Category Archives: India

Drought in The World’s Wettest Place – Cherrapunjee

I had the chance to visit one of the world’s “wettest places” in India’s northeast region. Cherrapunjee, surrounded by mountains in Meghalaya state and located on the path of the monsoon from the Bay of Bengal, set a world record for rainfall in a year in 1861 with 22,987mm. This place has an average rainfall […]

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Chaotic Kumbh Mela

A few weeks ago, I covered Kumbh Mela in the northern Indian city of Allahabad. It’s the biggest Hindu gathering in the world and nearly 100 million devotees visit the Ganga River over a month and half. They believe that bathing in the holy river cleanses them of their sins and brings blessings. The belief […]

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Gelay Amdo - I was lucky to bump into your name and profile.
Your Kumgh Mela project is wonderful. Enjoyed every bit of shots.
Thanks for sharing.

A/C sales and global warming

A little while ago, I had an opportunity to shoot for a very interesting story about global warming relating with growing air-conditioning consumption. The NYT article is here but what the story basically saying is that although the Montreal Protocol in 1987 successfully regulated air-conditioning gases to eliminate damages to ozone layer, the new gases […]

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Trekking to Himalayas

Just came back to Mumbai after a hectic week of assignments in three cities.  Finally finished editing and now it’s time to post a blog which I haven’t been good about updating recently. At the beginning of this month, my wife and I took a week off and visit northern state of Uttarakhand for rafting […]

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Queer Azaadi – Gay and Lesbian in Mumbai

Photographed Gay and Lesbian march in Mumbai a few days ago. The event called “Queer Azaadi”, which includes bisexual and transgender, has been taking place since 2008 in the city to fight discrimination against them. On July 2, 2009, The Delhi High Court in India annulled a 150-year-old law criminalizing “carnal intercourse against the order […]

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