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The Ultimate India Itinerary

June is nearing to an end, and with it we'll leave India for destinations closer to home. Before we go, let's say goodbye to this land of mysteries, trying to inspire you to visit soon. Here's our Ultimate Indi...
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The two souls of Varanasi

We opened our India month with James Knox's photo walk through the streets of Calcutta; we're closing it with another wonderful photo essay, this time from Varanasi. Luca Vasconi is an Italian photojournalist c...
Hampi temple and school bus

Is it too late to save Hampi?

Our India month is nearing to an end. Before we move onto new destinations, we would love to share with you this tale on the village of Hampi, and some thought on its sad fate. Our Hampi Hampi was one of thos...
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A Tale of Love for Animals

Two weeks after his amazing photo story from the streets of Calcutta, James Knox contributes again to The Crowded Planet, with an incredibly inspiring tale about volunteering in an animal shelter in Rajasthan. ...
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A Quirky Trip around Rajasthan

We've told you about European walled cities, now it's the time to head to India. Here we show you a Rajasthan you may not have seen before - from a lake city with no lake, to the best omelettes ever, via giant ...
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Pulikkali: The Tiger Dance

Did you know that there is one day in the year when pot-bellied men are all the rage? And there's more. Pot-bellied men, sporting tiger body-paint, dancing around the streets. No, I'm not making fun of you. It'...