tell people I am a travel writer. Ah, that is so cool, do tell more, they say smiling. Then I tell them that (...)

 An Indian father plays with his toddler as they refresh themselves from the heat on a hot afternoon, off the coast of Arabian sea in Mumbai, on Thursday. Mumbai will  experience daily highs of 33 degrees this week. Temperatures in the west of the country will exceed 50 degrees. Photograph: EPA

A city in western India has suffered through the country’s highest recorded temperature - a scorching 51 degrees. The record was set in the city of P(...)

Irish Times travel writer competition winner Ruth Petherick
Divine Indian essence
  • Travel
  • April 16, 2016, 05:24

On the day of my departure, I post a picture of an elephant to my Facebook page with the caption, “Let the adventure begin”. His decoratively painted(...)

An injured man after an explosion and fire at the Puttingal temple in the Kollam district of the southern Indian state of Kerala on Sunday. Photograph: Getty/AFP

More than 100 people died and some 300 were injured in Indian’s southern Kerala state on Sunday, in a fire during a fireworks display at a Hindu temp(...)

Demonstrators from the Jat community shout slogans as they block the Delhi-Haryana national highway during a protest at Sampla village in Haryana, India. Photograph: Reuters

Rural Indian protesters paralysed a northern state on Monday despite a deal giving them more government jobs, but there was relief for New Delhi’s 20 (...)

There are many ways of being in India. At Agra Fort, an American girl with henna tattoos and flowing scarves was bargaining with the toilet attendant(...)

 Pakistani umpire Assad Rauf and West Indies captain Brian Lara look on during the 2006 first Test between India and the West Indies at the Antigua Recreation Ground in St John’s, Antigua. Photograph: AFP

Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf was handed a five-year ban by the Indian cricket board (BCCI) on Friday over his involvement in an illegal betting scandal (...)

Bollywood actor Salman Khan (centre) walks from the high court in Mumbai on Thursday, after being acquitted of culpable homicide over the death of a homeless man in a hit-and-run incident 13 years ago. Photograph: Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images

An Indian court on Thursday overturned Bollywood actor Salman Khan’s conviction in a 13-year-old hit-and-run case, scrapping a lower court’s sentence (...)

Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood is no stranger to musical odyssey, having composed the soundtracks to Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood, (...)

Veerappan moustache wax has triggered an online protest petition which demands that the global cosmetics company rename its  product. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Nearly 11 years after being shot dead by police, India’s most notorious but fiercely bewhiskered bandit has been resurrected by an international cosme(...)

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