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Narendra Modi is right about Agra

Why 'Incredible India' is simply not that incredible

Narendra Modi is right about Agra. As he said, it is unlikely to get a sizeable share of the world’s $3 trillion tourism business. Unlikely, despite being home to the iconic Taj Mahal, the stunning garden tomb of  Akbar – the Maqbara and the imposing Agra fort – all zeniths of Mogul creativity and engineering. Driving past the swanky Yamuna expressway from Delhi, as one enters the historical town, there is genuine bafflement, horror in fact, at how much dirtier, smellier and lacking in infrastructure or character the city of the Taj is, even by our abysmal Indian ...