• Bridal Mehndi

    Bridal Mehndi

    Self-portrait taken the day after my wedding reception in Kolkata, India. Mehndi is one of the oldest forms of body art and is an Indian wedding tradition.

  • Fire Blessing

    Fire Blessing

    Indian dancers bring out a fire blessing at our wedding celebration in Kolkata, India.

  • Indian Dancers

    Indian Dancers

    Traditional Indian dancers perform at our wedding celebration in Kolkata, India.

  • Wedding Celebration Dancer

    Wedding Celebration Dancer

    Kolkata, India

  • Wedding Celebration Dancer #2

    Wedding Celebration Dancer #2

    Kolkata, India

  • Manju

    Manju

    My mother-in-law Manju photographed in her home in Kolkata, India.

  • Biki

    Biki

    My father-in-law Biki photographed in his home in Kolkata, India.

  • Traditional Indian Clothing Store

    Traditional Indian Clothing Store

    A woman tries on a Lehenga and Chunni outfit in Kolkata, India.

  • Flower Rangoli

    Flower Rangoli

    Rangoli is an ancient Indian art form made during Hindu festivals. Designs are passed down from one generation to the next and are thought to bring good luck.

  • Karan and Sophie

    Karan and Sophie

    My husband and daughter on New Year's day in Kolkata, India.

  • Babaji Room

    Babaji Room

    My daughter Sophie outside a prayer room in Kolkata, India.

  • Paratha Party

    Paratha Party

    A paratha party held at my in-laws home in Kolkata, India.

  • Phuchka Cart

    Phuchka Cart

    Indian street food vendor in Kolkata, India.

  • Manju and Sophie

    Manju and Sophie

    My mother-in-law and daughter in Kolkata, India.

  •  Shammi

    Shammi

    My husband's aunt photographed in Kolkata, India. In Sikhism, Kesh is the practice of allowing one's hair to grow naturally as a means to profess the Sikh faith.

  • Feast of Three Kings  Celebration

    Feast of Three Kings Celebration

    My daughter Sophie in Goa, India.

  • Biki and Sophie

    Biki and Sophie

    My father-in-law and daughter at a playground in Kolkata, India.

  • Street Cricket

    Street Cricket

    Boys playing cricket in the streets of Kolkata, India.

  • Phuchka Vendor

    Phuchka Vendor

    Indian Street Food vendor carries his supplies. Photographed in Kolkata, India.

  • Hooghly River

    Hooghly River

    Women wash clothes in the Hooghly river which is a distributary of the Ganges River. The river is considered sacred to Hindus and its water is considered holy. Photographed in Kolkata, India.

  • Hooghly River Bathers

    Hooghly River Bathers

    Early morning bathers arrive at Hooghly river which is a distributary of the Ganges River. The river is considered sacred to Hindus and its water is considered holy. Photographed in Kolkata, India.

  • Congested Kolkata Street

    Congested Kolkata Street

    Kolkata, India

  • Utility Wires

    Utility Wires

    Tangled utility wires outside a mosque in Kolkata, India.

  • Kolkata Street Scene

    Kolkata Street Scene

    Kolkata, India

  • Family Motorcycle Ride

    Family Motorcycle Ride

    A whole family rides on a motorcycle in Goa, India.

  • Boy on Bus

    Boy on Bus

    A boy looks out a bus window in Kolkata, India.

  • Victoria Park

    Victoria Park

    A balloon vendor on New Year's day in Victoria Park located in Kolkata, India.

  • Cow Dung

    Cow Dung

    Cow dung is a source of green energy. It is collected and used to produce biogas. This gas is rich in methane and is used in rural areas of India to provide a renewable and stable source of electricity.

  • Monkeys

    Monkeys

    Monkeys perform outside Victoria Memorial in Kolkata, India.

  • Clothing Billboard

    Clothing Billboard

    Kerela, India.

