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Agra and Varanasi: Places You Should Visit and Photograph

Stephen Wallace, M.D., J.D. | Posted 06.18.2015 | Travel
Stephen Wallace, M.D., J.D.

Agra, India, is the home of the Taj Mahal. It is 127 miles south of New Delhi. Varanasi, India, the holiest city in India, sits on the Ganges River...

Impressions of India: The Taj Mahal

Mary Anne Erickson | Posted 06.08.2015 | Travel
Mary Anne Erickson

Today was the day we've been anticipating for weeks: visiting the Taj Mahal! We stepped outside the hotel lobby and were greeted with extreme cold (for India) and dense fog. Because of the limited visibility, our guide Adil told us we should postpone the main attraction until later in the morning.

Impressions of India: The Road to Agra

Mary Anne Erickson | Posted 06.08.2015 | Travel
Mary Anne Erickson

Monday January 19, 2015 We were sad to leave this paradise of a hotel, Nahargarh Ranthambhore, with the sweetest staff in the world, and their ...

Tourist Jumps Out Window To Escape Sexual Assault In India

AP | Posted 05.19.2013 | World

NEW DELHI — A British woman traveling in India jumped out of the third-floor window of her hotel room on Tuesday, telling police she feared a se...

12 Things To See Before The Apocalypse

U.S. News Travel | Posted 02.13.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

With the Maya apocalypse fast approaching, now is the time to start crossing some things off your bucket list. If you've ever wanted to stay on a private island, gamble with your life savings, or treat yourself to the best meal on Earth, you've got less than two weeks to do it.

Embraced In Agra, Home Of The Taj Mahal

Carolyn O'Donnell | Posted 09.16.2012 | Travel
Carolyn O'Donnell

"It doesn't matter for the local people -- it's all Agra for them. But we were worried about you."

The Love Story Behind The Taj Mahal

Leora Novick | Posted 08.18.2012 | Travel
Leora Novick

Taking inspiration from its detailed description of Heaven, Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal.

Gates Foundation Commits $1.7 Billion For Farming In Africa

AP | By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP | Posted 08.02.2011 | Home

SEATTLE -- The world's largest charitable foundation announced five years ago it would spend millions of dollars to fight poverty and hunger in Africa...

Playing for Keeps: Students Who Rock Hunger

Dan Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Silverstein

Last week, as Midnight Madness showcased college basketball players with visions of massive wealth and self-indulgence written all over their face...

Criminally Negligent Homicide: The Legacy of Wealthy Nations That Allows Millions to Die

Dan Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Silverstein

Two award-winning reporters have collaborated on a new book entitledEnough: Why the World's Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty. It is a page turner. Unless you simply don't give a damn, this is a must read.

Looking for a Greener Revolution: Visit to AGRA

Bernard Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernard Pollack

By building up the private sector and creating a system of agro-dealers to distribute fertilizer, AGRA is hoping to reduce the gap between farmers and inputs in Kenya.

Women Farmers in the Developing World

Dan Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dan Silverstein

In Sub-Saharan Africa, 80% of agricultural workers are women. According to the World Bank,They raise 90% of the food, but receive only 10% of credit extended for agricultural loans.

India: Mathura Train Wreck Kills 21 (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) -- Officials have confirmed that 21 people were killed today when a passenger train smashed into the rear carriage of another train. Police sa...

AGRA Sets the Record Straight

Bernard Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernard Pollack

While many food advocates are concerned about the encroachment of transnational agribusiness into Africa, AGRA is focusing on breeding hybrid seeds locally, a departure from the first green revolution.