Inside India: End of Indian Brass

December 26, 2014

Dressed in faded military-style uniforms or long silken tunics and turbans, brass bands playing the latest Bollywood tunes have long been a must-have at any Indian wedding. But as the tastes of young, wealthier Indians shift to more modern music, young couples increasingly choose DJs playing electronic music instead of live bands. The shift is leaving band owners and musicians struggling to find gigs, exacerbating an already difficult existence. Photos by Manish Swarup / AP Photo


Inside India: The Christmas Day edition

December 25, 2014

A festive selection of photos from across the Indian subcontinent this past week.

Afghan saffron by AFP photographer Aref Karimi

December 24, 2014

Saffron, the world’s most expensive spice, some of which is farmed in western Afghanistan, requires a lot of land and labour for cultivation.

Time Frame: The first Noel?

December 23, 2014

When was Christmas first celebrated in Abu Dhabi?

Best photography from around the world, Dec. 22

December 22, 2014

The National View's photo editors pick the best images of the day from around the world

Focal Point: On the move

December 22, 2014

Most of us come and go from work without feeling any sense of theatre or drama to our commute.

Best photography from around the world, Dec. 21

December 21, 2014

The National View's photo editors pick the best images of the day from around the world

Inside India: December 18, 2014

December 18, 2014

Our weekly view of news and daily life on the Indian subcontinent.

Time Frame: Once a leader in post production

December 16, 2014

Time Frame has never visited Umm Al Quwain, a regrettable state of affairs that is put right today.

Focal Point: Between the lines

December 15, 2014

The simplicity of this photo by multimedia editor Deepthi Unnikrishnan is what makes it so striking.