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William Dalrymple

‘Northern areas of Pakistan are the best place for tourism’

LONDON: Renowned British historian and author William Dalrymple has said the northern areas of Pakistan are the best place and most fascinating tourist destinations. He was speaking on Wednesday at an event "Pakistan: Travel's Best Kept Secret" held at the Pakistan High Commission in London jointly organised by the diplomatic mission and Wild Frontiers founder Jonny Bealby. William Dalrymple shared a fascinating account of his family visit to northern areas of Pakistan recently. He said be it places, food or local…

World-famous ‘Koh-i-Noor’ inspires new and bloody history

NEW DELHI: Many precious stones have a blood-soaked history, but a new book reveals the world's most famous diamond the Koh-i-Noor surpasses them all, with a litany of horrors that rivals "Game of Thrones". The Koh-i-Noor ("Mountain of Light"), now part of the British Crown Jewels, has witnessed the birth and the fall of empires across the Indian subcontinent and remains the subject of a bitter ownership battle between Britain and India. "It is an unbelievably violent story...Almost everyone who owns the diamond or…