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Mumbai is the Indian city of dreams. It is home to the glittery theatre and film industry, financial centre of one of th world’s strongest growing economies, and on top of all that fashion capital of India. It is as diverse as its people – the richest man of the country lives here, and the area Dharavi is the biggest slum of all Asia. You will start noticing this blatant …

[ Written by guest | 15 May 2014 | 4 Comments | ]

With jet black hair that defies her age slicked back in a tight bun, the woman wrapped in a midnight blue sari, caked in dirt smacks her lips over her gums. Pointing curiously to the beedi I’m holding, she takes it in her skeletal hands and carefully inspects it, pulling it close to her piercing black eyes.

As the familiarity of the Indian cigarette slowly sinks in, the gentle wrinkles that …

[ Written by guest | 1 Jul 2012 | 4 Comments | ]

India is anything but boring. And somehow I ended up doing everything my guidebook told me to avoid. I reveled in the unhygienic and spicy food from the gar kitchens, was bamboozled by hordes of hawkers and made a contribution to some terrifically earsplitting traffic chaos.

I`m thirsty, sweaty and excited as I take my place in a queue of Indians. 40 degrees and unbelievably humid – in England I would …

[ Written by guest | 27 Apr 2012 | 3 Comments | ]

Visiting India, there was so much to see, smell, sense and naturally there was a photo to be taken at every possible corner. The most fascinating thing to photograph was everyday life, which istotally different to where i am from. Life here, is mostly being lived out on the streets. As temperatures are hot and air conditioners are expensive, staying inside is definately not the more attractive option. Life in …

[ Written by guest | 17 Nov 2010 | 5 Comments | ]

My trip to India -one of the most exciting things I did in my life so far. I will give you a few insights on all the places I’ve visited and all the things I got to know.
First stop: The temple of the Sikh. Sikh is a religious schism of the Hindu Belief. Translated directly, it means follower of the Guru Nanak, who is one of the 10 Gurus, the …

[ Written by guest | 7 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]

One more day, then finally the time has come. My first time visiting the Asian Continent – I couldn’t be more excited. When I picture India, I see bright colours, full markets, spices everywhere – simply a whole new world. I basically got all those ideas from Bollywood movies, so there are a lot of clichées that have to be proven right or wrong. There is a long list of …

[ Written by guest | 16 Oct 2010 | One Comment | ]

To be totally honest I didn’t like Kolkata too much. It was polluted, had an impossible overload of cars on the street and the offer of stuff to do was pretty poor, I thought. Either way I thought I’d upload a few snaps I took walking around the city.

[ Written by Katja | 26 Aug 2009 | 3 Comments | ]

Have you ever wondered what life would be like if it rained every day? Probably not. You probably never really got to that level of boredom. Today I, on the other hand, have played the scenario through in my head and decided that that would suck a fair bit.
We got to Darjeeling 3 days ago expecting romantic landscapes, himalayan views and chilled-out cafes where we’d sit and read while sipping …

[ Written by Katja | 25 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]

Ngawang, 35,  Mcleod Ganj
Ngawang came to India 12 years ago as a political refugee from Tibet.  She is a nun in the buddhist nun in Dharamsala.
(Since the invasion of the Chinese in 1950 Tibet has been under the control of the people’s republic of China. There is much controversy between reports of the Chinese and the Tibetans as to how the Chinese occupation affects Tibet and its inhabitants and a …

[ Written by Katja | 22 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]

Mcleod Ganj is a village on top of a mountain which was originally built by tibetan refugees leaving tibet through the himalayas to escape chinese oppression.
Come here to breathe easy as temperatures are accommodating (about 25 degres celsius) and pollution is low. There are lots of guest-houses, restaurants and shops to suit all visitors and a lot of people end up staying here longer than originally planned since the vibe …

[ Written by Katja | 21 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]
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