The scion of a family of diamond dealers brings his jewelry designs from Mumbai to Manhattan. Born into a diamantaire family in Mumbai, India, and raised in Antwerp, Belgium, Nirav Modi learned early on how to identify the top-quality diamonds in a pile of stones. But instead of following his father and grandfather into the […]
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To experience India’s vast and varied cultures, cuisines, and sites, Greaves Tours—which specializes in custom excursions to India, Nepal, Bhutan, and more—has just launched its most over-the-top trip: the 19-day Million Dollar Tour through the Indian cities of Delhi, Agra, Gwalior, Varanasi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaipur, and Bandhavgarh National Park, all by private jet. […]
Built in 1903, The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower was the brainchild of Indian steel magnate Jamsetji N. Tata, who believed that a grand hotel would help establish Bombay, now known as Mumbai, as one of the world’s great cities. With soaring domes, cupolas, vaulted ceilings, and other divergent features, the Taj’s architecture displays a […]
Once while visiting Bombay, George Bernard Shaw was asked if he wanted to travel to Agra to see the Taj Mahal. “I have no desire to see it,” the writer replied, “as the Taj Mahal where I am staying is good enough for me.” Shaw was referring to the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, which […]