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In these Photo stories from India we are reflecting on the travel photography archived by the photographer Kristian Bertel. Stories that are a subcategory of photography involving the documentation of an area in India's landscape, people of India, Indian cultures as well as history and demography. For the photographer these photo stories all define a travel photo as an image that expresses the feeling of a time and place, portrays a land, its people or a culture in its natural state in India.

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The treatment and status of girls in any society is usually closely related to the status of women in that culture. In cultures where women have a low societal position, girls may be unwanted by their parents. Read more in this archive story.
The Gateway of India is an arch-monument built in the early 20th century in the city of Bombay now Mumbai, India. It was erected to commemorate the landing of the first British monarch to visit India. Read more in this archive story.
Girls in India HUMANITARIAN STORY
Gateway of India TOURIST ATTRACTION STORY
The treatment and status of girls in any society is usually closely related to the status of women in that culture. In cultures where women have a low societal position, girls may be unwanted by their parents. Read more in this archive story.

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The Gateway of India is an arch-monument built in the early 20th century in the city of Bombay now Mumbai, India. It was erected to commemorate the landing of the first British monarch to visit India. Read more in this archive story.

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It is not without reason that Jodhpur in Rajasthan, India is called the 'Sun City' because the weather remains bright and sunny all around the year. Read about the Sun and its ritual symbolism in India in this archive story.
The photographer visited the fascinating site of Fatehpur Sikri as part of an India journey where this young woman was photographed. Read more about portrait photography and this historical city near Agra in this archive story.
Sun over Jodhpur, India NEW
Fatehpur Sikri Portraiture NEW
It is not without reason that Jodhpur in Rajasthan, India is called the 'Sun City' because the weather remains bright and sunny all around the year. Read about the Sun and its ritual symbolism in India in this archive story.

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The photographer visited the fascinating site of Fatehpur Sikri as part of an India journey where this young woman was photographed. Read more about portrait photography and this historical city near Agra in this archive story.

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In India children will expect foreigners to hand out free goods to them such a pen and there is another word for this by begging. Encouraging begging, children may drop out of school in favor of collecting these goods. Read more in this archive story.
People with low wages and homeless are often been seen sleeping in the streets for the night. Lack of love and many other things can be the reasons for homelessness in India, which for centuries has caused families in India. Read more in this archive story.
Pen beggars in India HUMANITARIAN STORY
Arakashan RD Portraiture NEW
In India children will expect foreigners to hand out free goods to them such a pen and there is another word for this by begging. Encouraging begging, children may drop out of school in favor of collecting these goods. Read more in this archive story.

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People with low wages and homeless are often been seen sleeping in the streets for the night. Lack of love and many other things can be the reasons for homelessness in India, which for centuries has caused families in India. Read more in this archive story.

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Indiens gader er et utømmeligt skatkammer af liv og kultur. Fra de travle markeder til de stille gyder er hvert hjørne fyldt med farverige scenerier og historier. Gadefotografering i Indien er en mulighed for at se en verden af kontraster og mangfoldighed.
Sadhu betyder en god mand, der har valgt et ensomt liv eller et liv på kanten af samfundet for at koncentrere sig om deres egen åndelige praksis. Sadhuer findes overalt i Indien og ses ofte i byerne, hvor de går langs vejene med tiggerne.
Gadefotografering i Indien FOKUS HISTORIE
Sadhuer, de hellige mænd i Indien
Indiens gader er et utømmeligt skatkammer af liv og kultur. Fra de travle markeder til de stille gyder er hvert hjørne fyldt med farverige scenerier og historier. Gadefotografering i Indien er en mulighed for at se en verden af kontraster og mangfoldighed.

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Sadhu betyder en god mand, der har valgt et ensomt liv eller et liv på kanten af samfundet for at koncentrere sig om deres egen åndelige praksis. Sadhuer findes overalt i Indien og ses ofte i byerne, hvor de går langs vejene med tiggerne.

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Wandering through the narrow lanes of the old city of Jaipur, the photographer found himself enchanted by the daily life unfolding around him. From bustling bazaars to serene courtyards, every corner of Jaipur told a different story.
One of the most fascinating aspects of Chor Bazaar is its vibrant atmosphere. The cacophony of bargaining, the aroma of street food wafting through the air and the kaleidoscope of colors from myriad stalls create an immersive experience.
Jaipur street portraiture NEW
Chor Bazaar in Mumbai NEW
Wandering through the narrow lanes of the old city of Jaipur, the photographer found himself enchanted by the daily life unfolding around him. From bustling bazaars to serene courtyards, every corner of Jaipur told a different story.

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One of the most fascinating aspects of Chor Bazaar is its vibrant atmosphere. The cacophony of bargaining, the aroma of street food wafting through the air and the kaleidoscope of colors from myriad stalls create an immersive experience.

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The Godavari River, with its wide, meandering flow, is a silent witness to the vibrant tapestry of daily life in southern India. Every bend in the river, every sunrise and sunset over its waters, reveals new stories and unseen facets of the human spirit.
The streets of India are teeming with life and every corner presents an opportunity to capture a unique story. Street portraits, in particular, offer a window into the soul of the country, revealing the emotions, experiences and essence of its inhabitants.
Humanitarian photography in India NEW
India street portraits FOCUS STORY
The Godavari River, with its wide, meandering flow, is a silent witness to the vibrant tapestry of daily life in southern India. Every bend in the river, every sunrise and sunset over its waters, reveals new stories and unseen facets of the human spirit.

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The streets of India are teeming with life and every corner presents an opportunity to capture a unique story. Street portraits, in particular, offer a window into the soul of the country, revealing the emotions, experiences and essence of its inhabitants.

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Humanitarianism is an active belief in the value of human life also in photography, whereby humans practice benevolent treatment and provide assistance to other humans to reduce suffering and improve the conditions. Read more in this archive story.
In the city of New Delhi there are nearly 60,000 child beggars. In the capital of modern India these homeless poor souls roam and remain busy in a hunt for food and pity and the photographer captured some of these begging children in this archive story.
Humanitarian photography in India NEW
Child beggars of New Delhi FOCUS STORY
Humanitarianism is an active belief in the value of human life also in photography, whereby humans practice benevolent treatment and provide assistance to other humans to reduce suffering and improve the conditions. Read more in this archive story.

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In the city of New Delhi there are nearly 60,000 child beggars. In the capital of modern India these homeless poor souls roam and remain busy in a hunt for food and pity and the photographer captured some of these begging children in this archive story.

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Indian Folk art is a term that refers to the artwork of people who are not professional artists, such as painters or sculptors. Read about this traditional wood vintage statue from Rajasthan and folk art in India in this archive story.
India has seen a variety of architectural styles emerge over the course of its history. In this photograph we see a watchtower at the Agra Fort, which is a historical fort in the city of Agra in India. Read about the fort and Mughal architecture in this archive story.
Folk art in India TRADITIONAL STORY
Agra fort in India NEW
Indian Folk art is a term that refers to the artwork of people who are not professional artists, such as painters or sculptors. Read about this traditional wood vintage statue from Rajasthan and folk art in India in this archive story.

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India has seen a variety of architectural styles emerge over the course of its history. In this photograph we see a watchtower at the Agra Fort, which is a historical fort in the city of Agra in India. Read about the fort and Mughal architecture in this archive story.

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Delhi is a hot, dusty city and the combination of the two may reduce visibility in the summer, where temperatures regularly top forty degrees, as seen in this portrait of and Indian man in New Delhi. Read more about portrait photography in this archive story.
Indian street photography thrives on candid moments and offers an abundance of characters – smiling fruit vendors, contemplative 'Sadhus', curious children and weary labourers and these portraits reveal the human connection that transcends language and culture.
New Delhi Nd portraiture NEW
Indian street photography NEW
Delhi is a hot, dusty city and the combination of the two may reduce visibility in the summer, where temperatures regularly top forty degrees, as seen in this portrait of and Indian man in New Delhi. Read more about portrait photography in this archive story.

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Indian street photography thrives on candid moments and offers an abundance of characters – smiling fruit vendors, contemplative 'Sadhus', curious children and weary labourers and these portraits reveal the human connection that transcends language and culture.

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Jodhpur is the second major city of Rajasthan in India and there are actually many reasons why many of the houses in the old part of this gorgeous city are painted in the beautiful blue color. Read more about Jodhpur in this archive story.
Whether you are shy, overstimulated, claustrophobic, agoraphobic or just want to avoid people for the time being, it can be incredibly important to you to avoid crowds of people in India. Read more about the crowded places in the cities in this archive story.
Jodhpur – The blue city of India NEW
Crowded places in India NEW
Jodhpur is the second major city of Rajasthan in India and there are actually many reasons why many of the houses in the old part of this gorgeous city are painted in the beautiful blue color. Read more about Jodhpur in this archive story.

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Whether you are shy, overstimulated, claustrophobic, agoraphobic or just want to avoid people for the time being, it can be incredibly important to you to avoid crowds of people in India. Read more about the crowded places in the cities in this archive story.

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India is a country with a vibrant and unique culture that dates back thousands of years. One of the oldest and most important aspects of India's culture is its family structure. Read more about the traditional Indian family structure in this archive story.
Milk powder beggary has become an increasingly common phenomenon in India and is seen mainly in urban and semi-urban areas where the lower classes and these beggars are those who ask for milk powder from passersby, usually for their infants.
Families in India TRADITIONAL STORY
Milk powder beggars FOCUS STORY
India is a country with a vibrant and unique culture that dates back thousands of years. One of the oldest and most important aspects of India's culture is its family structure. Read more about the traditional Indian family structure in this archive story.

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Milk powder beggary has become an increasingly common phenomenon in India and is seen mainly in urban and semi-urban areas where the lower classes and these beggars are those who ask for milk powder from passersby, usually for their infants.

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Varanasi, also known as the 'Spiritual capital of India', is a city that is steeped in history and culture. It is a place where ancient traditions and rituals are still practiced and where spirituality is deeply ingrained in the daily lives of its inhabitants.
As we approached the end of another year, it is time to start thinking about where to go next. With so many beautiful places in the world to visit, the decision can be overwhelming. However, there are some destinations that stand out above the rest.
Shitala Temple in Varanasi NEW
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Varanasi, also known as the 'Spiritual capital of India', is a city that is steeped in history and culture. It is a place where ancient traditions and rituals are still practiced and where spirituality is deeply ingrained in the daily lives of its inhabitants.

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As we approached the end of another year, it is time to start thinking about where to go next. With so many beautiful places in the world to visit, the decision can be overwhelming. However, there are some destinations that stand out above the rest.

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In the bustling streets of Pushkar, where the vibrant colors of tradition collide with the harsh realities of poverty in India, the photographer found himself face-to-face with a poignant moment of human struggle. Read more in this archive story.
India, a land of diversity and contrasts, is home to one of the world's largest and most complex school systems. The education landscape in India is a labyrinth of institutions, policies and challenges that shape the futures of millions of young minds.
A boy's portrait POVERTY STORY
The school system in India NEW
In the bustling streets of Pushkar, where the vibrant colors of tradition collide with the harsh realities of poverty in India, the photographer found himself face-to-face with a poignant moment of human struggle. Read more in this archive story.

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India, a land of diversity and contrasts, is home to one of the world's largest and most complex school systems. The education landscape in India is a labyrinth of institutions, policies and challenges that shape the futures of millions of young minds.

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Indian wildlife is fascinating and diverse. The hills and plains of central and southern India hide a host of signature species with elephants, tigers, monkeys, leopards, antelopes and rhinos. Read more about some of the animals in this archive story.
Dhobi Ghat, also known as the world's largest open air laundry, is a unique and iconic landmark in the bustling and vibrant city of Mumbai. Read more about this important part of the daily lives of many Mumbaikars in this archive story.
Wildlife in India NATURE AND ANIMALS STORY
Dhobi Ghat in Mumbai TOURIST ATTRACTION STORY
Indian wildlife is fascinating and diverse. The hills and plains of central and southern India hide a host of signature species with elephants, tigers, monkeys, leopards, antelopes and rhinos. Read more about some of the animals in this archive story.

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Dhobi Ghat, also known as the world's largest open air laundry, is a unique and iconic landmark in the bustling and vibrant city of Mumbai. Read more about this important part of the daily lives of many Mumbaikars in this archive story.

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India is a country full of diverse and unique cultures, amazing cuisine and a fascinating history that the photographer Kristian Bertel learned when visiting this country. With so much to offer, India is a great destination for travelers.
Trees are an integral part of India's diverse ecosystem, playing a crucial role in stabilizing temperatures and providing food, shelter and materials for humans and animals alike. Read more about it and how deforestation is causing an impact in this archive story.
The best time to visit India FEATURED
Trees in India DEFORESTATION STORY
India is a country full of diverse and unique cultures, amazing cuisine and a fascinating history that the photographer Kristian Bertel learned when visiting this country. With so much to offer, India is a great destination for travelers.

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Trees are an integral part of India's diverse ecosystem, playing a crucial role in stabilizing temperatures and providing food, shelter and materials for humans and animals alike. Read more about it and how deforestation is causing an impact in this archive story.

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Markets have existed for as long as humans have engaged in trade. In India marketsplaces serve retail and commercial clients and in many weaver villages enjoyed a reputation as a center of trade. Read more about marketsplaces in India in this archive story.
Slow living or laziness is a lifestyle that emphasises a slower approaches to aspects of everyday life in India. It has been defined as movement or action at a relaxed or leisurely pace. Read more about it in Nashik, Maharashtra in this archive story.
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Muthe Ln portraiture NEW
Markets have existed for as long as humans have engaged in trade. In India marketsplaces serve retail and commercial clients and in many weaver villages enjoyed a reputation as a center of trade. Read more about marketsplaces in India in this archive story.

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Slow living or laziness is a lifestyle that emphasises a slower approaches to aspects of everyday life in India. It has been defined as movement or action at a relaxed or leisurely pace. Read more about it in Nashik, Maharashtra in this archive story.

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Whether it is capturing candid moments or creating unique abstract compositions, street portraitures in India offer a unique way to document the beauty and culture of India, such as with this man. Read more in this archive story.
The Indian wall paintings tradition is the product of the composite culture of the land of great physical splendor. A mural is any piece of graphic artwork that is painted or applied directly to a wall, ceiling or other permanent substrate. Read about it in this archive story.
Pushkar street portraiture NEW
Iindian paiting styles TRADITIONAL STORY
Whether it is capturing candid moments or creating unique abstract compositions, street portraitures in India offer a unique way to document the beauty and culture of India, such as with this man. Read more in this archive story.

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The Indian wall paintings tradition is the product of the composite culture of the land of great physical splendor. A mural is any piece of graphic artwork that is painted or applied directly to a wall, ceiling or other permanent substrate. Read about it in this archive story.

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With travel photography you want to convey the scenes you have seen but also the feelings and emotions in India and with some preparation and a keen photographic eye you can get memorable results. Read more about travel photography in this archive story.
Jaisalmer is one of the most exotic and extraordinary cities in Rajasthan, if not all of India. Jaisalmer has a medieval appearance and looks like a place from the legends of the Arabian Nights. Read more about the city in this archive story.
Travel photography in India NEW
Jaisalmer – The city of sand NEW
With travel photography you want to convey the scenes you have seen but also the feelings and emotions in India and with some preparation and a keen photographic eye you can get memorable results. Read more about travel photography in this archive story.

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Jaisalmer is one of the most exotic and extraordinary cities in Rajasthan, if not all of India. Jaisalmer has a medieval appearance and looks like a place from the legends of the Arabian Nights. Read more about the city in this archive story.

