Morning at the Ganges

        As the longest river in India, the Ganges has a strong presence within the Hindu religion. It is considered the backbone of activity within India. Known also as Banaras or Benares, Varanasi city stretches along the bank of the river Ganges. This place has been a prominent religious city since the sixth…

The Cremation Ground

      «The whole of Kashi is a cremation graund» he said …        In Varanasi, the cremation grounds of prominence today are Manikarnika Ghat and Harishchandra Ghat.         The city is more than a place of mortal cremations. It is said to be the final resting place of…

Tuk Tuk Driver in the Garbage City

    Cairo attracts visitors from around the world for its cultural and historical  heritage, but there is another side to the city. Manshiyat Naser , also called Cairo’s Garbage City, is one of the poorest neighbourhoods in Cairo. It is a place where the inhabitants are trying to create an economy out of the things that other…

Handprints of Blood

Street photography is all about telling stories.  “Learning what you don’t want to photograph is only half of the battle, though a large half. It’s also the half which can be put into words.”  Handprints of blood, an Egyptian ritual to dip hands in the blood of the sacrificial animal and to put prints all…

Kolkata Flower Market

Kolkata’s Mallik Ghat Flower Market, tucked away next to the Hooghly river, attracts more than 2,000 sellers each day. It contains more than a century of history. The market, known to be the largest of its kind in terms of sales in Asia, is bustling with activity, luring customers with its myriad colours, the fragrance…