India, with an accent

Pondicherry is marrying its French-influenced past with bold eco-tourism ventures to become a chic city-stay on the sub-continent's south coast, writes Leisa Tyler.

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Piety prevails ... a Jain pilgrim prays at the feet of the statue of Gommateshwara.

Shrines of the times

Andrew Taylor glimpses a little more of India's past than he bargained for in some of its ancient temples.

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