Cuba

In the Seychelles, white terns are called angel or fairy terns for the way they hover in the air. Photo: Alamy
In Regla de Ochá, an Afro-Cuban religion rooted in West African cosmology, religious dancers and drummers bring the orishas—gods—to life through folkloric dance and ritual. In the Casa del Caribe, a religious dancer breathes fire while he dances and embodies Changó, the orisha of fire, thunder, and dance. Photographs: Britt Basel

Travel Special: Celebrating fire

11 min read . 11 Nov 2017
In the present impasse, a paring down of the US base in South Korea is the principal concession that the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un would desire. Photo: Reuters

North Korea is certainly not Cuba

4 min read . 27 Jul 2017
North Korea knows that giving up its nuclear weapons without safeguards would be tantamount to suicide. Photo: AP

The North Korean missile crisis

4 min read . 19 Jul 2017
Alexandre Quintin at Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai. Photo: Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint

A cognac 100 years in the making

4 min read . 07 Apr 2017
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