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In the centrally located Nizamuddin East area of Delhi the photographer was truly amazed by the sunset and its brilliant colors in the garden near Humayun's tomb. Read more about this area and sunsets in this archive story.
Delhi is said to be one of the oldest existing cities in the world, along with Jerusalem and Varanasi. Legend estimates it to be over 5,000 years old. Read about the Nai Basti neighborhood, where the photographer was taking portraits in this archive story.
Delhi sunset in India NEW
Nai Basti portraiture NEW
In the centrally located Nizamuddin East area of Delhi the photographer was truly amazed by the sunset and its brilliant colors in the garden near Humayun's tomb. Read more about this area and sunsets in this archive story.

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Delhi is said to be one of the oldest existing cities in the world, along with Jerusalem and Varanasi. Legend estimates it to be over 5,000 years old. Read about the Nai Basti neighborhood, where the photographer was taking portraits in this archive story.

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Rooted in cultures and gender norms that organizes human social life, human relations, gender inequality in India is linked to kinship rules as well as promotes subordination of women. Read about gender inequality in India in this archive story.
The photographer was visiting the 'Sick Street' of Mumbai located near the Haji Ali Dargah, when he pictured and portrayed this Indian girl clustered on the ground. Read about begging and beggars in India in this archive story.
Gender inequality in India NEW
Dargah Rd portraiture NEW
Rooted in cultures and gender norms that organizes human social life, human relations, gender inequality in India is linked to kinship rules as well as promotes subordination of women. Read about gender inequality in India in this archive story.

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The photographer was visiting the 'Sick Street' of Mumbai located near the Haji Ali Dargah, when he pictured and portrayed this Indian girl clustered on the ground. Read about begging and beggars in India in this archive story.

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Contrary to common perception, a large percentage of women in India are actively engaged in traditional and non-traditional work. Read about women working in India in this archive story.
When traveling to India one will see it is the land of colors where different cultures and people live together prosperously. It is rightly called as the land of prayers, where people of different ethnicity and religion live and call it their motherland.
Amber Fort portraiture NEW
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Contrary to common perception, a large percentage of women in India are actively engaged in traditional and non-traditional work. Read about women working in India in this archive story.

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When traveling to India one will see it is the land of colors where different cultures and people live together prosperously. It is rightly called as the land of prayers, where people of different ethnicity and religion live and call it their motherland.

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The slums in India are the squalids and the overcrowded urban street or districts inhabited by very poor people and a densely populated usually urban area marked by crowding, dirty run-down housing, poverty and more. Read about it in this archive story.
In the she state of solitude, the photographer feels a pain everytime he takes a photograph of poverty, but he also sees the importance of the photographs during the heart-wrenching times. Read about poverty in India in this archive story.
Slums in India URBANIZATION STORY
Heart-wrenching poverty in India NEW
The slums in India are the squalids and the overcrowded urban street or districts inhabited by very poor people and a densely populated usually urban area marked by crowding, dirty run-down housing, poverty and more. Read about it in this archive story.

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In the she state of solitude, the photographer feels a pain everytime he takes a photograph of poverty, but he also sees the importance of the photographs during the heart-wrenching times. Read about poverty in India in this archive story.

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Traders introduced the silk cloth to India, mainly from Samarkand and Bukhara and it gained immense popularity among the royalty and the aristocracy. Read about silk and the silk production in India in this archive story.
India is an agrarian country with around 70 percent of its people depending directly or indirectly upon agriculture and the country. Read about agriculture in India in this archive story.
Silk of India GARMENT STORY
Agriculture in india FARMER PROTEST STORY
Traders introduced the silk cloth to India, mainly from Samarkand and Bukhara and it gained immense popularity among the royalty and the aristocracy. Read about silk and the silk production in India in this archive story.

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India is an agrarian country with around 70 percent of its people depending directly or indirectly upon agriculture and the country. Read about agriculture in India in this archive story.

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Dharavi is estimated to be the largest slum in Asia. Often referred to as 'Little India' and as photographer learned it has been home to thousands of migrants from across the country providing opportunities for work and livelihood.
Ghanta Ghar in Jodhpur was built during the reign of Maharaja Sardar Singh as a prime landmark near the Mehrangarh Fort and the clock was sourced from London and is believed to be bought from the company who made the clock tower in London.
How to get around in Dharavi FEATURED
Ghanta Ghar in Jodhpur NEW
Dharavi is estimated to be the largest slum in Asia. Often referred to as 'Little India' and as photographer learned it has been home to thousands of migrants from across the country providing opportunities for work and livelihood.

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Ghanta Ghar in Jodhpur was built during the reign of Maharaja Sardar Singh as a prime landmark near the Mehrangarh Fort and the clock was sourced from London and is believed to be bought from the company who made the clock tower in London.

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Indien er et inspirerende land, som giver mange indtryk og er en blanding af fascination og forbløffelse, der næsten kan give den rejsende fuldstændig åndenød, uanset om det er på grund af smog eller andre ting, er det den korte opsummering af en rejse hertil.
Built in red and pink colored sand stone, in keeping with the décor of the other monuments in the city, the color of the Hawa Mahal is a full testimony to the epithet of the 'Pink City' given to Jaipur. Read about the 'Palace of the Winds' in this archive story.
Indiske billeder PROMOTION
Hawa Mahal in India TOURIST ATTRACTION STORY
Indien er et inspirerende land, som giver mange indtryk og er en blanding af fascination og forbløffelse, der næsten kan give den rejsende fuldstændig åndenød, uanset om det er på grund af smog eller andre ting, er det den korte opsummering af en rejse hertil.

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Built in red and pink colored sand stone, in keeping with the décor of the other monuments in the city, the color of the Hawa Mahal is a full testimony to the epithet of the 'Pink City' given to Jaipur. Read about the 'Palace of the Winds' in this archive story.

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The photographer was located at the Vidyapeeth Road in Varanasi in India, when he portrayed this Indian man in the holy Hindu city. Read about some of the highlights of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh in this archive story.
Chaos is the word that best describes Indian roads as seen at the Bapu Bazar in this photograph from Jaipur in India. Read about this hectic market and souvenir street and the congested traffic in India in this archive story.
Vidyapeeth Rd portraiture NEW
Traffic congestion in India NEW
The photographer was located at the Vidyapeeth Road in Varanasi in India, when he portrayed this Indian man in the holy Hindu city. Read about some of the highlights of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh in this archive story.

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Chaos is the word that best describes Indian roads as seen at the Bapu Bazar in this photograph from Jaipur in India. Read about this hectic market and souvenir street and the congested traffic in India in this archive story.

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The country of India is home to the largest number of children who are working illegally in various industrial industries. Many of these children are forced to work at young ages due to many family factors such as unemployment. Read about it in this archive story.
The World Heritage-listed Ellora cave temples about 30 kilometers from Aurangabad that are the pinnacle of Deccan rock-cut architecture. Read about the history and the construction of the Ellora Caves in this archive story.
Child labour in India HUMANITARIAN STORY
Ellora Caves in India TOURIST ATTRACTION STORY
The country of India is home to the largest number of children who are working illegally in various industrial industries. Many of these children are forced to work at young ages due to many family factors such as unemployment. Read about it in this archive story.

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The World Heritage-listed Ellora cave temples about 30 kilometers from Aurangabad that are the pinnacle of Deccan rock-cut architecture. Read about the history and the construction of the Ellora Caves in this archive story.

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A 'Haveli' is a traditional townhouse, mansion, manor house, in the Indian subcontinent, usually one with historical and architectural significance and located in a town or city. Read about the beautifully carved 'Havelis' in this archive story.
Jaisalmer is known for its local music tradition carried through generations by the Manganiar community. Read about the tradional music of Rajasthan and some of the music instruments it in this archive story.
Havelis in India ARCHITECTURE STORY
Musicians in Jaisalmer TRADITIONAL STORY
A 'Haveli' is a traditional townhouse, mansion, manor house, in the Indian subcontinent, usually one with historical and architectural significance and located in a town or city. Read about the beautifully carved 'Havelis' in this archive story.

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Jaisalmer is known for its local music tradition carried through generations by the Manganiar community. Read about the tradional music of Rajasthan and some of the music instruments it in this archive story.

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As you wander Dharavi Main Road, your lens will frame stories of struggle, hope and tenacity. The narrow alleys, vibrant colors and bustling activity offer endless photographic opportunities. Read more about Dharavi in this archive story.
The Ganges, floating across the Indian subcontinent for nearly 2,500 kilometers, is more than just a river. It is a lifeline, a cultural cornerstone and a spiritual symbol that deeply permeates the everyday lives of millions. Read more in this archive story.
Dharavi Main Rd portraiture STREET STORY
The Ganges River in India TRADITIONAL STORY
As you wander Dharavi Main Road, your lens will frame stories of struggle, hope and tenacity. The narrow alleys, vibrant colors and bustling activity offer endless photographic opportunities. Read more about Dharavi in this archive story.

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The Ganges, floating across the Indian subcontinent for nearly 2,500 kilometers, is more than just a river. It is a lifeline, a cultural cornerstone and a spiritual symbol that deeply permeates the everyday lives of millions. Read more in this archive story.

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The garment and apparel industry in India is the second largest employer in the country providing direct employment to 45 million people and 100 million people in allied industries. Read about it in this archive story.
Radha Krishna are collectively known within Hinduism as the combined forms of feminine as well as the masculine realities of God. They are the primeval forms of God and his pleasure potency, which is called 'Hladini Shakti'. Read about it in this archive story.
Garments of India NEW
Radha Krishna NEW
The garment and apparel industry in India is the second largest employer in the country providing direct employment to 45 million people and 100 million people in allied industries. Read about it in this archive story.

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Radha Krishna are collectively known within Hinduism as the combined forms of feminine as well as the masculine realities of God. They are the primeval forms of God and his pleasure potency, which is called 'Hladini Shakti'. Read about it in this archive story.

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Water tourism is the second most important industry in Varanasi, the spiritual capital of India, where this fisherman portrait was taken by the photographer. Read about the fishermen of India and the Indian fish industry in this archive story.
Sunrise or Sun up is the instant at which the upper edge of the Sun appears over the horizon in the morning as seen in this photograph from Varanasi in India. Read about the Ganges and the meaning of the Sun in India in this archive story.
Fishermen of India NEW
Sunrise in India NEW
Water tourism is the second most important industry in Varanasi, the spiritual capital of India, where this fisherman portrait was taken by the photographer. Read about the fishermen of India and the Indian fish industry in this archive story.

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Sunrise or Sun up is the instant at which the upper edge of the Sun appears over the horizon in the morning as seen in this photograph from Varanasi in India. Read about the Ganges and the meaning of the Sun in India in this archive story.

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India has one of the busiest railway networks in the world that yearly transports 8.1 billion passengers. In this archive story you can read about the Indian railway and the Varanasi Junction in Uttar Pradesh, where this portrait was taken.
In Hinduism cows are thought to be sacred or deeply respected. In this arcchive story you can read about the beliefs of its butter 'Ghee' and strength and the role of the cows in Indiia as the photographer stayed in Pushkar.
Varanasi Jn portraiture NEW
Parikarma Marg in India NEW
India has one of the busiest railway networks in the world that yearly transports 8.1 billion passengers. In this archive story you can read about the Indian railway and the Varanasi Junction in Uttar Pradesh, where this portrait was taken.

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In Hinduism cows are thought to be sacred or deeply respected. In this archive story you can read about the beliefs of its butter 'Ghee' and strength and the role of the cows in India as the photographer stayed in Pushkar.

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In this archive story the photographer takes a look at the landscapes in India, which many places are barren and fruitless and where some spots are favored with lavish greenery with shocking woodland as in Ranakpur in India.
India happens to be a rich country inhabited by very poor people. Unfortunately, since departure of the colonial British all economic development has taken place in the cities, while the majority of the population lives in the countryside.
Ranakpur Dam in India Circle of poverty in India
In this archive story the photographer takes a look at the landscapes in India, which many places are barren and fruitless and where some spots are favored with lavish greenery with shocking woodland as in Ranakpur in India.

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India happens to be a rich country inhabited by very poor people. Unfortunately, since departure of the colonial British all economic development has taken place in the cities, while the majority of the population lives in the countryside.

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Nestled in the heart of Rajasthan, amidst the arid landscape and bustling bazaars of Pushkar town, lies a tranquil oasis that has drawn pilgrims and travelers alike for centuries. Pushkar Lake, revered as one of the holiest lakes in India.
Photographing India travel portraits is an adventure like no other. As a travel photographer, the photographer's journey through the country was filled with unforgettable encounters and heartwarming stories.
Pushkar Lake in India TOURIST ATTRACTION STORY
India travel portraits PUSHKAR STORY
Nestled in the heart of Rajasthan, amidst the arid landscape and bustling bazaars of Pushkar town, lies a tranquil oasis that has drawn pilgrims and travelers alike for centuries. Pushkar Lake, revered as one of the holiest lakes in India.

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Photographing India travel portraits is an adventure like no other. As a travel photographer, the photographer's journey through the country was filled with unforgettable encounters and heartwarming stories.

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Kristian Bertel took the picture of this Indian man sweeping the pavement in one of the main streets of Jaipur in India. Read the archive story about the sweeping man in the capital of India's Rajasthan province.
From the mighty Mehrangarh Fort, the 'Blue City' of Jodhpur, stands as a visual marvel in Rajasthan's arid desert. In the wind, one can hear the several eloquent pleas and prayers from the city's many mosques.
Sweeping man in Jaipur
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Kristian Bertel took the picture of this Indian man sweeping the pavement in one of the main streets of Jaipur in India. Read the archive story about the sweeping man in the capital of India's Rajasthan province.

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From the mighty Mehrangarh Fort, the 'Blue City' of Jodhpur, stands as a visual marvel in Rajasthan's arid desert. In the wind, one can hear the several eloquent pleas and prayers from the city's many mosques.

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Read the story behind the photo of a beggar boy in New Delhi. The begging boy was photographed at Rajiv Chowk, Connaught Place, with a look that may show the downside face of India's growing economy.
India, a land of diverse cultures, vibrant traditions and bustling streets, often presents a unique blend of the expected and the unexpected. Read more about street photography in India in this archive story.
Boy begging in New Delhi STREET STORY
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Read the story behind the photo of a beggar boy in New Delhi. The begging boy was photographed at Rajiv Chowk, Connaught Place, with a look that may show the downside face of India's growing economy.

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India, a land of diverse cultures, vibrant traditions and bustling streets, often presents a unique blend of the expected and the unexpected. Read more about street photography in India in this archive story.

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In Varanasi, the travel photographer visited the Godowlia Chowk, a place in the city, which always seemed to be busy with people. Read the archive story about this congested area of Varanasi, India in the province of Uttar Pradesh.
Street children in the classical sense are found in India almost without exception in the cities with a population of approximately 50,000 inhabitants. At the PJ Ramchandani Marg in Mumbai this street child was photographed.
Godowlia Chowk in India VARANASI STORY
Mumbai street child HUMANITARIAN STORY
In Varanasi, the travel photographer visited the Godowlia Chowk, a place in the city, which always seemed to be busy with people. Read the archive story about this congested area of Varanasi, India in the province of Uttar Pradesh.

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Street children in the classical sense are found in India almost without exception in the cities with a population of approximately 50,000 inhabitants. At the PJ Ramchandani Marg in Mumbai this street child was photographed.

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Villages in India are consisting of 640,000 communities that are strongly shaped by the caste system, where this boy portrait was taken by the photographer. Read about the villages in India in this archive story.
Some believe that the sun is a representation of the higher self, while others see the sun as a god to be worshiped. In India where this travel photograph was photographed the sun is setting in. Read more about landscape photography in this archive story.
Boy in a village portraiture Sunset in India
Villages in India are consisting of 640,000 communities that are strongly shaped by the caste system, where this boy portrait was taken by the photographer. Read about the villages in India in this archive story.

