Tag: Asia

CGH Earth shortlisted for National Geographic World Legacy Awards

We are happy to share with all our friends that CGH Earth has made it to the final list for world legacy awards by National Geographic in partnership with ITB Berlin. 150 entries were received from 51 countries, 6 continents. 15 finalists selected. We…

After a hard night’s work

Kerala, India

The backwaters

The Backwaters Lounging on a deck chair, moving gently, immersed in a rippling , scented silence. Can there be better ways to explore a new world than this? Once, these houseboats were barges, transporting rice along the large and intricate network of lakes and…

Reflection

Rays of hope

CGH Earth – Marari Beach

This is one of the activities, while in Kerala, one simply is not allowed to miss. Since ages the fisher men go out to the sea, in teams of 8 – 20 people in a traditional vessel, where no winches, or other modern equipments…

Himalayan Stories – Kala Bhairawa

I remember the story, told to me by a priest in the mid Eighties. The story is of Kala Bhairawa, the god that is said to assist the righteous and destroy evil. The Legend tells that in olden days people having a fight were…

Himalayan morning

The sun rises gentle in the east, painting the sky and the hills with myriads of shades and colours. Let me be like this morning, gentle and calm Let me be like this sunrise, bathing everything in gentle light Let me be like this…

In the backwaters

Everything in Kerala‚Äôs backwaters is in some way linked to the water. Rivers substitute roads, school buses are school boats and even super markets float from village to village. That water is life becomes increasingly apparent while gliding down one of the many waterways….

The Kerala Backwaters, a fascinating water world

The Kerala backwaters, 44 rivers, a vast network of lakes, 1500 kms of labyrinthine canals, snake boat races, over 300 species of birds, floating markets… this is the amazing and fragile world of the backwaters. After 30 years of being hooked on India, this…

A life in poverty

Just dug out this picture again today. It must have been taken somewhere around 1985 in Nepal. In those days so many children had swollen bellies and signs of malnutrition. Still they always had a smile for people passing by. Their fate and my…

Nepali Lady and the Himalaya, Nepal 1986