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The Challenge of Photographing India

“Scotland is more like Spain than Bengal is like the Punjab” Sir John Strachey, 1888

In his New York Times Magazine article ‘A Too-Perfect Picture’ (30/3/16), Teju Cole famously criticised the portrayal of India by the photographer Steve McCurry. 639 weitere Wörter

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The Taj and Tombs

Namaste (Hello) from a very hot and hazy Agra! We are on day 3 of our trip and having a fantastic time!

So far we have visited the Humayan Tomb, Agra Fort, The Taj Mahal and Fatephur Sikri, been on lots of Tuk Tuks, eaten some really good curries and got our first Indian bus and train! 172 weitere Wörter

Why, Hello, Sir-Madam-Sir

“I’m sorry I have to ask you this, but are you a ‘sir’ or a ‘madam’?”

The security guard at the Taj Mahal looked at me earnestly. 1.692 weitere Wörter


Agra Fort: A historical marvel in the shadow of Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal is arguably the most beautiful monument in the world and therefore with time has rightly become synonymous with Agra. However, when you visit Agra, there is the Agra fort too, which is an exemplary monument especially for architectural enthusiasts and history lovers. 1.044 weitere Wörter



​There are some places in this world which, when visiting them, somehow elevate your state of being. You become so incredibly alive and sensitive to the world around you that emotion can replace your entire personality. 253 weitere Wörter

A nightmarish experience– Thank God it has ended

We were on a road trip from Lucknow to Rajasthan. In our onward journey, we had dropped the idea of night halt at Agra (and going by the experience we had, I am thankful we dropped it). 2.049 weitere Wörter