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Some believe that the sun is a representation of the higher self, while others see the sun as a god to be worshiped. In India where this travel photograph was photographed the sun is setting in. Read more about landscape photography in this archive story.

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Shiva also known as 'Mahadeva', which literaly means the great god is one of the principal deities of Hinduism. He is one of the supreme beings within Shaivism, one of the major traditions within contemporary Hinduism. Read about Shiva in this archive story.
Delhi is paradise for street photographers, you will find interesting subjects at every nook and corner of the city with different emotions from cries to the laughter. Read about taking photographs and street food preparation in India in this archive story
Sri Sri Shiva Mahadeva Delhi street portraiture
Shiva also known as 'Mahadeva', which literaly means the great god is one of the principal deities of Hinduism. He is one of the supreme beings within Shaivism, one of the major traditions within contemporary Hinduism. Read about Shiva in this archive story.

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Delhi is paradise for street photographers, you will find interesting subjects at every nook and corner of the city with different emotions from cries to the laughter. Read about taking photographs and street food preparation in India in this archive story.

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Although most women in India work and contribute to the economy in one form or another, cultural practices vary from region to region and much of their work is not documented or accounted for in official statistics. Read about female labour in India in this archive story.
India began experiencing one of the hottest March-April periods on record in 2022. A heat wave or heatwave, is a period of excessively hot weather, which may be accompanied by high humidity. Read about heat waves in this archive story.
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Heat wave in India THE SOUTH ASIAN HEAT WAVE
Although most women in India work and contribute to the economy in one form or another, cultural practices vary from region to region and much of their work is not documented or accounted for in official statistics. Read about female labour in India in this archive story.

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India began experiencing one of the hottest March-April periods on record in 2022. A heat wave or heatwave, is a period of excessively hot weather, which may be accompanied by high humidity. Read about heat waves in this archive story.

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Crawfort Market is located in the heart of South Mumbai and it is the main market of Mumbai, where you get everything like vegetables, fruits, fish and mutton. Read about this market and animal rights in this story.
The air quality in Delhi, the capital territory of India is according to a survey of 1650 world cities the worst of any major city in the world. Air pollution and smog in India is estimated to kill about 1.5 million people every year. Read about smog in Delhi in this archive story.
Crawford Market in Mumbai
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Crawfort Market is located in the heart of South Mumbai and it is the main market of Mumbai, where you get everything like vegetables, fruits, fish and mutton. Read about this market and animal rights in this story.

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The air quality in Delhi, the capital territory of India is according to a survey of 1650 world cities the worst of any major city in the world. Air pollution and smog in India is estimated to kill about 1.5 million people every year. Read about smog in Delhi in this archive story.

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Andheri, a bustling suburb in Mumbai, is home to a vibrant community of talented children performers, which has increased in recent years. Read more about these youngsters have taken the city by storm with their incredible skills in their effort of begging.
Jotiba Phule Market is located in the heart of South Mumbai and it is the main market of Mumbai, where you get everything like vegetables, fruits, fish and mutton. Read about this market and animal rights in this story.
Andheri Railway St portraiture MUMBAI
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Andheri, a bustling suburb in Mumbai, is home to a vibrant community of talented children performers, which has increased in recent years. Read more about these youngsters have taken the city by storm with their incredible skills in their effort of begging.

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In the midst of Mumbai's glitz and glamour, there is a lesser-known side that is equally fascinating and integral to the city's identity – the tin shack shops. Tin shack shops, also known as 'Basti shops' or 'Jhopadpatti shops'. Read more about it in this story.

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Juhu is most famous for the sprawling Juhu Beach, which is located on the shores of the Arabian Sea in Mumbai and a popular tourist attraction throughout the year and is also a sought after destination for shooting films. Read more about it in this story.
Candid street photography in India is a type of photography that captures people's natural and authentic moments in public places without them realizing. Read more about this spontaneous photography sub-genre of street photography in this archive story.
Juhu Chowpatty BEACH STORY
Candid street photography in India
Juhu is most famous for the sprawling Juhu Beach, which is located on the shores of the Arabian Sea in Mumbai and a popular tourist attraction throughout the year and is also a sought after destination for shooting films. Read more about it in this story.

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Candid street photography in India is a type of photography that captures people's natural and authentic moments in public places without them realizing. Read more about this spontaneous photography sub-genre of street photography in this archive story.

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Poverty is one of the conditions of life in India. This wrinkled man was submissively trying to beg a few rupees from the neverending passing people in Uttar Pradesh's Sarnath near Varanasi. Read about the man in this story.
This travel portrait of an Indian boy near the Gandhi Talav, which is the most important place in Panchavati is Ramkund and it is so called because Lord Rama is believed to have taken bath there. Read about the pond and this place in this archive story.
Sarnath beggar portraiture Gandhi Talav portraiture
Poverty is one of the conditions of life in India. This wrinkled man was submissively trying to beg a few rupees from the neverending passing people in Uttar Pradesh's Sarnath near Varanasi. Read about the man in this story.

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This travel portrait of an Indian boy near the Gandhi Talav, which is the most important place in Panchavati is Ramkund and it is so called because Lord Rama is believed to have taken bath there. Read about the pond and this place in this archive story.

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India has an estimated 1 million or more street children in each of the following cities, New Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai and the reasons for this can be child abandonment and runaways. Read about street children in India in this story.
While India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, it is also one of the most unequal countries. But a rise in the national economy is not indicative of income equality in the country. Read about inequality in India in this story.
Dadabhai Nnaoroji Rd portraiture STREET STORY
Inequality in India FOCUS STORY
India has an estimated 1 million or more street children in each of the following cities, New Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai and the reasons for this can be child abandonment and runaways. Read about street children in India in this story.

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While India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, it is also one of the most unequal countries. But a rise in the national economy is not indicative of income equality in the country. Read about inequality in India in this story.

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Today, more than 60 million children are forced to work in India, more than 12 million of whom work in a state of servitude and these children grow up and live in inhumane conditions. Read about children in India in this story.
Dharavi is located in the heart of Mumbai, between the city's two main rail lines for short-distance traffic, the Western Railway and the Central Railway and to the west of this place are the districts of Mahim and Bandra. Read about the place in this story.
Main Market Rd portraiture STREET STORY
Dharavi "The heart of Mumbai"
Today, more than 60 million children are forced to work in India, more than 12 million of whom work in a state of servitude and these children grow up and live in inhumane conditions. Read about children in India in this story.

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Dharavi is located in the heart of Mumbai, between the city's two main rail lines for short-distance traffic, the Western Railway and the Central Railway and to the west of this place are the districts of Mahim and Bandra. Read about the place in this story.

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A man taking a nap in the streets of Delhi. With working hours up to 18 hours a day, a nap is well needed. Read about the sleeping man on this hand-pulled cart and the working conditions in India in this archive story.
Indian fashion varies from one village to another village, from one city to another city. India's fashion heritage is rich in tradition, vibrant in colors and prepossessing. Read about this woman in Rajasthan's Pushkar in this archive story.
Street sleepers in Delhi STREET STORY
Sarees of Rajasthan, India
A man taking a nap in the streets of Delhi. With working hours up to 18 hours a day, a nap is well needed. Read about the sleeping man on this hand-pulled cart and the working conditions in India in this archive story.

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Indian fashion varies from one village to another village, from one city to another city. India's fashion heritage is rich in tradition, vibrant in colors and prepossessing. Read about this woman in Rajasthan's Pushkar in this archive story.

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Transportation of things is often carried on top of the head. To the foreign traveler, one of the powerful attractions in India is the colorful and diversified attire of its people. Read about the traditions of the rural life in India in this archive story.
Photo of a Sikh priest in the Sis Ganj Gurdwara temple in Delhi. He is accompanied by musicians during the holy ceremony. Read about the photographers colorful visit to the temple and learn more Sikhism in this archive story.
An Indian portrait PHOTOGRAPHY STORY
Sis Ganj Gurdwara ceremony in Delhi
Transportation of things is often carried on top of the head. To the foreign traveler, one of the powerful attractions in India is the colorful and diversified attire of its people. Read about the traditions of the rural life in India in this archive story.

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Photo of a Sikh priest in the Sis Ganj Gurdwara temple in Delhi. He is accompanied by musicians during the holy ceremony. Read about the photographers colorful visit to the temple and learn more Sikhism in this archive story.

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In the magical Hindu pilgrimage town of Pushkar in Rajasthan, India, the photographer met a Rajasthani man smoking a cigarette. Learn more about this cozy, relaxing and atmospheric Indian town in this archive story.
Rana Mahal Ghat in the holy city of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, India was photographed by the photographer. Learn more about this 'Ghat' and the many 'Ghats' in general of Varanasi in this archive story.
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Rana Mahal Ghat in Varanasi
In the magical Hindu pilgrimage town of Pushkar in Rajasthan, India, the photographer met a Rajasthani man smoking a cigarette. Learn more about this cozy, relaxing and atmospheric Indian town in this archive story.

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Rana Mahal Ghat in the holy city of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, India was photographed by the photographer. Learn more about this 'Ghat' and the many 'Ghats' in general of Varanasi in this archive story.

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Slums of India and the areas of slum and shanty towns in India have been of great interest for the photographer through the years. Read about some of the slum areas in Mumbai in this archive story.
Standing majestically on the banks of the Yamuna River, the Taj Mahal is synonymous to love and romance. Read about the photographer's encounter with the famous Taj Mahal in Uttar Pradesh, India in this archive story.
Slum areas of Mumbai (Bombay) in India Taj Mahal – A monument of love in India
Slums of India and the areas of slum and shanty towns in India have been of great interest for the photographer through the years. Read about some of the slum areas in Mumbai in this archive story.

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Standing majestically on the banks of the Yamuna River, the Taj Mahal is synonymous to love and romance. Read about the photographer's encounter with the famous Taj Mahal in Uttar Pradesh, India in this archive story.

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This picture of an Indian gypsy woman portrayed in the town of Pushkar in Rajasthan, India is telling the story about the many gypsy tribes in India. Read about the history of these gypsy tribes in India in this archive story.
Jaisalmer located in a land of rough and tumble of the Thar Desert in the Western part of Rajasthan, was once a historic great place for the camel-train routes between India and Central Asia. Read about Jaisalmer in this archive story.
Gypsy tribes in India The golden city of Jaisalmer
This picture of an Indian gypsy woman portrayed in the town of Pushkar in Rajasthan, India is telling the story about the many gypsy tribes in India. Read about the history of these gypsy tribes in India in this archive story.

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Jaisalmer located in a land of rough and tumble of the Thar Desert in the Western part of Rajasthan, was once a historic great place for the camel-train routes between India and Central Asia. Read about Jaisalmer in this archive story.

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Portraying the life conditions of children in Mumbai and in India can sometimes be tough to see as a photographer because of the lack of things in their childhood. Read about children living in poverty in India in this archive story.
Firsthand meeting with the rural poverty in India experienced in Dongri, Maharashtra, India by the photographer during a roadtrip in the countryside. Read about rural poverty in India in this archive story.
Child poverty in India HUMANITARIAN STORY
Dongri – Rural poverty in India NEW
Portraying the life conditions of children in Mumbai and in India can sometimes be tough to see as a photographer because of the lack of things in their childhood. Read about children living in poverty in India in this archive story.

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Firsthand meeting with the rural poverty in India experienced in Dongri, Maharashtra, India by the photographer during a roadtrip in the countryside. Read about rural poverty in India in this archive story.

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A Hindu temple is a spiritual destination for many Hindus, as well as landmarks around which ancient arts, community celebrations. Read about the Sundar Narayan Mandir in Nashik, India in this archive story.
A bejewelled Indian woman in Rajasthan makes the picture in this archive story about the cultural aspects in India and the journeys that can be made in this incredible country. Read about itineraries in India in this archive story.
Hindu temples of India
An Indian itinerary FOCUS STORY
A Hindu temple is a spiritual destination for many Hindus, as well as landmarks around which ancient arts, community celebrations. Read about the Sundar Narayan Mandir in Nashik, India in this archive story.

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A bejewelled Indian woman in Rajasthan makes the picture in this archive story about the cultural aspects in India and the journeys that can be made in this incredible country. Read about itineraries in India in this archive story.

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Portraits and portraiture of people has always been of great interest for the photographer during his journeys in India. Read about a portrait captured of an Indian woman near the City Palace Rd in Udaipur, India in this archive story.
Traveling into the intricate alleyways of Udaipur the photographer visited the Jagdish Temple, one of the biggest temples in the city. Read about the Jagdish Temple and stone carved figures in this archive story.
City Palace Rd portraiture Jagdish Temple in Udaipur
Portraits and portraiture of people has always been of great interest for the photographer during his journeys in India. Read about a portrait captured of an Indian woman near the City Palace Rd in Udaipur, India in this archive story.

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Traveling into the intricate alleyways of Udaipur the photographer visited the Jagdish Temple, one of the biggest temples in the city. Read about the Jagdish Temple and stone carved figures in this archive story.

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Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as 'Vinayaka Chaturthi', is a Hindu festival celebrating the arrival of Ganesh to Earth from Kailash Parvat with his mother Goddess Parvati or Gauri. Read more about the festival in India in this archive story.
Found throughout India, they are seen in towns and cities and walking along roads with begging pots and staffs. They are respected by Hindus and given food in return for their blessings and prayers. Read about these holy men in this archive story.
Ganesh Chathurthi FESTIVAL
Holy men in India
Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as 'Vinayaka Chaturthi', is a Hindu festival celebrating the arrival of Ganesh to Earth from Kailash Parvat with his mother Goddess Parvati or Gauri. Read more about the festival in India in this archive story.

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Found throughout India, they are seen in towns and cities and walking along roads with begging pots and staffs. They are respected by Hindus and given food in return for their blessings and prayers. Read about these holy men in this archive story.

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An intimate portrait in India was taken at the Chawri Bazar Rd in Old Delhi in India, a moment of peace on camera with this portraiture of an elderly Indian man. Read about portrait photography in India in this archive story.
Venturing into the streets of Delhi with a camera on his side the photographer took this picture of an Indian street child walking from car to car selling things. Read about the life conditions of the street children in Delhi in this archive story.
Chawri Bazar Rd portraiture STREET STORY
Street child in Delhi HUMANITARIAN STORY
An intimate portrait in India was taken at the Chawri Bazar Rd in Old Delhi in India, a moment of peace on camera with this portraiture of an elderly Indian man. Read about portrait photography in India in this archive story.

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Venturing into the streets of Delhi with a camera on his side the photographer took this picture of an Indian street child walking from car to car selling things. Read about the life conditions of the street children in Delhi in this archive story.

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As a photographer and traveler in India it is hard to ignore the waste that is filling the streets. In Badi Chaupar not far away from a famous building in Jaipur, India's waste problems are visible. Read about waste in India in this archive story.
As you step out of the New Delhi Railway Station and cross the road, you stand at the entrance of Paharganj Main Bazaar. Read about this neighborhood and the use of hand-pulled carts in Paharganj, Delhi in this archive story.
Waste and recycling in India
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As a photographer and traveler in India it is hard to ignore the waste that is filling the streets. In Badi Chaupar not far away from a famous building in Jaipur, India's waste problems are visible. Read about waste in India in this archive story.

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As you step out of the New Delhi Railway Station and cross the road, you stand at the entrance of Paharganj Main Bazaar. Read about this neighborhood and the use of hand-pulled carts in Paharganj, Delhi in this archive story.

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The source of light for portraits in the Indian street have been used for decades before artificial sources of light were discovered. Although natural light as in this can limit options. Read about portrait photography in Old Delhi in this archive story.
Homeless people can either be described as living on the streets, in an institution or sleeping in other places not meant to be adequate nighttime residences as seen here in Nashik, India. Read about homelessness in India in this archive story.
Churiwalan Chowk portraiture NEW
Homelessness in India FOCUS STORY
The source of light for portraits in the Indian street have been used for decades before artificial sources of light were discovered. Although natural light as in this can limit options. Read about portrait photography in Old Delhi in this archive story.

