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The major of Khuri, 1994

This is a nice picture of my good friend Tane Singh the major of Khuri, in the Thar desert. Tane is a great man, who has changed the fate of the village for so many people. He introduced a health post, built new class rooms and made sure that the teachers stayed back in this…

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Gujjar lady, Rajasthan 1994

From Afghanistan to present Myanmar thousands of nomadic tribes roam the Thar Desert and the foothills of the Himalayas in search of fields to graze and small jobs. Viewed often with suspicion the they live a live at the periphery of normal society. In the colonial period, the British created a set of notions about…

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Crossing the river, Tibet 1992

Crossing the river in Tibet was done in 1992 be a Yak hide boat serving as a ferry. The feet got wet, but the other side was reached safely. Tibet was in those days one of the greatest adventure destinations on the planet with so many unknown Elements, like no fuel available, landslides, flat tires…

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Ottamthullal Dancer, Kerala, India

Ottamthullal is a type of performing art from Kerala. The art form was created during the 18th century by legendary Malayalam poet Kalakkaththu Kunchan Nambiar. Ottamthullal, over the centuries, has a single actor, donning a green make-up and wearing colourful costumes and reciting the thullal lyrics , all the while acting and dancing himself.

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Gurla Mandhata, Tibet 1992

This picture was taken from the tibetan plateau on the way to the holy Mt. Kailash. In 1992 the journey took at least 30 days and all the equipment and food had to be carried by jeep and truck to reach the shores of Lake Manasrovar. From there it took 4 days of trekking to…

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