Handling with care

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Handling with care

Mohammed Yasin looks smart in his mirror-shiny shoes and neatly parted hair. He is...

By Mandira Nayar
Charm offensive

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Charm offensive

It was the longest queue that the Rashtrapati Bhavan had seen in recent times. The...

By Mandira Nayar
Dazzling nights

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Dazzling nights

It is like yellow stars on a bleached summer sky, the pale coffee-coloured dome...

By Mandira Nayar
Permanent residents

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Permanent residents

Ramjeet, 57, has never lived outside the presidential estate. All his life, the...

By Mandira Nayar
Ceiling to catalogue

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Ceiling to catalogue

The risk of a neck injury at the Rashtrapati Bhavan gazing at the ceiling in Ashoka...

By Mandira Nayar
Keepers of the tricolour

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Keepers of the tricolour

Mohammad Shakir and Mohammad Shahid are dressed identically in white. Shakir is a...

By Mandira Nayar
Picture perfect

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Picture perfect

This is where presidents smile―eternally. The power corridor, which leads out from...

By Mandira Nayar
Make room for the elephant

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Make room for the elephant

In Oslo's Munch Museum, President Pranab Mukherjee and his artist daughter...

By Sachidananda Murthy
Artistic impression

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Artistic impression

This winter will begin in the Rashtrapati Bhavan on a rather loud note. The house...

By Mandira Nayar
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