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#Travel: Skip the hotels and stay in a 700-year-old mansion in Beijing

In the heart of the Chinese capital are remnants from another time — town houses originally meant for the nobility, the interiors still covered in tapestries, red silk, porcelain and the old stone carvings.
The Waldorf Astoria Hutong Courtyards hotel, Beijing. Because of their prime locations, many of these centuries-old mansions now house heritage hotels, cafes and boutiques.
The Waldorf Astoria Hutong Courtyards hotel, Beijing. Because of their prime locations, many of these centuries-old mansions now house heritage hotels, cafes and boutiques.
Updated on Sep 07, 2019 01:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Shweta Kushe

‘Maybe Babur’s mansion, not a mosque’, Supreme Court told in Ayodhya dispute

The bench, led by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, posed the questions to senior advocate PN Mishra, the advocate of the Ram Mandir Revitalisation Committee – whether the existence of a mosque can be negated.
The Supreme Court has been hearing the Ayodhya dispute on a daily basis.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court has been hearing the Ayodhya dispute on a daily basis.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 29, 2019 10:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Art House: Mansion that inspired Scarlett O’Hara-Rhett Butler’s first meeting place in Gone With The Wind auctioned

The house that inspired Twelve Oaks in the film Gone With The Wind has been auctioned. A fan pays homage to the iconic literary address
Rhett Butler and Scarlett O’Hara (played by Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh in the film Gone With The Wind) at the library in Twelve Oaks.
Rhett Butler and Scarlett O’Hara (played by Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh in the film Gone With The Wind) at the library in Twelve Oaks.
Updated on Jul 27, 2019 07:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Poulomi Banerjee

Indian billionaire buys mansion, hires staff of 12 for his daughter’s UK studies

The first-year student at the University of St Andrew on the east coast of Scotland will have a house manager, three housekeepers, a gardener, a lady’s maid and a butler on hand to help her, ‘The Sun’ newspaper reported.
An Indian billionaire’s daughter has been dubbed the “poshest” student in the UK after it was claimed that her family is hiring 12 staff members to help her during her studies at the University of St Andrew.(Photo courtesy www.st-andrews.ac.uk)
An Indian billionaire’s daughter has been dubbed the “poshest” student in the UK after it was claimed that her family is hiring 12 staff members to help her during her studies at the University of St Andrew.(Photo courtesy www.st-andrews.ac.uk)
Updated on Sep 12, 2018 07:27 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
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