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Homeless people can either be described as living on the streets, in an institution or sleeping in other places not meant to be adequate nighttime residences as seen here in Nashik, India. Read about homelessness in India in this archive story.

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Getting around Delhi is always an adventure. Traffic is, by and large, horribly congested and many drivers will think nothing of quoting ten times the going price to a tourist. Read about a photowalk on Naya Bazar Rd in this archive story.
Yamuna is not just a natural resource and it continues to be polluted with garbage while most sewage treatment facilities are underfunded or malfunctioning. Read about one of the holiest and most polluted rivers in India in this archive story.
Naya Bazar Rd portraiture STREET STORY
Yamuna – India's most polluted river
Getting around Delhi is always an adventure. Traffic is, by and large, horribly congested and many drivers will think nothing of quoting ten times the going price to a tourist. Read about a photowalk on Naya Bazar Rd in this archive story.

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Yamuna is not just a natural resource and it continues to be polluted with garbage while most sewage treatment facilities are underfunded or malfunctioning. Read about one of the holiest and most polluted rivers in India in this archive story.

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Rajuri is a famous girl and has been photographed by photographers from all over the world in the past decade since she was a child. Rajuri has been singing with such a beautiful voice with her father since very young age.
Desert safaris on camels have become increasingly popular around Jaisalmer. Read about the photographer's visit with a Rajasthani family in the Thar Desert in India, where he stayed the night in this archive story.
Pushkar girl portraiture Night in Thar Desert
Rajuri is a famous girl and has been photographed by photographers from all over the world in the past decade since she was a child. Rajuri has been singing with such a beautiful voice with her father since very young age.

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Desert safaris on camels have become increasingly popular around Jaisalmer. Read about the photographer's visit with a Rajasthani family in the Thar Desert in India, where he stayed the night in this archive story.

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Giving money to child beggars is the least generous thing a tourist can do. Because when we give money directly to child beggars, we actually hurt more than we help. Read about an Indian beggar girl in Ram Nagar, Delhi in this archive story.
India is the second most populous country in the world with over 1.2 billion people. Read about the photographer's people portrait from Varanasi in India and learn more about the Indian population in this archive story.
Delhi beggar girl HUMANITARIAN STORY
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Giving money to child beggars is the least generous thing a tourist can do. Because when we give money directly to child beggars, we actually hurt more than we help. Read about an Indian beggar girl in Ram Nagar, Delhi in this archive story.

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India is the second most populous country in the world with over 1.2 billion people. Read about the photographer's people portrait from Varanasi in India and learn more about the Indian population in this archive story.

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India has demonstrated that aged people in India have crossed over 100 million. Many older people in India are not alert about the human rights of this group. Read about elderly people in India and the Aram Nagar area in this archive story.
Taking a rickshaw ride through these streets of Chandni Chowk in Delhi, India is absolutely crazy. There are so many rickshaws, bikes, people and the streets are filled with every possible market. Read about the area in this archive story.
Older people in India
Chandni Chowk in Delhi TOURIST ATTRACTION STORY
India has demonstrated that aged people in India have crossed over 100 million. Many older people in India are not alert about the human rights of this group. Read about elderly people in India and the Aram Nagar area in this archive story.

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Taking a rickshaw ride through these streets of Chandni Chowk in Delhi, India is absolutely crazy. There are so many rickshaws, bikes, people and the streets are filled with every possible market. Read about the area in this archive story.

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I støv, larm og kaos tager fotografen dig her med til Delhi, som er hjem for 16,7 millioner mennesker, hvor ruiner af forter fra Mogulriget og basarer fra Middelalderen ligger spredt rundt blandt kontorbygninger, butikscentre og sammenfiltrede motorveje.
India is a country with a rich and diverse culture, with many people leading vastly different lifestyles. For the majority of the population, life in India can be quite a challenge, with many people living in poverty and struggling to make ends meet.
Delhi i Indien PROMOTION
Diversity of India HUMANITARIAN STORY
I støv, larm og kaos tager fotografen dig her med til Delhi, som er hjem for 16,7 millioner mennesker, hvor ruiner af forter fra Mogulriget og basarer fra Middelalderen ligger spredt rundt blandt kontorbygninger, butikscentre og sammenfiltrede motorveje.

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India is a country with a rich and diverse culture, with many people leading vastly different lifestyles. For the majority of the population, life in India can be quite a challenge, with many people living in poverty and struggling to make ends meet.

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At the circle in Delhi the photographer caught this photo of a sleepy-eyed Indian man resting up against a steel fence at Connaught Place also known as 'Rajiv Chowk'. Read about the the place between the rich and the poor in this archive story.
Junagarh Fort is one of the few major forts in Rajasthan which is not built on a hilltop and it was originally called 'Chintamani' and was renamed Junagarh. Read about the fort in the city of Bikaner, India in this archive story.
Connaught Place in Delhi STREET STORY
Junagarh Fort in Bikaner
At the circle in Delhi the photographer caught this photo of a sleepy-eyed Indian man resting up against a steel fence at Connaught Place also known as 'Rajiv Chowk'. Read about the the place between the rich and the poor in this archive story.

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Junagarh Fort is one of the few major forts in Rajasthan which is not built on a hilltop and it was originally called 'Chintamani' and was renamed Junagarh. Read about the fort in the city of Bikaner, India in this archive story.

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As a photographer and traveler in India it is easy to feel the historic past in Rajasthan, where the Maharajas meaning the great kings ruled the princely states in India. Read about the Maharajas in this archive story.
In Hinduism, the cow is a symbol of wealth, strength, abundance, selfless giving and a full Earthly life. In the religion of Hinduism, the cow is thought to be sacred. Read about the holy cows of India in this archive story.
Maharajas of Rajasthan, India Holy cows of India
As a photographer and traveler in India it is easy to feel the historic past in Rajasthan, where the Maharajas meaning the great kings ruled the princely states in India. Read about the Maharajas in this archive story.

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In Hinduism, the cow is a symbol of wealth, strength, abundance, selfless giving and a full Earthly life. In the religion of Hinduism, the cow is thought to be sacred. Read about the holy cows of India in this archive story.

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Bangles are rigid bracelets usually from metal, wood or plastic. They are traditional ornaments worn mostly by South Asian women that can be seen as a traveler in India. Read about bangles and jewellery of India in this archive story.
Take a step back from the hustle in Udaipur, a city that still has its colorful magic, not just in its marvellous palaces and monuments but also in colorful sarees. Read about the colors of India in this archive story.
Bangles and jewellery of India
Colorful India TOURIST ATTRACTION STORY
Bangles are rigid bracelets usually from metal, wood or plastic. They are traditional ornaments worn mostly by South Asian women that can be seen as a traveler in India. Read about bangles and jewellery of India in this archive story.

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Take a step back from the hustle in Udaipur, a city that still has its colorful magic, not just in its marvellous palaces and monuments but also in colorful 'Sarees'. Read about the colors of India in this archive story.

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At skildre livsvilkårerne for børn i Indien kan undertiden være svært at gøre, fordi man som fotograf får en hjerteskærende indsigt i de store mangler, som de har i deres barndom. Læs om børn der lever i fattigdom i Indien i denne arkivhistorie.
Haryana er en provins i det nordlige Indien og dette vediske land  har siden tidernes morgen været en vugge for indisk kultur og civilisation. Læs om denne indiske stat, der også bliver betraget som 'Gateway to North India' i denne arkivhistorie.
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At skildre livsvilkårerne for børn i Indien kan undertiden være svært at gøre, fordi man som fotograf får en hjerteskærende indsigt i de store mangler, som de har i deres barndom. Læs om børn der lever i fattigdom i Indien i denne arkivhistorie.

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Haryana er en provins i det nordlige Indien og dette vediske land har siden tidernes morgen været en vugge for indisk kultur og civilisation. Læs om denne indiske stat, der også bliver betraget som 'Gateway to North India' i denne arkivhistorie.

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Gadebørnene i Indien er sårbare fordi deres levebrød er afhængigt af den tid de bruger på gaden. Da de også mangler pleje og omsorg fra beskyttende voksne, er de en undergruppe af den indiske befolkning, der fortjener særlig opmærksomhed.
I Indien vil du før eller senere blive konfronteret med tiggeri fra mennesker. Alle turister og rejsende skal finde deres egen måde at håndtere dette på, og det er et vanskeligt emne at have med at gøre, da tiggeri er vokset betydeligt i Indien.
Gadebørn i Indien HUMANITÆR HISTORIE
Tiggere i Indien FOKUS HISTORIE
Gadebørnene i Indien er sårbare fordi deres levebrød er afhængigt af den tid de bruger på gaden. Da de også mangler pleje og omsorg fra beskyttende voksne, er de en undergruppe af den indiske befolkning, der fortjener særlig opmærksomhed.

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I Indien vil du før eller senere blive konfronteret med tiggeri fra mennesker. Alle turister og rejsende skal finde deres egen måde at håndtere dette på, og det er et vanskeligt emne at have med at gøre, da tiggeri er vokset betydeligt i Indien.

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In the Indian society, people who work in ignominious, polluting and unclean occupations are seen as polluting people and are therefore considered as "untouchables". Read about India's caste system in this archive story.
In this portrait taken by the photographer at the Qutab Rd in Delhi an Indian woman is seen with the skin disease 'Vitiligo'. Read about the portrait and the chronic disorder that causes pigmentation of pathes of the skin in this archive story.
Caste system in India Qutab Rd portraiture
In the Indian society, people who work in ignominious, polluting and unclean occupations are seen as polluting people and are therefore considered as "untouchables". Read about India's caste system in this archive story.

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In this portrait taken by the photographer at the Qutab Rd in Delhi an Indian woman is seen with the skin disease 'Vitiligo'. Read about the portrait and the chronic disorder that causes pigmentation of pathes of the skin in this archive story.

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A heavily populated urban area characterized by substandard housing and squalor and the slum areas are characterized by substandard housing structures. Read about shanty homes which are often built in this archive story.
The photographer is a believer in that virtually any lens can take a good portrait shot if you work to its strengths. Having said that, some lenses do tend to lend themselves to great portraits. Read about the portrait in this archive story.
Slum dweller in Janakpur Durga Mandir Rd portraiture
A heavily populated urban area characterized by substandard housing and squalor and the slum areas are characterized by substandard housing structures. Read about shanty homes which are often built in this archive story.

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The photographer is a believer in that virtually any lens can take a good portrait shot if you work to its strengths. Having said that, some lenses do tend to lend themselves to great portraits. Read about the portrait in this archive story.

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The photographer went to the Gatore Ki Chhatriyan in Jaipur, where he took this portrait and portraiture. Read more about this peaceful and soothing place in India and how he is photographing in this archive story.
In this story we learn about the dogs in the streets. They live virtually wherever cities exist and the local human population allows, especially in the developing world such as India.  Read more about these roaming dogs in this archive story.
Gatore Ki Chhatriyan portraiture Street dogs in India
The photographer went to the Gatore Ki Chhatriyan in Jaipur, where he took this portrait and portraiture. Read more about this peaceful and soothing place in India and how he is photographing in this archive story.

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In this story we learn about the dogs in the streets. They live virtually wherever cities exist and the local human population allows, especially in the developing world such as India. Read more about these roaming dogs in this archive story.

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In India you will sooner or later be confronted with begging people and children. Everyone and everyone has to find their own way of dealing with it and it is a difficult topic. Read more about an Indian beggar woman in this archive story.
It is one of oldest properties of Mumbai suburban and this hotel built in the Colaba region of Mumbai in Maharashtra, India is situated next to the Gateway of India. Read more about the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in this archive story.
Indian beggar woman Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai
In India you will sooner or later be confronted with begging people and children. Everyone and everyone has to find their own way of dealing with it and it is a difficult topic. Read more about an Indian beggar woman in this archive story.

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It is one of oldest properties of Mumbai suburban and this hotel built in the Colaba region of Mumbai in Maharashtra, India is situated next to the Gateway of India. Read more about the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in this archive story.

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In this archive story we will focus on slum children in the Dharavi area of Mumbai. These slum children often came from the country to one of the great cities with their families and live in slums or in the outskirts of the cities.
Child begging is an expression of emergency in the Indian society and this form of visible poverty is difficult for many travelers to bear and it triggers pity, uncertainty but also lack of understanding. Read more about the begging children in this archive story.
Slum children of Dharavi POPULAR STORY
Child beggars on the street
In this archive story we will focus on slum children in the Dharavi area of Mumbai. These slum children often came from the country to one of the great cities with their families and live in slums or in the outskirts of the cities.

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Child begging is an expression of emergency in the Indian society and this form of visible poverty is difficult for many travelers to bear and it triggers pity, uncertainty but also lack of understanding. Read more about the begging children in this archive story.

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In the Mazgaon area of Mumbai the photographer encountered a blind beggar. India is sadly home to many blind beggars and in no other country you will find so many beggars because it has become a profession. Read more about it in this archive story.
India is now home to the world's largest number of blind people and of the 37 million people across the globe who are blind, over 15 million are from India. Read more about blindness and the blind people in India in this archive story
Mazgaon beggar portraiture
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In the Mazgaon area of Mumbai the photographer encountered a blind beggar. India is sadly home to many blind beggars and in no other country you will find so many beggars because it has become a profession. Read more about it in this archive story.

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India is now home to the world's largest number of blind people and of the 37 million people across the globe who are blind, over 15 million are from India. Read more about blindness and the blind people in India in this archive story.

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India has a wide array of beautiful landscapes and this kind of photography shows spaces within the world, sometimes vast and unending and can also focus on man-made features of landscapes. Read more about landscape photography in this archive story.
In India, countless people grow up in extreme poverty and they live in bitterly poor rural regions or in the huge slums of the mega-cities such as with this Indian street beggar photographed in Mumbai. Read more about these beggars in this archive story.
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Indian street beggar NEW
India has a wide array of beautiful landscapes and this kind of photography shows spaces within the world, sometimes vast and unending and can also focus on man-made features of landscapes. Read more about landscape photography in this archive story.

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In India, countless people grow up in extreme poverty and they live in bitterly poor rural regions or in the huge slums of the mega-cities such as with this Indian street beggar photographed in Mumbai. Read more about these beggars in this archive story.

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'Leprosy' is one of the least infectious diseases as nearly everyone has some measure of natural resistance against it. Nevertheless, it continues to spread in India as seen with this leper man in Mumbai. Read more about the disease in this archive story.
With one of the fastest growing economies in the world India is on its way to becoming a large and globally important consumer economy, but the standard of living varies from state to state. Read more about the middle class in India in this archive story.
Leprosy in India FOCUS STORY
The Indian middle class
'Leprosy' is one of the least infectious diseases as nearly everyone has some measure of natural resistance against it. Nevertheless, it continues to spread in India as seen with this leper man in Mumbai. Read more about the disease in this archive story.

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With one of the fastest growing economies in the world India is on its way to becoming a large and globally important consumer economy, but the standard of living varies from state to state. Read more about the middle class in India in this archive story.

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Hundreds of religious riots have been recorded since then, in every decade of independent India and in these riots, the victims have included many Muslims and Hindus. Read more about the religious riots against Muslims in this archive story.
Although home to a Hindu majority, India has a Muslim population of some 150 million, making it the state with the second-largest Muslim population in the world after Indonesia. Read more about the Muslim population in India in this archive story.
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Muslims in India
Hundreds of religious riots have been recorded since then, in every decade of independent India and in these riots, the victims have included many Muslims and Hindus. Read more about the religious riots against Muslims in this archive story.

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Although home to a Hindu majority, India has a Muslim population of some 150 million, making it the state with the second-largest Muslim population in the world after Indonesia. Read more about the Muslim population in India it in this archive story.

