Archive for ‘india’

September 28, 2017

Kashmir: the Warmest Place on earth

by duncanr

in the West, media reports from Kashmir tend to focus on civil unrest, violence, terrorism but the tourism dept of Jammu and Kashmir would like folk to know there is more to the region than that

they have released a video featuring a young couple exploring the stunning scenery, visiting religious sites, and experiencing the friendliness and hospitality of Kashmiris, in the company of their local guide

[watch the whole video for the twist at the end]

and the twist is that when . . .

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September 26, 2017

Homeless Kid in Indian Railway Station

by duncanr

sometimes a picture evokes so many thoughts and emotions it is difficult to express these in words . . .

via

September 12, 2017

No Ticket to Ride

by duncanr

a hitch-hiking pigeon and a drunk passenger land an indian bus conductor in deep poo – http://tinyurl.com/yb83cdt3

September 8, 2017

Balaknama : Slumdog Press

by duncanr

August 25, 2017

Animal Ark, Maharashtra

by duncanr

The Animal Ark is a special wild animal sanctuary, in Maharashtra, India, that takes in orphaned animals whose parents get hunted by villagers for food.

set up in early 70s by Dr. Prakash Amte and his wife, the Animal Ark sanctuary has saved hundreds of orphaned animals

full story here

August 18, 2017

Where there’s a Will, there’s a Way

by duncanr

Photo: Sreekesh Raveendran Nair/The News Minute

63-year-old Melethuveettil Sasi started work climbing coconut trees when he was 15 yr old but was left semi-paralysed down the right side of his body and unable to work following an accident 18 yrs ago

determined to feed his family, however, he applied for help to build a road through the hill by his house to enable him to reach the nearby town and earn some money there

when no help was forthcoming, he decided to do the job himself

disabled, and using just rudimentary tools, it took him . . .

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August 16, 2017

Rickshaw Run

by duncanr

2,500 km trip from Kochi, in the south, to Jaisalmer in the north of India in an auto-rickshaw (aka tuk tuk) for charity

looks like a lot of fun!

more pics here – http://tinyurl.com/yb2hebny

and a short video . . .

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July 25, 2017

Murder over Chapatis

by duncanr

ghee, I think masala, it would tikka lot more than the shape of her chapatis – (that’s not a euphemism) – to drive most men to this extreme

perhaps she had a big ghobi, was giving him a raita mouthful and what started with a chat led to a big biryani ?

http://tinyurl.com/y8pz5p3b

July 19, 2017

Taking the Dogs for a Ride

by duncanr
July 17, 2017

Menstruation: a Period Drama

by duncanr

produced for Menstrual Hygiene Day back in May, this video features a mum pranking her son after overhearing a conversation between him and his friends speculating what a pad is for . . .

p.s. who knew pads had so many uses?

more about video here – http://tinyurl.com/yd6sch9a