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The sprawling Tihar Jail in the west of Delhi, home to around 13,000 inmates, was once notorious across the region.
The rock-climber, who gave the sport mass appeal but was beset by inner demons, has died at 52
It's the time of year we start looking for new ways to tell the time of year, with the help of naked do-gooders, furry animals, and the uncommonly chiselled pecs of a 71-year-old who should know better.
Singer Pete Doherty has reportedly been asked to leave a rehabilitation facility in Thailand for disrupting the treatment of other patients.
Titanic director set to become first person in 50 years to reach foot of the Mariana Trench
Whether you seek the path to spiritual enlightenment or just want somewhere to unwind, there's a yoga trip out there for you, says Lucy Gillmore
Surrounded by crystal clear lakes and white-water streams, this thermal spa is a meditation on wilderness, says Minty Clinch
Faith schools and advocates of Latin and yoga are among those chosen to receive state funding
A new yoga holiday in the High Tatra mountains is a chance to achieve tranquillity in a dramatic setting, says Cathy Winston
It is the sense of communality that gives the best humour its therapeutic power
India's most famous holy man is to fast until his country's 'black money' economy is tamed. Andrew Buncombe reports from Delhi
The eastern pursuit beloved by the West has no greater exponent than John Friend. But is he just a shrewd businessman? Guy Adams investigates
As the action gets underway in Brad Fraser's foray into the lives and longings of modern middle-aged womanhood you find yourself thinking – or at least hoping – that being 50 could be a lot of fun. Good friends, plenty of money, nice home: good times beckon. Alas it is not to be. Notching up half a century it seems is not a cause for celebration. It is instead "an endless parade of... sham marriages, failing bodies and abandoned children."