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Marigolds are one of the most popular and common flowers in India. The name 'Marigold' comes from 'Mary's gold' after Mother Mary and the name used for it in many parts if India is Genda. Read more about the flower in this archive story.
A curfew is an order specifying a time during which certain regulations apply and it typically it refers to the time when individuals are required to return to and stay in their houses or homes. Read more about the 'Janta curfew' in this archive story.
Marigold flower portraiture
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Marigolds are one of the most popular and common flowers in India. The name 'Marigold' comes from 'Mary's gold' after Mother Mary and the name used for it in many parts if India is Genda. Read more about the flower in this archive story.

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A curfew is an order specifying a time during which certain regulations apply and it typically it refers to the time when individuals are required to return to and stay in their houses or homes. Read more about the 'Janta curfew' in this archive story.

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Nowhere else in the world can travelers marvel at such different religions, cultures, peoples, languages, philosophies, architectural styles and regional cuisines. Those who get involved in the country will be richly rewarded.
Despite the economic progress that India has achieved over the last few years, the disparities between the classes of people are still noticeable. Read more about the economy in India and its huge gap between the poor and the rich in this archive story.
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Nowhere else in the world can travelers marvel at such different religions, cultures, peoples, languages, philosophies, architectural styles and regional cuisines. Those who get involved in the country will be richly rewarded.

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Despite the economic progress that India has achieved over the last few years, the disparities between the classes of people are still noticeable. Read more about the economy in India and its huge gap between the poor and the rich in this archive story.

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Hanuman Ji is worshiped by millions of devotees in India for his courage, bravery and strength. In this archive story we visit a temple in Haryana to learn more this monkey figure in Hinduism. Read more in this archive story.
'Wallah' or 'Wala' or 'Vala' is an Indian surname or indicating a person involved in some kind of activity such as with this Indian man who works as a rickshaw wallah. Read more about these people and the Indian stare in this archive story.
Hanuman Ji Rickshaw wallah portraiture
Hanuman Ji is worshiped by millions of devotees in India for his courage, bravery and strength. In this archive story we visit a temple in Haryana to learn more this monkey figure in Hinduism. Read more in this archive story.

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'Wallah' or 'Wala' or 'Vala' is an Indian surname or indicating a person involved in some kind of activity such as with this Indian man who works as a rickshaw wallah. Read more about these people and the Indian stare in this archive story.

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Poor people often are more prone to severe diseases due to the lack of health care and due to living in non-optimal conditions. Among the poor, girls tend to suffer even more due to gender discrimination. Read more in this archive story.
The photographer is mostly known for his series of Indian images, which started as a long-term project on India in 2008. He took pictures of the Indian people and their living conditions taking portraits in the streets.
Poor Indian beggar POPULAR STORY
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Poor people often are more prone to severe diseases due to the lack of health care and due to living in non-optimal conditions. Among the poor, girls tend to suffer even more due to gender discrimination. Read more in this archive story.

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The photographer is mostly known for his series of Indian images, which started as a long-term project on India in 2008. He took pictures of the Indian people and their living conditions taking portraits in the streets.

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As a photographer, he finds India's remarkable diversity of people to be its defining feature. The vast array of physical appearances, religious beliefs and racial backgrounds mirrors the country's rich linguistic tapestry. Read more in this archive story.
In the bustling heart of Delhi, where ancient history meets modern chaos, lies the neighborhood of Paharganj presents a microcosm of Delhi's diverse tapestry. But it is also a stark reminder of the city's socio-economic realities. Read more in this archive story.
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As a photographer, he finds India's remarkable diversity of people to be its defining feature. The vast array of physical appearances, religious beliefs and racial backgrounds mirrors the country's rich linguistic tapestry. Read more in this archive story.

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In the bustling heart of Delhi, where ancient history meets modern chaos, lies the neighborhood of Paharganj presents a microcosm of Delhi's diverse tapestry. But it is also a stark reminder of the city's socio-economic realities. Read more in this archive story.

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The photographer has personally always been drawn and attracted to photograph faces like with this street portrait of an Indian man in Varanasi. Read about taking street photography and street portraits in this archive story.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was an Indian lawyer, anti-colonial nationalist and political ethicist, who employed nonviolent resistance to lead the successful campaign for India's independence. Read about Gandhi in this archive story.
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Mahatma Gandhi drawing POPULAR STORY
The photographer has personally always been drawn and attracted to photograph faces like with this street portrait of an Indian man in Varanasi. Read about taking street photography and street portraits in this archive story.

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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was an Indian lawyer, anti-colonial nationalist and political ethicist, who employed nonviolent resistance to lead the successful campaign for India's independence. Read about Gandhi in this archive story.

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Laughter, like that of these joyful children portrayed in Mandawa in Rajasthan, India, is a typical expression of joy and it is a physical reaction. Read about this emotion evoked by well-being, success or good fortune in this archive story.
On the road to the Global Vipassana Pagoda we take a look at the climate here, which is a tropical, wet and dry climate and it can be best described as moderately hot with high level of humidity. Read about the climate in Mumbai in this archive story.
Joy of India portraiture MANDAWA STORY
Climate in India MAHARASHTRA STORY
Laughter, like that of these joyful children portrayed in Mandawa in Rajasthan, India, is a typical expression of joy and it is a physical reaction. Read about this emotion evoked by well-being, success or good fortune in this archive story.

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On the road to the Global Vipassana Pagoda we take a look at the climate here, which is a tropical, wet and dry climate and it can be best described as moderately hot with high level of humidity. Read about the climate in Mumbai in this archive story.

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The youngster portrait was taken at the Carnac Rd just near the Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Mandai, formerly 'Crawford Market' in Mumbai, which is one of South Mumbai's most famous markets. Read about portrait photography in this archive story.
As cities grew, so did the slums, welcoming more rural migrants and creating more urban poverty in India. Read about the Mahim area in Mumbai, where there is not housing for everyone in this archive story.
Youngster at Mumbai Rd portraiture Mahim Station Road in Mumbai
The youngster portrait was taken at the Carnac Rd just near the Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Mandai, formerly 'Crawford Market' in Mumbai, which is one of South Mumbai's most famous markets. Read about portrait photography in this archive story.

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As cities grew, so did the slums, welcoming more rural migrants and creating more urban poverty in India. Read about the Mahim area in Mumbai, where there is not housing for everyone in this archive story.

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Driving between locations in the Maharashtra state the photographer met a 'Baba' near a road wearing saffron-colored clothing in a small market town of Maharashtra. Read about Maharashtra in this archive story.
For the photographer stations have been some of the  places, where he can photograph the true life in India. Through a glass window he photographed this Indian boy.
Maharashtra TOURIST ATTRACTION STORY
Boy portraiture at Bandra Station
Driving between locations in the Maharashtra state the photographer met a 'Baba' near a road wearing saffron-colored clothing in a small market town of Maharashtra. Read about Maharashtra in this archive story.

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For the photographer stations have been some of the places, where he can photograph the true life in India. Through a glass window he photographed this Indian boy. Read about portraits in this archive story.

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With different climates in different parts of the country, India produces a variety of spices, many of which are native to the subcontinent and have since been cultivated locally for centuries. Read about spices in this archive story.
In Uttar Pradesh the photographer portrayed this Indian woman taking care of the household in her village home. Read about womens role in India and the country's villages in this archive story.
Spices in Indian food A village portrait in Uttar Pradesh
With different climates in different parts of the country, India produces a variety of spices, many of which are native to the subcontinent and have since been cultivated locally for centuries. Read about spices in this archive story.

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In Uttar Pradesh the photographer portrayed this Indian woman taking care of the household in her village home. Read about womens role in India and the country's villages in this archive story.

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Umerkhadi is a densely populated region towards the eastern shore of downtown Mumbai that the photographer took pictures of during one of his journeys in India. Read about the area and portrait photography in this archive story.
An Indian boy is taking a break in a dweller area of the Azad Maidan in Mumbai, which is an area formerly known as 'Bombay Gymkhana Maidan'. Read about this cricket and historic place in this archive story.
Umerkhadi Rd portraiture Azad Maidan in Mumbai
Umerkhadi is a densely populated region towards the eastern shore of downtown Mumbai that the photographer took pictures of during one of his journeys in India. Read about the area and portrait photography in this archive story.

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An Indian boy is taking a break at a dweller area in the Azad Maidan in Mumbai, which is an area formerly known as 'Bombay Gymkhana Maidan'. Read about this cricket and historic place in Mumbai in this archive story.

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Almost everyone suffers a cultural shock in India. Because of the differentness of the country is not surprising. But whoever is serious about understanding and at least knows some of the most important differences, will discover the beauty of India.
In Delhi it stinks and th e air seems to be standing as the photographer took this photograph of an Indian man covering himself in a traditional scarf at the Azad Market Rd. Read about the Indian hygiene, which is a task for any traveler in this archive story.
Nawab Ganj portraiture STREET STORY
Azad Market Rd portraiture STREET STORY
Almost everyone suffers a cultural shock in India. Because of the "differentness" of the country is not surprising. But whoever is serious about understanding and at least knows some of the most important differences, will discover the beauty of India.

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In Delhi it stinks and the air seems to be standing as the photographer took this photograph of an Indian man covering himself in a traditional scarf at the Azad Market Rd. Read about the Indian hygiene, which is a task for any traveler in this archive story.

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Photo stories from India

India is the land of vibrant festivals, ancient temples and bustling metropolises. It is a sensory feast, a kaleidoscope of cultures and a photographer's paradise. But beyond the postcard-perfect images, lie countless untold stories, captured by the keen eyes and adventurous spirits of photographers. Today, he delves into the diverse narratives woven through their lenses. The photographer is drawn to the bustling streets of Mumbai. His lens zooms in on the interactions between 'Chai vendors' and weary commuters, capturing the quiet moments of human connection that bloom amidst the urban chaos. Her photos are a testament to the resilience and warmth that define the Indian spirit. Preserving vanishing traditions he is photographing deep in the rural heartland, where the photographer documents the fading rituals of a remote village. His images showcase the intricate handloom weaving techniques passed down through generations, a poignant reminder of the cultural heritage under threat from modernization. His work serves as a visual archive, preserving these traditions for future generations. In the stark deserts of Rajasthan, the photographer navigates the vast landscapes, his camera seeking out the hidden gems. His photos capture the ethereal beauty of sand dunes bathed in moonlight or the vibrant life that thrives in seemingly barren environments. His work challenges our perceptions of beauty, reminding us that magic can be found in the most unexpected corners. Not all journeys are smooth. As a photographer he shares his experiences in each of the archive stories, where he is navigating cultural sensitivities while capturing religious ceremonies or intimate family gatherings. His stories highlight the importance of respect and understanding when documenting diverse communities. Photography is not just about capturing moments because it can be a powerful tool for social change. The photographer uses his photographic platform and photographic stories from India to raise awareness about social issues like Gender inequality in India or environmental degradation. His images spark conversations, challenge norms and inspire action. These are just a few glimpses into the vast tapestry of the photographer stories from India. Each image tells a unique tale, reflecting the photographer's perspective and the complexities of the land they explore. As we delve deeper into these stories, we gain a richer understanding of India's multifaceted soul, its vibrant tapestry woven with threads of humanity, tradition an the captivating power of the lens. So, the next time you see a photograph of India, remember the story behind it. It is more than just an image it is a window into a world waiting to be explored, one click at a time.

Great beauty and splendor in India

Concentrated culture that is scattered throughout the region, there is a wealth of magnificent historical and religious monuments just waiting to be explored in India. And if your head is pounding after so much concentrated culture, you can retreat to an ashram for yoga, relax with an Ayurvedic massage or immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of a colorful folk festival. The depths of Indian culture, between mantras and Mumbai, curry and chaos, Bollywood and Buddha. The Photographer, with a artistic snout through and through, encounters India on his trip from the west to the east with a thirst for adventure and impatience. But Mother India is totally calm about it. Indian everyday life persistently torpedoes Alma's German sense of order with insane and maddening so-called 'Normality', with noise and the monstrous and the only thing the photograåher can really expect from India is the unexpected. But as the saying goes in the land of yogis as many of them say "- No problem!" And even if behind every no problem a colorful palette of countless difficulties is guaranteed to materialize, do not worry because India has no problems, only solutions. Admittedly, they may not unfold until the next life, but that too is only a matter of time and after all there are more than enough of those in India.

The spirit of India

When you should describe a feeling and a way of life that is unique to the people of India. It is a way of life that is full of hope, resilience and a passion for life. India is a land of diversity and is home to people of different faiths and backgrounds. Despite this diversity, the Indian people share a common love and respect for their culture, traditions and values. This is the spirit of India that has been passed down from generation to generation and is still alive in the hearts and minds of the people today. The spirit of India is deeply rooted in the country's rich history and culture. From the ancient Sanskrit texts to the modern-day Bollywood movies, this country has a unique and vibrant culture that is full of life and color. This is reflected in its vibrant and colorful festivals, its deep-rooted spiritual traditions and its diverse cuisine. It is also about resilience and a never-give-up attitude. India has faced many challenges in its long history, from foreign invasions to natural disasters, but has always emerged stronger. The resilience of the Indian people is perhaps best exemplified in the story of Mahatma Gandhi, who inspired a nation to fight for freedom through peaceful means. It is also a term that is also about hospitality and generosity. Indians are known for their warmth and hospitality and they love to share their food, culture and traditions with visitors. Indians are also known for their generosity and are often willing to help those in need. It is also about its vibrant and diverse music, art and literature. From the ancient 'Vedic' hymns to the modern-day Bollywood songs, India is full of creative energy that is expressed through its art and storytelling. Languages in the country is also something to do with this term. Hindi is the most widely spoken language in India and it is a language that has brought together people from different backgrounds and regions. In conclusion, the spirit of India is one of resilience, hospitality, generosity, creativity and unity. It is a spirit that has been passed down from generation to generation and is still alive in the hearts and minds of the people today.

An incredible country

India is a country of extremes. It is home to some of the world's most beautiful beaches, but also some of its most polluted cities. It has some of the most hospitable people you will ever meet and some who will try to rip you off at every opportunity. You can find yourself in a luxury hotel one day and then sleeping on a train platform the next night and both experiences are equally valid ways to experience this incredible country. The first step to planning your trip is choosing a destination. India has many different regions and cultures, so it is important to know what you want before booking flights or hotels. If you are looking for beaches and sunbathing, Goa is the place for you and if history and culture are more your thing, consider visiting Rajasthan or Kerala instead. In India, food is a way of life. It is not just something you eat, it is an experience that can be enjoyed by all five senses. The country has its own unique regional cuisines and vegetarian options and the latter being much more common than you might think. The most important thing to remember when traveling in India is that you need to be aware of your surroundings at all times. While most people are friendly and welcoming, there are also those who will take advantage of you if they can. It is best to stay alert and aware of what is going on around you at all times so that no one takes advantage of your ignorance or naivety. India is a diverse country with a wide variety of cultures, customs and religions. As such, the faces of India are a representation of its many different people, each with their own unique identity and perspective. In India, there is no single face. Each person has their own unique features, skin color, clothing and hairstyle that makes them stand out from the crowd. From the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas to the bustling cities of Mumbai and Delhi, India is home to a variety of different looks. Some of the most iconic faces of India are its religious figures. The most recognizable of these is the Hindu god, Lord Shiva, often depicted with three eyes, a trident and matted hair. Other religious figures include Guru Nanak, the first Sikh Guru and Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of India's independence movement. Beyond the religious and traditional figures, India is also home to a variety of different looks. From the tribal people in the north to the beach-goers in the south, India has a wide range of different people, each with their own unique style. The faces of India are a reflection of its diverse population, its rich culture and its vibrant spirit. It is a country of many different people, each with their own unique identity and perspective.