  • Indian Spices

    Indian Spices

    Spice vendor in Kolkata Market. Kolkata, India

  • Pictures With Marigold Garlands

    Pictures With Marigold Garlands

    Kolkata, India

  • Flower Market

    Flower Market

    A woman sells marigold garlands at the flower market in Kolkata, India. In Hinduism, marigolds symbolize auspiciousness. and are used in many celebrations throughout India.

  • Manju at New Market

    Manju at New Market

    My mother-in-law at New Market in Kolkata, India.

  • Purity Is Our Heritage

    Purity Is Our Heritage

    Billboard in Kerala, India.

  • Bull Rider

    Bull Rider

    A girl rides a mechanical bull at Nico Park in Kolkata, India.

  • Kolkata Children

    Kolkata Children

    Children playing in the alley in Kolkata, India.

  • Street Scene

    Street Scene

    Kolkata, India

  • Indian Women Walking

    Indian Women Walking

    Kolkata, India

  • Street Vendor

    Street Vendor

    Kolkata, India

  • Kolkata Street

    Kolkata Street

    Kolkata, India

  • Street Portrait

    Street Portrait

    Kolkata, India

  • Rickshaw Puller

    Rickshaw Puller

    The Indian provincial government declared rickshaw pulling to be an 'inhuman practice'. Only about 6,000 rickshaws survive today because authorities have stopped giving out new licenses.

  • Man at Taj Bengal Hotel

    Man at Taj Bengal Hotel

    Five Star Hotel in Kolkata, India

  • Horse Carriage

    Horse Carriage

    Kolkata, India

  • Mumbai Cityscape

    Mumbai Cityscape

    Mumbai, India

  • Kolkata Street Scene

    Kolkata Street Scene

    Kolkata, India

  • Men on Street Corner

    Men on Street Corner

    Kolkata, India

  • White-Knuckled Tuk-Tuk Ride

    White-Knuckled Tuk-Tuk Ride

    Kochin, India.

  • Kerala Billboards

    Kerala Billboards

    Kerala, India

  • Hindu Temple Complex

    Hindu Temple Complex

    Kerala, India

  • Street Performers

    Street Performers

    Kerala, India

  • Woman With Bowls

    Woman With Bowls

    Kerala, India

  • Saraswati

    Saraswati

    Hindu idol Saraswati partially finished in the potter's quarter Kumaetuli, Kolkata, India.

  • Goddess Durga Idol

    Goddess Durga Idol

    Kolkata, India

  • Kumartuli Idols

    Kumartuli Idols

    Artist workshop in Kumartuli located along the Hooghly River in north Kolkata, India.

  • Kumartuli Artisan

    Kumartuli Artisan

    In the historic quarter of Kumartuli in Kolkata, India, potters create idols for religious festivals. The artisans carry on a centuries-old tradition.

  • Goddess Saraswati

    Goddess Saraswati

    Clay idol Saraswati photographed in Kumartuli, Kolkata, India. Saraswati is the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, art, wisdom, and learning.

  • Kumartuli Artisan #2

    Kumartuli Artisan #2

    In the historic quarter of Kumartuli in Kolkata, India, potters create idols for religious festivals. The artisans carry on a centuries-old tradition.

  • Kumartuli Workshop

    Kumartuli Workshop

    In the historic quarter of Kumartuli in Kolkata, India, potters create idols for religious festivals. The artisans carry on a centuries-old tradition. This workshop includes the Indian actor Shah Rukh Khan (on right) who is known as the 'King of Bollywood".

  • Kumartuli Idol

    Kumartuli Idol

    Idol in the historic quarter of Kumartuli in Kolkata, India. Potters create idols for religious festivals and carry on a centuries-old tradition.

  • Idol Vendor

    Idol Vendor

    A man sells idols in Kumartuli ,Koldata, India.

  • Hindu Idols

    Hindu Idols

    Hindu Idols with marigold garlands in Kumartuli, Kolkata, India.

  • Goddess Kali

    Goddess Kali

    Hindu Goddess Kali photographed in Kumartuli, Kolkata, India along the Hooghly River.

