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Rainbow village

When a 96-year-old former soldier learned that his village was going to be demolished 10 years ago, he picked up a brush and started painting – and he hasn’t stopped since, writes Eliot Stein. Published on BBC on November 29, 2018

Mumbai Thane Station

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.

The Tejas Express with coaches in attractive orange hues has begun running between Mumbai and the tourist state of Goa. Published by BBC News, 25 May 2017.

Nanammal

Feeling stiff when you get out of bed? And you are not even ‘that’ old? Here’s an inspirational woman who hasn’t even been to consult a doctor her entire life.

boy-monks-feat

India-based Irish photographer Cathal McNaughton shows his images of boy monks who live in the 15th-Century Thiksey monastery near Leh in Ladakh. Published on BBC on 9 January 2016.

mekong-river-feat

Although the Mekong river slides through six countries and various climates, its geographical and spiritual source is said to lie on the high, dry Tibetan plateau. Text and photographs by Christine McNab. Published on BBC on December 6, 2016.

Ganga Aarti

Popular Devi Bhajan Ganga Aarti is being chanted at many aarti’s along the Ganga, here in Haridwar.

4 Feat

Just the sheer amount of ‘selfies’ that are unleashed to the general public at an alarming rate is enough to make one wonder where humanity is headed to.

Statues Dunhuang Feat

Dunhuang, on the old Silk Road, was one of the ancient world’s most important intersections between East and West. The beauty of the images invokes a stepping back in time, yet the time is now.

Busy

My neighbour came by yesterday and, seeing me sit at the computer, she piped – “Are you busy?” I looked up and answered, “No.”

Crowd

Ever wondered why so many people show up to listen and cheer enthusiastically while attending even mediocre appearances by politicians or other speakers?

Visiting a friend in Tokyo a few years ago, I was amazed to see a very functional and clever designed bathroom set in a small space.