Unveiling India's stories one click at a time

India, a land of vibrant life, diverse cultures and breathtaking landscapes, is a photographer's dream. But behind the stunning images lies a myriad of stories – stories captured by passionate individuals who ventured into the heart of this complex nation. Today, we delve into the lives of these photographers, exploring their journeys and the unique narratives they reveal through their lenses. From bustling streets to serene villages the photographer navigates the chaotic beauty of Chandni Chowk in Delhi, immortalizing the fleeting expressions and interactions that paint the city's portrait. In contrast, he is also drawn to the tranquility of rural Rajasthan, captures the timeless charm of village life, where generations-old traditions unfold amidst fields bathed in golden sunlight. Each frame unveils a facet of India's rich tapestry. The photographer documents the vibrant colors and joyous 'Diwali festival', while the photographer immerses himself in the quiet spirituality of a 'Ganga aarti', his lens capturing the flickering flames and whispered prayers. Through his work, he experiences the essence of festivals, rituals and traditions that bind communities together. But India's story is ultimately about its people. He seeks out the wisdom etched in the wrinkles of an elderly farmer's face and brings us face-to-face with the aspirations and struggles of young entrepreneurs in Mumbai. Each portrait whispers a unique tale, showcasing the resilience, hope and diversity that define the Indian spirit. The photographer does not shy away from portraying the complexities of India. He sheds light on the challenges faced by street vendors, while his lens focuses on the environmental impact of rapid urbanization. By confronting these realities, he raises awareness and sparks important conversations. His journeys are not without their challenges. Language barriers, cultural sensitivities and logistical hurdles become part of the photographer's experience. Yet, these obstacles are often transformed into opportunities for deeper connection and understanding. Ultimately, the photographer is a storyteller, where he shares his India not just through images, but through the narratives woven around them. His online slideshows and exhibitions become platforms for cultural exchange, fostering empathy and appreciation for the richness and diversity of this incredible nation. So, the next time you see a captivating image of India, remember the story behind the photograph. Look for the photographer's voice, his or her's unique perspective and the human connection that transcends borders and cultures. Because India's story is not just told in grand monuments and bustling cities – it unfolds in the everyday moments, captured and shared by the passionate souls who wield the camera as their pen.

Travel photography in India

The photographs that you can see on this website is a type of photography that focuses on capturing the beauty of a particular place or scene while traveling. It is a way to document and capture the memories of your travels and share them with others. This genre of photography can be a great way to capture the amazing places you have been and show off your skills as a photographer. It can also be used to tell a story and evoke emotion in the viewer. When starting out with travel photography, it is important to have the right equipment. A good quality camera is essential, as well as lens, tripod and extra memory cards. Additionally, learning how to use the camera settings to best capture the lighting and composition is essential. The most important part of travel photography is finding the right subject. Look for interesting people, landscapes, architecture and culture that are unique to the place you are visiting. Also look for interesting perspectives, such as photographing from a higher angle or from a low angle. Travel photography is a great way to capture the beauty of a place and share it with others. With the right equipment and some practice, you can create stunning images that will last a lifetime.

A wealth of photographic opportunities

If you are looking for a country with a wealth of photographic opportunities, India should be at the top of your list. With a rich cultural history and a multitude of natural wonders, India is a photographer’s paradise. From the snow-capped Himalayas to the sun-drenched beaches of the south, India offers a wealth of photographic opportunities. With its vibrant colors and majestic landscapes, the country is a paradise for landscape photographers. Whether you are capturing the rugged beauty of the mountains or the stunning sunsets of the beaches, India is sure to provide plenty of amazing backdrops for your photos. India is also home to a wealth of cultural and historical sites, offering plenty of opportunity for street and documentary photographers. From the majestic Taj Mahal to the bustling streets of Delhi, there are plenty of amazing scenes to capture. The abundance of colorful festivals, traditional markets and ancient monuments are sure to provide plenty of photo ops as well. India is a photographer's paradise. With its vibrant colors, stunning architecture, diverse cultures and incredible natural beauty, India is a great destination for anyone looking to capture some incredible photos. Whether you are a professional photographer or an amateur looking to improve your photography skills, India has something for everyone. Here are a few tips for photographing in India and you should take time to familiarize yourself with the culture and customs of the country. India is a large and diverse country, so you will want to research the areas you will be visiting and make sure you are aware of any local rules or regulations that may affect your photography. Do not forget to capture India's vibrant culture. India is home to a variety of cultures and religions, which are all reflected in the country's architecture, food, clothing and music. Be sure to take plenty of time to explore the local culture and capture some great photographs of people, markets and festivals and also do not forget to take plenty of time to explore India's cities. India's cities are often chaotic and vibrant and provide a great opportunity for interesting street photography. Make sure to take the time to explore and capture some amazing shots of the city. Overall, India is a great destination for any photographer looking to improve their skills and capture some amazing photos. With its diverse culture, stunning natural beauty and vibrant cities, India is sure to provide any photographer with a memorable experience.

Portraitures from India

Portraiture is a popular art form in India and many photographers are making a name for themselves by taking portraits of the local people. The country is full of stunning landscapes and vibrant cultures, making it the perfect place to capture the essence of a person. From the bustling cities to the rural villages, India presents a unique opportunity to capture the beauty of its people. In India, portraiture often involves dressing up the subject in elaborate clothing and jewelry. This can be a great way to bring out the personality of the person you are photographing. You can also ask them to bring props such as musical instruments, animals or even religious artifacts. This adds another layer of interest to your photos and can help create a unique atmosphere for your photographs. When taking portraits in India, it is important to be aware of the local customs and etiquette. Indians tend to be very traditional, so it is important to be respectful and aware of their beliefs and customs. In some cases, it is best to consult with a local before taking photos of someone. Lighting is also important when taking portraits in India. Natural light is usually the best choice, as it allows you to capture the beauty of the subject without harsh shadows. You can also experiment with artificial light if you are looking to create a specific mood or atmosphere. India is a great place to take portraits and capture the beauty of its people. With the right preparation and respect for local customs, you can create stunning images that will stay with you for a lifetime. Diversity is reflected in the people of India. When photographing portraits in India, it is important to consider the light, where natural light is often the best choice for creating beautiful images. When using natural light, look for a window or other light source that is diffused or softened, to create a flattering light. If you are photographing outdoors, try to avoid harsh midday sun and instead opt for an overcast day or the 'Golden hour'. It is also important to think about your background, where it good to choose a neutral backdrop that will not take away from the subject and make sure there are no distracting elements in the frame and if you are photographing outdoors, look for an interesting texture such as brick walls or foliage. Composition is another important element of portrait photography. Try to place the subject off-center in the frame, and use the rule of thirds to create an interesting composition. If you are photographing a group, arrange the subjects in a way that creates balance and harmony.

Taking portraits in India

Photographing portraits can be a daunting task for some photographers, but with a few basic tips, you can create stunning images. To capture bBeautiful portraits, it is important to know your camera and the basics of lighting. As mentioned beforewhen photographing a portrait, the most important aspect is lighting. Natural light is usually the best for portrait photography, as it helps to create a softer, more natural look. Try to set up near a window or outside when possible. If you are indoors, it is best to use a soft box to help diffuse the light. You also want to make sure that the light is coming from the side or at an angle to the subject, as this will help to create depth and texture. It is also important to consider the background when Photographing portraits. Look for a background that is either neutral or reflective. A neutral background will help to draw focus to the subject, while a reflective background can add an interesting element. You will also want to consider the color of your background. Generally, darker backgrounds tend to create a more dramatic look, while lighter backgrounds can be more subtle. When it comes to the actual composition of the portrait, it is important to focus on the subject's eyes. Make sure to place the subject's eyes in the center of the frame, as this will create a more impactful image. Additionally, you may want to consider the subject's posture and facial expression. Have them stand or sit in a relaxed pose and give them subtle cues to help them create an interesting expression. It is important to be patient when photographing portraits. Give the subject time to get comfortable and adjust their pose or facial expression. This will help to create a more natural and authentic look. Photographing portraits is one of the most rewarding and challenging tasks a photographer can take on. It is a great way to capture someone's personality and show emotion. You want to make sure you are not photographing your subject straight on, as this will make the shot look flat and uninteresting. Instead, try to find an interesting angle that will bring out the personality of your subject. You can also use the environment to add texture and depth to the photo.

You should also be aware of the lighting. Natural light can be used to create great portrait shots, but you will want to be careful not to overexpose the image. If you are using artificial lighting, try to use a soft light to avoid harsh shadows. Also, make sure to pay attention to the direction of the light and how it is affecting your subject and use a shallow depth of field. This will help to draw attention to your subject and blur out any distracting background elements. You can also play with different focal lengths to create interesting photographs. For instance, photographing with a wide angle lens will help to emphasize the environment, while a telephoto lens will help to create a close-up portrait. Remember to capture emotion because it is important to remember that you are photographing a person, not an object. Try to capture moments that show your subject's personality and emotions. A good portrait should tell a story and evoke emotion. So photographing portraits can be a daunting task, but with some practice and patience, you can create stunning images that capture the essence of your subject. With these tips in mind, you can create portraits that stand out and capture the personality of your subject.

India is a land of diversity

With more than 1.3 billion people from a wide variety of backgrounds, cultures and beliefs. This diversity is reflected in the faces of the people living in India, who come from a variety of backgrounds and have an immense variety of stories to tell. People in India have a deep sense of pride in their culture and heritage and this is reflected in their daily lives. They have a strong sense of community and family and often take great pride in the traditions and customs passed down from generation to generation. A population that is also very proud of its achievements, and often have an incrediblework ethic. Education and career success are highly valued and many Indian people have achieved great success in their professional lives. The people of India also have a great respect for religion and many of the religious and spiritual practices found in India are still practiced today and they take their faith seriously and often practice traditional ceremonies and rituals, as a way to show respect for their beliefs. The people of India are also known for their hospitality and generosity. India is a land of incredible hospitality, where people will often go out of their way to help each other out. This is especially true for those who are in need and people in India often go to great lengths to help those less fortunate. The people of India also have a strong sense of respect for the environment and are aware of the importance of protecting the planet. Many of India's people are involved in initiatives to protect the environment and to raise awareness of the importance of sustainability. Overall, the people of India are a vibrant and diverse group, with a deep sense of pride in their culture and heritage. Their strong sense of community and generosity, their respect for tradition and religion and their commitment to protecting the environment all make the people of India an incredible group of people.

A land of worship and praise

A surprising, enjoyable journey of discovery into the land of contradictions and the photographer, who Traveled in India, undertakes a refreshingly different journey through today's everyday life between chutney and cricket and crocket, between poverty and 'Ayurveda', 'Saris' and 'Sufis', 'Raga' and 'Bhangra', cyber gods and pop idols. The photographer, who does away with common clichés, can draw on a wide variety of personal experiences, for instance as the main actor at an Indian wedding or in a supporting role in a Bollywood film. With his ironic perspective, he also slaughters sacred cows, especially those of the European perception. The Ganges is India's lifeline and has over 1,000 names. To the priests who continue to tell the old myths at its source, it is the origin of the world, its water is holy and healing. The photographer traveled the great river from the Himalayas, where it breaks out of the eternal ice, to the big cities, traveled on it and along its banks by boat, car, on foot and in crowded trains. He visits the Hindu festivals and talks to people who warn of an ecological catastrophe because of the gigantic dams. His colorful photographs are a literary homage to a country between ancient traditions and a highly uncertain modernity and to the sacred river that runs through it for hundreds of kilometers.

Incredible diversity in India

India is the largest democracy on Earth, gigantic, unique and full of contrasts. A country that develops the most modern technology and at the same time is stuck in an old corset of tradition. Where monkey, elephant and multi-armed gods are worshiped and millions of flowers are sacrificed to rivers every evening. Where glass shopping malls are springing up like mushrooms and Mumbai's office rents are overtaking those in other cities. One could ask if India today a modern country, is it firmly anchored in old structures or does it simply always provide all possible answers at the same time. Travel with the photographer through the culture and society of this multifaceted country. Follow him in these many photographic stories on the roads through towns and villages, meet holy men and blue gods, discover temples, huts, palaces and the people of the land. The archive is a unique documentation of the incredible diversity of this giant nation. Experience the facets of culture and society in many photographs, accompanied by stories, personal impressions and a look behind the scenes and it is a photo archive for explorers and lovers of India and those who want to become one. Magnificent palaces and incomparable mosques, 'Havelis' of wealthy merchants and world-famous tombs make Rajasthan a unique artistic and cultural landscape. Amidst a barren region defined by mountains and desert, marvels such as the Taj Mahal at Agra, the pinnacle of Mughal architecture, shine. In Jaipur, the capital of the northwestern state of India, stands the mysterious 'Palace of the Winds'. Colorful pictures also convey the life of the population and this archive is a photographic journey through the multifaceted culture, faces and colors of India. Many of the images were taken on the banks of the Ganges at Varanasi, Old Delhi and Jaipur and as it is seen in the photographer's photographs, India is a modern country, yet firmly anchored in ancient structures, it is unique and full of contrasts.

Aspects of India in the photographs

The photographer's images are heavily influenced by the tradition of Street photography, which captures both the ordinary and the extraordinary. One aspect of his work that Kritian Bertel finds deeply rewarding and almost magical is capturing portraits of everyday people who become extraordinary through a mere shift in geography. What may seem banal in one place becomes extraordinary elsewhere and vice versa. All his pictures have one thing in common because they are characterized by rich colors and cultural diversity and thus capture the essence of India in the most beautiful way. Besides seeing Rajasthan and the Taj Mahal, the north of India is still largely undiscovered by western tourism. Too loud, too crowded, too poor, these are the common prejudices. Yes, India is a constant sensory overload and especially when you attend one of the many major religious festivals such as the 'Durga Puja' or 'Duressa', the country becomes an unreasonable demand for the senses. But no sooner have you left the cities than you find yourself in rural India in scenes that seem to come from another century in their tranquility. A country can hardly be more diverse and this is reflected in these stories. Another aspects photographically is the diversity that can be seen the city of contrasts and multicultures, which has been beautifully described in the photographs of Dharavi. Considered the largest slum in the world, which through these photographs explore this place. A slum is a part of a city or a town where many poor people live and is a highly populated urban residential area consisting of densely packed housing units of weak build quality and often associated with poverty. It is often used to describe the settlements within cities that have inadequate housing and squalid, miserable living conditions. The lack of access to basic services in slums has a harmful effect on the natural ecosystem and where no waste collection means that pollution levels are high. Dusty conditions and the burning of trash worsens the already poor air quality. This, in turn, affects indoor pollution due to poor ventilation in these settlements. As the photographer was seeing in Dharavi are often overcrowded, with many people crammed into very small living spaces and it is a place where people may not have basic needs, such as running water and electricity.

Dharavi which by some people are referred to as 'Asia biggest Jhopadpatti' or 'World biggest Jhopadpatti'. Commonly known as slums or informal settlements in India 'Jhopadpattis' are densely populated urban areas characterized by substandard housing and squalor. These settlements often arise due to rapid urbanization, poverty and inadequate planning, forcing millions to live without proper access to basic services such as clean water, sanitation and electricity. Residents typically construct makeshift homes from materials like corrugated metal, plastic sheets and wood, leading to precarious living conditions. The inhabitants of 'Jhopadpattis' include a significant portion of the urban poor, many of whom migrate from rural areas in search of better employment opportunities. Despite the harsh living conditions, these communities often display a vibrant social fabric, with strong networks of support and resilience among residents. Efforts to improve the living conditions in 'Jhopadpattis' involve a mix of governmental initiatives and non
-governmental organizations working towards slum upgrading, provision of basic services and advocating for the rights of the urban poor. These efforts aim to transform 'Jhopadpattis' into more habitable and dignified living spaces while addressing the root causes of urban poverty and inequality.

