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Rien N’est impossible dans ce monde. Stéphanie Narmada Madavane (Miss India France 2016)

Rien N’est impossible dans ce monde. Stéphanie Narmada Madavane (Miss India France 2016)

Stéphanie Narmada Madavane est française d’origine indienne, du sud de l’inde. Elle est née de parents tamouls. Narmada a grandi en région parisienne. A 19 ans, elle a quitté Paris pour faire son master en Finance à Cambridge. Narmada a fait ses premiers pas dans le monde de la mode à 17 ans et depuis […]

Indian teens found hanging after being gang-raped

Indian teens found hanging after being gang-raped

Police have arrested three people, including a police constable, in connection with the gang rape of two teens found hanging from a tree in a village in Uttar Pradesh, police said Friday. Indian media reported that two policemen had also been sacked for initially failing to investigate the disappearance of the girls, who were cousins. […]

Karachi at standstill after Altaf Hussain’s arrest

Karachi at standstill after Altaf Hussain’s arrest

KARACHI (Yes Desk) – The routine life remained at standstill in the port city on Wednesday after the arrest of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain in London. To express solidarity with Altaf Hussain, thousands of party workers staged a sit-in calling for his release. About 4,000 people had reached the Numaish Chowrangi intersection […]

Chand Baori Step Well in Rajasthan, India

Chand Baori Step Well in Rajasthan, India

Chand Baori in Abhaneri village in eastern Rajasthan, India, is one of the most overlooked landmarks in the country. It is one of the oldest stepwell in Rajasthan, and is considered to be among the biggest in the world. Chand Baori looks like anything but a well. This incredible square structure is 13 stories deep, […]

India’s Death Defying ‘Maut ka Kuaa’ or ‘Well of Death’

India’s Death Defying ‘Maut ka Kuaa’ or ‘Well of Death’

‘Maut ka Kuaa’, which translates to the ‘Well of Death’ in English, also sometimes called the ‘Wall of Death’, is a death defying and gravity defying stunt that one often gets to see in various carnivals or ‘melas’ across India. The stunt features an wooden cylinder shaped like a barrel or an inverted cone about […]

Jantar Mantar – Ancient Astronomical Observatories of India

Jantar Mantar – Ancient Astronomical Observatories of India

Between 1727 and 1734 Maharajah Jai Singh II of Jaipur, India, constructed five astronomical observatories in his native territory of west central India. The observatories called “Jantar Mantars” incorporate multiple buildings of unique form, each with a specialized function for astronomical measurement. These structures with their striking combinations of geometric forms at large scale, have […]

Goat Dragging Festival

Goat Dragging Festival

Goat Dragging or Buzkashi is a popular Afghan sport played on horseback in central Asian countries such as Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, northern Pakistan, India and Kazakhstan. Buzkashi can be compared to the game of Polo – there are two teams and players ride on horses, just like in Polo, but instead of the ball […]