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Deadly beauty.

Mesmerizing one moment. Menacing the next. Surviving  high up in the Himalayan highlands has little to do with luck and more about understanding the very nature of nature

The eternal glaciers of Chhatru.

Photographer Rahul Sud writes of his experience in an isolated part of the world known as Chhatru in Himachal Pradesh, India.

Following the footsteps of Buddha.

Monastic life can be harsh and disciplined, but for many impoverished families unable to provide the right care for their children monasteries are heaven sent especially when they also mean divine blessings for the parents

Quack goes the garden.

Quacking noisily over a handful of seeds a badelynge aids in bringing about a change in mood in the sprawling 90 acres Lodi gardens.

Lodi Gardens.

Lodi Gardens in Lodi Colony, New Delhi, India is a 90 acres natural paradise popular with the residents of Delhi for its lush greenery as well as historical attractions.

The sweet talking Sheermal.

Sweetened with milk and sugar, flavoured with generous amounts of clarified butter and saffron, and baked to a rich brown complexion in an Indian clay oven, the Sheermal makes for a delicious and versatile dish.

The one hundred million faces of Kumbh.

During the early winter months of 2013, one hundred million pilgrims poured into the holy city of Allahabad for a dip in the icy waters of the Triveni Sangam. Among them, was the team of Inder Gopal, Pavan Mehta and Ranjeev Kapoor - a trio who spend fruitful days chronicling the great drama from behind the lens.

The artists of Madhubani.

From cave paintings to modern day graffiti, people from across the planet have needed little to express their creativity. The women of Mithila, Bihar, India were no exception to the rule. Using finger tips and simple twigs they created the world wide recognized art of Madhubani.

Care for some raw honey?

To preserve the fragile Himalayan ecosystem, Uttarakhand encourages sustainable organic agriculture. Apiculture or beekeeping is an integral part of it. The natural honey produced isn't just a quality health nourishment. For farmers like Geeta Bisht it is a healthy source of alternate income.

In the name of Durga.

Major Indian festivals can be a taxing time for the priestly class but during Durgostava, the most popular Benagli festival, almost all see it as a privilege to be a part of the ancient rituals with roots in India's obscure past.