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India, my Love

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Millions of commuters descend on India’s railway in Mumbai every day. A special feature of carriages solely dedicated to women, helps avoid male groping, which is still widespread everywhere. Here’s a peak what happens at a random platform during rush hour. Published by the Daily Mail on July 28, 2018.

Banian trees

From Suha’s series ‘Beware: Slippery…. Sacred Ground’: “I understand the thrill I experience when I get off the plane, that feeling of mystery that surrounds the visitor and sets her heart pounding, as when coming near a sacred space.”

Kerala

Always long-awaited, a collective sigh is heard once monsoon starts in India. The rains are an annual blessing yet often resulting in floods, hardship and death.

Naina writes about one of the last remaining matrilineal societies on the planet in Meghalaya, one of the seven sister states of North-East India. Meghalaya means ‘the abode of clouds’ in Sanskrit and other Indo-Iranian languages.