Uttar Pradesh (UP) is arguably the most influential and populous state in India, boasting well over 200 million people; however, this figure doesn’t even include the 20-40% of the population who don’t have the means to record births or deaths. In Aravind Adiga’s book “White Tiger”, he refers to the regions touched by the black […]Read more "The UP’s and Downs of India – Agra, Khajuraho & Varanasi"
Rajasthan is the westernmost state in India that borders both Pakistan and the Great That Desert and happens to be our next stop. For millennia, trade caravans have passed through and been taxed by the great forts of Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udiapur and Jaipur, and the only thing that seems to have changed in modern times […]Read more "Rajasthan – The Land of Kings (and touts)"
After returning to Delhi we turned around and headed back North by train up to the state of Punjab. The 8-hour train ride in the opposite direction of our continuing travels was a bit of a deterrent, but the promise of a Sikh Temple gilded with 75kg of pure gold and a high-kicking dance competition […]Read more "Amritsar – Punjab"
The last of the photos from Kashmir… with no colour!Read more "Gulmarg – Monochromatic Loose Ends"
Gulmarg – Out with a Bang! We have finally left the mountain oasis of Gulmarg and the time has come to wrap up the photos and stories from our time there. First, I feel the need to shout out to the different groups of people who made our visit to Kashmir so damn enjoyable. When […]Read more "Gulmarg – Out With a Bang!"