  • Recovered Idol

    Recovered Idol

    Recovered puja idol from the Hooghly River in Kumartuli, Kolkata, India. The idols are recovered after being immersed in the river to avoid polluting the water.

  • Recovered Kali  Puja Idol

    Recovered Kali Puja Idol

    Recovered Kali puja idol from the Hooghly River in Kumartuli, Kolkata, India. The idols are recovered after being immersed in the river to avoid polluting the water.

  • Tilaka Paste

    Tilaka Paste

    In Hinduism, the tilaka is a sacred mark worn on the body (usually the forehead). Photo was taken outsite a temple in Kerala, India.

  • Flower Offering

    Flower Offering

    Sophie with flower offering outside Mangeshi Temple in Goa, India.

  • Hindu Temple

    Hindu Temple

    Kerala, India

  • Hindu Temple 2

    Hindu Temple 2

    Kerala, India

  • Visiting Pareshnath Jain Temple

    Visiting Pareshnath Jain Temple

    Kolkata, India

  • Sanju Mookim

    Sanju Mookim

    Pareshnath Jain Temple in Kolkata, India.

  • Pareshnath Jain Temple

    Pareshnath Jain Temple

    Inside the temple in Kolkata, India.

  • Pareshnath Jain Temple

    Pareshnath Jain Temple

    Kolkata, India

  • Flock of Pigeons

    Flock of Pigeons

    Pareshnath Jain Temple gardens in Kolkata, India.

  • Sacrificial Goat

    Sacrificial Goat

    Kalighat Temple in Kolkata, India

  • Elephant with Mahout

    Elephant with Mahout

    Kerala, India

  • Sahakari Spice Farm

    Sahakari Spice Farm

    Flower petals are thrown to welcome guests at a spice farm in Goa, India

  • Sahakari Spice Farm Flowers

    Sahakari Spice Farm Flowers

    Goa, India

  • Girl with Kajal

    Girl with Kajal

    Applying kajal to eyes is an age-old custom in India. It is worn to protect the eyes and ward off evil spirits. Kerala, India

  • Feast of Three Kings Festival

    Feast of Three Kings Festival

    One of the three kings taken in Cansaulim Chandor, South Goa, India.

  • Sophie with Mehndi

    Sophie with Mehndi

    Mehndi is a form of body art from ancient India. Photographed in Goa, India

  • Mohiniyattam Indian Dancer

    Mohiniyattam Indian Dancer

    Mohiniyattam is an ancient classical dance form from Kerala, India. It is considered a very graceful form of dance meant to be performed by women as solo recitals. Kerala, India

  • Street Posters

    Street Posters

    Kerala, India

  • Incense

    Incense

    Incense burning has taken place in India for thousands of years and is used for both religious rituals and insect repellent.

  • Goa Sandcastle

    Goa Sandcastle

    My daughter Sophie helps build a sandcastle on the beach in Goa, India.

  • Goa Playground

    Goa Playground

    My daughter Sophie plays on a playground in Goa, India.

  • Ayurvedic Massage Items

    Ayurvedic Massage Items

    Ancient Indian massage technique that detoxifies the body, mind, and spirit.

  • Nameste

    Nameste

    Kerala, India

  • Flower Bowl

    Flower Bowl

    Traditional decoration in India for auspiciousness.

  • Festival Decorations

    Festival Decorations

    Kerala, India

  • Hotel Worker

    Hotel Worker

    Kerala, India

  • South Indian Poster

    South Indian Poster

    Kerala, India

  • Kochi Woman

    Kochi Woman

    Kerala, India

  • Fort Kochi Fisherman

    Fort Kochi Fisherman

    Kerala, India

  • Fishing Boats

    Fishing Boats

    Kochi, Kerala, India

  • Kochi Fish Market

    Kochi Fish Market

    Kerala, India

  • Girl With Fishing Boats

    Girl With Fishing Boats

    Fishing Harbour, Kochi, Kerala, India

  • Vembanad Lake

    Vembanad Lake

    Kumarakom, Kerala, India

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