Posts Tagged ‘India’

Travel trivia: Indian cities

Posted on July 8th, 2011 by Laura Byrne Paquet

After shopping on the Chandni Chowk, I went up through the Lahore Gate to see the Red Fort, where the Moghul emperors once ruled. Where am I? Calcutta Chennai Delhi Mumbai Think you know the answer? Send it to me as a comment at the bottom of this post (one answer per contestant, please!). At […]

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Travel trivia: Asian casinos

Posted on May 29th, 2011 by Laura Byrne Paquet

India’s first legal casino is on a yacht, offshore of what former Portuguese city? Calcutta Chenna Goa Mumbai Think you know the answer? Send it to me as a comment at the bottom of this post (one answer per contestant, please!). At the end of the week, I’ll draw one name from among all the […]

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Travel trivia: Indian cities

Posted on February 6th, 2011 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Renamed in 1996 for a local goddess, what is India’s largest city by population? Calcutta Chennai Delhi Mumbai Think you know the answer? Send it to me as a comment at the bottom of this post (one answer per contestant, please!). At the end of the week, I’ll draw one name from among all the […]

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Horror in Mumbai

Posted on November 26th, 2008 by Laura Byrne Paquet

I posted an item earlier today about homestays in India; I’d been captivated by a fascinating website describing opportunities to stay in private homes and meet local people throughout the country. That was about an hour before terrorists attacked Mumbai. I’m shocked and saddened, as so many are around the world, by the news coming […]

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Homestays in India

Posted on November 26th, 2008 by Laura Byrne Paquet

Mahindra Homestays is a new venture from one of India’s most powerful families (they’re involved in all sorts of businesses, from auto making to finance). The website, aimed at European travellers, allows you to search by region, price, type of building or type of activity–you can specify that you’d like to stay somewhere where you […]

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