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Maharaja

Snapshots of India: Sights, Smells and Sounds

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 01.25.2015 | Travel
Lisa Mirza Grotts

To celebrate his 80th birthday in October, my sister and I traveled with my father to India. He had been back only once, with my husband and brother-in-law ten years ago, since graduating in 1952. This time around, my sister and I were not going to miss out on a once-in-a-lifetime father/daughter adventure.

Asia's Surprising Safari Destination

Carolyn O'Donnell | Posted 03.18.2013 | Travel
Carolyn O'Donnell

The leopard was waiting for us. As the jeep rumbled closer, the big cat rippled to his feet, loped across the front of the vehicle and ambled into the bushes. The spotted beast didn't return, but none of us on board will ever forget him.

Palaces, Camels, Salman, and Oprah: If It's January, It Must be the Jaipur Literature Festival

Victoria Lautman | Posted 03.13.2012 | Chicago
Victoria Lautman

To describe the Jaipur Literature Festival as the rambunctious love-spawn of the mercantile-minded Frankfurt Book Fair and free-spirited Woodstock barely scratches the surface of this spectacle.

Asian Art Museum's "Maharaja" Overlooks Crucial Cultural Questions in India (PHOTOS)

Larissa Archer | Posted 01.09.2012 | Arts
Larissa Archer

Any exhibition on the wealth of a nation's royal class is an exhibition of the inflated amour-propre of men with money. Add to the club the princes on display in Maharaja: The Splendor of India's Royal Courts.