India's history

India's history is very difficult to describe nationwide, as the country's different areas have their own distinctive local history with their own state formation, rulers and outside religious, political and cultural influences that have had and have an impact on the self-understanding of the people in question. However, some key events can be pointed out, which must be said to have had overall significance for the country from a religious-historical point of view. About 82 percent of the Indian population are Hindus. They spread over most of the country. However, there is a great difference between the Hindu practices in the country as local cults are characterized by the local history of the local area. Common to all Hindus, however, is the recognition of the 'Vedas' as authoritative scriptures. This is where the throwing system or better the splashing system, called the 'Varna', is introduced. A system that has been affecting and still affecting Indian society today, though any discrimination in doing so has been made illegal by law. The distribution between urban population and rural population is 25 to 75 percent. This means that local traditions thrive in more or less isolated communities around the country. Each village has its local patronage and specific traditions. More than 12 million Indians today live outside India, but they feel a close connection to the country and they influence the local tradition when they visit and the Indian population consists of a myriad of races, cultures and ethnicities. The largest population group is the Indo-European who created the 'Veda' civilization and introduced the Caste system in India that still exists today. Travel photography in India is a genre of photography that may involve the documentation of an area's landscape, people, cultures, customs and history. A good photographer must have a very keen eye for detail to ensure that all elements within the photo, such as the lighting, the composition, the subject and everything else in between work together harmoniously to convey the right vision or message. Even the tiniest detail can make or break a photograph. Many travel photographers are today utilising their knowledge of unique travel locations, experience of working as professional photographers and the photographer is using this to help travel enthusiasts with an insight knowledge to India with his archive stories to take great travel images during their trips.

The land and water fields of India

The country can be geographically divided into three main regions which are the Himalayas in the northernmost part of the country and the plains north of the Ganges River are fertile and densely populated and the Dekán highland in the central and southern part of the country. The Himalayan mountain range prevents the passage of cold winds from the north. The Climate in India is therefore determined by the monsoon with warm and dry for 8 of the months of the year and in the summer it rains tightly and the primary agricultural products are rice and wheat and coal and iron are the most important mineral resources. Since its inception, India has been in constant conflict with Pakistan over the Kashmir area in the northwest and this area has important oil reserves. The plain of the north is one of India's most fertile and many of the country's largest rivers flow here, such as the Ganges, Indus, Brahmaputra and their tributaries. India's holy Ganges begins as a crystal clear river high in the icy Himalayas but pollution and excessive usage transforms it into toxic sludge on its journey through burgeoning cities, industrial hubs and past millions of devotees. Worshipped by a billion Hindus and a water source for 400 million people, 'Mother Ganga' is dying, despite decades of government efforts to save it.

Riverbank prayers at the Ganges

Thousands of Indians immerse themselves and idols of their gods every day, believing a dip in the Ganges absolves a lifetime of sins. People drink the water and use it for crops. But the pristine waters soon becomes a distant memory as the Ganges snakes its way down to the densely populated plains of north India, where too much water is sucked out to maintain a healthy flow. Sliding under bridges in the industrial city of Kanpur, the water's color turns dark gray. Industrial waste and sewage pour in from open drains, as clouds of foam float on its surface. At one stretch, the river turns red. Nearby, tannery workers haul chemical-soaked buffalo hides into huge drums. The filthy run-off is dumped in the river. India has pledged to build more treatment plants and move more than 400 tanneries away from the river, but this clean-up plan is badly behind schedule. Less than a 1/4 of an estimated 4,800 million liters of sewage that flow daily into the river from main towns and cities is treated. The sorry state of the Ganges is most keenly felt in Varanasi, the ancient and most holy of cities for Hindus. Religious students practise yoga, pilgrims seek spiritual purification and families cremate their dead by the water's edge, scattering ashes so that souls go to heaven and escape the cycle of rebirth. Along the bathing 'Ghats', prayers invoking followers to keep the Ganges clean fill the hot evening air. As the river widens it curves southwards, towards the Bay of Bengal, passing thousands more villages and swelling cities.

Society and politics in India

India is a federation of states that have their own governments. At the same time, it is the central government that decides on matters such as foreign policy, defense, development planning and currency. Quota schemes have been introduced for women and people from lower castes to parliament. State governments are responsible for areas such as schools, hospitals, public transport and agriculture and the country has many political parties, but it is the left-wing congress party that has held power most of the time after independence and it was also this party that led the struggle for independence. India has seen a positive economic development in recent years and has a growing middle class. However, the country is still marked by huge differences as seen in the Slums in India and a large part of the country's population lives in Poverty. Although there are fewer poor people, 380 million people are still below the poverty line. Worst of all, it is in the slums of major cities and in rural areas, where almost 1/4 of all Indians live. In a period of 10 years about 100,000 farmers committed suicide because they were unable to support their families. In recent years, the country has witnessed increased corruption, insurgency and terrorist acts. Most of the time after the country gained its independence, India has had a kind of socialist approach to the economy. The state has strict control over the private sector, foreign trade and foreign investment and the country has gradually opened its markets through economic reforms and less state control over foreign trade and investment and this has led to much political debate in the country because economic policy is changing. India has one of the fastest growing economies in the world. At the same time, growth has been very disparate when comparing different social groups, economic groups, regions and the differences between city and country. India was affected by the financial crisis, which coincided with a major monsoon. Still, the country's economy continued to grow one year later due to a government money package to stimulate key sectors of the country.

Stories behind the photographs

When visiting India you can see many striking photos in the streets and in countryside. Stories that ranges from the city of Delhi to the streets of Varanasi to the urban landscape of Jodhpur. The stories you see on this page of the photographer's website has been taken of a wide variety of subjects under varied available conditions, including low light photography, available ambient light photography for dark streets and evening photos and photo shootings on the streets where sometimes conditions may be difficult, capturing moments which rarely recur, capturing the magic of light while shooting landscapes. The photos might spark a range of emotions, from sorrow to joy and hope for the viewer. But we often never learn the full story behind a photo, all the factors at work that put the photographer in the middle of the moment to get the picture. In the archive section you can find a number of travel photographs, stories from Mumbai that tell the travel stories of how he photographed the scenery in India. The photographer's images have a story behind them, images that all are taken from around India throughout his photo journeys. The archive photographs delves into th photographer's personal archive to reveal never-before-seen, including portraits and landscapes beautifully produced snapshots from various travel assignments. The archive is so-far organized into over 170 photo stories, each brought to life by narrative text and full-color photos. Together, these fascinating stories tell a story about the life in India. India, the motherland to many people around the world, a land of unforgetable travel moments and the archive takes viewers on a spectacular visual journey through some of the most stunning photographs to be found in the photographer's archive collection. The photographer culled the images to reflect the many variations on the universal theme of beauty and everyday life in India and by adding these stories the photographer's work might immensely enhanced the understanding of the photographs.

India a variety of stories

Stories in indigenous cultures like those in India encompass a variety of values. These values include an emphasis on individual responsibility, concern for the environment and communal welfare. Stories by the photographer are based on values passed down by generations to shape the foundation of the community. Storytelling is used as a bridge for knowledge and understanding allowing the values of oneself and community to connect and be learned as a whole. Storytelling from India for instance allows tourists and travelers about the community values to be learned at different times and places for different regions such as Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. Stories are told from the perspective of the people photographed in the stories above about their lives. In this way, people learn to value their place in the world as a person in relation to others. Typically, stories are used as an informal learning to people who are interested in India. In this way, stories are non-confrontational, which allows the curious traveler to discover for themselves what they might be interested in or can expect while traveling in India and what they can do to adjust their journey. These aspects of digital storytelling, pictures, music and narration reinforce ideas and appeal to different learning types and guides can use it to introduce projects, themes or any India content area and can also let their students make their own digital stories and then share them. As a photographer he creates digital stories to help facilitate discussions, as an anticipatory set for a new topic or to help people gain a better understanding of more abstract concepts of India. These stories can become an integral part of any presentation in many subject areas such as poverty, destinations and portraitures.

Dirt, hustle and bustle in India

Those who listen to the stories of people traveling in India rarely feel the need to visit the country immediately. This is a pity, because India is not only waiting with unforgettable experiences, but also with beautiful corners. India is one of my favorite countries. The photographer has visited the subcontinent twice and have been baked for about two months through the country. Problem could be imagined, synonymous nor a third time to go. On the other hand, he finds it somewhat harder to put the enthusiasm for the country into words. When he talks with people who were already in India, they mostly talk about how they were shaken in the buses or how an innocent looking boy sold them a bottle of mineral water, on closer inspection showed that they were using ordinary tap water is filled. These are not particularly tempting memories. India travels are exhausting and nervous. But away from the chaotic and dirty big cities, the country offers numerous pearls. A beautiful potpouri with great sights has been created all over the country. The photographer's favorite place is probably what the most popular among India would imagine and only the few as nice or even favorite place titled, colorful, loud, crowded, quirrlig and dirty, the Old town of Delhi. Nothing has impressed him so much as the crowded streets of Old Delhi, where hundreds of people are crowded, sacred cows in narrow alleyways looking for food, small street stalls advertise their goods and 'Tuk-tuk' drivers try to get a way through the crowds pull. It is best to carry only light luggage with you, because it becomes tight. Sit down on a street corner, enjoy the best 'Chai' you have ever drunk, maybe you will find the dealer who bakes small biscuits on hot carts in a cast-iron pan, tasting delicious, can be a whole lunch, see Indians at haggling for colorful arm-rings and spend the afternoon with a sari merchant to marvel at, haggle and drink tea. Buy curry at the huge spice market and rest in the quiet courtyard of Fatehpuri Masjid. This is Old Delhi and for him is the most beautiful place in India. Incredibly beautiful buildings like the Taj Mahal in Agra, women in colorful 'Saris', colorful color clouds at the 'Holi festival' or the kitschy Bollywood and these are all things that make Incredible India and we want to discover as a traveler there. But to be able to really see the beauty of India and not be taken by the chaos, you should take good care of the country before Traveling to India. In no other country can you experience such incredible stories and fascinating scenes. Sometimes you land in the midst of a jubilant wedding company. Once in the open street the color powder is cut around the ears. Sometimes a director spontaneously hires you as an extractor for his latest Bollywood strip in the streets of Mumbai and traveling in India has many faces, but also shadows. Photographing begging children, traffic accidents, bagpipes or the unimaginable smog bells over the Indian cities is something that awakes you as a photographer. But this immense attention and the flash of lightning can be very stressful, especially if you just wanted to drink a 'Lassi' in peace and the ways to deal with attention and photography depends on everyone. Personally, he experienced that one is most likely to be at peace again, if one bows to his fate, smiles pleasantly and lets himself be photographed for the Indian family album. But also vehement ignorance is a way to react to the distress. What is strange is usually only friendly gestures and a sign of hospitality.

India's unimaginable misery and poverty

From busses without brakes, cows on the highway, unlit rolling fields at airports and indifference towards tourists to the 'Indian flexible time', which India travelers have to face. The Indian everyday life is full of improvisations, so that it does not necessarily have to be due to the lack of will of the people if they arrive much later than planned. Indian time is relative and punctuality in itself may not have a high priority and on the other hand, it is also hard to demand. This kind of oriental patience is particularly frustrating for the Western European visitor, when they are experienced live. For instance, if the intercity bus collapses in the middle of the night and you have to wait for a replacement for hours. While travelers easily lose their nerves in such situations, Indians are always left alone. Unimaginable misery and poverty are just as ubiquitous in India as progress, culture, temple fortunes and the joy of life. Between idyll and life, enjoyment and diarrhea, are often only seconds. But what is already time in a country with more than 1.2 billion inhabitants as the second most populous state in the world. For many India riders the transfer from the airport to the hotel is becoming a torture. At the red traffic lights, begging figures push themselves to the window, knock children in rags on their sides in Mumbai and lepers lift the shirt to show their suffering. At the railway barrier during the overland trip quickly get off the bus and represent the legs – this is only hard-boiled to recommend. In the chorus of the ' 1 rupee, please!' calls also the most generous tourist still like a miser. Sure, there are worlds between the relatively prosperous Kerala in the south of the country and the poverty-stricken villages of Uttar Pradesh. But wherever people live from hand to mouth, the tourist becomes the potential changing care package. For good reason and despite the annual economic growth of more than 5 percent, about 30 percent of all Indians earn less than $1 dollar per day – and more than 35 percent are illiterate. India's middle class which currently is around 300 million people may grow and thrive, as obvious as the ubiquitous poverty is not it! In the big cities, slums and villas are often close to each other. Mumbai was still called 'Bombay' until the mid-50s and the port city, which is located on two large islands connected by bridges, has about 13 million inhabitants in the city center. Adding up the inhabitants of the peripheral areas, Mumbai is the 6th largest city in the world with almost 20 million inhabitants. The former Bombay is located on the island of Salsette and Mumbai is the capital of the state of Maharashtra and the commercial and economic center of the country. In addition, the city is the seat of the Indian film industry, which is also known as 'Bollywood'. Although the city is very poor, there are many attractions. First and foremost is the Gateway of India, a large gate in the south of the city, where numerous hotels, shops and restaurants have settled around. Nearby is the Fort area, where mainly large banks have settled. 'Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus' is the name of the railway station of Mumbai. It is considered one of the most used stations in the world and since 2004 belongs to the World Heritage of Humanity. Another attraction is the Seven Towers of Silence on Malanar Hill. These tombs may only be entered by the Parses. Not far away are also the temple Walkeshnar and the hanging gardens, also a tourist attraction. Other known structures are St. Thomas Cathedral or Marine Drive, a city arc where every year the 'Ganesh Chaturthi' festival is held. Famous are also the two cricket stadiums Brabourne and Wankhede. Mumbai is divided into 6 zones and these are in turn divided into 24 districts, which are also called 'Wards' and the zones were assigned numbers and the Wards letters for orientation.

Journey through India

India has a lot of impressions, fascination, amazement and complete breathlessness whether due to smog or other things is the short and banal summary of a Journey through India. How can one summarize such a large country, in which new surprises await on every corner, in one archive story. And for this reason come here the archive stories above with stories that the photographer encountered in India. For a long time, however, this does not mean that this is all. India is great. India is filthy. India is usually not beautiful. Still, you have to get to know India, you have to smell it and taste it, until it is clear what is really in this huge land. Spending time with the locals is the most important thing for the photographer when traveling. He thought that this would be difficult in India, but he still knew the right Indians in the right place and could really learn a lot from them. To sit with the rickshaw driver in the rickshaw and listen to the sweet coke and a beedie, the Indian cigarette, from the romances of a lonely Indian is the very best thing that happened to him on his trips to India. He has learned that it is really important to take a step towards the people from time to time and make them feel fully respected and tolerated. For only then open-minded people, like the Indians, are opening up. From the stories of people. Besides, he learned how to shake his head properly, Indian style. This is easy, just wiggle, a mix of wiggling and nodding and you already have three answers in one – "- Yes, No, Maybe". As simple as that. And actually a small wiggling head shaking or nodding opposite the taxi or rickshaw driver also conjures him a smile on his face. A city has joined his favorite cities Udaipur in the north of India in Rajasthan. It is said to be the most romantic city in the world and is also written about in more archive stories. He used the stay in Old Delhi for an extensive visit of the district around the Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India. This Moule-era structure is located in the middle of the historic 'Dilli' and along with the stylistically similar Lal Qila, the Red Fort, is considered iconic for the city. The mosque, built of red sandstone and white marble on a platform, consists of a large courtyard, which is filled five times each Friday with up to a quarter of worshipers, a portico running around it, which is pierced on three sides by gates and finally on the East side of a multi-lane hall for the foreman and outstanding community members. A plausible and practical subdivision of India into a few metropolitan areas is not so easy and you will find various suggestions in the literature. For the traveler, it is advisable to use the individual EU states as a guideline, as the inner-Indian borders are usually drawn along linguistic and cultural distortions. Personally, the photographer prefers to divide the country into a mix of geographical and ethnic criteria. The big tourist streams bring advantages and disadvantages. The tourist infrastructure is generally very satisfactorily developed and in some castles you even get audio guides and glossy brochures for the mercilessly overpriced. On the other hand, the once legendary hospitality and honesty of the Rajasthani is in some places quite flattened and the country sometimes looks like a cheap bazar full of never-tiring nagging. Surprisingly, the tourists are still concentrated in a few centers and so you can even in the overcrowded Rajasthan quite peaceful small towns and even remote world pearls. After the photographer was in Delhi he could not imagine the combination of romance, city and India, but Udaipur taught him a better one. The city was built around a lake and its roads crossed, uphill and downhill. Right and left, small, sweet shops wait for the conquest of the tourists and high up on top of most restaurants waiting for a cool Kingfisher beer with incredible views over Udaipur and its flickering lights. Many hotels in Udaipur are still real 'Havelis', which are buildings built and furnished like palaces.

