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February 7, 2013 | By Rosemary McClure
Get up close and personal with one of the animal kingdom's weightiest - and most interesting - mammals, the elephant. A new volunteer program, sponsored by the nonprofit organization United Planet , is based at an elephant sanctuary in Jaipur, India.  It provides participants with an opportunity to learn about animal care and rescue while experiencing cultural immersion. "Working with animals is important, rewarding -- and fun," says Theresa Higgs, a United Planet vice president.
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February 7, 2013 | By Rosemary McClure
Get up close and personal with one of the animal kingdom's weightiest - and most interesting - mammals, the elephant. A new volunteer program, sponsored by the nonprofit organization United Planet , is based at an elephant sanctuary in Jaipur, India.  It provides participants with an opportunity to learn about animal care and rescue while experiencing cultural immersion. "Working with animals is important, rewarding -- and fun," says Theresa Higgs, a United Planet vice president.
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July 30, 2009 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Gayatri Devi, 90, the former queen of the western Indian desert kingdom of Jaipur who often was described as one of the most beautiful women in the world, died Wednesday in Jaipur, where she had been hospitalized for stomach and respiratory problems. Devi's classical good looks ensured that photographs of her in elegant chiffon saris and diamonds and pearls were splashed across fashion and lifestyle magazines. She also was known for her love of horses and polo. She was born into the royal family of Cooch Behar in what is now eastern India on May 23, 1919, decades before the demise of Indian royalty.
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June 28, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
It's no secret that movies inspire travelers to visit places they see on the big screen. Now one travel company has designed a tour to India based on the movie " The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel . " The film takes place in Rajasthan, and the 13-day tour follows suit. However participants stay in four-star hotels rather than the down-at-the-heel "hotel" shown in the film (though there's a visit to that site). The trip begins and ends in Delhi and includes a tuk-tuk ride, a visit to Kanota Castle where the Viceroy Club was set in the film, and a day trip to Rawla Kumpar to see the hotel featured in the movie.
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September 28, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
See tigers in the wild and the Taj Mahal at sunrise on a 15-day tour of India that explores Delhi, Jaipur and Agra as well as the country's most wildlife-rich national parks. Geringer Global Travel's tour includes visits to ancient palaces and towers in Delhi, the fort at Amber in Jaipur and the Taj Mahal palace in Agra. Then it's on to the jungle. Tigers, leopards, boar, sloths, multitudes of birds and other animals are viewed at Ranthambhore, Bandhavgarh and Kanha national parks via elephant rides and Jeep safaris.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 1, 2012 | By Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times
JAIPUR, India - It was a hot, dusty morning here in the capital of Rajasthan as the cast of "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" slowly emerged from several battered "vanity" buses lined up in front of the iconic City Palace. Despite the all-star team of British actors and actresses, including Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson and Maggie Smith, the big attraction for hundreds of gawking passersby was young Dev Patel, of"Slumdog Millionaire" fame. The film, which opens in U.S. theaters Friday, is about seven middle-class Britons whose savings have melted down with the global economy.
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June 28, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
It's no secret that movies inspire travelers to visit places they see on the big screen. Now one travel company has designed a tour to India based on the movie " The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel . " The film takes place in Rajasthan, and the 13-day tour follows suit. However participants stay in four-star hotels rather than the down-at-the-heel "hotel" shown in the film (though there's a visit to that site). The trip begins and ends in Delhi and includes a tuk-tuk ride, a visit to Kanota Castle where the Viceroy Club was set in the film, and a day trip to Rawla Kumpar to see the hotel featured in the movie.
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June 6, 1991 | From Associated Press
Kanantiyr, ridden by Jerry Bailey, raced widest in the stretch and held on for a 1 1/4-length victory over Senor Speedy on Wednesday to win the $91,050 Jaipur Stakes for 3-year-olds at Belmont Park. Kanatiyr, shipped in from California, covered seven furlongs on the Widener Turf Course in 1:23 4/5 and returned $6.40, $6 and $3.40.
BOOKS
May 26, 1996
A mango moon climbs the dark blue sky. In the gutters of a market a white, untethered cow browses the day's leavings--wilted greens, banana peels, split rice, a broken basket. The sleepers, oh, so many sleepers. . . . They lie on rush mats in their hot stick hut. The man and woman want to love wildly, uproariously; instead, they are quiet and efficient in the dark. Bangles ring as his mother stirs in her sleep.
WORLD
January 26, 2011 | By Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times
It's been called the greatest literary show on Earth, a thinking person's carnival. The Jaipur Literature Festival, which wrapped up Tuesday, is India at its best, and occasionally not-so-best, proving that the proud emerging nation can easily trounce China in at least this category: the soft-power world of ideas, debate, criticism and a willingness to question authority. The festival is a five-day see-and-be-seen brain scrum featuring India's (and increasingly the world's) literati.
