A model wears a creation by Giambattista Valli as part of his Spring/Summer 2013 Haute Couture fashion collection, in Paris-AP

A model wears a creation by Giambattista Valli as part of his Spring/Summer 2013 Haute Couture fashion collection, in Paris-AP

A model wears a creation by Giambattista Valli as part of his Spring/Summer 2013 Haute Couture fashion collection, in Paris-AP

India

I travelled to Hampi recently and was blown away by the palace and temple ruins, and the fascinating landscape it was set in. To make it even more interesting, I stayed in a wildlife resort nearby.

President Barack Obama’s visit to India as the chief guest for our 66th Republic Day was a first since, surprisingly, no other US President had come in this capacity before.