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Red dawn: the Sindoor Jatra festival in Nepal

Every year, Nepal becomes awash with vermillion powder as Hindus celebrate Sindoor Jatra to welcome the arrival of spring and Nepalese new year Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Religion, World news, Culture, South and Central Asia, Art and design, Nepal, Hinduism, Sindoor Jatra


India Dispatch: At the World’s Largest Religious Gathering, Nirvana and ‘Glamping’

This year’s Kumbh Mela, a Hindu pilgrimage, was the biggest and most expensive ever. But some holy men said the difference from prior years was not a positive one. “I give it a zero,” said one.
Tags: Photography, News, India, Hinduism, Kumbh Mela, Your-feed-photojournalism


Mauni Amavasya at the Kumbh Mela – in pictures

Monday was Mauni Amavasya, the new moon day and most significant bathing day, particularly if it falls on a Monday. At the Hindu festival pilgrims bathe in the confluence of three sacred rivers to cleanse them of sin and liberate them from the cycle of life, death and rebirth Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, India, Religion, World news, Culture, South and Central Asia, Art and design, Festivals, Hinduism, Kumbh Mela, Mauni Amavasya


India's Kumbh Mela festival – in pictures

Thought to be the world’s largest human gathering, more than 20 million Hindu pilgrims ritually bathed on the opening day of the festival Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, India, Religion, World news, South and Central Asia, News photography, Hinduism, Kumbh Mela


Bengal’s Durga puja: a Hindu festival in full flow – in pictures

For 10 days every autumn, 10 million worshippers take part in the West Bengal festival. A new photography exhibition, part of London’s Totally Thames celebration, gives an insight into the processions and idols Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Photography, London, Festivals, Travel Photography, Hinduism, India Holidays, Kolkata Holidays, Bengal, West Bengal


Lal Kach festival in Bangladesh - in pictures

During the Hindu Lal Kach festival in Dhaka, men and boys cover themselves in body paint and take part in processions through their local neighbourhoods wielding swords to ward off evil and welcome the Bengali new year 1424 Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Religion, World news, Culture, South and Central Asia, Art and design, Festivals, Bangladesh, Hinduism, Dhaka, Lal Kach


17 Epic Places You Never Thought To Travel, But Should

Paris? Been there. London? Done that. No offense to those storied standbys, but 2017 is a time to break out of your travel bubble and try someplace you’ve never thought to visit before.  Travel teaches us invaluable lessons we can’t learn in school. It expands our worldview. It pushes us to be better, stronger, more empathetic human beings. And these 17 places, in no particular order, are where that magic is going to happen this year. Some of them can be experienced in the lap of luxury, while ...
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Thaipusam festival in Malaysia - in pictures

Hindus pierce different parts of their body with metal skewers to mark the annual festival in Kuala Lumpur. It commemorates the the goddess of love, Parvati, giving Murugan, the god of war, a divine spear so he could vanquish an evil demon Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Religion, World news, Culture, Asia Pacific, Art and design, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Hinduism, Thaipusam, Murugan



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