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May 1, 2012 | By Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times
JAIPUR, India - It was a hot, dusty morning here in the capital of Rajasthan as the cast of "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" slowly emerged from several battered "vanity" buses lined up in front of the iconic City Palace. Despite the all-star team of British actors and actresses, including Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson and Maggie Smith, the big attraction for hundreds of gawking passersby was young Dev Patel, of"Slumdog Millionaire" fame. The film, which opens in U.S. theaters Friday, is about seven middle-class Britons whose savings have melted down with the global economy.
WORLD
February 8, 2012 | By Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times
Shopkeeper Mauji Lal was boarding a train four years ago when the crowd pushed him onto the tracks and he was run over. Doctors amputated his right leg and four toes on his left foot. Hobbling on a walker, he got back on a train last month for the 20-hour trip across India to this western city. He was fitted with an artificial limb and got meals and rudimentary therapy, all free. "The limb is good," the 72-year-old Lal said. "I feel some pain and it's still difficult to walk on it for more than an hour, but I'm getting used to it. " Lal is one of hundreds of patients each week who arrive leaning on sticks, hobbling on crutches or carried by relatives, a near-biblical scene, at the gates of a white three-story building.
NEWS
September 28, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
See tigers in the wild and the Taj Mahal at sunrise on a 15-day tour of India that explores Delhi, Jaipur and Agra as well as the country's most wildlife-rich national parks. Geringer Global Travel's tour includes visits to ancient palaces and towers in Delhi, the fort at Amber in Jaipur and the Taj Mahal palace in Agra. Then it's on to the jungle. Tigers, leopards, boar, sloths, multitudes of birds and other animals are viewed at Ranthambhore, Bandhavgarh and Kanha national parks via elephant rides and Jeep safaris.
WORLD
January 26, 2011 | By Mark Magnier, Los Angeles Times
It's been called the greatest literary show on Earth, a thinking person's carnival. The Jaipur Literature Festival, which wrapped up Tuesday, is India at its best, and occasionally not-so-best, proving that the proud emerging nation can easily trounce China in at least this category: the soft-power world of ideas, debate, criticism and a willingness to question authority. The festival is a five-day see-and-be-seen brain scrum featuring India's (and increasingly the world's) literati.
WORLD
August 27, 2009 | Mark Magnier
She was a tomboy princess who grew up with 400 servants and bagged her first leopard at age 13. As she grew to be a woman, Gayatri Devi's dark eyes and striking cheekbones became the stuff of legend. She caught the eye of the dashing Man Singh, the maharaja of Jaipur, and in 1940 she became his third wife, the "third her highness" of one of India's wealthiest royal families. Family members cautioned her before the wedding that the Jaipur ruler, an avid polo player, loved the ladies and might even take a fourth wife.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 2009 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Gayatri Devi, 90, the former queen of the western Indian desert kingdom of Jaipur who often was described as one of the most beautiful women in the world, died Wednesday in Jaipur, where she had been hospitalized for stomach and respiratory problems. Devi's classical good looks ensured that photographs of her in elegant chiffon saris and diamonds and pearls were splashed across fashion and lifestyle magazines. She also was known for her love of horses and polo. She was born into the royal family of Cooch Behar in what is now eastern India on May 23, 1919, decades before the demise of Indian royalty.
WORLD
May 14, 2008 | Henry Chu, Times Staff Writer
A series of bomb blasts killed at least 54 people Tuesday in one of India's most popular tourist cities, injuring scores of others and triggering panic in busy market areas, authorities said. Eight explosions struck the western city of Jaipur within a few minutes of one another, starting about 7:30 p.m., authorities said. A.K. Jain, a top state police official, said today that at least 100 people were injured.
NEWS
March 21, 2002 | BARBARA HANSEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The north Indian city of Jaipur is a madhouse of frenzied traffic--rickshaws, bicycles and heavily laden camels charging toward their destinations. Jaipur Cuisine of India in Los Angeles is just the opposite: a serene place to meet on the Westside for a quiet dinner. The food is good and not jarringly spicy, the service thoughtful but unobtrusive. Curries are set over candles to keep them hot until eaten. Bowls of fresh fruit accompany desserts.
WORLD
May 14, 2008 | Henry Chu, Times Staff Writer
A series of bomb blasts killed at least 54 people Tuesday in one of India's most popular tourist cities, injuring scores of others and triggering panic in busy market areas, authorities said. Eight explosions struck the western city of Jaipur within a few minutes of one another, starting about 7:30 p.m., authorities said. A.K. Jain, a top state police official, said today that at least 100 people were injured.
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