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231 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in India
Updated February 1, 2023
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Can Loktak Lake's Wondrous Floating Islands Bounce Back?
A photographer's drone's-eye image of the famous phumdis of northeastern India shows a unique environment undergoing change.
by Gemma Tarlach
In India, These Trailblazing Female Stunt Bikers Rule the Road
For decades, these women have fought (and won) the right to stunt.
by Shubha Menon
Clues in Caves Suggest Drought May Have Brought Down India's Mughal Empire
Patterns in 1,000-year-old stalagmite formation connect the fall of empires, kingdoms, and industries to long and deadly dry periods.
by Gayatri Kathayat
The Mughal Women Who Wouldn’t Stay in the Harem
From musket-wielding empress Nur Jahan to writer Gulbadan Begum, meet the influential women of the early-modern Muslim empire.
by Sarah Durn
One Indian Village, More Than 100 Varieties of Mangoes
Kannapuram locals are documenting and conserving the many kinds of their favorite fruit.
by Rashmi Gopal Rao
What Should Be Done With India’s ‘Man-Eating’ Tigers?
As deadly encounters increase, farmers, urbanites, and authorities disagree on how to handle big cats gone bad.
by Niranjana Rajalakshmi
The Last Cheesemakers of the Eastern Himalayas
India and Bhutan's yak herders face steep challenges.
by Jitaditya Narzary
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