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Myanmar: A new ray of hope

April 16th, 2012 by mohitg | Comments Off

Myanmar: A new ray of hope

his photograph was shot at Lake Inle, a freshwater lake located in the Nyaungshwe township of Shan State. Local fishermen are famous for their distinctive fishing style (see photo) and hence this lake is famous for its “leg rowing fishermen”…


Bekal: Fort, Sea and the Fishermen

August 28th, 2010 by mohitg | No Comments

Bekal: Fort, Sea and the Fishermen

Known for its fort (seen in the silhouetted background), Bekal, is a small town on the shores of Arabian Sea. The fort is supposedly the largest fort in Kerala and was mainly used for defense purposes rather than …


Theyyam: Gods of Malabar

March 1st, 2010 by mohitg | No Comments

Theyyam: Gods of Malabar

The metamorphosis is complete as he sees himself in the mirror and what follows is a high energy performance with drummers raising the tempo with each passing moment. He is soon seized by the Gods…


Pushkar Mela: Cattle Traders

November 2nd, 2009 by mohitg | No Comments

Pushkar Mela: Cattle Traders

Pushkar holds one of India’s (probably world’s) largest cattle (mainly camels and horses) fair (By the way the priciest horse was being quoted around 1.5 million Indian rupees). Traders arrive at Pushkar well before the fair starts…


Sam Sand Dunes: Camel Racing

September 17th, 2009 by mohitg | No Comments

Sam Sand Dunes: Camel Racing

In Rajasthan, as in other deserts, camels play a vital role in the daily life right from transportation, food, to being part of all various traditions and festivities. The tradition of Camel Racing, which can be traced back to desert culture of the Arabian Peninsula and the Middle East, is one such tradition which is part of nearly all Thar festivities…


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