Aspects of India through stories

Stories are also a ubiquitous component of human communication from Rajasthan to Uttar Pradesh and any other place in India. Human beings often claim to understand events when they manage to formulate a coherent story or narrative explaining how they believe the event was generated. Narratives with stories thus lie at foundations of our cognitive procedures and also provide an explanatory framework for the social sciences, particularly when stories from India have to be told. As the photographer a story is often used in a photo story in a research in the social norms of India. Here it has been found that the dense and interpenetrating nature of social forces uncovered by detailed narratives from India is often more interesting and useful for both social theory and social policy than other forms of social inquiry. A writer as the photographer may choose to tell the story from different points of view from the Indian's side with aspects from the streets. Then it is up to the reader to decide which narrator seems most reliable for each part of the story. In Indian communities. storytelling are often told by a number of elders in the community and in this way, the stories are never static because they are shaped by the relationship between the writer and audience. Thus, each individual story may have countless variations. Narrators often incorporate minor changes in the story in order to tailor the story to different audiences. With empathy and respect for Indians it is an important aspect in storytelling rights because if the audience has empathy towards a story, there will be less of a chance for India ethics. Empathy presumes the ability to understand another's India life story as its opposite, the inability to empathize, is reserved for situations that the normal person cannot imagine. Empathy describes the sphere of the normal and allows us to imagine what any normal person would do. In other words, the reader of a story will not be able to comprehend a story without empathy. That is why empathy is an important component concerning storytelling rights. The stories of India show how stories are worth telling and highlights an important issue regarding the ethics and storytelling rights in writing. Logically, when the writers stories are not being adequately represented, the ethics of storytelling rights are not honored. Oral traditions of telling stories are found in several civilisations besides India and they predate the printed and online press. Storytelling was used to explain natural phenomena, bards told stories of creation and developed a pantheon of gods and myths. Oral stories passed from one generation to another generation, village to village and storytellers were regarded as healers, leader, spiritual guides, teachers, cutural secret keeper and entertainers. Human knowledge is based on stories and the human brain consists of cognitive machinery necessary to understand, remember and tell stories from the states of India.

Stories portrayed in India

Humans are storytelling organisms that both individually and socially, lead storied lives. Stories mirror human thought as humans think in narrative structures and most often remember facts in story form. Stories from India in this archive is based on the photographer's own insight of traveling in the country. Often a person needs to attempt to tell the story of that experience before realizing its value. In this case, it is not only the listener who learns, but the teller who also becomes aware of his or her own unique experiences and background and this process of storytelling is empowering as the teller effectively conveys ideas and, with practice, is able to demonstrate the potential of human accomplishment. Stories from the streets of India taps into travel knowledge and creates bridges both culturally and motivationally toward a solution imagine new possibilities for topics in India. Stories are effective educational tools because listeners become engaged and therefore remember. Storytelling can be seen in the India street portraits and as a foundation for learning and teaching. While the storylistener is engaged, they are able to imagine new perspectives, inviting a transformative and empathetic experience. This involves allowing the individual to actively engage in the story as well as observe, listen and participate with minimal guidance. Reading stories from a photographer's travels can create lasting personal connections, promote innovative problem solving and foster a shared understanding regarding future ambitions. Together a story can seek best practices and invent new solutions. Because photographic stories and these archive stories by the photographer often have multiple layers of meanings the readers have to read closely to the knowledge in a story from Delhi. The stories are used as a tool by the photographer to teach people the importance of respect through the practice of understanding India as a a country. As well as connecting children with their environment, through the theme of the stories and give them more autonomy by using repetitive statements, which improve their learning to learn competence. It is also used to teach children to have respect for all life, value inter-connectedness involving the readers through Indian stories. In Indians communities stories are a way to pass knowledge on from generation to generation. Furthermore the stories and storytelling is a way for people and their communities to learn about their culture and their identities. In the Photographer's stories poverty and cultural aspects of India is written about and stories practice that they have had in the past and what changes they want to see in the future. They notice that storytelling makes an impact on the lives of the children of India too. According to the photographer's stories many street children live hard lives and the stories are one of many main practices that lets the world know about these street children the important principles to live a good life instead of roaming in the streets.

The fascination of India

India is a land of contrasts and offers a fascinating, exotic culture. Many travelers want to get to know as much as possible of this great country and therefore decide on going to India and the incomparable natural and mountain scenery inspires active and trekking holidaymakers. Away from the tourist centers you will find many unspoilt places where you can still experience the original India. Along the way, historic palaces and temples invite you to visit. In addition, during your holiday in India one should plan a visit to the capital New Delhi, whose colonial buildings and palaces contrast with the modernity of the city. With the photographer's many pictures of India he takes one on a journey into another world that seduces all the senses. India presents itself colorfully and musically in the famous Bollywood films and so colorful and atmospheric the country expects you in reality. Be fascinated by the culture of the Indians and be carried away by the joie de vivre of the people in their colorful robes. Hike through the mountains in the Himalayas and take a trip into the jungle on the back of an elephant. If you want to learn more about traveling to India, an insight into exotic Asia. Many begin their journey in the north of the country in Delhi, the bustling metropolis of India, and discover unique and highly detailed temples and palaces, as well as the city's colorful and vibrant markets. Also the Rajasthan region and its capital, Jaipur called the 'Pink City', are worthwhile destinations for one's India journey. A trip to the fairytale-like and famous tomb Taj Mahal, also located in the north of India, one should not miss and is recommended by the photographer. For shorter distances, it is recommended to take a taxi, as these are usually so cheap that you do not have to fall back on the crowded and often poorly equipped public transport. However, a bit more routes can also be done well with long-distance buses. For very long distances, however, the night trains and domestic flights provide the greatest comfort. One can also try a fresh 'Lassi', the typical yoghurt drink offered on many street corners. Other features and sights the photographer has the archive stories with insight stories from India.

Photographic stories to be told

India, a country so incredibly diverse. Impressive temples, but also white sand beaches, snow-capped peaks, energetic bazaars with colorful colors and culinary adventures are part of the magic of India. The country fuels the imagination and beguiles the senses like no other place on Earth. A narrative can take on the shape of an archive story, which gives listeners an entertaining and collaborative avenue for acquiring knowledge. Many cultures use storytelling as in India as a way to record histories, myths and values and these stories can be seen as living entities of narrative among cultural communities, as they carry the shared experience and history of the culture within them. Stories are often used within indigenous cultures in order to share knowledge to the younger generation. Due to indigenous narratives leaving room for open-ended interpretation, native stories often engage children in the storytelling process so that they can make their own meaning and explanations within the story and this promotes holstic thinking among native children, which works towards merging an individual and world identity. Such an identity upholds native epistemology and gives people a sense of belonging as their cultural identity develops through the sharing and passing on of stories. Stories from India that are based on values passed down by older generations to shape the foundation of the community. Storytelling with photographs is used as a bridge for knowledge and understanding allowing the values of self and community to connect and be learned as a whole. Storytelling about India for instance allows for community values to be learned at different times and places for different learners. Stories are told from the perspective of other people, animals or the natural elements of the Earth. In this way, people learn to value their place in the world as a person in relation to others. Typically, stories are used as an informal learning tool in Indigenous American communities and can act as an alternative method for learning and understaning the culture in India. In this way, stories are non-confrontational, which allows the child to discover for themselves what they did wrong and what they can do to adjust the behavior. Traditional stories or stories about traditions, differ from both fiction and nonfiction in that the importance of transmitting the story's worldview is generally understood to transcend an immediate need to establish its categorization as imaginary or factual. In the academic circles of literature, religion, history and anthropology, categories of traditional story are important terminology to identify and interpret stories more precisely. Some stories belong in multiple categories and some stories do not fit into any category. As the Photographer found out a narrative can take on the shape of a story, which gives listeners an entertaining and collaborative avenue for acquiring knowledge. Many cultures use storytelling as a way to record histories, myths and values. These stories can be seen as living entities of narrative among cultural communities, as they carry the shared experience and history of the culture within them and the stories are often used within indigenous cultures in order to share knowledge to the younger generation. Due to indigenous narratives leaving room for open-ended interpretation, native stories often engage people in the storytelling process so that they can make their own meaning and explanations within the story. This promotes holistic thinking among native children, which works towards merging an individual and world identity. Such an identity upholds native epistemology and gives children a sense of belonging as their cultural identity develops through the sharing and passing on of stories.

Photo archive with stories of India

India is the birthplace of numerous cultures and religions that making it one of the most important tourist destinations in the world. It has more than thousand tourist attractions and several World Heritage Sites that are worth seeing but there are also some smaller towns that the photographer loved to go to and had amazing experiences at. The photographer is always on the look for the inherent requirements of a good photograph at odds with the requirements to accurately portray history and creating a narrative of cultures that we see in India. An archive is an accumulation of historical records or the physical place they are located. Archives contain primary source douments that have accumulated over the course of an individual or organization's lifetime and are kept to show the function of that person or organization. Professional archivists and historians generally understand archives to be records that have been naturally and necessarily generated as a product of regular legal, commercial, administrative or social activities. They have been metaphorically defined as the secretions of an organism, and are distinguished from documents that have been consciously written or created to communicate a particular message to posterity. In general, archives consist of records that have been selected for permanent or long-term preservation on grounds of their enduring cultural and a deeper travel understanding. Web archiving as this archive by the Photographer is the process of collecting portions of the 'World Wide Web' and ensuring the collection is preserved in an archive, such as an archive site, for future travel and photography researchers, historians and the public. Due to the massive size of the web, web archivists typically employ web crawlers for automated collection. In web archiving, an archive site is a website that stores information on webpages from the past for anyone to view.

Travel stories from India

India is a land which has a rich ancient history and deep cultural roots. A visit to India is unlike any other place one can visit in the world. Indian customs and traditions have been revered by most of the travelers who have visited the country and the vast range of geographical locations in India has made it one of the top tourist destinations. While traveling in India has often being stereotyped by the lack of civic facilities and is considered more of a backpacker destination, it can be done lavishly as well as cheaply. The photographer was prepared for India to be an explosion of colors, smells and sounds. And as he had read each guide almost draws a clear picture of the colorful, different India and stories show intense images of the subcontinent. Nothing can define India and you have to spend a lifetime to understand this land and have traveled widely in it. However, even after two India journeys, the India photographer is still amazed by the things that the he sees everyday. Also, that the temperatures and the humidity would be very high immediately before the rainy season, the photographer knew. So when he landed in Delhi in the middle of the night, he felt well prepared for his photographic journey in India. Still, he felt as if he was running against a muggy wall as soon as he stepped out of the terminal building. The taxi driver of his prepaid taxi raced with him through the night, breaking through street barriers a few times and venting his anger with a loud honking. His India adventure had started in Delhi and he was right in the middle of it. Horns became the most striking sound of the journey. India is a massive country and unlike the top 6 largest countries of the world, its population and attractions are relatively spread around the country and that makes India bigger than its area indicates. India is a place where everyone should visit once in their lives, out of their comfort zone and get a different view of life. India's cultural shock may be difficult to deal with. However, one will soon understand one's hometown. It is impossible to leave India when you arrive. It will change you, for better or for worse. Whether it is a bus, a car or a rickshaw, on every occasion is honking. Also, the apparent lack of other road users on the road is no reason not to honk. It simply serves to be perceived and not drown in the rushing traffic and as the photographer found out, the traffic is simply breathtaking. On 4-lane roads drive at least seven vehicles side by side, overtaking maneuvers are adventurous and most vehicles are hopelessly over-staffed. However, as a rickshaw driver explained in India you only need three things in order to be able to compete on the road, good brakes, a good horn and, above all, good luck. The fact is, the traffic fascinated him almost every day. He drove from day two only with auto-rickshaws, as they are cheaper and more agile. In addition, they are open, so you are exposed to the traffic even more direct and feel India's pulse closer. In addition, the airstream is a pleasant cooling.

Surprising photo opportunities in India

During his first journey in India, the photographer did not want to miss famous sights such as the Red Fort and Humayun's tomb in Delhi as well as the Taj Mahal in Agra were among his list. He always had his camera handy to capture everything. What he did not expect was to become even the favorite motive of many Indians. The more significant the monument, the more people approached me and asked if they could take a picture with me. It was a bit strange, but he did not want to refuse, so as not to appear rude. However, the undeserved attention left him feeling uncomfortable, as if he had spent himself on someone else, someone famous. In addition to Hindus, a large number of Muslims and Sikhs live in India. Of course, spirituality is integrated into everyday life and faith is practiced practically and pragmatically. So even in important rituals loud water and food is sold or air fanned out for a few rupees. Indians have a purposeful approach, because water, food or cooling during long rituals are not just nice, but sometimes important up to 45 degress. He also felt that on his own body and he actually underestimated how drained he as a photographer would be from heat and humidity so it is important to not only always have a bottle of water. 1.2 billion people and 1.5 billion cows and a lot of impressions, fascination, amazement and total breathlessness be it because of the smog or other things, this is the short and banal summary of a Journey through India. How is one to summarize such a big country where new surprises are waiting on every corner. It is not really possible. And for that reason, here are the archive stories by the photographers that he did during his photo walks in India. For a long time, that does not mean that is all becaused more archive stories will be published continuously. India is big. India is dirty. India is not beautiful most of the time. Still, you need to get to know India, you have to smell it and taste it until it is clear what it is actually in this huge stretch of land. The photographer loves them, those little green-and-yellow things that roar the Indian streets in Maharashtra, alleys and country lanes. Rickshaws exist except in the center of Mumbai, throughout India. As he found out the passengers are seated at the back, the driver sits at the front and masters his skills. Skillfully he honks his way through the Indian traffic and follows the instructions of the car in front of him "- Please blow horn!" and "- Please honk!", because that is how it stands on the back of the car. Right, left, left, right, short fear of death and here we are. He already misses it. Spending time with the locals is the most important thing when traveling. That this would be difficult in India the photographer thought before and yet he had met the right Indians in the right place and really learned a lot from them. Sitting in the rickshaw with the rickshaw driver and listening to the romances of a lonely Indian, with much too sweet 'Chai' and a 'Beedie' which is the Indian cigarette, is the best thing that happened to him on his journey to India. The photographer has learned that it is really important to take a step from now on to people and to give them the feeling of being fully respected and tolerated. Because only then open rather closed people, like the Indians and it all sounds like a great sermon but traveling lives on it from the stories of the people. He also learned how to shake his head and the Indian style by jiggle a bit, a mix of wobbly and nodding and you have three answers in one "- Yes, No, Maybe" as simple as that and actually a little wobbly head shaking or nodding to the taxi or rickshaw driver also conjures a smile on his face.

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